Up, up and AWAY in Statesville, NC

You don't have to wait for an event to take a hot air balloon ride in Statesville, NC. Local balloon pilots are scheduling flights twice a day, weather permitting, seven days a week, all year ‘round. You can choose a sunrise flight at dawn or a sunset flight, about two hours before the sun goes down—the best times of day for ballooning, when the winds are usually calm. There’s no better way to start or end your day! 

How high would you like to fly? On a clear day you can see up to 50 miles —see the Brushy Mountains, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Pilot Mountain, and hear the creek gurgling beneath the branches! Most any day can be an adventure!

Statesville, NC is HOME to over 15 Hot Air Balloon Pilots!

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Book minimum of 2 nights at any participating Statesville lodging property and earn a $100 credit towards a balloon ride.

Please pay careful attention to our terms and conditions prior to booking your lodging. 


Please make sure to read the terms & conditions listed below to ensure your qualification of package offer. Package will be cancelled if terms and conditions are not followed.

  1. Book your stay directly through one of our participating Statesville, NC lodging properties. 
  2. Book your hot air balloon ride directly through a participating pilot. 
  3. Complete the form on this page in full a minimum of 72 hours prior to your qualifying stay.    
  4. We will coordinate with your pilot to apply the $100 credit. 


To be eligible for this package, you MUST reserve your Downtown Dollars through the Statesville Convention and Visitors Bureau by completing the form on this page. Orders placed online or by phone to Downtown Statesville Development Corp. are not eligible. Confirmation number and contact information are required to verify reservations. If the lodging stay is cancelled, the special offer is void and you will not receive your tickets. No exchanges or refunds. Lodging reservations must be in a Statesville, NC hotel, B&B, or Airbnb (camp site rentals not included). Advanced lodging payment is required. Refunds may be issued based on individual lodging properties refund policies. Not valid with any coupons, discounts, or reward point redemptions associated with the participating lodging properties. Offer only available 1 time within a 45 day period. Please note, hotel confirmation numbers from third-party booking agents (such as hotels.com) will not be accepted. Rooms must be booked directly with each lodging facility. Deadline dates for package reservations apply.