2013 Great Forest Park Balloon Race
Visit http://greatforestparkballoonrace.com for more details
Glow in the Park at Central Field: A Benefit for the Missouri Humane Society - 7:00 p.m. For ticket information, visit http://member.hsmo.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Glow.
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - BALLOON RACE AT CENTRAL FIELD
12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. Festivities begin! Children’s Entertainment Area Opens
1:00 p.m. School of Rock Entertainment Stages Open
2:00 p.m. Photo Contest Sponsored by Wehrenberg Theaters & Suburban Journals
3:00 p.m. Miller Lite Skydivers
3:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
4:30 p.m. “Hare” Balloon Launch
4:45 p.m. “Hound” Balloon Launch begins
Sunday, September 22, 2013 - WEATHER DATE
Should weather force the cancellation of the race on Saturday, the race will be held on Sunday.
Parking & Transportation:
Where to Park: Parking (and admittance) is FREE for the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. The largest and closest parking area is the Upper Muny Parking Lot. Street parking is also available, where not restricted, but arrive early, as most spots in the Park are full by 2 p.m.
Alternate Transportation Options Via Metro: Take MetroLink to the Central West End station. Cross Kingshighway into the Park, approximately 15-minute walk to Central Fields. On Race Day, Saturday 9/21 – the Forest Park Trolley will operate from the Forest Park Metro Station, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Use the Muny/Pagoda Circle Stop for closest access to Central Fields – approximately 5- to 10-minute walk from the stop. The Trolley will NOT run Friday Night for the Glow. The Hampton 90 will be pulled out of the Park Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to avoid traffic tie-ups.
For more information in the Forest Park Trolley click here.
Accessible Parking: This is available adjacent to Central Fields. See the map for exact locations. Additionally, there is a designated Accessible Drop-Off area at Union Drive & Macklind Drive.