The Great Texas Balloon Race is Taking Over the Skies

The Great Texas Balloon Race is Taking Over the Skies

Make sure to mark you calendars for July 28-30th to catch the 40th anniversary of the Great Texas Balloon Race. The world famous event attracts the most completive pilots from across the globe. Read below to learn more!

The Great Texas Balloon Race

In 2013, Gregg County was declared, “The Balloon Race Capital of Texas” by the Texas Legislature, and boy were they right! Balloon flights begin Friday morning with a flight over the City of Longview and continue each morning through Sunday over the East Texas Regional Airport. Launch and landing sites change each day as they are determined by the wind and the weather. Balloon Glows on Friday and Saturday night entertain crowds with an awesome display of color, excitement, and a sense of adventure. Friday and Saturday nights enjoy live music following the Balloon Glow.

One of the most popular things to do at the event is being able to get up close and watch how balloons are inflated and operate. There is a Kids land that is a safe and restricted area for children that requires a small separate entry fee. Walk around and see all the local vendors who display their arts, crafts and other merchandise. Do not worry about packing snacks, food vendors make sure there is enough to eat and drink during the day and evening!

Schedule, Entertainment, Kids Land

Before you go to the Great Texas Balloon Race, make sure you get all the details to ensure the weekend is as hassle free as possible. To see the full jammed packed schedule, check out their awesome website. Simply look at the schedule of events, and find out all the information you need to make this weekend one you will not soon forget!


To purchase your tickets for the Great Texas Balloon Race, click here!

Advanced Ticket Prices

  • Friday, 7/28/17 – $15
  • Saturday, 7/29/17 – $15
  • Sunday, 7/30/17 – Free

Gate Ticket Prices

  • Friday, 7/28/17 – $15
  • Saturday, 7/29/17 – $20
  • Sunday, 7/30/17 – Free

Visit Everett Toyota Today

On your way home from the Great Texas Balloon Race, make sure to stop by Everett Toyota in Mt. Pleasant, TX. While some people prefer balloons, here at Everett Toyota, we prefer cars! Come browse our huge selection of both new and used vehicles, or just stop by your local dealership. Our auto care experts pride themselves on being some of the best in the business. Make sure to consider Everett Toyota for all your service needs! It does not matter if you need a simple oil change, or a new transmission, at Everett Toyota we have you covered. Come in for a test drive. We look forward to seeing you!