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The Great Forest Park Balloon Race 2018
September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Friday, September 14
7:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M.
— THE ANNUAL GREAT FOREST PARK BALLOON RACE PRESENTED BY PNC “GASLIGHT GLOW”
— MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY MAIN STAGE FEATURING ST. LOUIS’ PREMIER PARTY BAND, BOOGIE CHYLD
9:15 P.M. — PNC BANK FIREWORKS FINALE
Additionally, the Humane Society of Missouri will be hosting their annual Glow in the Park Balloon Glow Dinner Friday evening. This event includes private entry to the park, valet parking and dinner on the grounds of the Balloon Glow. To purchase tickets for this private fundraiser, click here.
Parking & Transportation
Where to Park
Parking (and admittance) is free for the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Largest and closest parking area for the Launch site is the Muny Opera parking lot. Street parking is also available, but come early as most spots in the Park are full by 2 p.m. Come before 2 p.m. and enjoy a great day in the Park. All entrances to Forest Park will be open for the Balloon Race and Glow on Friday and Saturday, September 20-21, 2013.
Options to avoid Parking
Via Metro: Take MetroLink to the Central West End exit. Cross Kingshighway into the park directly to Central Field. Approximately 15 minute walk.
Is available adjacent to the balloon launch site. See the maps for exact locations. Additionally, there is a designated Handicap Drop-off area.
Glow & Race Parking