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he Great Forest Park Balloon Race presented by PNC Bank

  • Emerson Central Fields in Forest Park (map)

12:00 P.M. – THE GREAT FOREST PARK BALLOON RACE FESTIVITIES BEGIN

  • Maryville University Main Stage featuring DJ Reggie

  • Enterprise Family Picnic Areas Open

  • Purina Children’s Entertainment Area Opens Featuring:

    • Purina Pro Plan Performance Team

    • Children’s Hospital Activities

    • PNC Bank Mobile Learning Adventure

    • Performances from location St. Louis dance and theatre troupes

    • Inflatables, games, giveaways

  • Midway concessions, food trucks and sponsor activities begin – including fun and giveaways from Phillips 66, MO Lottery, Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres and more.

3:00 P.M. – SKYDIVERS TAKE FLIGHT

3:30 P.M. – OPENING CEREMONIES

4:30 P.M. – PNC BANK “HARE” BALLOON LAUNCHES

4:45 P.M. – “HOUND” BALLOONS LAUNCH