Monday, September 16, 2013

Weekend Happenings: Up, up and away...

The 41th Annual Forest Park Balloon Race is this weekend! Fun, fun, fun! Hands down, this is my boys' favorite St Louis event.  Visually stunning and over-the-top. Wow.

The schedule goes as follows...

Friday, September 20, 2012 - BALLOON GLOW
Central Field-- 7:00pm to 9:15pm

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.  This evening benefits the Humane Society.

Saturday, September 21, 2012 - 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.

Per the race, it 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.

Sunday, September 22, 2009 - WEATHER DATE
In case the race is weathered out on Saturday, September 21, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, September 22.

More info...