SOAR NWA at Drake Field
August, 2019

SOAR NWA at Drake Field

Fayetteville and the surrounding Ozark hills are picturesque year-round, but with a little bit of distance between your feet and the ground, the view gets even more gorgeous. August 2019 will usher in an inaugural event to Northwest Arkansas, SOAR NWA—a spectacular celebration of hot air balloons and all kinds of aeronautics action.

For those who have bucket lists that mention a hot air balloon ride or skydiving, this action-packed day may just be the way to satisfy those wishes! If you’re not one for getting airborne, the morning and evening views of bright, stunning balloons will create memories of a lifetime.

Taking place at Drake Field Airport in south Fayetteville on Saturday, August 24, a very full lineup of activities is planned for participants of all ages. The fun begins at 7 a.m. and includes:

  • Tethered hot air balloon rides (weather permitting)
  • Hot air balloons in flight (weather permitting)
  • Skydiving (pre-registration required)
  • Helicopter rides
  • Skydiving show
  • Balloon pilot meet & greet with balloon baskets
  • Pancake breakfast at the Arkansas Air & Military Museum
  • Kid Zone
  • Main stage musical entertainment
  • Car show
  • Beer garden
  • Nighttime balloon glow

Proceeds from SOAR NWA will support Open Avenues, a regional organization that has been providing life-enhancing opportunities for individuals with disabilities since 1975.

To purchase tickets and keep up to date about all SOAR NWA details, visit and the Open Avenues Facebook page.

Additional Info

  • Event date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
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