Medora - Official Ticket Site of the Medora Musical | 2023 Hot Air Balloon Festival

Medora Hot Air Balloon Rally and Kite Festival

September 8 - September 10

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 8-10



Hot Air Balloons

6:30 am  |  Saturday & Sunday

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.

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

WEATHER UPDATE – 9/10/23 6:00am

Due to nearby storms, balloons are unable to launch today.

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.

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