Liberty Hill to host Hot Air Balloon Festival to raise awareness for International Sculpture Park


Liberty Hill International Sculpture & Hot Air Balloon Festival
October 19, 2019 7am‐1pm | 7pm – 10pm
Lions Foundation Park | Liberty Hill

The Liberty Hill community is a proud supporter of the arts, and on Oct. 19, Lions Foundation Park will be a flurry of activity aimed to educate, celebrate and appreciate the Liberty Hill International Sculpture
Park.
In 1976, 25 sculptors from six different countries gathered in Liberty Hill as part of the International Sculpture Symposium. The artists stayed in residents’ homes, and local businesses and organization supplied meals and materials. The sculptors worked for two months to create the monuments that now stand in the Sculpture Park.
Organizers are taking the Sculpture Festival to new heights this year with the addition of hot air balloons.
The morning will kick off at 7 a.m. with a raffle to win a ride in a Hot Air Balloon. The balloons will launch at 7:45 a.m., just as a 5K Fun Run begins. Visitors are encouraged to stay all morning to watch live sculpting demos in a variety of mediums, including stone, wood, metal, glass and ice. Children are invited to participate in hands-on art activities hosted by local businesses. Vendors, live music, and food trucks will be open until 1 p.m., in addition to live exhibitions by Texas Powered Paragliding, Soulshine Rhythm Experience, and the EOL kite team.
The Sculpture Park will be open for self-guided tours from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The first 100 people to take a tour will receive a free ticket to the Hot Air Balloon Glow & Street Dance that begins at 7 p.m.
The park will reopen at 7 p.m. for ticketed guests. The evening portion of the festival features a Hot Air Balloon Glow, street dance featuring People’s Choice Band, and a Silent Disco with three high-energy DJs.
Tethered balloon rides will be available as well.
“Liberty Hill has a rich tradition of celebrating the arts that started more than 40 years ago when sculptors came from across the world to create magnificent pieces of art here. Over the years, our community
known for its peaceful rural setting has continued to attract the most creative of artists, musicians and free thinkers, and we look for opportunities to celebrate and share their talents with our Central Texas
neighbors,” said Liberty Hill Development Foundation President Larry Floyd.
Hosted by the Liberty Hill Development Foundation, the event is sponsored by the City of Liberty Hill, The Liberty Hill Independent newspaper, P&R Propane, and a variety of local businesses.
Admission and parking for the morning portion of the Festival are free. Food and a wide variety of unique art items are available for purchase. Guests may park at Liberty Hill Intermediate School.
Admission for the evening Balloon Glow & Street Dance is $25 for ages 12 and older, and $5 for ages 4-11.
Ticket prices increase Oct. 1. Free parking and shuttles are available at Bill Burden Elementary, Liberty Hill Elementary, and Liberty Hill Junior High.
Tethered hot air balloon rides are offered at both festivals for $25.
Liberty Hill is a short drive from Austin. Travel north on US Hwy 183 to SH 29 West OR travel north on IH 35 to Georgetown and exit SH 29 West.
For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, register for the 5K, or purchase street dance tickets, visit www.libertyhillsculpturefestival.com.