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.