Schedule (All events are free)


Friday

Balloon Glow – Art Hill (The Race Launch Site)

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. — The Annual Great Forest Park Balloon Race “Gaslight Glow”

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 at the top of Art Hill. 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.   2012_Balloon_Glow042small

Saturday

GREAT FOREST PARK BALLOON RACE – ART HILL

NOON Festivities Begin!
– PURINA Children’s Entertainment Area opens
– Maryville University Main Stage opens with Griffin and the Gargoyles
– Barefoot Wine Picnic Area opens
2:00 pm Photo Contest – Sponsored by St. Louis Post Dispatch
3:00 pm Miller Lite Skydivers
3:30 pm Opening Ceremonies
4:30 pm “Hare” Balloon Launches – PNC Bank’s Orange Blossom
4:45 pm “Hound” Balloons Launch
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September 15-16, 2017

Celebrating our 45th Year

The oldest and most well-attended
FREE Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World
2017 Location
Art Hill