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Events in Plano

Plano Texas is an active and lively community with many events of interest to our out of town guests and local community throughout the year. Ethnic festivals, arts and crafts fairs, exciting theatre, sporting events and much more are included in the calendar of events. Use the easy search box below to find out what is going on during your visit or plan your next trip to Plano around one of these great events. If you are interested in having an event listed on our calendar, you can Submit an Event here.

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InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival

The Plano Balloon Festival is Ready for Launch!

45-50 hot air balloons from around the world will take to the sky September 21-23 for the 2018 InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. Join in the celebration at this spectacular three day event. It will be an action packed weekend with balloon launches and glows, concerts, fireworks, food, live music and a parachute exhibition.  You don’t want to miss the largest balloon festival in Texas!

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. #PlanoBalloon 

There will be a half marathon, relay, 5K run/walk and 1-mile Fun Run again this year. See separate website for more details. Click here for hotel packages.

Friday:  4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday:  6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday:  6:00 am – 7:00 pm

General Admission Entrance Fee:
$10 – Day Ticket (valid for one day)
$20 – Weekend Ticket (valid all three days)
$5 – Kids 3-12 years old and Seniors 65 and older (valid for one day)

Free for Kids 36 inches and under

Photos courtesy of Plano Balloon Festival, Inc.

Plano Balloon Festival

Event Details

Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Website
Amphitheater at Oak Point Park
2801 E Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX 75074 United States
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Cost: $10 – $20