The Great Forest Park Balloon Glow at Central Fields in Forest Park

Date: Sep 17, 2021 | Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The 2021 Great Forest Park Balloon Race is back! This year it takes place on Friday & Saturday, September 17th & 18th, at the newly renovated Emerson Central Fields in Forest Park.

The Balloon Glow will take place on Friday evening, September 17th, from 5pm to 9pm with a fireworks finale beginning at 9:15pm. Gates open at 5pm and food trucks will be available for food and drink purchases. Live music with DJ Reggie begins at 6pm on the Maryville University Main Stage.

On Saturday, September 18th, festivities begin at 12 noon. Children's games and activities, live entertainment, Purina Pro Plan Performance Team, Skydivers, and more. Food trucks galore will also be available on Saturday. 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 at Central Field. All events are FREE! VIP packages are available. See website for ALL the details!

For More Information:

Central Fields in Forest Park | Website

Central Fields features several softball diamonds and soccer fields. This large grassy area is used to host many outdoor events such as the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, the Balloon Glow, and LouFest.
Directions: Located in Forest Park, north of the intersection of Wells Drive and Macklind Drive.


Forest Park,
St. Louis, MO