Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than three decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air. Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year. You won't want to miss this city-wide celebration!
For nine days in October, the New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds
of balloons lift off from Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta Park. Nothing
rivals the power of Mass Ascension on crisp early mornings as these
graceful giants leave the ground to take their place in the cerulean
desert sky. For ballooning fans worldwide, the Albuquerque International
Balloon Fiesta is a pilgrimage. There's something for everyone to
enjoy... whimsical special shapes filled with equal parts of hot air and
wonder, and Balloon Glows that create a magical night landscape for
spectators to wander. No matter who you are, the Albuquerque
International Balloon Fiesta will leave you awestruck and wanting more.
For more information or to plan your trip, visit www.ItsATrip.org/balloon-festival.