This year will mark the 40th time that the Balloon Fiesta

has filled Albuquerque’s crystal blue skies!

The Balloon Fiesta is still the premier international ballooning event,
powered by the perfect October climate and a phenomenon called the
“Albuquerque Box,” (a combination of weather patterns and geographic
landscape, the box allows balloonists to control and even retrace their

The place to be in October is at Balloon Fiesta Park. The 200 acres of
grass and booths will be filled with balloons and vendors selling everything
from traditional New Mexican food to Balloon memorabilia._

Each year balloon teams from around the world participate in the event and
news coverage originates from more than 50 countries. It has become the most
photographed event in the world.

CLICK HERE for event schedule.


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