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St. Patrick’s Balloon Fest & Glow

March 12 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Due to weather, we’re keeping our eyes on the skies. In the meantime you can keep your eyes on our social media, to be weather aware! Check Facebook Visit Dublin GA & Dublin Laurens St. Patrick’s Festival.

Watch as colors and shapes light the skies above Dublin GA as a multitude of hot air balloons float in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day during the St. Patrick’s Balloon Fest & Glow Presented by Saint-Gobain ADFORS on Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th.

St. Patrick’s Balloon Fest & Glow

Friday, March 11th

Light up your weekend starting on the afternoon of Friday, March 11th as balloons take to the air at Southern Pines Regional Park located at 575 Southern Pines Road.

This year’s featured specialty balloons are Star Wars characters, Darth Vader and Yoda! Kids, charge up your lightsaber for the Star Wars themed Costume Contest at 5 PM and Story Time at 6 PM, presented by the Laurens County Library

Bask in the beauty of the balloons glowing beginning at sunset, around 6:30 PM. 

Feel the Force with a free showing of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when the sun hits the dark side on Friday, March 11th on a massive outdoor screen courtesy of the Dublin-Laurens County Recreation Authority.

Saturday, March 12th

The fun takes off again on Saturday, March 12th with a morning and afternoon balloon launch, followed by another Balloon Glow in the evening. Fire up your engines for a car show from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM, and local country artist, Shane Bridges, and his band fiddle around on stage Saturday night. 

Soar to new heights of fun with bouncy houses and rides for children both days! Food vendors will also be onsite. 

Revved up to show off your car? Click HERE for the Car Show Registration Form. Advance Registration Fee is $25 per vehicle. Day-Of Registration is $30.00 per vehicle.

Up, Up, & Away!

Admission to the Balloon Fest & Glow is free.

Tethered rides may be available at the balloonists discretion during both days of the Glow beginning at around 4 PM.

Balloon rides will be available for purchase at the balloonists discretion for $250 beginning Friday afternoon. BALLOON RIDES ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN THE STAR WARS SPECIALTY BALLOONS. All rides (tethered or untethered) are first come, first served and may be cancelled due to weather.

Please Note: The St. Patrick’s Balloon Fest & Glow entirely depends on the weather.  If the weather conditions are too windy or storms are forecast, the take off will be postponed or cancelled until conditions are acceptable. We love our balloonists. Their safety is our primary concern. 

For more information on Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Festival Events, visit www.dublinstpatricks.com

Southern Pines Regional Park & Equestrian Center

Located 1.9 miles off Exit 51 on I-16, Southern Pines’ Regional Park has fun for the whole family! Visit this beautifully landscaped 120-acre facility, featuring a water park, Ag and Expo Center with arena for animal shows and rodeos, baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, a walking trail, meeting space and picnic areas.



March 12
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Southern Pines Regional Park
575 Southern Pines Road
Dublin, GA 31021 United States
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