Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival

The 2016 Ascension Hot Air Balloon festival has been CANCELLED. Due to the recent flooding Lamar Dixon Expo Center is currently being used as a shelter facility. We look forward to seeing you all at our 2017 festival.

The 2016 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival Festival will return for its fifth year in Gonzales, right in the heart of Ascension Parish. Join us Friday, September 23, through Saturday, September 24, at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. This home of the festival will combine hot air balloons, entertainment, music, food, fun and surprises. After another successful festival, organizers are always thrilled with the opportunity to expand our 2016 festival and add to the fun. On the lush green fields of the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, you and your family can take in the sights of the festival in a relaxed and comfortable setting, while enjoying the rural, open spaces. Bring the entire family down to Lamar Dixon from September 23 – 24, and see why this year’s 2016 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival will be the place to be.  Go to for more info!





STS top 20 events

The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) is dedicated to promoting and developing tourism in its member states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. In 1985, in recognition of the unique, diverse and unparalleled events in the region, STS began the Top 20 Events award program. STS selects the Top 20 events, per month, and publishes them on a quarterly basis.


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