Find a back issue

  • Neighborhoods
  • Best of Big D

Making Dallas Even Better

Find an Event


Plano Balloon Festival

Plano Balloon Festival
Balloon glow.


Oak Point Park
2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway Plano, TX 75074
Get Directions »
(972) 867-7566 (phone)


  1. September 16, 2011 4pm-10pm
  2. September 17, 2011 6am-10pm
  3. September 18, 2011 6am-7pm


We're leery enough of flying as it, so we certainly have no interest in going up in a contraption that you can literally fall out of as it's hoisting you in the air against nature's will. But we'll happily watch others do it while stuffing our face with hot dogs and listening to live music. Which is why the Plano Balloon Festival is perfect for us. Not only do you get to see the pretty balloons and all the fun activities that go along with them—like balloon glows, mass launches, and even a fly-in competition, where pilots chuck bean bags from their balloons at a target on the ground—but you also get food, fireworks, and plenty of other festival fun.


$5 general admission

Liz's Picks

Newsletter Signup

Sign up to our newsletters to get top news stories and breaking alerts delivered to your email inbox.

Current Issues