VIP Experience/Parking

Information for 2017 VIP tickets coming soon!

header-tickets The Great Forest Park Balloon Race is proud to feature an exclusive VIP package for couples, families, & groups for the 2016 Great Forest Park Balloon Race in addition to VIP parking passes that ensure you get the closest parking spots possible to the launch field, specifically reserved for you! The VIP experience runs from Noon until 6pm on Saturday September 17th and offers you the opportunity to have a front-row seat to all the excitement that goes on during race day. Don’t miss out on the most comfortable and convenient way to enjoy Missouri’s largest sporting event. TICKETS ARE LIMITED SO MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE YOURS NOW!

All VIP Tickets Sold Out

Important Notice Regarding Tickets: All tickets purchased on 9/13/2016 and later will be available for pickup only. We will not mail tickets given the proximity of the event. Tickets must be picked up from the Pro Desk at the Probstein Golf Course in Forest Park starting at 9am on 9/14. The address is: 6141 Lagoon Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112



NOON to 6pm Saturday September 17th, 2016

— Large Private tent featuring front row seating on race day — Complimentary food and beverages:
  • Burger Bar
  • BBQ Pull Pork & Hot Dogs/Brats
  • Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad
  • Mac & Cheese for Kids
  • Chips & Popcorn
  • Ice Cream, Cookies
  • Lemonade, Ice Tea and Water
  • 2 complimentary adult beverages (per adult)
— Cash Bar for Liquor and Mixed drinks (beyond the complimentary 2) — Rotating children’s entertainment (face painting, balloon animals, etc) — Private Bathrooms — Free VIP Parking Pass with purchase of 2 adult tickets — the closest GUARANTEED parking possible to the field Pricing:
  • VIP Package — 2 adults (16 and over) and 1 parking pass — $125
  • Single Adult — $60 each
  • Children (4-15 years old) — $30 each
  • Children 3 and under — FREE
  • Table for 10 plus 2 parking passes — $500 Total
  • VIP Parking — $30 each
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to bypass the long lines and huge crowds. Sit back and enjoy the exhilarating view as 65 Hot Air Balloons take flight over St. Louis. Inquiries and special requests; please contact Details:
  • Tickets and Parking passes will be shipped by early September.
  • Valid ID required for beer and wine purchases
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued should the Event be cancelled on race day due to weather or other events outside the control of the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. vip-tent-map VIP PARKING IS FOR SATURDAY ONLY AND GETS YOU A GUARANTEED PARKING SPOT ALONG JEFFERSON, WELLS, AND FAULKNER NEAR THE LAUNCH FIELD. vip-map

September 15-16, 2017

Celebrating our 45th Year

The oldest and most well-attended
FREE Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World
View 2016
Official Program