Special Events

Pumpkin Glow - sponsor

Pumpkin Glow on Des Peres Pond


Join us at Des Peres Park for our first ever pumpkin glow! At sunset (6:30 p.m.), we will launch Jack-O-Lanterns onto the pond! Bring your pre-carved creation and be a part of our magical float! Participants are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and s’mores supplies. Marshmallow roasting sticks and campfires will be available. Walk around the pond and try to spot all the hidden scarecrows in our scarecrow hunt while enjoying a storybook trail. 

Pumpkins for the float must meet the following guidelines: 
  • Must be pre-carved
  • No more than 8 pounds once hollowed out - approximately no larger than a soccer ball
  • Must have a “top/lid” (note: pumpkins will be attached to floatation device through the base)
  • To keep the water clean, pumpkins cannot have any artificial decorations (i.e. paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles)
  • Pumpkins will not be returned after the float. All pumpkins will be composted
  • Pumpkin check-in starts at 5:30 p.m.

Registration is per pumpkin. A pumpkin floatation device, glow stick and marshmallow roasting stick will be provided for each Jack-O-Lantern registered for the event. Thank you to our sponsor, Great Southern Bank! Registration deadline is 9/27. Minimum 50/Maximum 100
Cost: $7/Member; $8/Resident; $10/Non-Resident
Ages: All ages
Day: Saturday
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Session: #4535 October 10
Location: Des Peres Park, 12352 Manchester Road, 63131


Click here to register online for this program.
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