Memorial Day • May 26~27, 2018 • Decatur, Alabama

Visitor Information

Held at Point Mallard Park in Decatur, Alabama, The Alabama Jubilee has been flying for 39 years; join us this year for number 40!

Admission & Parking

Admission & Parking for the Alabama Jubilee is free!

Thanks to our generous and loyal sponsors, the Alabama Jubilee is a free event to the public. The only fee you might pay is a $1 ~ 2 it costs to ride the shuttle busses, if you need to park at one of our remote parking lots.

An Event Map & More About Parking...

More About Hotels & Camping...

Hot-Air Balloons

The Alabama Jubilee features sixty balloons from around the US

Visitors are encouraged to come out for the day to see these magnificent flying machines in action an are allowed to freely walk amongst the balloons.

Saturday morning is the 'hare & hound' race and during the evening there is the always popular Balloon Glow that lights up the night sky.

Sunday morning balloons fly-into the field in the Lynn Layton Key Grab and during the evening many balloons offer free tethered rides!

More about the balloons...

Over Flint Creek FAA Mandated No Drone Zone
Tips to get the most out of the Alabama Jubilee:
  • Balloons fly early in the morning and late afternoon. Morning flights begin at 6:00a.m.; Afternoon 6 ~ 7:30p.m.
  • Tethered rides require a signed a waiver of lability; children 19 and under 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 and wear sunscreen.
  • There is no smoking on the launch field. Balloons use liquid propane as fuel, which is highly flammable.
  • Dogs and pets are welcome but must be leashed and bagged after.
  • The Alabama Jubielee is a 'No Drone Zone'. Unless you have a waiver attached to ours from the FAA you may NOT operate a drone during the Alabama Jubileee's FAA-autorized waiver times.


The Alabama Jubilee features live acts and shows and many local and regional bands have played some of their first shows on our stage. Veterans are honored during an onstage ceremony and live radio acts ham it up!

More about the entertainment...

Tractor Show

Each year the Southland Flywheelers host a Tractor Show by the T.C. Almon Recreation Center. The show features the best restored and maintained tractors in the southeast. Come and see the tractors on display and the roaring power the demonstrations!

Arts & Crafts Show

The Decatur Arts Guild sponsors the Arts and Crafts show at the open air pavilion opposite T.C. Almon.

Exhibitors feature some of the most unique products found at any festival in the southeast: Pottery, Hand-Caned Baskets, Scroll Art, and even Iron Work can be found among the unique collections.

If you would like to be a showing artist please contact the Decatur Art Guild.

Antique Car Show

Come and see the classic cars at the Alabama Jubilee Auto Expo. Marvel over custom restorations, original vintage autos, kit cars and more.

If you own a classic car you too can participate by joining us Saturday morning and registering. You can win door prizes, and show off your ride!