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The Great Forest Park Balloon Race, Balloon Glow

  • Emerson Central Fields in Forest Park (map)

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race, Balloon Glow at Emerson Central Fields

5:00 P.M. – FESTIVITIES BEGIN

Plan ahead, find the perfect viewing area for you and your family and join us for dinner at Central Fields! Enjoy tasty fare from food trucks, concessionaires, and activities – all open beginning at 5 p.m. Or pack your own (soft-sided coolers, please) and settle in at one of the Enterprise Family Picnic areas!

6:00 P.M. – LIVE MUSIC FROM BOOGIE CHYLD ON THE MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY MAIN STAGE

DUSK UNTIL 9 P.M. – BALLOON GLOW OFFICIALLY BEGINS.

The balloons “glow” like huge fireflies, a truly magical scene, and one not to be missed! The balloons do not launch during the balloon glow but for a portion of the evening (weather permitting) the rope line will be released, and spectators will be invited to walk around to enjoy the view and chat with pilots and crew.

9:15 P.M.— PNC BANK FIREWORKS FINALE