Twenty hot-air balloons from across America will converge atBalloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort on Easter weekend, April 3-5, at the AAA four-diamond Horseshoe Bay Resort. This years festival features new activities including: hayrides, a kids rock-climbing wall, powered parachutes and a concert by CMT new artist of the year nominee, Sunny Sweeney.

Photo by Horseshoe Bay and Resort

Photo by Horseshoe Bay Resort

Fridays opening night festivities (open to resort overnight VIP package guests only) will include tethered hot-air balloon rides for all attendees, live music by the Austin Nines, and a BBQ dinner buffet. Adults receive wine-tasting tickets to enjoy Hill Country wine tastings.

Saturdays festivities (open to the public) start with a balloon ascension beginning at 7 a.m. followed by a powered parachute demonstration and childrens activities. Saturday evening will include skydivers, the Balloon glow grand finale and concerts by Phoebe Hunt, Hello Wheels and Sunny Sweeney.

On Sunday, the festival will conclude with private balloon rides in the morning and a Grand Buffet Gospel Brunch featuring Pamela Hart, live in concert, at the Live Oak Event Lawn at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Tickets for Saturdays festivities are $20 per adult. Children 12 and under are admitted free with parent (limit two free children per accompanying parent). Festival VIP Packages start at $449 per room and include accommodations and access to all three days of the festival for two adults and two children, including Friday nights dinner and Easter Sundays gospel brunch. To inquire about weekend reservations, call 877-258-4512 or visit