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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The race is unique in that it originates from the middle of a major city, St. Louis, MO. Attendance to the GLOW (Friday) and RACE (Saturday) is free to attend - with activities, concessions, and of course more than 50 world-class balloon pilots showcasing their beautiful balloons. Visit our website and social channels for updates and to find out more! SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKEND The GLOW – Friday, September 17, 2021 - 5:00 P.M. – FESTIVITIES BEGIN Plan ahead, find the perfect viewing area for you and your family and join us for dinner at Central Fields! Enjoy tasty fare from food trucks, concessionaires, and activities – all open beginning at 5 p.m. Or pack your own (soft-sided coolers, please) and settle in at one of the Family Picnic areas! - 6:00 P.M. – DJ REGGIE AT THE MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY MAIN STAGE - DUSK (approx. 7:15 PM)– BALLOON GLOW OFFICIALLY BEGINS The balloons “glow” like huge fireflies, a truly magical scene, and one not to be missed! The balloons do not launch during the balloon glow but for a portion of the evening (weather permitting) the rope line will be released, and spectators will be invited to walk around to enjoy the view and chat with pilots and crew. - 9:15 P.M.— PNC BANK FIREWORKS FINAL The RACE – Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 1:00 P.M. – THE GREAT FOREST PARK BALLOON RACE FESTIVITIES BEGIN - 3:00 P.M. – SKYDIVERS TAKE FLIGHT - 3:30 P.M. – OPENING CEREMONIES - 4:30 P.M. – PNC BANK “HARE” BALLOON LAUNCHES - 4:45 P.M. – “HOUND” BALLOONS LAUNCH
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