IN FOREST PARK
The Great Forest Park Balloon Race
kicked off Friday night
with a pre-race "Balloon Glow".
Visitors are able to get up close to the 70+ balloons,
as they flame-up their beautiful balloons
without lifting off.
The glow of these magnificent silk orbs
in the evening sky is a spectacle not to be missed.
The race kicks off tomorrow, with the Energizer Bunny balloon
getting a short "head start",
chased by 70 competing balloons,
floating above St. Louis and following the bunny route.
After the bunny lands,
the competing balloon who drops a bag of birdseed
closest to the bunny wins the grand prize.
This is the 39th annual balloon race in St. Louis.