The Highland Village Lions Club Foundation will host their 28th annual Balloon Festival and Fair from August 14 through 16, at Unity Park, located 2.5 miles west of I-35 East.Attendees will enjoy seeing hot air balloons float serenely over the park, along with many other fun activities, including balloon ascensions,balloon glows and tethered balloon rides.
There will be 5K and 1K hot air races beginning at 8a.m. Saturday. A classic car show and contest of more than 100 vehicles begins at 10a.m.,and local entries are welcome. For early risers,there is breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings to fuel the balloon watchers.
The Lions will be conducting free vision screening for ages 6 months and up, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and noon to 7p.m. Saturday. Eyeglass and cellphone donations will be accepted at the event.
Admission is free for the festival. A$5 donation for parking is requested. Location: 2200 Briar hill Blvd.,Highland Village,TX. For a full schedule of events or to register for a race, visit LionsBalloonFest.com .