Balloons Over Sussex

September 14th, 2019 - 2:00 pm to September 15th, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Sat & Sun, September 14-15, 2019
For information and schedule visit

Located at the Delaware Coastal Business Park/Airport
21788 Nanticoke Avenue, Georgetown, DE 19947
Hosted by The Sussex Academy Foundation

Activities include:
-- Mass ascension of up to 15 hot air balloons
-- Passenger balloon flights
-- Tether balloon rides
-- Walkabout balloon
-- Kids Activities
-- Entertainment
-- Delicious Foods
-- Specialty Crafts
-- Sponsors - we cannot do without!

>> ADMISSION FEE of $10 for adults and kids 10 and over(children under 10 will be free) will be charged daily and paid upon your arrival at festival grounds. No parking available for buses, trailers or campers.

---There will be tables/chairs set under a tent where guests can sit to enjoy the festival entertainment as well as watch the balloons. A second tent will be set up where guests can set up their blankets/chairs for balloon viewing. Guests may bring in small beach chairs and/or blankets for balloon viewing. Tents, canopies, umbrellas, pets, outside food and drinks are not permitted.

---THERE WILL BE LIVE RADIO REMOTES ON SATURDAY (Eagle 97.7 FM, Cool 101.3 FM, and The Wave 97.1 FM) from 1pm-5pm.

>> Food Vendor and Crafter applications are on-line. See link above!

>> SPONSORSHIP Applications are available on link shown above. Will your Company be next?

>> BALLOON FLIGHT REGISTRATION: Come fly with us in one of our beautiful balloons. $240 per person for a 30-45 minute balloon flight. Three mass ascension flights are scheduled: Saturday 5:30PM, Sunday 6:45AM and Sunday 5:30PM. All passengers will be booked in advance. On-line registration is ready now... See link above. Experience the Wonder!

A hot air balloon, tethered to the ground, will offer rides ($20 adults and $10 children under 12). GO up to 60 feet in the air. No advanced booking is required.

>> WALKABOUT BALLOON: Welcome Kids and Adults!
A large balloon will be partially inflated on the ground. Children and adults will be able to venture into the center of this colorful balloon ($3 children and adults). Pay on site.

>> BALLOON GLOW -- So what is a balloon glow?

The hot air balloon festival event now known as a balloon glow was invented in Albuquerque in 1979, when local pilots inflated balloons on Christmas Eve night as a thank you to local residents. The sight of balloons lit from within at night like giant holiday ornaments is breathtaking, and glow events are now held all over the world.

Contact Chamber

Phone 302-645-8073
Toll-Free 877-465-3937

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Chamber Hours of Operation

Year Round
M-F 10am - 4pm
Memorial Day thru Sept. 30th
Saturday 9am - 3pm
Sunday 10am - 2pm