Solar Eclipse

The Eclipse Balloon Festival is a mesmerizing event where hot-air balloons adorned with vibrant colors and intricate designs take to the sky, creating a breathtaking spectacle against the backdrop of a solar eclipse, offering a unique and unforgettable experience for all attendees.

April 8, 2024

Activity Details

Embark on a special journey with our 'Solar Eclipse Balloon Rides' event in Arkansas. A total eclipse, a rare event that happens only once every 375 years in the same place, will turn the sky into a cosmic canvas. Ride in a hot air balloon for an amazing view of the eclipse, and enjoy tasty food and unique items from local vendors. Make sure to wear special eclipse glasses for a safe and unforgettable experience as you watch the solar eclipse from the peaceful heights of the balloon. Join us for a one-of-a-kind celebration that combines adventure, local culture, and the magic of a solar eclipse in a fantastic event


Solar Eclipse Hot Air Balloon Ride:

Soar above the clouds in our specially equipped hot air balloons for an extraordinary view of the solar eclipse.

Total Eclipse of the Sun:

This special event is very rare, the previous total eclipses viewable from the United States was last in 2017 and 1979 before that.

Vendor Village:

Explore the Vendor Village featuring local artisans and vendors offering a variety of delicious food, unique jewelry, stylish clothing and other goods.

Eclipse Glasses Station:

Ensure you have the perfect view by grabbing a pair of our special eclipse glasses, provided for a safe and immersive solar eclipse experience.

Solar Eclipse Souvenirs:

Commemorate the event with solar eclipse-themed souvenirs available for purchase.


The Balloon rides will be available for 4 days Fri-Mon. The solar eclipse will be on Monday April 8th, around 1:45PM CST. Saturday is our main event featuring vendors and activities.

Event coordinator.
Jed Gilbreath
Event Coordinator, Fly Petit Jean

Join us for this event!

Experience the best local produce, products, and hot air balloon rides.


Find answers to common questions about the event, including parking, accessibility, and vendor information.

Where is the parking?

Parking is available on-site. Please follow the signs and instructions from our staff to ensure a smooth parking experience.

How much does the event cost?

Some events have no admission fee, special events tickets can be found at our shop. Information on hot air ballon rides and pricing can be found by clicking this link.

How can I become a vendor?

If you're interested in becoming a vendor at our event, please visit our Vendor page and fill out the vendor application form. Our team will review your application and get back to you with further details.

What products are sold?

Our event offers a wide range of local produce and products. You'll find fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade crafts, and much more. Come and explore the diverse offerings from our vendors.

Are pets allowed?

Pets are welcome at our events, but they must be kept on a leash at all times. Please be considerate of other visitors.

Still have questions?

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Contact Information

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+1 (501) 483-0343
Find us at 1039 Winrock Drive, Morrilton, AR, United States, Arkansas


1039 Winrock Dr, Morrilton, AR 72110