Maya Balloon Festival: A Spectacle in the Sky

August 19th & 20th 6pm
Tahmek, Yucatán

Prepare to be captivated by the Maya Balloon Festival, an event where the sky comes alive with the ascent of paper lanterns and hot air balloons. This event takes place from August 19th to 20th in Tahmek, Yucatan, promises an experience that blends art, culture, and the joy of a community coming together. It’s a totally free event.

Incredible Artistry

At the heart of the festival lies the craftsmanship of local Mexican, Colombian, and Brazilian artisans, who create the balloons and paper lanterns. As you witness these lanterns lift into the night sky,  you’ll be immersed in a kaleidoscope of colors and designs, transforming the landscape from the ground to the sky.

A Night to Remember

The third edition of the Maya Balloon Festival offers you a front-row seat to this show. From the comfort of your chair, you’ll witness the graceful flight of the cantoya balloons, as they paint the night sky with a symphony of colors. It’s a unique and unforgettable experience that captures the essence of tradition, creativity, and community spirit.

Embrace the Festivities

The festival’s vibrant atmosphere extends beyond the skies, with a lively gastronomic and artisan corridor. Go ready to eat lots of great food and browse the arts and crafts.

Exclusive Preferred Area

For those seeking an even more immersive experience, the festival introduces an exclusive preferred area, limited to 500 individuals. Reserve your spot and be part of the action, with the chance to interact with artisans, take stunning photos, and be closer to the heart of the event.

Likewise, access to the parking lots can be purchased at at a cost of $60 MXN per vehicle, in addition to the service charge in both cases.

Join the Celebration

Originating from the festivity dedicated to San Lorenzo, patron saint of Tahmek, the Maya Balloon Festival has grown into a cherished event for both locals and visitors alike. It’s a celebration of identity, culture, and the joy of coming together to create something truly magical.

De la Tierra al Cielo

As a prelude to the main events, an exhibition titled “De la Tierra al Cielo”/ “From Earth to Sky” will take place on Friday, August 18th at 7:00 pm in the heart of downtown Tahmek. This event aims to deepen the connection between the municipality’s residents and the historical festivities dedicated to the local patron, San Lorenzo. Attendees will have the chance to purchase small-format balloons, enjoy a documentary screening, explore a photo exhibition, and conclude the celebrations with traditional dance.

Don't Miss Out

Let's see the sky shine!

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