The Annual Plano Balloon Festival is almost here! This is always a fun time. I never go to the actual festival, but I live a couple of miles from where the balloons take off, so I can see all the action from my back patio or upstairs windows. It's always a beautiful site.
As always, Re/Max is one of the major corporate sponsors. Could you ask for anything less when Re/Max's logo is a hotair balloon?
Festivities kick off next weekend September 19 at 4pm and at 5pm, the Re/Max parachute team will hold their exhibition and at 6pm, Re/Max will present the main Balloon Launch. Festivities go through September 21 at 7pm.
The location, besides my back patio, is at Plano's Oak Point Park. The closest intersection is Shiloh/SpringCreek and Parker Rd. There will be some parking near the park, but DART will also be providing shuttles as traffic can be a pain.
Anyone under 36 inches is FREE, but there is a charge for everyone else. $5 for regular one time admission. $20 for the entire weekend as a 5 time admission. Yes, they charge you each time you come and go. Their website has more details on the prices and discounts available, and the entire schedule of events.
There will be fireworks, music, food, and so much more. Make it an adventure and stay the entire weekend. You can even ride in one of the balloons during the festival if you would like. You must be over the age of 10 and in good health, which I think is subjective. The ride costs $250 a person, but the balloon operator can decline you upon his or her own discretion. Make nice-nice!
Enjoy your weekend!