The Great Forest Park Balloon Race & Balloon Glow

Cory B. F., M1

There is something magical about the concept of floating through the air, tethered to a giant balloon. During The Great Forest Park Balloon Race, you can live this dream vicariously through watching gorgeous hot air balloons race through the city in the oldest and largest modern competition in the nation. The night before the Great Race, be sure to travel to Art Hill and enjoy the Balloon Glow a fun-filled event with live music, classic St. Louis treats, light-up toys, and spectacularly beautiful displays of glowing hot air balloons. The entire event is free and the Balloon Glow ends with a fireworks finale that you cannot miss.