The Villages Polo Club is located at 700 Buena Vista Drive, The Villages, FL. At the event site, cars will be directed to enter at the North/Players entrance and golf cars will enter at the south entrance. Please follow the signs and the instructions of our friendly parking staff as they direct you to the appropriate parking places.
All parking for The Villages Balloon Festival will be on the immediate grounds of the facility. Parking will be available for automobiles, golf cars and handicap cars. Cars with handicap tags will be directed to the designated parking areas, with shuttle service to the main event as needed.
Your daily or weekend pass allows you access to the event grounds for the day(s) which you have purchased.Every adult attendee will be given a wristband upon arrival which must be worn while on the event grounds. This wristband will allow you to return to the event grounds on the same day. Feel free to come and go to the event throughout the day. Be mindful that although there are an amazing amount of available parking areas at The Villages Polo Club, once these are full, the lots will close.
The Sunday balloon mass ascension is an added opportunity for all Balloon Festival patrons who have purchased any Friday, Saturday, Weekend reserved seating or VIP tickets for the 2020 festival to view one last balloon event with no additional cost! Only patrons who have purchased these tickets and show their wristband will be permitted to view this extra balloon event. Weather permitting, around 19 balloons will fire their burners and take flight over the polo fields in a farewell flight. Be sure to wear your wristband and come on out to the Polo club to view this awe inspiring sight!
Due to safety concerns, we do not permit walk-ins. Be aware that the Balloon Festival is an outdoor event with many portions taking place on the ground. These surfaces can be uneven and make it difficult for individuals to get around. The main covered pavilion provides easy access for wheel chairs from Fly me to the Food Alley, as well as great views of both fields.
We encourage you to bring your chairs. All balloon events are dependent on the weather. Security measures will be in effect including bag checks. No animals (with exception of service animals), contraband, or outside food and drinks, including alcohol, will be permitted.