Don't miss this beautiful photo-taking opportunity as Hot Air Balloons fly over the North Dakota Badlands.

The 15th Annual Medora Hot Air Balloon Rally will take place Saturday, September 7 through Sunday, September 8, 2019.

The rendezvou point for riders is the open lot, located next to the Badlands Motel. The balloons will either take off from that location or near Theodore Roosevelt's old ranch, south of the City of Medora, depending on the weather.

Riders and photographers will be informed immediately as the launch point is determined.

The direction the balloons will fly is solely based on the direction of the wind. Whichever way it blows, the balloons will follow!

Flights take place in the mornings, pending weather. Riding in the balloons is by invitation only.

Tentative Balloon Schedule:

Saturday Morning 
Pilot Briefing 5:15 am
Passengers arrive 5:45 am
(in air 6:30am -- land 8:00am)

Sunday Morning:
Pilot Briefing 5:15 am
Passengers arrive 5:45 am
(in air 6:30am -- land 8:00am)


5th Annual

Badlands Kite Fest!

Grab a lawn chair and bring the whole family for the afternoon to see all the fun kites, soaring above Medora.

You can talk to the kite pilots, get some tips, buy kites they have for sale, snap lots of pics, or even bring your own kite and fly it as part of the festival!*

The Kite Flyers will be located at the top of the Burning Hills Amphitheatre -- just look for the beautiful kites!

Tentative Kite Schedule:
Saturday and Sunday
Kites flying from approximately 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. MDT weather permitting.

*folks bringing their own kites will just have to steer clear of the kites already in the air.