Plano Balloon Festival

>> Wednesday, September 3, 2008

As one of the Plano / Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex's most proven family events and Texas' largest balloon event, The 2007 Plano Balloon Festival has a tremendous amount to offer to its advertisers, sponsors and the community.
Over the past twenty-seven years the Festival has attracted weekend crowds in excess of 80,000 people as one of the largest events in the metroplex with strong family and above average income demographics. Expanded from five ballooning events to a full weekend of activities including performing arts stages, children's hands-on activities and more. Received wide coverage in all media, especially radio, television, and newspaper including national coverage. The Festival has been designated as the Balloon Capital of Texas and honored by support from Federal, State, and Local government figures and agencie such as the Governor of Texas, The Federal Aviation Administration,Mayor and City Council of Plano,Plano Parks and Recreation Board,Plano Convention and Visitors Bureau,and Plano Fire Department's "Learn Not to Burn" Program. The Festival has raised over 2 million dollars for local nonprofit organizations through community involvement in the Festival.
Performers: The Plano Balloon Festival, a spectacular three-day event beginning at 4:00pm Friday, September 21nd at Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, will provide spectators an action packed weekend. This week-end event offers something for everyone; Entertainment on the Field Stage, Saturday Evening Spectacular Fireworks Show, Special Kids Activities, and of course the Incredible Hot Air Balloons. The balloons will launch Friday at 6:00pm, Saturday at 7:00am and 6:00pm, and Sunday at 7:00am and 6:00pm (weather permitting).
Location: Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve
Times: Please check Performer area below for descriptions and times.


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