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​Festival Facts

Tethered Balloon Rides - Floating high above the crowd

  • 2 tethered rides will be available this year. A tethered ride is when the balloon lifts off the ground, hovers 20-30 feet above the ground for several minutes, but does not launch and fly away.

  • Sales will be offered the day of the event, weather permitting on a first come first serve basis and at the individual pilot's discretion.

  • One balloon will be doing tethered rides, and can accommodate 10-12 people (depending on height and weight).

  • Tickets only available for purchase onsite - Cash Only

    • Adults & Children - $20 each

    • Every passenger will have to sign a waiver

  •  Passengers must be at least 6 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent / legal guardian and they must sign a release for the child. There is no minimum height requirement. Adults are NOT permitted to hold a child in their arms during the tethered ride.

  • All passengers must be in good health. If you are pregnant, recently released from the hospital, have current broken bones or casts, you will not be able to qualify to purchase a ride. These balloons are not certified by the FAA to carry wheelchairs.


Balloonist's Prayer

Many pilots conclude their flight with reciting the “Balloonist’s Prayer”. We wish all pilots and their crew safe travels as they float across the skies of Plano.

"May the winds welcome you with softness.
May the sun bless you with its warm hands.
May you fly so high and so well that God joins you in laughter

And sets you gently back into the loving arms of Mother Earth."

~Author Unknown 

For more information, contact Becky Craig, Rotary Event Manager (707)448-6424,

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