The  Balloon Glow was held at the New Haven City Park Friday evening.

The Balloon Glow offered spectators a view of inflated balloons lighted by their burners.

The Balloon Race will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at the New Haven City Park.

The event will kick-off with a parade at 1:30 p.m., followed by children’s activities in the park.

The race, presented by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New Haven, is free and open to the public.

The balloons begin inflating for launch between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., weather permitting.