Balloonapalooza Winter Spectacular
Tampa, FL.

December 15, 16 & 17, 2017 at the Florida State Fairgrounds

BALLOONAPALOOZA WINTER SPECTACULAR – TAMPA, FL. features food, Tethered Hot Air Balloon rides, Carnival, Musical entertainment, Santa Claus, Hot Air Balloon Night Glow Show and many Surprises.

Pre Sale GA Tickets:

Limited advanced purchase price

$15.00 Adults
$10.00 children (3-11), military & Seniors (65+)
(Must Show I.D. at gate with ticket purchased)
*No ticket is needed for your child under age 3.

General Admission Tickets at Gate:

$20.00 Adults
$15.00 children (3-11), military & Seniors (65+)

VIP package: $75.00

VIP Package consists of admission ticket for one person, one tethered balloon ride, one meal, non-alcoholic beverages, free parking, private restroom facilities, preferred viewing area in VIP tent.

VIP ticket holders: Food is served between 6PM and 8PM in the VIP Pavilion nightly.

Parking Fee: $6.00

‘We strongly recommend that you arrive as early as possible to ensure a parking space for the duration of your stay. Parking is first come, first serve.


Want to feel the excitement of riding a hot air balloon?

Tethered balloon rides are hot air balloons tied to the ground by high-tensile strength ropes so that they don’t fly away! Tethering permits the pilot to lift off the ground, float up to 30-40 feet in the air for a short ride and return to the same position.

Tethered Balloon Rides can be purchased at the festival for $10 Children $20 Adults.  

If you don’t like to wait in line the Fast-Pass ticket allows you priority boarding.  Fast-Pass Tickets available to purchase online for $15 Children $25 Adults

Tethered hot air balloon rides have a separate cost from festival’s admission tickets.



Come and enjoy live entertainment and outdoor fun with your family and friends!

  • Carnival
  • Live Musical Entertainment
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Food Zone
  • Hot Air Balloon Night Glow & Music Light Show
  • Hot Air Balloon Tethered Rides



DECEMBER 15, 2017

Gates Open at 4:00PM till 11:00PM

DECEMBER 16, 2017

Gates Open at 4:00PM till 11:00PM

DECEMBER 17, 2017

Gates Open at 4:00PM till 11:00PM

Balloon Tethered Rides usually begin at 6:00PM and run until closing. Tethered rides are subject to wind and weather conditions and time may vary depending on these circumstances.

Balloon Glow Show usually begins at 9:00PM and lasts for about 1 hour. Balloon Glow show is subject to wind and weather conditions and time may vary depending on these circumstances.
If for any reason we do not inflate you may come back the next available night with no admission charge. Parking is always charged.

Balloons are subject to favorable weather and wind conditions. BalloonaPalooza Tour will do everything possible to fly balloons however balloonists and patron safety is most important and Balloons will ONLY fly weather permitting. Festival goers are permitted to come back next day available festival day if balloons are cancelled due to weather.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS, dates & times are subject to change.


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