Annual festival sponsored by InTouch Credit Union hosts 40 hot air balloons for three-day weekend in Plano, Texas.
PLANO, Texas, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 2017 InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival kicks off on Friday, September 22 and continues through Sunday, September 24 at Oak Point Park. This year is the 38th for the three-day event that includes a Pyrotex orchestrated Fireworks Show presented by Bimbo Bakeries USA, exhibitions by the RE/MAX of Texas Parachute Skydiver Team, inflatable rides and activities in the Central Market Kids Fun Zone, Balloon Glow presented by State Farm, and hot air balloon activities presented by the City of Plano.
Festival attendees have a variety of food vendors thanks to the participation of more than 40 local non-profit agencies, corporate restaurants, concessionaires, and vendors. The famous Plano Rotary Club funnel cakes, mouthwatering Dickey's barbecue, Texas Skillet Burritos, Conway's Corndogs and Fresh Lemonade include a few of the delicious menu items available for purchase. Tethered rides in a hot air balloon will be offered during regularly scheduled balloon activities and tickets may be purchased on-site, $25 for adults and $15 for children age 6-12 years old. Free bus services is offered if you want to hop on the "balloon flyer" from the DART Parker Road Station and buses run continuously during festival hours. The Event Site Map provides alternate parking and all entrance locations.
The KLUV Main Stage has a full line-up featuring Limelight presented by Direct Energy, on Friday, September 22nd at 4:00 p.m. with two additional performances at 7:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Moving Colors presented by Verizon is set to rock the stage on Saturday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Additional entertainment on the KDFW FOX 4 Community Stage includes a full schedule of talented local groups and performers:
Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00 AM Plano Children's Theatre
11:00 AM Golden Autumn – Chinese Dance and Music Show
1:00 PM Pogue Entertainment Group
2:00 PM Lee's US Taekwondo
3:00 PM Griffin Holtby
4:00 PM Events in Motion
5:00 PM Shufflin' Shoes Cloggers
6:00 PM Centre for Dance
Sunday, September 24, 2017
8:00 AM The Dance Movement's Fusion Performance Company
9:00 AM Pogue Entertainment Group
10:00 AM Showtime Dance
11:00 AM Pogue Entertainment Group
Noon Plano Symphony Orchestra
2:00 PM Fenton's Dance Factory
3:00 PM Jiaping Shi Dance School / Chinese Classical Dance
3:30 PM Choa Phra Ya Thai Classical Dance
General runner registration for the Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon, Relay, Sky High Challenge, 5K and 1K is only available online at www.pbfraces.org. The gates open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 and the complete schedule for the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival may be found at www.planoballoonfest.org.
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About Plano Balloon Festival, Inc.
The Plano Balloon Festival, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organized in 1987 for the purpose of staging a premier community-based and family-oriented hot air balloon event, offering other local non-profits volunteer opportunities within the Festival operations. The Plano Balloon Festival, Inc. makes a direct impact on the Collin County community by dispersing funds to participating non-profit agencies and has donated more than $3 million since inception.
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