Maps, Parking, and Transportation


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

Ride Share and Taxi Pickup/ Drop off will be located on the West Side of Skinker Blvd. just south of Forsyth.

ADA Accessibility
The Great Forest Park Balloon will offer accessible parking. Seating is available in the Ascension Accessibility Viewing Area. Vehicles can access the Accessible Parking from DeBaliviere Blvd. or Union Dr. from Lindell Blvd.
(Click here to view the Accessible Parking map)

Please be mindful that the Great Forest Park Balloon Race 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.

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