Since 2005, The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce plays host to the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Foley Soccer Complex on U.S. Highway 98 West. Approximately 45 balloons, pilots and crew from across the U.S. will descend upon Foley for a weekend filled with flight competitions, festival food and fun. There will be a Children’s Village, a Farmer’s Market, Live Musical Entertainment, Arts and Crafts Booths, as well as a variety of great Food Booths and Fun Activities for the whole family!!! Please remember that ballooning is a sport dependant on near-perfect weather conditions. Weather permitting, balloons can only be seen within two hours of sunrise and two hours before sunset. The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival is an exciting way to spend your weekend. Join us for a day or all weekend. It’s family fun that’s sure to please…and a great treat for Dads of all ages.