Upcoming St. Louis Events
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The Great Forest Park Balloon Race
September 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Saturday, September 17, 2016
-BALLOON RACE AT CENTRAL FIELD — 12:00 P.M. TO 6:30 P.M.
12:00 p.m. – Festivities Begin! Purina Children’s Entertainment Area Opens
1:00 p.m. – Entertainment Stages Open
2:00 p.m. – Photo Contest Sponsored by Wehrenberg Theaters & St. Louis Post-Dispatch
3:00 p.m. – Miller Lite Skydivers
3:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
4:30 p.m. – “Hare” Balloon Launch
4:45 p.m. – “Hound” Balloon Launch begins
Parking & Transportation
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