The Plano Balloon Festival, Inc. Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 H-E-B | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival that was scheduled for September 17 - 19. With the continued increase in COVID cases, specifically the Delta Variant, the Festival board and staff has considered the health and safety of our Festival volunteers, pilots, vendors, sponsors and attendees our top priority. In making this difficult decision we are mindful of the extremely large number of families that attend the event, the majority of which have children under 12 years of age. Providing a safe environment for everyone that visits the event is crucial, especially for our youngest attendees. Safety has been at the forefront of our Festival from the very beginning and that will not change. This was not an easy decision, but the right one to make. We deeply appreciate the support of our partners, volunteers, sponsors, and the community; and look forward to the best festival ever in 2022. PBF Races - 10K, 5K and 1K have NOT been canceled and are scheduled to take place Sunday, September 19. Click here for Race Details.