Spend The Day At This Hot Air Balloon Festival In Missouri For A Uniquely Colorful Experience
By Liz Oliver|Published August 13, 2018
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
Every year, one city park in Missouri transforms into a sea of color as hot air balloons from all over the country arrive for a 46 year old festival. The Great Forest Park Balloon Race happens every September in St. Louis’ Forest Park. It is the oldest and most well-attended free hot air balloon event in the world! Your family will love the balloon glow and launch, so make plans to be in St. Louis on September 14th and 15th. It’s a visually stunning event that can’t be missed!