×

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

World's largest hot-air balloon event

Save to my Account

The Balloon Fiesta began in 1972 as a birthday celebration for a local radio station. It was first held in a shopping mall parking lot. Since then, it has become the largest hot-air balloon event in the world, with more than 550 balloons flying the skies over Albuquerque each October.

The nine-day festival includes a variety of events, including morning mass ascensions, when the majority of the balloons take flight; evening balloon glows, when tethered balloons light their burners to create a visual display; special shapes rodeos, when balloons outside the standard tear-drop shape gather; and games, when pilots show off their skills.


At A Glance

Address:
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy. NE
Albuquerque 87113
Price:
$$
Visit website →

Comments, Tips & Hints

Login

You need to login to favorite a post.

Need to sign up? Create an account here.

Forgot your password? Reset your password here.