[Courtesy of Hot Air Balloon Management]

First Balloon Glow & Laser Show Taking Place at Nola Motorsports Park

07:00 May 20, 2024
By: Mathilde Hebert

Family-Friendly Festivals in New Orleans

The Balloon Glow & Laser Show at the NOLA Motorsports Park will be open to the public on May 31 and June 1 beginning at 5 p.m.

Entertainment for the event will include flights in hot air balloons, which will be $25 per person (cash only). The weather and the supply situation will determine what is available.

Enjoy a kid-only area featuring rock climbing, bouncing houses, trains, and other rides and activities in the Kids Zone. A variety of artists, including Dj Bambam Belonge, will be performing live throughout the event. Stop by booths that are selling a wide range of crafts and retail items. Sample a wide range of festival-favorite dishes like funnel cakes, BBQ, and Creole dishes.

Every evening at around 9 p.m., the highly anticipated Hot Air Balloon Glow & Laser Show will commence after the sun sets. This event creates a stunning visual performance by combining music with a synchronized laser and balloon burn display.

"We're already off to a great start of 2024, where we're utilizing our world-class facility to host out-of-the box events for the community," David Pace, general manager of NOLA Motorsports Park, said in a press release. "We encourage New Orleans to join us for this family-friendly weekend event, whether you want to relax and enjoy the laser show or try an adventure with a hot air balloon ride."

Tickets & Times

Since space for the Balloon Glow & Laser Show is limited, it is advised to purchase tickets in advance. Adult entry is $20, while general admission for children is $10. There are also VIP packages available. When visiting the ticketing website, New Orleanian citizens may use the promo code NOLA5 to save $5 off Adult tickets here. For pleasant viewing, it is advised that guests bring chairs, blankets, and umbrellas.

On the days when this attraction is open, the Hot Air Balloon Glow & Laser Show starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Families wishing to continue the celebration for the entire day can use NOLA Motorsports Park's facilities on May 31 and June 1 during regular business hours. Axe throwing and karting will be available on Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each activity has a starting fee of $20.

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