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The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is excited to announce our 18th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally, which marks finale weekend of the Medora Musical on September 12 and 13.

This year will be the largest event ever with 14 balloons taking to the sky each morning. Viewing the launch is open to the public and provides an incredible and rare photo opportunity for guests. Rides in the balloon are by invite-only to close friends of TRMF.

The balloon launch point is the grassy lot south of the Medora Campground, next to the city pool and tennis courts and the balloons will fly with the wind.

Hot Air Balloon Tentative Launch Schedule

Saturday morning

Pilot Briefing 5:15 a.m.

Passengers arrive 5:45 a.m.

(in air 6:30 a.m.-land 8 a.m.)

Sunday morning

Pilot Briefing 5:15 a.m.

Passengers arrive 5:45 a.m.

(in air 6:30 a.m.-land 8 a.m.)

The hot air balloon launch both days is contingent on the weather.

The 5th Annual kite rally is open to the public to participate at the Burning Hills Amphitheatre. Guests are welcome to come watch the kites take to the skies or bring their own kites and join in on the fun.

Kite Fest Tentative Schedule


Kites flying from approximately 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. MDT weather permitting.

Saturday and Sunday

Kites flying from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MDT weather permitting.

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