31st Plano Balloon Festival 2010 Kicked to Start Today

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The 31st annual Plano Balloon festival has started from Friday 17th September, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Point Park in Plano, Texas and it will continue till Sunday. The festival has opened the celebrations with more than 110 hot air balloons.

Oak Point Park is situated approximately 40 miles SE of Denton. Plano Balloon Festival is full of enjoyment and excitement for the Texas residents and it will entertain them throughout the weekend till Sunday. The festival will be featuring a number of entertaining activities like food, music, arts and crafts for its visitors including fireworks as well as sky diving. Thrilling fireworks and adventurous skydiving are specially arranged for adventure lovers. Children are encouraged to participate in this festival with many activities being available for the younger members in any family.

31st Plano Balloon Festival 2010 Kicked to Start Today31st Plano Balloon Festival 2010 Kicked to Start Today

It offers entertainment to all age-group on reasonable and discounted admission fees. Every year this festival is held in September in the city of Plano, Texas. This is one of largest celebration of Texas City, drawing in excess of 90,000 attendees. The Festival has also developed into an important fundraiser for local nonprofit organizations. A general schedule includes five hot air balloon launches a large Kids Fun Zone, a stage showcasing local community acts, live bands Friday and Saturday night, sky divers, fireworks, and balloon night glows.

Hot air balloon festivals are becoming more famous around the US, though that enthusiasm has yet to spread to passenger airships. This year 36 new nonprofits are participating, including the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County, SPCA of Texas and the Plano Symphony Orchestra.

The Balloon launching has begun from Friday at 6pm and on Saturday and Sunday it will start from 7pm and 6pm subsequently. New to Plano skies this year are Annie the Lady Bug Balloon, Clown-N-Around and Shroom with a View.  Children shorter than 36” are free of charge and senior citizens (age 65 and older) receive a $1 discount. General admission fee is discounted by $4 from 09:00 A.M to 03:00 P.M.

The park is located at 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The cost of parking at the festival is $10 and $5 off-site parking is offered.

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