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Recap: Plano Balloon Festival 2017

Once again, the Plano Balloon Festival was a fantastic success. For the first time ever, festival goers were allowed to walk the field during the Balloon Glow. It was truly a wonderful experience for kids and adults!

The Plano Balloon Festival, founded in 1980, is a 3-day festival celebrated at Oak Point Park in Plano, Texas. The festival, which takes place in September each year, includes multiple balloon launches (weather permitting), Balloon Glows, a 5K fun run and a half-marathon. There’s also a parachute jump, a kids fun-zone and lot’s of fair food and fun things to buy! Find out more at  


Check out more photos of the festival here:

Cori Baker
Cori Baker is a journalist and photographer based in Plano, Texas. Cori is an alumna of Plano Senior High School and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's in Journalism and a minor in business.

Cori has worked as an intern for KUT Radio, Austin's NPR affiliate station, a photographer for Reporting Texas, and is currently the Creative Assistant at the Plano Profile. Her work has been featured on Reporting Texas, Orange Magazine, Plano Profile, and the Austin American-Statesman.


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