Frederick in Flight - Hot Air Balloon Festival
Frederick in Flight
When: June 21, 22, & 23, 2024
Where: Centennial Park, 630 Eighth Street
Celebrate 13 years of Frederick In Flight with us on June 21, 22, & 23 with hot air balloon lifts each morning, a party on Saturday night, and fun for the whole family! The balloons lift around 6 am, weather permitting.
Party with us on Saturday evening in Centennial Park featuring live music, food trucks, a beer garden, activities for kids, and hot air balloons candle sticking and glowing (weather permitting).
Hot Air Balloons & Pilots Wanted
We’re looking for hot air balloons and their pilots to attend Frederick In Flight to create this memorable event. Interested pilots should email our event manager for more info on this Frederick event.
We need volunteers to help with balloon crewing (helping the balloons get set up, following them as they fly, and helping them land and tear down) as well as volunteers to help make the Beach Party Balloon Bash Party on Saturday night go smoothly. A little bit of your time will go a long way - Sign up online today!
During the entirety of Frederick in Flight from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 22, we ask that no drones be operated in or fly above Centennial Park. Drones pose a safety concern to hot air balloons, hot air balloon pilots, and passengers. The Town Communications & Engagement certified drone pilot is the ONLY approved drone for this event.
Market vendors have the opportunity to participate in our signature events during a vendor market at the event! To be considered a market vendor, you must fit into one of three categories (Grower/Producer/Food, Artisan/Crafter, or Non-Profit) and complete the Market Vendor Application. If your business doesn’t fit into one of these three categories, you can still participate in the event as a sponsor!
There are many opportunities throughout the year for food vendors (food trucks, food booths, etc.) at Town events. Complete the Food Vendor Application to see available opportunities and be considered for our events.
2024 Sponsor Opportunities
Get a higher level of recognition by sponsoring Frederick in Flight! There are many benefits of sponsoring, including your business name featured on a sponsor banner, event promotional materials, and of course a hot air balloon flight for two! Check out our 2024 Sponsor Opportunities.
Notice of Filming and Photography
When you attend this event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition, and/or reproduction.
- How will I know if balloon lift offs are cancelled?
- Can I ride in a balloon?
- Are dogs allowed at events?
- Will there be food at these events?
- What should I wear for the balloon lift off?
- Do I need to pay to attend these events?
- What are the weather conditions hot air balloon pilots consider for safe flying?
- What are the criteria to have a balloon-friendly property?
- Is there a history of the hot air balloon lift off cancelations?