2019 Schedule (free for all to attend!)


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Friday, September 20

Balloon Glow



5:00 P.M.
Come early and stay late – there will be a wide range of activities to enjoy as well as Food trucks, concessions, Midway activities and fun in the Purina Children’s Entertainment area starting as early as 5 pm!

6:00 P.M.
— MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY MAIN STAGE OPENS

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 LIVE MUSIC

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 21

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race
presented by PNC


12 P.M. (NOON) – FESTIVITIES BEGIN!!

– Maryville University Main Stage opens featuring live music and announcements
– PURINA Children’s Entertainment Area opens – activities for kids of all ages – inflatables, games, activities 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 20-21, 2019

Central Fields in Forest Park
Celebrating our 47th Year

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

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