Helen to Atlantic Balloon Race Jun 1-3 – Reserve your Helen Cabin Now!

The South’s oldest balloon race event is coming! Helen’s Atlantic Balloon Race is kicking off this June 1-3. Join us and watch the mass ascension of colorful and bright hot air balloons.

What to expect during this event?

Expect plenty of gorgeous balloons and lots of FUN!

The race is a test of both the pilot’s and the crew’s skills. The race starts in Helen, Georgia and the first person to cross I-95 is declared as the winner.

Balloons are scheduled to launch at 7 am on Thursday June 1st, weather permitting. But don’t worry, in case of delays, there is plenty to do around Helen.

And get this, once the balloons are allowed to fly, you can get involved too! The public is allowed to assist with the inflation of the balloons, or be part of a chase crew and follow a balloon. How cool is that?

A snippet of last year’s winners courtesy of Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race’s Facebook page:

49th Annual race winners from Left to Right: 2nd place Jonathan Wright, 1st place Mark Meyer, 3rd place DJ Stukas

To have the best seat in the house for the launch and the weekend’s festivities, you’re going to need a place to stay. Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals has over 30 luxury cabins within 25 minutes of Helen, some as close as 10 minutes away from downtown. We have some openings remaining, but you should act quickly, as we are booking up fast. Check out our cabins here and get ready for a unique and fun-filled weekend!