FOREST PARK (KTVI) - The Great Forest Park Balloon Race is this Saturday, but big crowds are expected to attend Friday night's annual Balloon Glow. FOX 2 is a proud media sponsor and several personalities will be on hand for the Balloon Glow and Race. The Glow takes place tonight in beginning at 7 p.m. at Central Field and lasts until 8:30 p.m.
The Balloon race is celebrating it's 40th year. It began with just a hand full of pilots and spectators in 1973, but quickly grew.
The Balloon Race event will follow on Saturday starting at noon. Get all the details for the event. Here's the schedule:
12:00pm: Festivities begin! Purina Pro Plan Children's
Entertainment Area & Incredible Dogs,.. Food
Courts...Pony Rides... Farmers Insurance Kids ID...
Huge human chess board... Stages... Energizer
1:00pm: AT&T Entertainment Stage Opens
2:00pm: Wehrenberg/Suburban Journals Photo Contest Details
3:00pm: Miller Lite Skydivers
3:30pm: Opening Ceremonies
4:30pm: Energizer Hot "Hare" Balloon Launch
4:45pm: "Hound" Balloon Launch begins