Plano, the hot air balloon capital of Texas, hosts one of the most beautiful family events in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area and Texas' largest balloon event. This event attracts weekend crowds in excess of 100,000 people. This three day event takes place the third weekend in September and includes such activities as balloon launches, parachute jumpers, concerts, balloon glows, a street dance, arts and crafts, a kid's zone, and much more. Photo courtesy of Plano Balloon Festival.