Save the date for the 2018 InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival, September 21-23 at Plano’s Oak Point Park.
2018 mark’s 39 years of Ballooning in Plano, Texas. Join in the Celebration at the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival, a spectacular three-day event beginning at 4:00 pm Friday, September 21st at Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074.
This weekend event offers something for everyone; Limelight band presented by Direct Energy and Moving Colors presented by Verizon on the KLUV main stage, Saturday evening a spectacular fireworks show presented by Bimbo Bakeries USA, entertainment on the KDFW Fox 4 Community Stage, cool rides in the Central Market Kids Fun Zone, the RE/MAX of Texas Parachute Team Exhibition, an enormous variety of food to tempt your taste buds, merchandise and handmade products showcased, and more than 45 incredible hot air balloons. The balloons will launch Friday at 6:00 pm, Saturday at 7:00 am and 6:00 pm, and Sunday at 7:00 am and 6:00 pm (weather permitting). 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 evenings 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. The balloon glow is a MUST see presented by the City of Plano! FEEL IT… An action packed weekend of skydivers, hot air balloons, concerts, a huge kid’s fun zone, merchandise vendors, corporate exhibitors and variety of foods…young and old have much in common when they are enjoying the colorful balloons that will fill the skies over Plano, Texas.
Hop on the “Balloon Flyer” from the DART Parker Road Station because buses run continuously during the festival operating hours. General admission is only $5 and kids under 36? enter free! Come make memories with your family.
There will be a half marathon, relay, 5K run/walk and 1-mile Fun Run again this year. See www.planoballoonfest.org/p/about/runs for more details. For hotel packages go to www.planoballoonfest.org/p/about/hotels.
Friday, September 21: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 22: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 23: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
GENERAL ADMISSION ENTRANCE FEE
$10 Daily Entry, $20 Weekend Ticket, $5 Kids 3-12 years old & Seniors 65 and older, Free for Kids 36” and under