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2024 marks 43 years of Ballooning in Plano and Collin County! Join in the Celebration at the H-E-B | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival, a spectacular four-day event beginning at 5:00pm Thursday, September 19th at Oak Point Park / Red Tail Pavilion, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074. This weekend event offers something for everyone; entertainment on the Main Stage, special kids activities, sky divers, an enormous variety of food to tempt your taste buds, merchandise and handmade products showcased, and of course the incredible hot air balloons. The balloons will be in the park Thursday at 7:00pm, Friday at 7:00pm, Saturday at 7:00am and 7:00pm, and Sunday at 7:00am (weather permitting).

Interested in staying one night or the entire weekend at one of our local hotels? Many are offering Weekend Packages that include tickets to the Festival. Check out the Accommodations page for phone numbers and addresses for many local hotels.
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