Highland Village Lions Club Balloon Festival


August 17, 2018 to August 19, 2018
12:00 AM


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Enjoy the beauty of hot air balloons floating serenely over Unity Park along with many crowd-pleasing activities. The 31st annual festival features morning balloon ascensions, evening balloon glows and tethered balloon rides each day, plus a classic car show, live music, food and a craft fair. Come early on Saturday or Sunday for a pancake breakfast.

In the kids' zone, get unlimited rides with a wristband. Kids zone fun includes a petting zoo, bounce houses and the Boogie Woogie Choo Choo. Proceeds from the climbing wall benefit the Boy Scouts (not included in the wristband program). Also, Unity Park has a Kid’s Castle Playground located on-site.

Friday, August 17 from 5–10pm
Saturday, August 18 from 7am–10pm
Sunday, August 19 from 7–10am

The highlight of the 31st annual hot air balloon festival literally lights up at dusk. See the pilots flare their burners, causing the balloons to turn on like lightbulbs, and for a closer experience, line up for your turn to climb aboard for tethered balloon rides that gently float about 100 feet in the air and back down again. Tethered balloon rides: $15 for kids under 12; $20 people over age 12.

The tethered balloon goes up approximately 100 feet in the air while being attached to three different anchor points. $15 for kids under 12; $20 people over age 12.

Free general admission. $5 donation per car. Shuttle buses from remote lot.