may, 2021

This is a repeating event

28may4:00 pm9:00 pmNorthshore BalloonFest5401 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118Event Type :Arts & Entertainment,Community,Family-Friendly

Event Details

Live music and hot air balloons will be coming to North Little Rock May 28 – 30 at North Shore Golf Range adjacent to Burns Park on the Arkansas River.  Northshore BalloonFest features hot air balloon flights, tethered balloon rides, and balloon glows each evening, along with 3 days of live entertainment on stage.  In addition, there will be helicopter rides, chainsaw carving demonstrations, vendors, food, and beverages all three days.  Free parking is available.  Paid VIP parking closer to the stage is also offered.

This event is not associated with the festival known as RiverFest, formerly held Memorial Day Weekend. RiverFest has not taken place the past few years.  Northshore BalloonFest offers a similar opportunity on a more intimate, smaller scale.  Admission will be limited to 5000, compared to the nearly 200,000 who attended the RiverFest event.

Friday evening features all bluegrass music from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with 4 bands headlined by The Cleverlys.  Saturday there will be live music on stage from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Country music legends Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee will be bringing back some of their chart- topping songs completed with memories of the 1980 hit movie, “Urban Cowboy”.

Opening for Johnny Lee on Saturday is Marty Haggard, the oldest son of Merle Haggard, who looks and sounds just like his dad.  Growing up, Marty was able to travel with his dad, and witness the writing and recording of all his great songs.  Marty toured with Merle Haggard playing guitar and singing harmony.

Closing the Saturday evening show is Nashville honky-tonk crooner James Carothers, best known for his stone-country originals and spot-on impressions of several of country music’s greatest icons.

Sunday’s lineup features The Best of Motown and More.  All events take place at Northshore Golf Range, 5401 Northshore Cove, North Little Rock, AR 72118.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.northshoreballoonfest.com.


(Friday) 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Northshore Golf Range

5401 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118