Celina Balloon Festival and Family Fun Day

The eighth annual Celina Balloon Festival and Family Fun Day will take place from September 13 to 15, at Old Celina Park, in Celina. The family-friendly event offers carnival rides, live entertainment, art and craft booths, food vendors, helicopter rides, games, a children’s pavilion and more.

This year’s Balloon Festival will feature a number of colorful hot air balloons, including the special shape balloon Pigasus, and several balloons will inflate for a “balloon glow” event Friday and Saturday evening. The festival also includes RC airplane shows, helicopter rides and a 40-foot zipline that allows riders to fly through the air.

Activities on the ground include live music from several North Texas entertainers, more than 100 vendor booths, a giant 150-foot slide, midway games, a classic car show, a beer garden for adults and carnival rides, including a 65-foot Ferris wheel. Kid-focused activities include a petting zoo, bounce houses and face painting.

Festival activities begin Friday at 5 p.m. and balloons lift off Saturday morning at 7 a.m. General admission is $5, with children 5 and under free. Parking is $5.

Location: 12670 FM 428, Celina. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit CelinaBalloonFestival.com.

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