September 19-20, 2014
Celebrating our 42nd Year
The oldest and most well-attended FREE Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World
Friday, September 19, 2014
-BALLOON GLOW AT CENTRAL FIELD:
7:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M.
-PNC FIREWORKS FINALE
Where to Park
Parking (and admittance) is free for the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Largest and closest parking area for the Launch site is the Muny Opera parking lot. Street parking is also available.. All entrances to Forest Park will be open for the Balloon Race and Glow on Friday and Saturday, September 19-20, 2014.
Options to avoid Parking
Via Metro: Take MetroLink to the Central West End exit. Cross Kingshighway into the park directly to Central Field. Approximately 15 minute walk.
Is available adjacent to the balloon launch site. See the maps for exact locations. Additionally, there is a designated Handicap Drop-off area.
Am I allowed to bring pets?
Absolutely! There are even pet watering stations at the Purina Area on the northwest corner of the launch field.
Can I bring a cooler to the race and balloon glow?
Where do I submit my entries for the Photo Contest?
Please see our Photo Contest page for details.