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Event Series Event Series: Alabama Jubilee (Decatur)

Alabama Jubilee (Decatur)

Sun 28th @ 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM


The Alabama Jubilee Hot-Air Balloon Classic is the oldest hot-air balloon race in the mid-South. It started in Decatur, Alabama in 1978.

Tips for your Trip

As with many public events a few general tips can help you get the most out of you visit to the Alabama Jubilee:

  • Balloons fly early in the morning and late afternoon.  Mornings are at 6:00a.m.; Afternoon 6 ~ 7:30p.m.
  • Tethered rides are limited and require a signed waiver of liability.  Children under 19 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Many pilots will not tether children three and under. The loud burner noise can damage their ears.
  • Paid flights are not sold during the Jubilee. If you would like to purchase a ride for another time there are many pilots that sell them; please visit The Heart of Dixie Balloon Club for more information.
  • Dress appropriately, wear sunscreen, and stay hydrated.
  • Smoking is not allowed on the launch field.
  • Dogs and other pets are discouraged since the loud noises and fire can frighten them. If you do bring them they must be leashed and bagged after.
  • The Alabama Jubilee is a ‘No Drone Zone’. Unless you have a waiver attached to ours from the FAA you may NOT operate a drone on our field during the Alabama Jubilee’s FAA waiver flight times. Even if you are a licensed drone pilot.

When: May 27-28 | 6 AM- 10 PM

For details and full schedule, please visit the Alabama Jubilee’s website.


Sun 28th
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Point Mallard Park
2901 Point Mallard Circle SE
Decatur, AL 35601 United States
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(256) 341-4900
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