Freedom Balloon Festival

Memorial Day Weekend May 25-28, 2018

Up, up and away! Fuquay-Varina reaches new heights on Memorial Day weekend as dozens of hot air balloons take flight at the Freedom Balloon Fest.  

Project Uplift USA, Inc. is a North Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation responsible for producing the Freedom Balloon Fest. Fuquay-Varina is the host city.

NOTE:  Balloons only fly in the early morning and late afternoon and will only fly in good weather. There are plenty of events to keep you busy throughout the day. Get schedule and event information at

In 2017, more than 100,000 people attended and Fuquay-Varina will be home to the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest for the next five years.