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The 2010 Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race

Hands down one of the more interesting things to do in St. Louis at night is attend the Forest Park Balloon Glow. It’s the night before the race the next day and features amazing views of the giant balloons being inflated. It is just a very fun thing to do for all ages and if you haven’t gone before I think this year you should. All the information you will need is added below. Enjoy!

Friday, September 17, 2010
BALLOON GLOW — Central Field– 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Balloon Glow offers spectators a breathtaking view of inflated balloons lighted by their burners. Get up close and walk around the balloons. Refreshments and Food are available. The event will conclude with a fireworks display beginning at approximately 9pm.

Please note that this event will no longer be drive through event. It will be held on the same field as the Saturday race.

Saturday, September 18, 2010
BALLOON RACE — Central Field– 12:00pm to 6:30pm
Spend your day in beautiful Forest Park and help celebrate the 20th Birthday of the Energizer Bunny. The Purina Children’s Entertainment area is filled with pony rides, games, and other activities for kids. The Entertainment Stage features a variety of local talent. During the Photo contest the public can enter the balloon field and take pictures of their favorite balloons. Prizes will be awarded for the best photographs. The Skydiving Team performs and lands in the center of the launch field. The race begins when the Energizer Bunny Balloon takes off ahead of the pack. 70 “hound” balloons then launch in pursuit. The balloon dropping a birdseed baggie closest to the Energizer Bunny Balloon will be declared the winner.

12:00pm: Festivities begin! Purina Children’s Entertainment
Area & Incredible Dogs,.. Food Courts…Pony Rides…
Walgreens Health Screenings… Stages… Energizer
Bunny ears…More.
1:00pm: Entertainment Stage Opens
2:00pm: Photo Contest details
3:00pm: Skydivers
3:30pm: Opening Ceremonies
4:30pm: Energizer Hot “Hare” Balloon Launch
4:45pm: “Hound” Balloon Launch begins

Sunday, September 19, 2010
WEATHER DATE- In case the race is weathered out on Saturday, September 19, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, September 20. for even more information!