September 16, 2019

Take Metro to the 2019 Balloon Glow, Great Forest Park Balloon Race

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A hot air balloon at night in Forest Park

The annual Great Forest Park Balloon Race and Balloon Glow takes place in Forest Park, and Metro Transit makes it easy to enjoy all the fun while avoiding traffic and parking.

Balloon Glow – Friday, September 20

Metro will operate additional MetroLink trains Friday evening for the Balloon Glow at the Central Fields in Forest Park. The Balloon Glow begins at dusk and goes until 9 p.m. A fireworks show begins at 9:15 p.m.

Ride MetroLink to the Central West End Transit Center to get to the Balloon Glow. The transit center is a little over a half mile from Central Fields. MetroBus is also a great option. There are nine MetroBus routes that serve the transit center.

Great Forest Park Balloon Race – Saturday, September 21

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race begins at noon on Saturday. Ride MetroLink or MetroBus to the Central West End Transit Center and walk to the starting line at Central Fields.

Please note that Metro will not be operating special bus shuttle service to or from the Balloon Glow or Balloon Race.

To plan your trip to the Balloon Glow or Great Forest Park Balloon Race, download Transit app to your mobile device, use the Trip Planner or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 or text 314-207-9786, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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