Great Forest Park Balloon Race at Art Hill in Forest Park

Date: Sep 15, 2018 | Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The 46th annual Great Forest Park Balloon Race is a two day event, Friday and Saturday, September 14th & 15th, and will again take place on Art Hill in Forest Park.

The Balloon Glow will take place on Friday evening, September 14th, from 7pm to 9pm with a fireworks finale beginning at 9:15pm. Live music provided by Boogie Chyld.

On Saturday, September 15th, festivities begin at 12 noon with the Purina Children's Entertainment area opening. Other activities include live entertainment, Purina Performance Team shows, the Miller Lite Skydivers, photo contest and more. There will be food and beverage vendors galore or bring your own picnic basket. Opening Ceremonies begin at 3:30pm. The Balloon Race "Hare" Balloon launch will take place at 4:30pm with the "Hound" Balloon launch beginning at 4:45pm.

All events take place around the Grand Basin and on Art Hill. All events are FREE! VIP packages are available. See website for all the details!

For More Information:

Art Hill in Forest Park | Website

Art Hill is a large natural occurring hill within Forest Park. It is named thus because it slopes down from the Saint Louis Art Museum and ends at the Grand Basin. It is a large grassy area in Forest Park that makes a perfect "amphitheater" to host a large variety of events that occur throughout the year, from concerts and movies, to The Great Forest Park Balloon Race, to impromptu sledding on snowy days.

Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.

Directions: Located in Forest Park, between the St. Louis Art Museum and the Grand Basin. Accessed from Fine Arts Drive. Parking is available in the Art Museum lots.


Fine Arts Drive,
St. Louis, MO