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The major draw for this Balloon Festival will be the 40 magnificent, colorful, hot air balloons. Fun for all ages, are the Special Shapes that attend the festival. The 12 featured Special Shapes that participated last year included: The New Tweetie, Bimbo Bear, High Kitty, TeAmo, Kermie, Simba, Shamrock, Puddy, Mr. Biddle, Owlbert Eyenstein, Peg Leg Pete the Pirate Parrot, and the always popular High Jack.


For the adventurous, the RE/MAX of Texas parachute team will perform Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons at 5:30pm by jumping from their plane over the park and landing right in the middle of the launch field.


Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday local bands will keep you on your toes playing songs you know and love.
Performing on the KLUV Main stage Friday Night is DownTown Fever presented by Metro by T-Mobile. DowntownFever is a high energy group comprised of the most talented musicians Dallas has to offer. With a versatile song list ranging from Frank Sinatra to the hits of today, they will keep us on our feet all night long.
Performing on the KLUV Main stage Saturday Night is Moving Colors Band presented by T-Mobile. Moving Colors Band plays all your favorites from the 80's, 90's and today! Not only do they have fun performing, but often times they incorporate painting, beating on buckets/trash cans, and even handstands on stage! Their high energy performance will not disappoint!


Friday and Saturday evening catch the BOOM, BANG, and SIGHT of the spectacular Fireworks presented by Bimbo. The Festival fireworks show is custom designed and orchestrated by Pyrotex providing an amazing array of colors in the night sky.


Ticket Booths open Friday 4:00PM - 9:00PM | Saturday 8:00AM - 9:00PM | Sunday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Rides open Friday 4:00PM - 10:00PM | Saturday 8:00AM - 10:00PM | Sunday 8:00AM - 7:00PM

Rides vary in price from $2-$4
All Day Play Wristbands available for $20
Individual Ride Tickets available for $2 each

Enjoy the fun and interactive inflatable rides this year in the Kids Fun Zone. Race through the obstacle courses, zip down the huge slides, ride the pirate ship or the berry-go-round. Be sure to check out the “Toddler Zone.” Designed with young toddlers in mind, they can experience the fun of inflatables that are just their size. Children can enjoy the creative make and take art activities in our FREE Kids Korner as they make their way through the different craft stations. Get your Face Painted and explore music at the Plano Symphony Orchestra Instrument Area.


The KDFW FOX 4 Community Stage offers the perfect venue for local performing groups. Throughout the weekend numerous dance troupes and martial arts teams perform on the Community Stage.


Friday and Saturday evenings, some of the balloons will provide a breathtaking sight as they inflate and glow after it gets dark. They are a must see!
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