History of Our Festival
1987 was the first year of the Lions Club Balloon Festival and Fair, was held in Highland Village, Texas. There were two balloon flights scheduled during the one day event. With the help of the North Texas Ballooning Association, there were a total of eighteen balloons involved. The festival, with twenty five craft booths, drew an estimated two thousand people.
2019 is the 32nd Annual Highland Village Lions Balloon Festival. This three day event will have live bands, a food court, a car show, Art & Crafts vendors, exhibitors booths,a Kids Zone and local entertainment throughout the day on Saturday. There is a Poster Contest for local LISD ESD school children from Heritage Elementary, Highland Village Elementary and McAuliffe Elementary. There will be up to 20 hot air balloons providing us with glows each evening and launches each morning, weather permitting. We also have a tethered balloon ride. Finally, unique to our festival, we provided vision screenings at scheduled times throughout the festival. The Lions Balloon Festival, at Unity Park, in Highland Village, Texas, has grown to be one of the largest scheduled event in Denton County.