Plano TX Balloon Festival Sept 16-18 2011

by Loreena Yeo on September 11, 2011

It’s the time of the year again – Plano TX Balloon Festival from Friday September 16 – Sunday September 18 2011. Join us as the hot air balloons fill the skies in Plano TX.

It’s not just hot-air balloons. The weekend is filled with other family-fun activities for the young and not-so-young. Performances by local martial arts schools, gymnastics groups, balloon glow, balloon rides as well as main performance by Cuvee (pronounced Koo-Vay) with their electrifying stage presence. They are known for pumping out energizing renditions of classic R&B, Motown, Rock and Disco dance hits. So, be prepared to spend your entire evening with them. Local vendors will be there to sell food and drinks throughout the 3-day weekend also.

Schedule for Plano Balloon Festival:

Friday September 16:

4:00 P.M. Festival Opens and Bus Service Begins
5:30 P.M. RE/MAX Parachute Team Exhibition
6:00 P.M. Balloon Launch presented by RE/MAX
7:00 P.M. Colt and the Old 45’s in Concert on the KLUV Main Stage
8:00 P.M. Balloon Glow
8:45 P.M. Family fun-filled Street Dance with Colt and the Old 45’s

Saturday, September 17, 2011

6:00 A.M. Gates & Parking Lots Open and Bus Service Begins
6:30 A.M. Pre-Launch Balloon Glow – “Wake up Plano”
7:00 A.M. Balloon Launch
8:00 A.M. Balloon Fly-In Competition
8:00 A.M. WOGA Gymnastics performs on the KLUV Main Stage
9:00 A.M. Shaolin Wu-Yi Institute performs on the KLUV Main Stage
4:00 P.M. Barstool Phophets in Concert on the KLUV Main Stage
5:30 P.M. RE/MAX Parachute Team Exhibition
6:00 P.M. Balloon Launch presented by InTouch Credit Union
6:30 P.M. Special Shape Presentation
7:00 P.M. Cuvee in Concert on the KLUV Main Stage presented by Time Warner Cable
8:00 P.M. Balloon Glow presented by Central Market
8:30 P.M. Cuvee in Concert on the KLUV Main Stage presented by Time Warner Cable
9:00 P.M. Spectacular Fireworks Show
9:30 P.M. Cuvee in Concert on the KLUV Main Stage presented by Time Warner Cable

Sunday, September 18, 2011

6:00 A.M. Gates & Parking Lots Open and Bus Service Begins
6:30 A.M. Pre-Launch Balloon Glow – “Wake up Plano”
7:00 A.M. Balloon Launch presented by the City of Plano
7:30 A.M. Plano Balloon Festival Fun Run, 5K and Half Marathon
8:00 A.M. Balloon Fly-In Competition
8:30 A.M. Signed Sealed Delivered in Concert on the KLUV Main Stage
10:00 A.M. Run Awards Ceremony
4:30 P.M. Sister Grove Reunion featuring Lauren Kent in Concert on the KLUV Main Stage
5:30 P.M. RE/MAX Parachute Team Exhibition
6:00 P.M. Balloon Launch presented by State Farm Insurance
7:00 P.M. Festival Closes

Ticket Prices:

General Admission $5
Discounted Admission (9am – 3pm) $4
Senior (65+) $1 OFF
Children under 36 inches FREE

Parking: $10 per vehicle

Collin College Spring Creek Campus
2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, Texas 75074

Oak Point Recreation Center
Jupiter and Spring Creek Parkway

First United Methodist Church
Parker and Spring Creek Parkway

Off-site Parking: $5 per vehicle

Plano Centre
2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, Texas 75074

The weather is expected to be in the high of 93-95 degrees (usually by 4pm). Feel free to bring your coolers, lawn chairs and mats to enjoy the annual Plano balloon festival event.

Below is the Balloon Festival video:

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