Balloons Over Anderson

October 7, 8 & 9, 2016


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HURRICANE MATTHEW UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Matthew, Balloons Over Anderson has been CANCELED.



 Balloons Over Anderson

 Hot Air Balloon Festival

Anderson Civic Center

3027 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Anderson, South Carolina 29621


Festival Hours are as follows:


Fri., Oct. 7 - 3 PM to 10 PM

Sat., Oct. 8 - 7 AM to 10 PM

Sun., Oct. 9 - 7 AM to 10 PM





Bring the family and enjoy the spectacle as 20 beautiful hot air balloons magically rise into the Anderson skies in five scheduled flights throughout the weekend (weather permitting)!  Check the Event Schedule for flight times.  Book a hot air balloon flight in advance or during the festival, take a tethered balloon ride, catch the gorgeous Balloon Glow on Saturday evening, a helicopter ride, enjoy live entertainment, learn to fly a drone, stroll through the other craft and business vendors, and have lunch and dinner from the great variety offered by the food vendors. 


Jessica Ticko

Sat., Oct.8, 2016

3 - 4:30 PM

Jessica is 16 years old and has been performing since the age of 14.  At this young age, she has already performed at Carnegie Hall, at a Charleston, SC convention, and other venues around the state playing guitar as well as the piano.  She has auditioned for The Voice and made it through to the second round of auditions!  As a singer / songwriter, Jessica is expanding her venues and is on her way to the top, always reaching for that star!  Catch Jessica Ticko's performance and show her the Upstate loves her!


2 OF A Kind

Sat, Oct. 8, 2016

6 - 8:00 PM

You may recognize Brenda King and Jimmy Teasley from JT's Country in Anderson!  They now own JT's and perform there as well every Monday night!  They have been in the music business for 25 years, but have been performing as a duo for 4 years.  Their shows consists of classic country, oldies rock 'n roll and beach.  They have played venues in SC, GA, AL and Brenda has performed at Southern Nights theater in Pigeon Forge, TN and Myrtle Beach, SC in the Patsy Cline Show!


Back Porch Communion

Sat., Oct. 8, 2016

8 - 10:00 PM

Back Porch Communion is making a name for themselves in Greenville, where they call home, yet has only been together about 3 months. |They bring a variety of musical talent wherever they go.  They perform covers and originals, all styles of music, but their covers lean toward country / folk / rock.  Don't miss their show!  All you Back Porch Communion fans - come out to Balloons Over Anderson to catch the show! 



Sun., Oct. 9, 2016

4 - 6:00 PM

Around the same ages, these very young boys started a kid band called The Soul Power Five.  Throughout the years of playing music together as young men plus going to school and graduating, they still managed to make time to perform and play music.  In 1985, the band was renamed T.K.O. (Total Knock Out).  For many years, they performed around the US and befriended the late Linda Rodney, aka Chocolate Thunder, a blues singer with a very strong and beautiful voice.  The two collaborated for many years and traveled the roadways performing in many US states and Canada to the delight of its audiences.

Soar above the festival at over 100 mph with Hilton Head Helicopter Tours. Rides starting at just $20 per person. Everyone gets a window seat! Fun for the whole family.  Come fly with one of the best copter Pilots in the state, Isaiah Burch.

Spectators are sure to be amazed and entertained by Carolina Dronz.  If you have been interested in this new aerial industry, don't miss your chance to see demonstrations throughout the weekend.  Carolina Dronz will also provide educational training AND hold small drone giveaways daily!




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Did you know that October is blind awareness month?  The National Federation For The Blind Anderson Chapter will hold their White Cane Walk-A-Thon at the festival on Saturday, Oct. 8th at 1:00 PM next to the stage.  Registration will be from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.  The public is welcome to join them in their walk!  If you would like information on the NFB, please see the following Anderson Chapter President, Furman "Dean" Marchbanks, 864-219-4261.





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 The BFA is a 501c3 non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the sport and science of lighter-than-air aviation, both hot air and gas balloons. Founded in 1961, membership in the BFA is open to anyone who shares a fascination with Lighter Than Air flight. 




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Thomas the Train

The Worlds Tallest Pinball Machine



Balloon Glow

Sat., Oct 8 at 7:00 pm




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