The 19th Annual Medora Hot Air Balloon Rally and Kite Festival

Saturday, September 10 – Sunday, September 11

Closing weekend of the Medora Musial is also Medora’s Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally and Kite Flying! Come out and see the balloons soar high above the Badlands and try your hand at flying a kite! It’s a great opportunity for amateur and professional photographers!

Medora Campground

Sept 10-11



Hot Air Balloons

6:30 pm

Hot Air Balloons launch from the Medora Campground on Saturday and Sunday. Bring your camera to capture the magic from on the ground at the campground or from a birds-eye view on top of Cemetary Butte.

Plus, stop by the campground parking lot for a hot coffee, breakfast sandwich and more!

WEATHER UPDATE – 9/11/22 6:50am

Weather is clear. Pilots are preparing to launch.

Badlands Kite Fest

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


Friday | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm weather permitting

Saturday and Sunday | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm weather permitting


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

Pilot and Passenger Information