at 2801 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, 75074 United States
The official page of the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival at Oak Point Park in Plano, TX www.planoballoonfest.org #PlanoBalloon SEE IT...as thousands of smiling faces are awestruck by the vision of hot air balloons filling the sky with a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes. HEAR IT...Friday and Saturday evening as the roar of burners being ignited adds to the thrill of seeing special shapes and colorful balloons set against the back drop of the dark night sky. FEEL IT...an an overwhelming sense of delight spreads over you as you experience the wonders of the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival. Date(s): September 21, 2018 - 4pm to 10pm September 22, 2018 - 6am to 10pm September 23, 2018 - 6am to 7pm Festival Location: Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074 Award-winning three day festival September 21-23, 2018 located in the City of Plano, the official Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas. The InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival features 40-50 colorful hot air balloons, live entertainment on two stages, food vendors galore, arts and crafts booths, kids fun zone, corporate exhibitors, parachute team exhibition, and fireworks show presented by Bimbo Bakeries USA. The weekend also includes the Plano Balloon Festival Races: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K fun run. #PlanoBalloon #PBFRaces www.planoballoonfest.org www.pbfraces.org The Plano Balloon Festival, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to producing a family oriented, high quality event that offers other local non-profits an opportunity to assist in the operations of the Festival. Over the past 37 years, in excess of 2.5 million dollars has been dispersed to a variety of local nonprofit organizations…directly impacting individuals in our community! INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/planoballoon/ PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/planoballoon/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/PlanoBalloon FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/planoballoon YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa6fTnFUxIcRVhsO8CXRbcg Frequently Asked Questions Where does the festival take place? Oak Point Park, Plano, Texas 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway How many hot air balloons will be at the festival? https://www.planoballoonfest.org/p/about/balloon-photos Is there an admission? Yes, the admission fee is $10 per day | $20 Weekend Ticket | $5 Kids 3-12 years old and Seniors 65 and over | Free for Kids 36" and under. Is there a parking fee? Yes, Prime Parking is $10 per car for one-time entry and Offsite Parking is $5 per car for one-time entry. Where can I purchase tickets? Tickets will be available for purchase at the admission gate; however, by purchasing a ticket in advance you bypass the box office and go straight to the admission gate. Presale Tickets will be available beginning September 1st. How much are the inflatable rides in the Central Market Kids Fun Zone? Rides vary in price from $1-$4. Two Ticket Booths are located within the Central Market Kids Fun Zone. All Day Play Wristbands are $20 | Individual Tickets are $2 Game Vendors and Face Painting are excluded. Prices vary and vendors accept cash. Are there free Kids Activities? Yes, the Kids Korner is a large tent located within the Central Market Kids Fun Zone. Children rotate among different art and craft stations. Can I bring my pet? We strongly discourage people from bringing pets. Pets become very anxious and agitated by the high pitched sound the balloon burners make as they inflate and launch. Can I bring a cooler? We do not prohibit coolers; however, we do strongly discourage people from bringing them. Our mission is to provide nonprofit agencies an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for their programs and services. Several of our food vendors are nonprofit agencies. What is appropriate to wear? The festival takes places outside so it can be HOT - dress accordingly. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and don't forget your sunscreen. Can I bring blankets and/or chairs to the Festival? Absolutely, we encourage attendees to bring their own blankets and chairs. The sloped viewing area is grass, so blanket or lawn chair is great for viewing the balloon launch field. A compact flashlight might be helpful when walking to and from your vehicle. Is there Handicap Parking? Yes, Handicap Parking is located in the Prime Parking Lot at Collin College (2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX 75074).
Award Winning three day Festival located in Plano, Texas - the Balloon Capital of Texas. 40-50 Colorful Hot Air Balloons Half Marathon, 5K Run and 1K Fun Run/Walk Live Entertainment on two Stages Corporate Exhibitors showcasing their Products and Services Food Vendors Galore Vendors selling a wide variety of Arts, Crafts and Handmade Products Huge Kids Fun Zone including a Toddler Zone that caters to our smallest guests Fireworks Show presented by Bimbo Bakeries USA The Plano Balloon Festival Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 agency that is dedicated to educating attendees about hot air ballooning and producing a family oriented, high quality event that offers other local non-profits an opportunity to assist in the operations of the Festival. Our objective is to offer the participating non-profit agencies an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for their programs and services…thus enhancing the quality of life for all of us.
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