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Collierville Balloon Festival

BY Chelsey Handley

The Collierville Balloon Festival presented by Alston Construction returns for its second annual two-day event under a new name, management, and Balloon Meister! Locals and visitors from across the Mid-South can purchase tickets to an unforgettable family experience on Maynard Way in Collierville September 17th and 18th.

As a non-profit organization, The Collierville Balloon Festival is excited to host a weekend of fun to raise money for educational needs in the community.

“Friday Night Lights for Special Needs Children and Adults” will kick off the event for enrolled participants on Friday, September 16th. This private event is led by the Collierville and Mid-South Rotaries and will offer a magical opportunity for all in attendance.

More than twenty hot air balloons will participate in a mass ascension, free to the public, on Saturday and Sunday around sunrise. Gates will open to the public at 3:00pm welcoming ticket holders to walk the grounds and explore the artisan marketplace. Enjoy local food vendors including MemPops, the Kids’ Zone sponsored by Le Bonheur, and a beer garden. 

“We’re creating a unique experience to bring people together to the Town of Collierville for an event that gives families and those with special needs a chance to make memories together, while supporting local organizations with educational needs with the profits.” -Alston Construction General Manager, Chad Lindsay

Entertainment from the main stage will begin at 4pm with headliner bands Kevin & Bethany Paige taking the stage Saturday night and Almost Famous on Sunday night. “Alston Construction has committed to return as the Presenting Sponsor for the event, and we are excited that Orgill, the longest-running company in Memphis, will be the Stage Sponsor,” shares Lindsay. After 5:00pm, tethered balloon rides will be available to purchase at the event for an additional $20 fee. Be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the live entertainment and the balloon glow [coolers and outside food are not permitted]. Just remember to keep your cameras handy for the evening choreographed Balloon Glow! 

Buy tickets or weekend passes for the family at a discounted rate July 1st to September 5th. Children ages 4 and under are free. While available the day of the event, all tickets must be purchased online. All hot air balloon activities are weather permitted. 

To view the full weekend schedule and purchase tickets, visit




Alston Construction, Orgill, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Campbell Clinic, Thrifty Building Supply, First Horizon, John Green & Company, Realtors, Town of Collierville, Pickering Engineering & Arch. Design, Electrical Contacting Enterprises, Jolly Roofing, Patriot Bank, Patriot Bank Mortgage, The Stamps Real Estate Company, Courtyard By Marriott, Commissary BBQ, Niagra Bottling, AmeriGas, LSI Graphics, Ewing Marketing Partners, Collierville Chamber of Commerce, Civic Center Shopping Plaza, Haven Agency, Famers Insurance – Northcutt Agency

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