The InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival began in 1980 in the City of Plano, and new for 2018 is a spacious location to set-up balloon operations headquarters.  More than 50 hot air balloon pilots and hundreds of crew members will be hosted by Celebration Event Center located at the Northwest corner of Custer Road and Park Blvd.


“The pilots and balloon crew members will be extremely excited and wowed by the amazing Celebration Event Center and Ballroom.  In the 39 years of Plano Balloon Festival pilot and crew functions, this facility is offering the very best place for their gatherings,” states Jo Via, Executive Director for the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival.


The three-day festival weekend is September 21-23 and the majority of the 10,000 square ft facility, including the Large Ballroom, is to be used exclusively by pilots and crew. There are a few regularly scheduled classes that will continue in rooms located within the building such as Zumba, Martial Arts, and Bollywood Dance.


“We started hosting some of the local Plano ISD events, the City of Plano’s Park & Recreation Senior Dance, and word got out about our facility. Before we knew it, we’re hosting the Plano Balloon Festival pilots and crew,” says Paul Martin for Celebration Event Center & Ballroom. 


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“My parents originally moved to Plano in 1974 and my mom opened her first dance studio in downtown Plano called Tap & Toe Gymnastics. In 1976 she relocated when we built our facility in its current location. She retired from teaching in 1996 and rented out the facility until 2010 when we started Celebration Event Center & Ballroom. We used to go to the Plano Balloon Festival when I was younger,” says owner Paul Martin. 

Celebration Event Center and Ballroom has a maximum capacity of 350, no restrictions on catering, a 5,000 square foot dance floor, stage for band or DJ, ample parking, private security is included, along with many other featured accommodations. Mention this article and receive a special discount of $500 off any full package price if booked during August thru November 2018.


Contact the owner Paul Martin via email info@celebrateplano.com or call 972-596-5553.  Follow on Facebook, Twitter, or read a review featured in the Perfect Wedding Guide.  #CelebratePlano #CelebrationEventCenter


Tickets to the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival are available online or at the gate. #PlanoBalloon #PlanoBalloonFestival

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