Maps, Parking, and Transportation


Event Layout at Art Hill



** PARKING **

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race presented by PNC is a free event and free street and public lot parking is available throughout Forest Park. Pease keep in mind spots are limited so we suggest you plan to arrive early. 

Recommended entrances to Forest Park include:
  • DeBaliviere Ave.
  • Hampton Ave.
  • Kingshighway Blvd.
** Please note: Starting as early as 5 pm on Friday, September 14th the exit ramp at Hampton Ave. will NOT ALLOW LEFT TURNS onto Hampton avenue. Additionally the Hampton exit headed Westbound on HWY 40 will be closed.

Public Transportation
MetroLink is a great option for easy access to The Great Forest Park Balloon Race presented by PNC and Balloon Glow.
How to Take Transit to the Forest Park Balloon Glow, Balloon Race >

Rideshare
Ride Share and Taxi Pickup/ Drop off will be located on the North Side of Lindell Blvd. at DeBaliviere near the Missouri History Museum. 

ADA Accessibility
The Great Forest Park Balloon Race presented by PNC will offer accessible parking. Seating is available in the Ascension Accessibility Viewing Area. Vehicles can access the Accessible Parking from Wells at Skinker on the west side of Forest Park. ADA Accessible parking will be available on Valley Drive behind the St. Louis Art Museum.
(2018 ADA Accessible Parking map coming soon!) 

Please be mindful that The Great Forest Park Balloon Race presented by PNC is an outdoor event and the natural terrain may at times be difficult to travel over. Please click here to contact us and we will do our best to answer any further questions.

2018 Event Map

September 20-21, 2019

Celebrating our 47th Year

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

Event Photos