What are the dates of the festival in the coming years?
2017 - September 22, 23, and 24
2018 - September 21, 22, and 23
Where does the festival take place?
Oak Point Park, Plano, Texas
2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Is there an admission?
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.
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 beginning September 1st.
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
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 places outside so it can be HOT - dress accordingly. Wear comfortable walking 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 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 Parking?
Yes, Handicap Parking is located in the Prime Parking Lot at Collin College (2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX 75013).