Celina Balloon Festival & Family Fun Day


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Vibrant balloons festoon heavens morning & night as songs from Jolie Holliday drift past whirling rides, petting zoo & car show

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Promotional value expires Nov 5, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for event on 11/4/11 and 11/5/11. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to each citizen to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Self-determine a new pastime with today's Groupon to the Celina Balloon Festival & Family Fun Day. The festival is scheduled to unfold Friday, November 4–Saturday, November 5. Choose from the following options:

  • For $12, you get a festival outing for two (up to a $25 total value) that includes:

    • Two admissions (up to a $5 value each)
    • 10 ride tickets (up to a $1 value each)
    • A one-day parking pass (a $5 value)

  • For $20, you get a festival outing for four (up to a $43 total value) that includes:

    • Four admissions (up to a $4.50 value each)
    • 20 ride tickets (up to a $1 value each)
    • A one-day parking pass (a $5 value)

  • For $35, you get a festival outing for eight (up to a $76 total value) that includes:
    • Eight admissions (up to a $4.50 value each)
    • 30 ride tickets (up to a $1 value each)
    • Two one-day parking pass (a $5 value each)

Celina Balloon Festival & Family Fun Day, presented by Automation Integration and Texas Health Resources, festoons the firmament with vibrant inflatables and adorns the earth below with carnival rides, live bands, and concessions. After Friday's 5 p.m. opening ceremony, hot-air balloons roar and launch into the sunset at 6:30 p.m. Country star Jolie Holliday serenades the wingless migration, and rockers The Klanks fuel the ballooning merriment until midnight with gritty rock and lungs full of hot air.

Early birds catch an 8 a.m. liftoff on Saturday, rewarded with dainties and baubles from vendors such as Lauren's Gourmet. Having blown through their ride tickets, kids can receive airbrushed tattoos from Kreative Kat, who colors over cheeks flushed from the Big Swing and Anti-Gravity rides. Visitors stroll through the petting zoo, where goats can find out what a real human feels like, then zoom though the car show, sponsored by Parts Plus. Local musicians strum and croon throughout the day, pausing for the final balloon flight, and at 9 p.m. for the laser light show, when a blaze of light beams and confused migratory birds transform the heavens into a reeling kaleidoscope.

Celina Park Festival

Whether grounded or airborne, balloons dominate the festivities at Old Celina Park. On the ground, the vibrantly patterned balloons glow and undulate as propane burners pump them with hot air.

With this canopy of colored dots overhead, the festival’s entertainment comes alive as musical acts such as Jason Boland & the Stragglers along with Dale Watson performing on Saturday take the stage. The Steak Cook-off Association will host a sanctioned steak cook-off to qualify for the championship that will take place in Fort Worth. Inflatables promote adrenaline rushes along with human hamster balls, and a Home Depot Activity Zone.

Customer Reviews

The Celina Balloon Festival is MUCH more enjoyable than the Plano Balloon Festival. Even without the balloons (due to weather), there were several activities for the kids to do and they had a blast! We will definitely go again next year.
Michele L. · November 16, 2011
Great family fun. Very organized. Awesome laser show.
Pamela L. · November 15, 2011
Parking situation was a bit chaotic but other than that, fun time.
Mary A. · November 13, 2011
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    12670 FM 428

    Celina, Texas 75009

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