If you’re looking for a way to kick back and enjoy Labor Day weekend, the City of Kyle has just the thing — a kid-friendly, pie-focused hot air balloon festival! This exciting inaugural event is taking place just south of Austin at Lake Kyle Park on Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 2.

At the Kyle Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival, over 25 hot air balloons will illuminate the sky on Friday and Saturday evenings and will float over the Kyle sky on Saturday morning. Click here to view a slideshow of the balloons you can expect to see.

photo from the Kyle Pie in the Sky Facebook page

An “All Things Pie” tent including a baking contest, pie eating contest and baking demos and will solidify the city’s claim to fame as the “Pie Capital of Texas.” You’ll also be able to enjoy a kid zone, arts & crafts vendors, live music, and other entertainment.

Schedule of events:
Click here to visit the full detailed schedule, including music lineup & contests. Below are the hours of the festival:

  • Friday, September 1 — Evening Only — 6 – 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 2 — Morning Session — 6:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 2 — Evening Session — 4 – 10:30 p.m.

Tickets: Tickets are $5 per session (Friday p.m., Saturday a.m. or Saturday p.m.) OR $12 for a full weekend pass. Children ages 7 & under are free! You can purchase your tickets online here. Or you can also get your advance tickets in person at Kyle City Hall (100 W. Center St., Kyle, TX) and Kyle Parks & Recreation Department (700 Lehman Rd., Kyle, TX 78640) during business hours.

Is your name Kyle? If so, join the fun on Saturday at 6 p.m. where they will host a Guinness Book of World Records attempt for the most people named “Kyle” or “Kylie” in one location.

More Details: Free parking will be located at:

  • Lehman High School – 1700 Lehman Rd., Kyle, TX 78640
  • Steeplechase Park – 295 Hallie Dr., Kyle, TX 78640
  • Tobias Elementary School – 1005 E. FM 150, Kyle, TX 78640

From there, you can hop onto a shuttle to get to the event location (there is no charge for shuttles). Handicap parking will be located in the paved parking lot at Lake Kyle.

For more info, please visit the Kyle Pie in the Sky website and Facebook page.

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