Lake Charles is hosting the SWLA Hot Air Balloon Festival this weekend

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – Lake Charles will host the Residence Inn SWLA Hot Air Balloon and Kite Festival this weekend at the Bocage Stables.

There will be balloons, live music, air-conditioned rest stations, a kids’ zone, giant glow-in-the-dark kites, local favorite food vendors, VIP tent tickets and maybe even a parachutist and some horses.

VIP entry to the festival includes a free hot air balloon ride, air-conditioned tent and restrooms, and a gourmet dinner. Plus, a private lounge area for concerts and VIP parking. Children over 5 years old must have a child’s VIP ticket to enter the VIP tent.

Tethered balloon rides will be sold onsite for $20 per person between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

In addition, each evening, a magnificent Balloon Glow will be scheduled from 8:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Les Ecuries du Bocage is located at 4550 Southpark Dr. in Lake Charles 70607.

Programmed bands

  • Wayne Toups
  • 3 beards
  • Caden Gillard
  • Dustin Sonnier
  • The flamethrowers
  • Parish county boundary
  • Johnny Jiménez
  • Charlie Wayne Band
  • Dani Lacour


  • 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2022
  • 12pm-11pm, Saturday June 11, 2022


  • General admission tickets: $20 for a one-day adult ticket and $10 for children 5 years and older.
  • Ultimate VIP Pass: $100, which includes all-day admission to the festival on the night of your choice.
  • Weekend VIP Pass: $180 This includes all weekend admission to the festival.

You can buy tickets online at

Car park

VIP parking is on site with the purchase of tickets

General admission parking will be located on South Park Rd, across from The Stables at Le Bocage.

Handicap parking will be available with proof of a valid permit.

Premier Parking is located near the main entrance, must be purchased online in advance for $10. Premier parking availability is limited.

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