2018 Schedule (free for all to attend!)


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Friday, September 14

Balloon Glow



6:00 P.M.
— MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY MAIN STAGE OPENS FEATURING ST. LOUIS’ PREMIER PARTY BAND, BOOGIE CHYLD

Come early and stay late – there will be a wide range of activities to enjoy on Art Hill! Boogie Chyld will kick off their set at 6 p.m. from the Maryville University Main Stage and all of the concessions, midway activities and fun in the Purina Children’s Entertainment Area will begin as early as 5 pm!

7:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M.
— THE ANNUAL GREAT FOREST PARK BALLOON RACE PRESENTED BY PNC “GASLIGHT GLOW”
— MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY MAIN STAGE 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 15

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race
presented by PNC


12 P.M. (NOON) – FESTIVITIES BEGIN!!

– Maryville University Main Stage opens featuring music from STL’s own Feel Good Inc. plus performances by The Muny Kids, Krupinski Academy of Dance, IGNITE Theater Company, Consuming Kinetics Dance 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
12:30 P.M. — Purina Pro Plan Performance Team
2:30 P.M. — Purina Pro Plan Performance Team
3:00 P.M. — Miller Lite Skydivers
3:30 P.M. — Opening Ceremonies at The Main Stage
4:00 P.M. — Purina Pro Plan Performance Team
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