Head to Forest Park for the 47th annual Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race. Watch as nearly 70 hot air balloons inflate, glow and launch. Families can also enjoy food trucks, fireworks, children's activities and live music.
Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Friday (music, food trucks and kids' activities), and the Balloon Glow lasts from dusk to 9 p.m.
On Saturday, the Forest Park Balloon Race kicks off at noon. The Purina Children's Entertainment area also opens at noon with live performances, inflatables, games, mural painting and other activities designed for the younger crowd, plus performances by the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team and food trucks. Skydivers take flight at 3 p.m. and balloons launch at 4:30 p.m.
More information: greatforestparkballoonrace.com
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