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2017 Award-Winning Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Festival

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Tony Maples Photography


The 5th annual Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort is just around the corner. The award-winning event returns Easter weekend April 14-16, 2017. Winner of The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and Gala Award for Best Special Event, the 2016 event had more than 8,000 in attendance for the Balloon Glow Finale making it one of the most photographed events in Central Texas according to its website.

The video highlight below of 2016 shows hot air balloons from across the United States participating in a weekend jam-packed with activities that include live music, great food and more at Horseshoe Bay Resort each spring. A crown jewel event of the Hill Country.

Guests are encouraged to book early as the event tends to sell out. Thousands of families come out to enjoy a fun-filled day full of activities for the whole family. “Each year, thousands of balloon enthusiasts from across Texas arrive to watch hot air balloons glow and ascend over the Hill Country terrain,” shares its website.

Some of the special shaped balloons ready for take-off this year include characters such as Tom and Jerry. In the morning, balloons ascend into the beautiful Hill Country sky and at night attendees are treated to the ultimate balloon glow as they light up the night sky. This year expect some of Austin, Texas’ best musical acts to add to the ambiance of the day’s events.

To book your stay and get more information on Horseshoe Bay Resort and their VIP Festival package and what it entails visit