The Great Forest Park Balloon Race

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St. Louis,  MO (KTVI)- The Great Forest Park Balloon Race takes over Forest Park September 16th-17th.  Join FOX2 as we celebrate the most well-attend free Hot-Air Balloon event in the world.

The 44th Annual Great Forest Park Balloon Race kicks off with the Balloon Glow from 7pm-9pm followed by the PNC Bank fireworks finale at 9:15. The balloon race kicks off at noon Saturday and runs until 6:30pm.

Friday, September 16, 2016
Balloon Glow
Central Field – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Central Field – 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Balloon Race Central Field – 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – Festivities begin!
1:00 p.m. – School of Rock Stage Opens
2:00 p.m. – Wehrenberg/Suburban Journals Photo Contest
3:00 p.m. – Miller Lite Skydivers
3:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
4:30 p.m. – “Hare” Balloon Launch
4:45 p.m. – “Hound” Balloon Launch begins

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