Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival

September 23 & 24, 2016

The 2016 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival will return for its Fifth year in Gonzales, right in the heart of Ascension Parish. The festival will combine hot air balloons, entertainment, music, food, fun and surprises. After a successful 2015 festival, organizers are thrilled with the opportunity to expand our 2016 festival and add to the fun.  Stay tuned to our website for more info on the 2016 Balloon Festival coming soon!

Music Line-Up


Kicking off the festival weekend will be Kenny Neal and the Neal Family band for an all evening performance on Friday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m

Saturday’s live entertainment starts off at 4 p.m. with blues rock power trio Don Berry and Rockin’ Horse. Next up on Saturday’s line-up will be regional favorites Kenny Acosta and the House Reckers at 6 p.m.

Saturday’s headliner, The Chris Duarte Group, will command the stage at 8 p.m.

For more information on the music line-up and other 2016 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival information, visit

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