65th Birthday Celebration(s)

At the Beach – June 2024

At Balloon Race – October 2024

Balloons on the beach





Choose Your Event

We are celebrating 65 with two events – One at the Beach, and one at 2024 Balloon Race. Come enjoy!

Where to Stay

Click below for a list of Accommodations for either event. Rooms are limited for Balloon Race, so start early!


Contact Kathy Graning or Lea Ann (Eidt) Ray if you have specific questions, or need to update or cancel.

Register Early

Commit to a few days of fun with friends from days gone by. It will be a time for reminiscing and grand storytelling (just in case you forgot!!)

Musical Entertainment at the Beach Party is New Orleans’ own 3rd Street Band

From the home of jazz and blues, we have very special entertainment booked for the Beach Celebration, coming all the way from New Orleans, LA. They play a great mix of genre’ including our favorites from the 70’s and 80’s!

Send digital photos for us to add to the site and enjoy memories!

Gather up all of your old photos, take a picture with your smartphone, and email them to us, so we can add to the site. At the Birthday Party, we will give away some nice prizes for the most outlandish memories!

Accommodations at the Beach

Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Perdido Key make one long stretch of beach bliss, crossing over the Alabama and Florida state lines. There are high-rise luxury condos, beach bungalows, resort condos and cottages, and RV parks. Pick your passion!

There is so much to do at the beach — From hiking in the natural parks, to relaxing at a spa, a variety of shops and restaurants, and activities like golfing, tennis, biking, & para sailing, or just relax on the beach!

Accommodations in Natchez

Even though it is Balloon Race in Natchez, and the biggest tourist season of the year, there are still a few places available for rent. Check out some of these options.

In Natchez, you will enjoy the good food, the Friday night Balloon Glow, Festival events on Saturday, and Live Music all weekend! Accommodations are limited, so reserve your space early!

Contact Us For More Info

The coordinators for the event check email regularly. Please let us know if you have any questions, or issues with your bookings.