Culture & Art

Mile High

Looking for a truly spectacular way to spend the weekend? Hit the road for the short journey to New Smyrna Beach’s fabulous Balloon & Sky Fest.

For 3 days, the skies over New Smyrna Beach will come alive with a fabulous array of aircraft — from brightly colored hot-air balloons to aviation classics like B-25 bombers and American Airlines DC-3s. It’s the annual Balloon & Sky Fest, an exciting and entertaining event for people of all ages, packed with opportunities for you and your family to take to the sky whether in a balloon, helicopter or classic plane. When you’re on the ground, you won’t lack for things to do, with plenty of options for food, animal encounters and fun games for kids. Don’t miss the evening Balloon Glows on Friday & Saturday night, an hour of lighting up the night sky with gorgeously illuminated globes;