The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival is coming up the first weekend of May and you can volunteer to be a crew member.
This year’s festival kicks off Thursday, May 5th, with a balloon glow at Tanger Outlets in Foley. Festival grounds are open on Friday and Saturday.
Volunteers will be needed Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Crew members will get an up-close look at the launch and flight of the balloons. Volunteers also get a free t-shirt and may even be able to fly with their assigned pilot.
To volunteer, you must be at least 16 years old and be able to lift 20 pounds or more. To sign up, click here. If you don’t want to volunteer as a crew member, but you’d still like to help at the Festival, click here.