Don’t be surprised when you see a whole bunch of hot air balloons floating through Decatur, AL. This year, the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic 2021 will rise to the stage on May 29 and 30. Read on to learn more about this cool local tradition at Point Mallard Park.
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Fun fact: did you know that the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic doesn’t just mark the largest balloon rally in the state. Having first launched in 1978, it also stands apart as the oldest! While the balloons’ pilots will travel in from all over the country, all you have to do is go across town.
What can I do during the event?
With more than 60, seven-story-tall hot air balloons floating through the sky, you’ll find it hard to miss the celebration. And you thought they looked big from the sky!
Looking to ride? The event does not offer paid balloon rides, but some pilots may offer tethered rides at their discretion. Click here for more info on the tethered rides.
The fun at the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic 2021 doesn’t stop there. During the festivities, attendees can also marvel at balloon races. Two will take place a day—one at 6 a.m. and one at 6 p.m. Not to mention, you can also shop for souvenirs at the arts and crafts show and watch live entertainment. Or, you can take in the fireworks show on May 30. Finally, you can also take a look at their antique engine and tractor show, as well as their car show.
Hoping to plan ahead? See their full schedule here.
Starting on May 29 and culminating at the end of May 30, you can check out the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic. It takes place at Point Mallard Park at 2901 Point Mallard Dr. SE. Everyone can attend for free!
If you’ve ever wondered why some folks call our town the “Ballooning Capital of Alabama,” now you know why! This year, take part in a decades-long tradition: the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic 2021. Even if you prefer to stay grounded, you can explore plenty of other options, like antique car shows and live entertainment. Happy landings!
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