The Great Forest Park Balloon Race
Energizer® presents the 40th anniversary of the Great Forest
Park Balloon Race on September 14-16, 2012. The Balloon Glow
will be on Friday evening. The glow will be on Central Field (the site of the Race) and will be a walk through event only -- not a drive through event. The Balloon Race will take place on Central Field by the Jewel
Box in Forest Park, on Saturday afternoon. Click here for
maps of the locations. The Great Forest Park Balloon Race is free
and open to the public.
Friday, September 14, 2012
BALLOON GLOW -- Central Field-- 7:00pm to
The Balloon Glow offers spectators a breathtaking view of inflated
balloons lighted by their burners. Get up close and walk around
the balloons. Refreshments and Food are available. The event will conclude with the PNC Bank fireworks finale display beginning at approximately 9pm.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
BALLOON RACE -- Central Field-- 12:00pm to 6:30pm
Spend your day in beautiful Forest Park and help celebrate the 21st Birthday of the Energizer Bunny. The Purina Children's
Entertainment area is filled with pony rides, games, and other
activities for kids. The Entertainment Stage
features a variety of local talent. During the Photo contest
the public can enter the balloon field and take pictures of
their favorite balloons. Prizes will be awarded for the best
photographs. The Skydiving Team performs and lands in
the center of the launch field. The race begins when the Energizer
Bunny Balloon takes off ahead of the pack. 70 "hound" balloons
then launch in pursuit. The balloon dropping a birdseed baggie
closest to the Energizer Bunny Balloon will be declared the
12:00pm: Festivities begin! Purina Pro Plan Children's
Area & Incredible Dogs,.. Food
Farmers Insurance Kids ID...
Huge human chess board... Stages... Energizer
1:00pm: AT&T Entertainment Stage
2:00pm: Wehrenberg/Suburban Journals Photo Contest Details
3:00pm: Miller Lite Skydivers
3:30pm: Opening Ceremonies
4:30pm: Energizer Hot "Hare" Balloon Launch
4:45pm: "Hound" Balloon Launch begins
Sunday, September 16, 2012
WEATHER DATE- In case the race is weathered out on Saturday, September
15, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, September 16.
The 2013 Race
Already want to know the dates of the 2013 race? It will take
place on September 20-22, 2013.