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Mar 28 Fri
NSB Balloon and Sky Fest @ NSB Municipal Airport
Mar 28 – Sunday all-day
balloon and sky festPlan to see amazing Balloon Glows on Friday and Saturday evenings, with formation flying Aeroshell T-6 planes circling overhead and leading into the night air shows.
The 20 hot-air balloons are scheduled to carry passengers on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and the carnival, the 4-H Animal Encounter, and the inspiring Inspiration Village will keep visitors of all ages entertained, excited, and smiling.
Airplane, balloon and helicopter rides are always popular, and big crowds always enjoy the Sounds of Sky Fest – top musical and entertainment acts performing on the 80,000-watt stage.


Hot-Air Balloon passenger flights - Early-morning one-hour passenger flights are $230 per person. These rides include the traditional post-flight ceremony and a toast with your special souvenir champagne flute. A reservation list is now being maintained. It’s first-come, first-served, so call 386-957-FEST (3378).

Tethered hot-air balloon rides – Will be offered on Friday and Saturday evenings during the Balloon Glows, and for a time in the early morning hours on Saturday and Sunday (if winds allow). These rides last a few minutes as the balloons hover above the crowd, and the cost is just $10. Tickets will be available at the event.

Biplane rides – Climb into an open-cockpit vintage 1941 World War II trainer for a trip into yesteryear at a price per passenger of $80. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 386-478-0600. Ask for “Fest Rides” tickets, or you can purchase them on-site at the Sky Fest RIDES booth.

Helicopter rides – Will be offered in THREE different aircraft:

1.     The Enstrom F-28 helicopter can take two passengers per flight, and tickets can be purchased right at the Sky Fest RIDES booth for just $30 per person.

2.     The legendary Huey can carry 10 passengers at a time on an open-door thrill ride for just $75 per person. Tickets available at the event.

3.     The Cobra Attack Helicopter carries one passenger at a time on the ultimate ride for $300 ($500 for a longer flight). Tickets available at the event. There’s nothing else like this!

Airplane rides – Will be available in the classic Cessna 172 for just $30 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Sky Fest RIDES booth during the event.

Warbird rides – In a North American World War II AT-6 Texan trainer. Carries one passenger for a familiarization instruction flight where you get a chance to fly this high performance aircraft for just $320. For advance bookings, call 386-478-0600 and ask for “Fest Rides” tickets, or purchase them on-site at the Sky Fest RIDES booth.

Admission is only $10 for adults per day. Children under 12 get in free, and so do all veterans with ID. Parking is FREE!

balloon and sky fest

May 5 Mon
Cinco de Mayo @ Flagler Avenue
2:00 PM

cinco de mayoBreak out your sombrero and come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at this Mexican food-themed progressive street festival and tequila flight tasting!

It’s the Fun Coast’s biggest with up to six bands and sombrero decorating stations, located along Flagler Avenue. The fun starts early with special Mexican-inspired lunch and dinner specials, a special tequila tasting event after dinner, and tons of free give-aways all night long.

Flagler Avenue’s Progressive Tequila Tasting will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside sponsor locations. Passports will be available for sale on-site the day of the event.

So gather your amigos and join the fun at the 6th Annual New Smyrna Beach Cinco de Mayo!

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