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Above Athens Balloon Festival

Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services will host the inaugural Above Athens Balloon Festival on Saturday, September 22 from 4:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek Park.

Citizens will have the opportunity to see five amazing hot air balloons up close, weather permitting. Tethered balloon rides are available for $10 per person. When accompanied by an adult who is paying full price, the first 200 children will enjoy a ride for $5

A $5 per vehicle event entrance fee to the Above Athens Balloon Festival provides access to the park, the Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful’s (KACCB) Daffodil Disco and kids activity area. KACCB will be hosting the Daffodil Disco. With dance performances scheduled throughout the afternoon, there is plenty of time for parents and children to shake it themselves! Face painting with a fee of $1 per child and a photo booth will also be part of the fun. ACC Recycling staff will be on hand to craft with children. Raffle tickets for an Athens gift basket will be available at a cost of $1 per ticket.

A portion of the event admission fee and all Daffodil Disco funds raised go towards KACCB’s Loop 10 Daffodil Project, environmental education and community beautification programs!

The public is reminded that park admission changes to $5 per vehicle at 2:00 p.m. for anyone visiting Sandy Creek Park that day. This is a cash only event. Sandy Creek Park annual passes cannot be used for park admission for the Above Athens Balloon Festival. The regular fee of $2 per person will resume Sunday, September 23 at 8:00 a.m.

Alcohol and pets are not permitted.

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Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services
205 Old Commerce Road