Plano Balloon Festival
September 21, 22 and 23 are the days for Texans to celebrate and whole of the
Aiva the cow to Felix the cat.
The spectators who assemble to participate in this grand gala exceed several thousands all flock to this place for merry making when it is cool in
September 21 to 23.
It all began on 4 PM .yesterday (Friday, 21st September, 2007) with the beginning of the bus-service followed by parachute exhibition sponsored by RE/MAX (it is not just watching the 75 cleverly and artistically made hot air balloons taking place there, when the sky is all filled with colorful balloons and the parachute divers who make intrinsic patterns, the ground is a flurry of activities, dances, top artists performing, and stages set for locally groomed artists to make a debut before large audience who have flocked from all parts of the US. A recent trend is that even foreign tourists in the
Have a ride.
Admissions cost only $ 8 for a full day to the venue, this does not include $ 5 to be paid to separate events. Saturday and Sunday witness two balloon launches one each at 7 am and 6 pm respectively. Of the crowds many request to have a ride in these hot air balloons, it is allowed for a fee of $ 250, yet there are not enough seats in these balloons. The pilot of the balloon selects the riders based upon his discretionary powers. Children below 10 are not admitted and those below 18 only with parental consent, pregnant ladies please excuse this ride is not for you –for the present. Those who have been recently discharged from hospitals and those with fractures on the bones also are exempted. Even those who are perfectly fit cannot be admitted as seats are limited and requests are many.
of Saturday Kraig Parker’s ‘Elvis Pressley’ is there to thrill the spectators ( this in concept of KLUV Movin stage. At 8 - 45 pm Kraig Parker is there to lead the street dances.
A short description of the programs may be given below for those who wish to be there on Sunday. . Gates and parking lots open and the bus service begins.
6-30 am. Dawn patrol – wake up
. Balloon launch.
1 pm. Singer/ glitterati show case in the movin stage.
4 pm. EDS Jazz Ensemble in concert.
RE/ MAX Sky dive.
close. It is the entertainment people seek themselves is the core of all celebrations as family fun filled street dances singing and performances of local artists in the special stages etc add color to the whole events. ‘Lite up the night’ with the new 103.7 fm ballroom show.
Not just seeing and hearing.
The roles played by non profit organizations can never be ignored as the real service rendered comes free and those are from these NPOs, in the last (2006) festival about 37 such organizations took part in it. It has been noticed as a trend in the
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