The Best Festival in Mississippi

Join us for the best festival in the state of Mississippi. Natchez's own one-of-a-kind event, the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race! Mirroring the lengthy history of the city, festival grounds are located at Rosalie Mansion's high bluffs above the Mississippi River. Live, world-class musical entertainment keeps feet moving while hot air balloons drift silently overhead. In addition to the breathtaking location, a carnival and Arts and Crafts market make the GMRBR one of the most family-friendly events in the state.

Festival Schedule

Your guide to the 2018 Great Mississippi River Balloon Race. Times and dates for live music and ballooning. Download a copy!

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Location & Parking

Find your parking locations here. Free downtown or paid lots are available. See an overview map of the available parking in relation to the festival grounds here.

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Arts & Crafts

Art and handcrafted designs from local artists and artisans. Join us for our fourth consecutive year of arts and crafts festival.

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Thank You To Our Sponsors

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. We invite you to support these community-minded organizations.