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God’s Leading Ladies Enrichment Program – Potter’s House Dallas – Sept. 14th

11 Sep

2011 Plano Balloon Festival

8 Sep

Float on over to Oak Point Park in Plano for a beautiful display of hot air balloons. InTouch Credit Union is sponsoring the 2011 Balloon Festival of Plano. The festival will go on for 3 days as North Texans of all ages stand in awe at the kaleidoscope of colors filling the sky. Not only will there be hot air balloons, but also skydivers, fireworks, concerts, a kid’s fun zone, vendors, corporate exhibitors, a balloon glow and food of course! Fly up, up and away on the weekend of September 16-18.

Although this event isn’t Free, the cost for admission isn’t high at all. If you go between 9am and 3pm, you can pay the discounted admission of $4 but general 1-time admission is $5. Seniors 65 and older get $1 off admission while children under 36 inches are allowed in Free! If you’re interested in becoming a “Freind of the Festival” you can enjoy VIP Treatment and a more exclusive experience of the Balloon Festival with the following packages.

As far as parking goes it is $10 for Prime Parking (at Collin College Spring Creek Campus, Oak Point Rec Center & First United Methodist Church) and off-site parking is $5 (at Collin Creek Church & Plano Centre).

The Plano Balloon Festival Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to educating people about hot air ballooning and producing a family oriented, high quality event that offers other local non-profits the opportunity to assist in the operations of the Festival. This year 36 non-profits and 10 corporate groups will be supporting the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival! It is the objective of the Plano Balloon Festival to offer these participating non-profit agencies the chance to raise funds as well as awareness for their programs and service, and as a result enhance the quality of life for everyone.


This year we’re taking the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival to new heights with balloon rides for the attendees at about $250 per person, but you must be over 10 years old and have made arrangements by the 9th. If you didn’t catch it this year, be sure you do next year!

The State Fair may not be for another couple of weeks, but the list of food that will be sold at the festival is pretty long and will leave you salivating! From turkey legs and spiral cut potatoes to frito pie, fresh squeezed lemonade, roasted corn and snow cones you’ll have no excuse to have left the Balloon Festival hungry. Check out the list of vendors that will be there.

Festival Hours

Friday, Sept 16: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, Sept 17: 6:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, Sept 18: 6:00am – 7:00pm

Just when you thought the festival couldn’t get any bigger, it does! On the final day of the Balloon Fesitval there will be the Inaugural Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon, 5K and 1K Fun Run/Walk. Race day is Sunday, 9/18 and you can click here to register! Each registered runner receives up to 2 tickets to the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival along with VIP Parking! Some snacks will also be provided from Central Market.

Let's leave all the skydiving to the Pros

Plano Balloon Festival Location
2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano 75074

The 8th Annual Kiwanis Butterfly Festival – Southlake

6 Sep

Have you ever met someone that instantly gave you butterflies? What about someone or something that gave you an entire 600 square foot tent full? Well during the second weekend of September Northeast Tarrant County Kiwanis will do just that, and you won’t even have to worry about a kiss at the end of the night. Check out their yearly Butterfly Festival in Southlake!

The 8th annual Butterfly Festival presented by Kiwanis is taking place September 9th through 11th at Southlake Town Square! It will be open come rain or shine (ha, as if we’ll have rain anytime soon) as the tent is underneath a covered pavilion.

The Festival ends Sunday with a Butterfly Release at 5pm

The Butterfly Festival benefits Childrens’ Miracle Network and Kiwanis Children Charities and projects. Hundreds of butterflies are contained in this 600 square foot tent along with local flowering plants which are provided by Mike’s Garden Centers. The kids can feed the butterflies watermelon which is provided so they’ll get to interact with the butterflies. Both adults and children get to learn more about butterflies, their habitat, as well as their influence on our ecosystem from experts on location and participating on this yearly festival. At the end of the weekend event (Sunday) the butterflies are released at 5:00pm.

The Northeast Tarrant County Kiwanis (NETC) Club serves as an active member of the local community providing hands-on service, much needed funds, and even youth leadership training. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers that are dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. As partners with the Northeast Tarrant County Kiwanis Foundation, the NETC Kiwanis Club continues to provide needed service and funds to the local area. For more club information click here.

The cost for attending the Kiwanis Butterfly Festival is $7.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Kids and children ages 3 and under are Free. It all starts on Friday at 9am! Each day the first 100 kids receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A kids meal at Southlake with paid admission.

FUN for all ages! lol

If you’d like to participate in the raffle drawing for 2 Southwest Airlines tickets you can buy a raffle ticket for $1 here. There are also a number of silent auction items one can bid on, some which include: Fighter Jet Ride, Hot Air Balloon Rides, an African Safari and other great baskets. Check out the full list of silent auction items here featured at the 2011 Butterfly Festival.

Join Northeast Tarrant County Kiwanis for their 8th Annual Butterfly Festival This Friday through Sunday at the Southlake Town Center located next door to Corner Bakery. If you make it on the final day, watch the beautiful array of butterflies as they are released into the sky at 5:00pm!

Sept 9 – Friday
9am to 6pm

Sept 10 – Saturday
9am to 6pm

Sept 11 – Sunday
9am to 5pm

(5:00 – Release of the Butterflies)

Southlake Town Square
100 State Street

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