Balloon festivals are one of the most majestic things life has to offer. From the moment a hot air balloon lifts up into the sky, to the very last second you can see it, it has the power to leave you truly speechless. Now, Skylight Balloon Fest is coming to Selma, a town near San Antonio, this October for endless fun and memories that'll last a lifetime. Balloon fests aren't always just a drive away, but this one is near plenty of big Texas cities.
From Friday, October 25 until Sunday, October 27 you can visit Selma, Texas and enjoy a number of fun activities at this three-day-long fest. On Friday, the fest will go from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday will be the longest day going from 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., and Sunday will be from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each day has something different in-store, but no matter you're guaranteed an amazing time. Going all three days rather than just one is highly recommended!
On Friday evening there's a stunning balloon glow planned for everyone to attend. Right now it's the day the most people are interested in on their Facebook event page, so being one of the first ones there is highly recommended. Saturday has the most in-store with a balloon glow at night plus hayrides, games and live concerts throughout the day. It's all family-friendly and totally Insta-worthy! Though there will be no balloon contest this year, there will be balloon launches both Saturday and Sunday mornings of the event to enjoy.*
Costume contests and trick or treating will also be taking place. This isn't just any balloon festival! It's a weekend meant for having fun and enjoying the company of your closest friends.
Event entry will be $20 per vehicle with 1-5 people inside and $30 per vehicle with 6-8. The fun zone and tethered balloon rides are separately priced, and you can learn more about each on their official website. There's already so much in store for the month of October, this event is just the cherry on top! If spooky thrills aren't for you, then this is the perfect way to celebrate in your comfort zone.
Re/Max Skylight Balloon Fest 2019
Cuisine: A variety of vendors and food trucks!
Address: 16765 Lookout Rd., Selma, Texas 78154
Why you need to go: This is going to be the most beautiful balloon fest of the year.
*This article has been updated.