Festivals

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race

When: Fri., Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 19, 12-6:30 p.m. 2015

Returning for its 43rd year, the Great Forest Park Balloon Race features a Friday night balloon glow (also a fundraiser for the Missouri Humane Society) and live entertainment and skydivers on Saturday prior to the massive balloon race. The first balloon takes off at 4:30 p.m. In the event of rain on Saturday, the race will run on Sunday.

Price: $150-$2,500 Fri.; free Sat.