The annual Hot Air Balloon Festival is back again in 2019 as a part of the Victory Cup Polo Match in east Austin. The popular hot air balloon and Polo event will occur all day on Saturday, May 4th at the Victory Cheval Polo Club. The festival will be offering stunning morning balloon flights, beautiful nighttime "glow" flights and so much more!

The Hot Air Balloon Festival and Victory Cup Polo Match will once again be celebrating the famous Kentucky Derby with a day of balloons, Polo, food and drinks, music, and an exciting live streaming of the Kentucky Derby. Even if you are visiting the fest just for the incredible balloons, you will also be able to enjoy an array of fun activities throughout the entire day. 

The hot air balloons will set off at 7 am until around noon, then will begin offering evening and nighttime glow rides after 4 pm. In the meantime, enjoy delicious food while enjoying a lineup of Polo matches before the big race! 

There are a variety of tickets to choose from when attending the event, all with incredible perks and included events. An All Day Festival Pass gets you in the grounds at $15 a person. General Admission is $30 a person or $50 a couple, which includes access to tented areas and full access to the Polo Grounds.

General Admission tickets do not include a hot air balloon ride, so be sure to add that on when purchasing tickets. Parking will also be an extra fee that you can purchase along with your tickets. 

If you're a fan of Polo or just want to have the best time ever, the Golden Mallet tickets are for you! These admission tickets include access to all tents and grounds, along with the best views of the Polo matches, access to private bars, included lunch and plenty of tastings throughout the event. Tickets go for $85 per person and $155 per couple.

You can come dressed casually or dressed to the nines in the tradition of the Kentucky Derby. The event is pet-friendly, as long as you keep them on a leash. 

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The Hot Air Balloon Festival and Victory Cup will be hosted at Victory Cheval Polo Club located at 13628 Gregg Manor Rd, Manor, TX 78653. 

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