2020 Paris Balloon & Music Festival

At the Lamar County Fairgrounds - Festival & Balloon Glow Evenings July 17th-18th - Balloon Launch Mornings July 18th & 19th

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FESTIVAL EVENINGS FRIDAY JULY 17th 5-10 SATURDAY JULY 18th 5-10PM: $5 PER PERSON Grab a lawn chair and bring the family out to the 5th Annual Paris Balloon and Music Festival at the Lamar County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:00pm. We will have a wide variety of really cool market vendors, food vendors, live music, carnival with games and rides in the kids zone, tethered balloon rides, fun activities, and we will have a beautiful balloon glow at dusk. It’s so much fun to watch as the balloons inflate and all the work the crew put in to get the balloon to stand up. Once they are standing up the yellow caution tape line will drop and guests are encouraged to go out on the field and check out the balloons up close! The pilots are so friendly and it will be a great chance to take some pictures. If you are interested in volunteering on the balloon crew see the link on this page or inquire at the festival at the balloon crew tent. We would love to have you on the team. We will have incredible bands lined up for Live Music! General parking will enter the fairgrounds on the north side of the fairgrounds on Clement Road. The south entrance is reserved for vendors and VIP Sponsors only and will require a parking pass. Due to safety factors with the balloons pets are not allowed into the event. Also coolers are not allowed but we will have delicious food and beverages on site. 

BALLOON LAUNCH MORNINGS - SATURDAY JULY 18th & SUNDAY JULY 19th beginning at 630am This activity is FREE The balloons will start setting up for the balloon launch. Other festival activities will not be open at that time. The launch will be at the Fairgrounds this year also. Wind speeds are a factor in the balloon activities and delays or cancellations are possible. Safely is always a high priority. 







The BFA is a 501c3 non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the sport and science of lighter-than- air aviation, both hot air and gas balloons. Founded in 1961, membership in the BFA is open to anyone who shares a fascination with Lighter Than Air flight.