Drones are not allowed on Park District property, which is where the Festival is located. Furthermore, drones are banned by the Police and the FAA, who control the air rights for the balloon field. So, drones cannot be used on or near the Festival grounds under any circumstance. If they are being used, it is likely that they will be confiscated by the Police, and there could be other penalties, including arrest. We highly discourage anyone from attempting to use drones at or around the Festival grounds.