2017 Schedule (free for all to attend!)






Friday, September 15

Balloon Glow


7:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M.
— THE ANNUAL GREAT FOREST PARK BALLOON RACE “GASLIGHT GLOW”
— MARYVILLE UNIV. MAINSTAGE 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.



Saturday, September 16

Great Forest Park Balloon Race


12 P.M. (NOON) – FESTIVITIES BEGIN!!

– Maryville University Main Stage opens Featuring STL’s Ultimate Mash Up Cover Band – Super Majik Robots plus performances by The Muny Kids, IGNITE Theater Company and Pazazz Performers
– PURINA Children’s Entertainment Area opens – activities for kids of all ages – inflatables, games, Mural painting with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, performances by the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team and much more!
– Enterprise Family Picnic Area opens
3:00 P.M. — Miller Lite Skydivers
3:30 P.M. — Opening Ceremonies at The Maryville University Main Stage
4:30 P.M. — “Hare” Balloon Launches – PNC Bank’s Orange Blossom
4:45 P.M. — “Hound” Balloons Launch

September 14-15, 2018

Celebrating our 46th Year

The oldest and most well-attended
FREE Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World

2017 Event Photos