2018 Red River Balloon Rally

Balloons are taking to the skies over the Ark-La-Tex.

You’re going to see a lot in the sky during the Red River Balloon Rally. Dozens of hot air balloons will descend on the fields behind LSUS for this exciting event. You’re invited Friday and Saturday (July 13 & 14) evenings starting at 5:00pm. Meet the balloon crews. Listen to some music. Let the little ones have fun in the Kidz Fun Zone. Watch the skydiving demonstration. Ride in a tethered balloon. There’s a lot more to do as well. Then at 8:30pm, watch over 30 balloons light it up for the Red River Balloon Glow and fireworks an hour later at 9:30pm. Friday’s musical acts include Alive by Sunrise and Crowder as part of Faith and Family Night. Robert Mizell and Southern Roots performs Saturday at 5:00pm and the Molly Ringwalds take the stage after the fireworks at 9:40pm. Parking at LSUS will cost $5.

There are other balloon glows scheduled around the area. See the balloons light up on Sunday, July 8 at the Balloons Over Desoto Festival. It will be from 6:30pm-9:00pm at the C.E. “Rusty” Williams Airport in Mansfield, LA. On Thursday, July 12 head over to Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, LA from 6:00pm-9:00pm for the glow.

The Red River Balloon Rally is part of the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship. From July 9-15, you’ll see balloons float over the city and perform in their daily competitions. They are trying to hit the bullseye on a target on the fields behind LSUS.

All of the events are subject to weather delays or cancellations. Tickets are available now for the Red River Balloon Rally. To purchase and see a complete schedule of events, click here.


Map to LSUS in Shreveport

Map to C.E. “Rusty” Williams Airport in Mansfield, LA

Map to Boothill Speedway in Greenwood