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Go to the Plano Balloon Festival

The roar of the burners, the acid-trip palette, the glow of the open flame against the evening sky—what’s not to love about the Plano Balloon Festival? Nothing, as proven by the 95,000 spectators who flock to Oak Point Park each fall to get an up-close look at the gondolas’ basketry, the silky envelopes, and the counterweights. If you’re a first-timer, expect five launch times, bands on Friday and Saturday nights, skydivers, fireworks, and a stiff neck the following day.  Photography courtesy of Plano Balloon Festival
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