October 10, 2011

LOCAL: Celina Balloon Festival Better than I Thought

 

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For $12, you get two admissions (up to a $5 value each), 10 ride tickets (up to a $1 value each), and a one-day parking pass (a $5 value)

For $20, you get four admissions (up to a $4.50 value each), 20 ride tickets (up to a $1 value each), and a one-day parking pass (a $5 value)

For $35, you get eight admissions (up to a $4.50 value each), 30 ride tickets (up to a $1 value each), and two one-day parking passes (a $5 value each)

The Plum District deal for the Celina Balloon Festival is quite good if you are just going to watch the balloons or if you want to go two days in a row.

However, I found out today that there is a whole lot more to this balloon festival . . .

Friday there is a 5 p.m. opening ceremony. The hot-air balloons will launch at 6:30 p.m. Country star Jolie Holliday will be singing during the launch, and rockers The Klanks will sing until midnight..

On Saturday there will be an 8 a.m. liftoff. There are a host of vendors such as Lauren's Gourmet. Once the kids blow through their ride tickets, they can still receive airbrushed tattoos from Kreative Kat. Visitors are also able to stroll through the petting zoo, then zoom though the car show, sponsored by Parts Plus. Local musicians play throughout the day, pausing for the final balloon flight, and at 9 p.m. for the laser light show.

If you are interested in participating in some of these activities, you will need the ride tickets. And if you’re going to use ride tickets, then the deal at Groupon today may be better for you than the one at Plum District.

If you’re a returning Groupon customer, then please use this link and part of your purchase will go to help support MelissaStuff.