Best Bets: Sept. 17-23

Best Bets: Sept. 17-23

FAMILY FUN

WHAT: Great Forest Park Balloon Race

WHEN: 7-9:15 p.m. Friday for Balloon Glow, noon-6:30  p.m. Saturday for Festivities and Balloon Race

WHERE: Central Field at Forest Park

HOW MUCH: Free

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THE 411: The Balloon Glow offers spectators a chance to get up close and walk around the balloons. It culminates with a fireworks finale display beginning at approximately 9:15 p.m. Rides, skydiving exhibitions and live entertainment kicks off Saturday at noon with the race beginning about 4:30 p.m. In case of rain, the race will take place on Sunday.

MORE INFO: greatforestparkballoonrace.com

 

MUSIC

WHAT: Old Webster Jazz Festival

WHEN: noon-11 p.m. Saturday 

WHERE: Downtown Webster Groves around Gore and Lockwood avenues

HOW MUCH: Free

THE 411: Two stages of continuous music highlight this day-long outdoor festival featuring Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers, Gene Dobbs Bradford & the Blues Experience, Marquis Knox Blues Revue and Bach to the Future with Eric Marienthal.

MORE INFO: oldwebsterjazzfestival.com

 

 

WHAT: Johnny Mathis

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday 

WHERE: Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Boulevard

HOW MUCH: $50-$125

THE 411: Mathis epitomizes the notion of living legend. Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” and “Misty,” he has recorded more than 80 albums, has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and ranks as the all-time No. 6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts. 

MORE INFO: 314-534-1111 or 800-293-5949 or fabulousfox.com