2019 GFPBR Race Day VIP Experience
Saturday, September 21, 2019
47th Annual Great Forest Park Balloon Race presented by PNC Bank:
Central Fields in Forest Park - 12:00p.m. to 6:00 PM
Schedule of Events
12:00 PM Festivities Begin!
Maryville University Main Stage Opens
Purina Children's Entertainment Area - Inflatables, games, giveaways, performances by The Purina Pro Plan Performance Team, PNC Bank's Mobile learning Adventure, activities by Children's Hospital and much more!
GFPBR Photo Contest (both days)– Sponsored by St. Louis Post Dispatch - enter online at greatforestparkballoonrace.com)
3:00 PM Skydivers
3:30 PM Opening Ceremonies at the Maryville University Main Stage
4:30 PM “Hare” Balloon Launches – PNC Bank’s Orange Blossom
The race begins when the lead balloon takes off ahead of the pack. Nearly 70 “hound” balloons then launch in pursuit. The balloon dropping a birdseed baggie closest to the lead balloon will be declared the winner.
4:45 PM “Hound” Balloons Launch
6:00 PM Event Concludes
Saint Louis, MO 63110