Hot air balloon festival lifts off this November

Ready to feel the glow, Tampa? From November 2-4, Tampa’s always electric Balloon Glow event will light up the sky over the city.

The hot air balloon celebration will feature food trucks, retail vendors and plenty of activity for kids.


At dusk, the vibrant balloons light up and offer visitors tethered rides aboard the vessel. Tethered rides cost $20 per person and can be reserved the day of the event.

Best of all, this event is just $20 (cash only) per car. The cost includes full admission to the event for everyone in the vehicle. So, you know, enjoy a brilliant night out with the whole family.

Tampa Balloon Glow takes place from 5-10pm Friday, November 2, Saturday, November 3, and Sunday, November 4.

You can bring your own chair and blanket — and well behaved pups are welcome, too.

A small number of balloon flights are available at sunrise on November 3 and 4. Flights are $250 per person and not operated by this event.


Where does Tampa Ballon Glow take place? At the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US Highway 301.

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