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2021 H-E-B | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival – CANCELLED!
September 19, 2021 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Plano Balloon Festival, Inc. has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 H-E-B Central Market Plano Balloon Festival that was scheduled for September 17 – 19. With the continued increase in COVID cases, specifically the Delta Variant, the Festival board and staff has considered the health and safety of our Festival pilots, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, and vendors our top priority. In making this difficult decision we are mindful of the extremely large number of families that attend the event, the majority of which have children under 12 years of age. Providing a safe environment for everyone that visits the event is crucial, especially for our youngest attendees. Safety has been at the forefront of our Festival from the very beginning and that will not change. This was not an easy decision, but the right one to make. We deeply appreciate the support of our partners, sponsors, and the community; and look forward to the best festival ever in 2022.
The H-E-B | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival & Run is really happening September 17-19 at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. Epicureans with delicious appetites know that H-E-B | Central Market, as the title sponsor, is “Really Into Food.” Attendees will experience an enchanting opportunity as balloon enthusiasts who are “Really Into Balloons.”
This year the Festival will implement changes which include modified hours, reduced overall capacity, contactless online ticketing, and VIP packages with private tables located on the launch field. Attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the balloon experience. Balloons will inflate on the field, attendees will be able to interact with the balloon pilots, capture up-close amazing photos, and learn about the sport of hot-air ballooning (weather permitting).
Festival attractions include colorful hot-air balloons, amazing special shapes, the exciting RE/MAX of Texas parachute team, and live entertainment on stage. The Plano Balloon Festival Races are scheduled for Sunday, September 19, 2021.