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Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival

  • Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival
Event Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2023 (All day) to Sunday, August 27, 2023 (All day)
Hot Springs, SD 57747
(605) 745-4140

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 - Centennial Park

Our Festival kicks off in Centennial Park at Noon on Friday, August 25!  There will be vendors, food, Farmer’s Market and Kid activities in Centennial Park, ending with a free concert from 6.30 – 8:30 pm.

Noon – 8:00 pm         Vendor Market

1 – 4.30 pm                 Kid Activities

4.30 – 6.30 pm            Farmers Market

6.30 – 8.30 pm            Live Music     


On Saturday, a magnificent sight awaits as an abundance of colorful balloons take flight from the Hot Springs Municipal Airport, weather permitting. For optimal comfort, we recommend bringing your trusty lawn chair or a cozy picnic blanket, as the availability of bleacher seating is limited. As you bask in the mesmerizing spectacle, be sure to treat yourself to delightful muffins and aromatic coffee, skillfully served by the Hot Springs Rotary Club at the airport. Don't forget to grab your cherished Official festival T-Shirt, an emblem of this momentous occasion!

The festivities continue throughout the day in Hot Springs, promising endless entertainment and joy. The Mammoth Site awaits your arrival with a captivating Walk-In Balloon and Fun Zone, where you can immerse yourself in an atmosphere of wonder. Meanwhile, the excitement builds at Centennial Park, commencing with the invigorating SHRec Fun Run and a scrumptious breakfast to fuel your energy. Prepare for an exhilarating experience as Centennial Park transforms into a haven of giant inflatables, thrilling obstacle courses, bouncing houses, alluring vendors, delectable food, and the enchanting sounds of live music. Take advantage of remarkable deals and exclusive specials offered by our local merchants, scattered throughout the vibrant streets of Hot Springs.

As the night casts its magical veil, the sky comes alive with an ethereal glow during the captivating "Glow around Town" event. Witness the dazzling luminosity of the balloons at The Mammoth Site, Centennial Park, Butler Park, and the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home. Prepare to be captivated by the extraordinary display that will leave an indelible mark on your memory.

For more information please call the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce at (605) 745-4140

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