Pie in the Sky

Austin suburb lights up the night with dazzling hot air balloon display

Austin suburb lights the night with dazzling hot air balloon display

City of Kyle Pie in the Sky hot air balloon festival
Kyle's Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival returns Labor Day weekend.  City of Kyle, Texas/Facebook

KVUE — Following the success of their festival last year, the City of Kyle announced on June 9 its plans for an "even better" Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival Labor Day weekend.

The "Pie Capitol of Texas" said they're estimating 20,000 people to attend this year's event. That's 8,000 more attendees compared to their 2017 festival.

“We expect this year to be even better than last,” said Special Events Coordinator Sarah Watson. “More hot air balloons, more pie options, a larger kids zone, and tethered rides are just some of the improvements.”

The festival will feature about 25 hot air balloons and "glows," which are balloons that light up their propane burners to the music against the sky. “The visual effect is stunning,” Watson said.

Pie in the Sky will also feature two mass ascensions and tethered rides where pilots take passengers up 50 feet.

The festival will take place August 31 through September 2 at Lake Kyle located at 700 Lehman Rd.

For more information about this event, click here.

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