News & Updates

Keep track of all news and updates surrounding the Natchez Balloon Festival.

Thursday, April 27th 2023

2023 Art Competition!

Art submissions are due by June 30th!

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Wednesday, April 27th 2022

2022 Art Competition!

Art submissions due by June 29th!

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Thursday, September 2nd 2021

2021 Natchez Balloon Festival Artwork Unveiled!

The Natchez Balloon Festival Committee is proud to announce the winner of the artwork contest for the 2021 balloon festival poster and T-shirt. The winner is Debora Novarini of Long Beach, Mississippi! Click the link below for more information.

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Sunday, May 16th 2021

Calling all Artists! Submit Your Artwork for Natchez Balloon Festival 2021.

Submissions due by June 30th

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Sunday, September 27th 2020

Artwork unveiled for balloon festival T-shirts, posters

Source: Natchez Democrat

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Wednesday, September 9th 2020

Balloon festival organizers plan to use bluff area for two balloon glows, tether rides, more

Source: Natchez Democrat

In the age of COVID-19 even hot-air balloons need social distancing.

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Monday, August 3rd 2020

Balloons will fly; music events, other festivities canceled for balloon fest 2020

Source: Natchez Democrat

The Miss-Lou skies may be filled with hot-air balloons this October, but the festival grounds will be empty.

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Monday, October 14th 2019

Sign up for Balloon Alerts!

Source: Natchez Democrat

Sign up for balloon alerts and notifications through the Natchez Democrat.

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Thursday, August 22nd 2019

Bishop Gunn to headline Natchez Balloon Festival

Source: Natchez Democrat

At an announcement party Thursday evening, Natchez Balloon Festival organizers said Bishop Gunn would be the headlining band for the festival slated for the third weekend in October.

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Thursday, August 22nd 2019

Changes announced for annual balloon race festival

Source: Natchez Democrat

The winds of change blew into the Hotel Vue Thursday night when officials with the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race announced changes to the annual event.

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