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Event Summary

GLOW ON at the GLOW BAR at this year's Great Forest Park Balloon Race presented by PNC Bank. The new Glow Bar is your front row ticket to the spectacular balloon glow on Friday, September 14, 2018! For more details about the Race and Glow please visit

The new in 2018 Glow Bar offers premier views, private bathrooms, cocktails, tasty appetizer stations, opportunity for parking and other special features - tickets are available only for guests ages 21+. 

Ticket options include:

   Glow Bar Adult (guests 21+ only)

   Glow Bar Package (2 adults 21+ and 1 VIP Parking Pass*)


Enjoy the BEST view atop Art Hill along with the following amenities:

*A limited supply of VIP Parking Passes available. VIP Parking Passes only available with specific package options.

The 46th anniversary of the Great Forest Park Balloon Race presented by PNC Bank will be held on September 14-15, 2018. The Balloon Glow will be on Friday evening. The glow will be on Art Hill (the site of the Race) and will be a walk through event only — not a drive through event. The Balloon Race will take place on Art Hill in Forest Park, on Saturday afternoon, with the grounds opening at noon.

The Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race are FREE to attend and open to the public with activities, viewing areas, entertainment and treats for all ages.


Art Hill in Forest Park
35-43 Fine Arts Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race