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Balloons Over Anderson — Anderson, South Carolina

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The Balloons over Anderson festival is a three-day hot-air balloon festival at the civic center in Anderson which takes place each year in the fall. Over 80 hot air balloons float into the air creating a spectacular site.

Anderson Hot Air Balloons

Vincent Flores of Greer, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Vincent Flores says that “it was wonderful to see those balloons in different colors when they are inflated. Can’t wait to see the event again.”

Great Southeast Balloon Fest

Vincent Flores of Greer, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Glenn Brill of Anderson says that “Anderson has gained a reputation as a hot air ballooning mecca in the Southeast. My photo was taken during the Balloon Federation of America’s U.S. Hot Air Balloon Championships in 2005. The balloonists were lifting off to navigate their balloons to a target drop, where they would have to try and toss their bean bag onto an “X” on the ground.”

Glenn Brill of Anderson, 2005 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Balloons Over Anderson Info

Address: 3027 MLK Jr Blvd, Anderson, SC 29621
GPS Coordinates: 34.537572,-82.680081

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11 Comments about Balloons Over Anderson

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
February 22nd, 2018 at 11:10 pm

As far as we know, the original event has not been scheduled for the past several years. There is a newspaper article that mentions an event May 4-6 to benefit cancer patients. Here is the article:

David PhillipsNo Gravatar says:
February 22nd, 2018 at 10:24 pm

I wanted to know the date of the 2018 Balloons over Anderson festival this year and were can we get tickets? thanks.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
August 30th, 2017 at 5:29 pm

According to the official Balloons Over Anderson Festival Facebook page the festival has been canceled this year.

Josephine mccall fentonNo Gravatar says:
August 30th, 2017 at 6:56 am

home email: Are you having festival this year barring no storms???

Darrell C BrownNo Gravatar says:
August 15th, 2017 at 8:02 pm

Thanks for letting me know. Beautiful!

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
July 26th, 2017 at 4:30 pm

According to their official Facebook account the 2017 dates have been canceled unfortunately!

StellaNo Gravatar says:
July 26th, 2017 at 1:01 pm

What are the dates for 2017?

MeniaNo Gravatar says:
October 11th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Do they give rides? They are here now, in October, today and tomorrow. I want to go, but I can’t.

Parker RussoNo Gravatar says:
May 8th, 2012 at 8:15 am

Anderson has been well known for hot air balloons ever since Freedom Weekend Aloft (now defunct) was started here in 1982.

DarrellNo Gravatar says:
October 29th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

WOW! I wanna go : ).

michelleNo Gravatar says:
September 1st, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I would love to see this rare site.


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