2019 Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest

July 4th – 7th 2019

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We are excited to announce that the Canton Tourism office will now be hosting the 34th annual Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Festival, July 4th – 7th. Dozens of hot air balloons will lead a fun-filled weekend for children and adults of all ages. The four-day event will include several competitive balloon races and fun flights, two spectacular balloon glows, two incredible firework presentations, children’s activities, great food, and great entertainment.

Canton Tourism in collaboration with The City of Canton, The City of Ridgeland, the Mid-Mississippi Balloon Association and The Good Samaritan Center, invite you to the 34th Annual Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Race and Festival.

If you would like to be involved in this event as a volunteer or as sponsor please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our Main Events

The Celebrate America Balloon Glow and fireworks will be held in Ridgeland at Northpark Mall on Thursday night, July 4th.

The Steak & BBQ Competition on Canton’s Historic Square, Friday night July 5th

The Balloon Chase Run Walk (2 or 4 mile) & Bike Ride (10 or 30 mile), will be held at the Canton Multi Purpose Center on Saturday, July 6th.

The Canton Balloon Glow featuring Special Shape Balloon Tall Steve the Penguin & Fireworks Spectacular will be held at the Canton Multi Purpose Center on Saturday night, July 6th.

Click Here to See the Full Schedule of Events!

golfball_200Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser

Take part in The Good Samaritan Center’s, 10th Annual Golf Ball Drop!

What’s a Golf Ball Drop and how does it work? First, you have to buy a ball (all will be numbered up to 1000). Then at the Canton Balloon Glow Saturday night a hot air balloon will take the balls up in air and drop all of the balls onto the balloon glow field. The closest ball to the target or hole will win $5,000! Simple as that.

You do not have to be present to win and your purchase is tax deductible! Don’t miss your shot at $5,000 get your lucky ball!

balloonchase_weblogoBalloon Chase Run Walk & Bike Ride

The 7th Annual Balloon Chase consists of an un-timed 10 mile or 30 mile Bike Ride 4 Mile Run, 2 Mile Walk or Kids One Mile Fun Run complete with Hot Air Balloons.

Participants receive an awesome t-shirt, race medal, VIP post-race spread and the opportunity to run with Balloons flying overhead. For more info visit our Run/Walk Page.

Enjoy Past Pictures!

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These Partners invite you to enjoy the Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest