Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates of the festival in the coming years?
2014 - September 19, 20, and 21
2015 - September 18, 19, and 20
2016 - September 23, 24, and 25
2017 - September 22, 23, and 24
Where is the festival?
Oak Point Park, Plano, Texas
2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074
Is there an admission fee?
Yes, the admission fee is $5 for one-time entry | $1 Off for Senior's 65 and over | Free for Kids 36" and under
Is there a parking fee?
Yes, Prime Parking is $10 per car for one-time entry and Offsite Parking is $5 per car for one-time entry. Click here for a list of Parking Locations
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets will be available for purchase at the admission gate; however, by purchasing a ticket in advance you bypass the box office and go straight to the admission gate. Presale Tickets will be available in mid August. Check back then to purchase your tickets inadvance.
How much are the inflatable rides in the Central Market Kids Fun Zone?
Rides vary in price from $1-$4
Two Ticket Booths are located within the Central Market Kids Fun Zone
All Day Play Wristbands are $20 | Individual Tickets are $2 each
Game Vendors and Face Painting are excluded. Prices vary and vendors accept cash
Are there free Kids Activities?
Yes, the Kids Korner is a large tent located within the Central Market Kids Fun Zone. Children rotate among different art and craft stations.
Can I bring my pet?
We strongly discourage people from bringing pets. Pets become very anxious and agitated by the high pitched sound the balloon burners make as they inflate and launch.
Can I bring a cooler?
We do not prohibit coolers; however, we do strongly discourage people from bringing them. Our mission is to provide nonprofit agencies an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for their programs and services. Several of our food vendors are nonprofit agencies.
What is appropriate to wear?
The festival takes place outside so it can be HOT - dress accordingly. Wear comfortable shoes and don't forget your sunscreen.
Can I bring blankets and/or chairs to the Festival?
Absolutely, we encourage attendees to bring their own blankets and chairs. The sloped viewing area is grass, so a blanket or lawn chair is great for viewing the balloon launch field.
A compact flashlight might be helpful when walking to and from your vehicle.
Is there Handicap Accessible Parking?
Yes, Handicap Parking is located in the Prime Parking Lot at Collin College (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75074)