Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta The 2020 Balloon Fiesta presented by Canon takes place October 3-11, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM. Learn more online at www.balloonfiesta.com The 2020 Balloon Fiesta presented by Canon takes place October 3-11, 2020 in Albuquerque, NM.
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Learn more online at www.balloonfiesta.com 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. From its modest beginnings in 1972 with 13 balloons launching from a shopping mall parking lot, the Balloon Fiesta has grown to multiple events launching year-round at the custom-designed, 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. Our signature event remains Balloon Fiesta—which, with 700 balloons, is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States. Balloon Fiesta Park is located in Albuquerque, NM north of Alameda Boulevard, one mile west of I-25. Learn more about Balloon Fiesta at: http://www.balloonfiesta.com

Mission: "...to conduct the world's premier ballooning event, while promoting the sport of ballooning, the City of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico, nationally and internationally."

07/15/2020
2020 Official Balloon Fiesta Serigraph Poster

The 2020 Official #BalloonFiesta Serigraph poster is now available! This poster is a third, in a series leading up to the 50th event and shares yet another piece of the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote’s Balloon Fiesta story. Check out more about the series and poster in our video!

Painting the #ABQ skies with a Mass Ascension 😍 Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Victor Banta
07/14/2020

Painting the #ABQ skies with a Mass Ascension 😍 Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Victor Banta

We're seeing triple! 😳Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Alessa Kluge
07/09/2020

We're seeing triple! 😳

Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Alessa Kluge

We sent off the 2019 America's Challenge contestants with a beautiful sunset! Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by ...
07/07/2020

We sent off the 2019 America's Challenge contestants with a beautiful sunset!

Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Marlon Long

More collectible than ever, are the 2020 Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner #BalloonFiesta pins. These pins, along with new p...
07/02/2020

More collectible than ever, are the 2020 Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner #BalloonFiesta pins. These pins, along with new patches that feature some of Warner Brothers’ most well-known characters, have made their way to our Gift Shop and are now available for purchase. To add these items to your collection, visit www.balloonfiestastuff.com

We want to express our sincere gratitude to each and every one of our pilots, sponsors, guests, volunteers and followers...
07/01/2020

We want to express our sincere gratitude to each and every one of our pilots, sponsors, guests, volunteers and followers who have supported us during this past week. Postponing the 49th event was a difficult decision but with your continued support, we’ll continue moving forward and hopefully see your faces, with hundreds of bright balloons in 2021!

We want to make sure that your questions about the 49th #BalloonFiesta are answered! For important event information, tu...
06/25/2020
2020 Balloon Fiesta Update

We want to make sure that your questions about the 49th #BalloonFiesta are answered! For important event information, tune in to our video and take a look at our FAQs.

2020 Balloon Fiesta Update

The 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is being postponed to October 2-10, 2021. The health and safety of our...
06/22/2020

The 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is being postponed to October 2-10, 2021. The health and safety of our pilots, guests, volunteers, sponsors and staff are our top concerns. And while this is a difficult decision, we must stay dedicated to upholding that commitment.http://balloonfiesta.com/files/galleries/2020_Event_Letter_from_Board_President_6_22_20.pdf

Guest tickets, reservations and RV spaces for the 49th event will be unchanged and can be used for the 2021 event. Information on how to get a refund or donate tickets can be found on our 2020 event update page: https://balloonfiesta.com/Post/2020-Balloon-Fiesta-Update

We are saddened by this decision but are looking forward to 2021! Here is link to some of our frequently asked questions:https://balloonfiesta.com/files/galleries/AIBF_Postponement_FAQs_2020.pdf

Our favorite early morning risers! 😴 Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Frank Berhenn
06/18/2020

Our favorite early morning risers! 😴 Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Frank Berhenn

Preparing for some nighttime magic as the sun begins to set ✨ Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Andrew Latshaw
06/16/2020

Preparing for some nighttime magic as the sun begins to set ✨ Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Andrew Latshaw

Game on with some friendly competition! Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Frank Berhenn
06/11/2020

Game on with some friendly competition! Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Frank Berhenn

Pastel skies & vibrant balloons ❤️  Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Jason Mihalick
06/09/2020

Pastel skies & vibrant balloons ❤️ Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Jason Mihalick

Thank you to Instagram user @degreesoffnorth for sharing this awesome photo with us! Be sure to tag us in your #BalloonF...
06/04/2020

Thank you to Instagram user @degreesoffnorth for sharing this awesome photo with us! Be sure to tag us in your #BalloonFiesta photos for a chance to be featured in our monthly newsletter. https://balloonfiesta.com/Newsletter

Congrats to the astronauts on a successful launch this past weekend! 🚀 Photo taken at the 2019 Balloon Fiesta by Andrew ...
06/03/2020

Congrats to the astronauts on a successful launch this past weekend! 🚀 Photo taken at the 2019 Balloon Fiesta by Andrew Latshaw

Firing up the night with an all burn! 🔥 Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Andrew Latshaw
05/28/2020

Firing up the night with an all burn! 🔥 Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Andrew Latshaw

05/27/2020
May 27, 2020 Balloon Fiesta Update

Today, we're providing an update for the 2020 event and answering some of your top questions about this year’s #BalloonFiesta. Director of Operations Sam Parks shares his insights and plans for the 2020 event.

We couldn't resist showing off this blue sky, #BalloonFiesta combination! Photo taken at the 2019 Balloon Fiesta by Fran...
05/26/2020

We couldn't resist showing off this blue sky, #BalloonFiesta combination!

Photo taken at the 2019 Balloon Fiesta by Frank Berhenn

Some 2019 #BalloonFiesta morning magic ✨Photo credit: Victor Banta
05/21/2020

Some 2019 #BalloonFiesta morning magic ✨Photo credit: Victor Banta

Dawn Patrol is one of our favorite ways to start the morning! This photo, captured by Robert Hunt, was the first place w...
05/19/2020

Dawn Patrol is one of our favorite ways to start the morning! This photo, captured by Robert Hunt, was the first place winner of the Dawn Patrol/Balloon Glow category in the 2019 Cindy Petrehn Memorial Photo Contest presented by Canon.

Taking a moment to drift away into a balloon paradise 🌞Photo taken at the 2019 Balloon Fiesta by Cynthia Britain
05/14/2020

Taking a moment to drift away into a balloon paradise 🌞

Photo taken at the 2019 Balloon Fiesta by Cynthia Britain

Balloon gazing under a night sky! 🔭 Photo taken at the 2019 Balloon Fiesta by Victor Banta
05/12/2020

Balloon gazing under a night sky! 🔭

Photo taken at the 2019 Balloon Fiesta by Victor Banta

Looks like it was a good day for a quick dip in the Rio Grande! 😎Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Victor Banta
05/05/2020

Looks like it was a good day for a quick dip in the Rio Grande! 😎Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Victor Banta

New Mexico looked as enchanting as ever during the 2019 #BalloonFiesta! Photo Credit: Victor Banta
04/30/2020

New Mexico looked as enchanting as ever during the 2019 #BalloonFiesta!

Photo Credit: Victor Banta

Our team is continuing to work (remotely) planning this year’s event. We understand that many guests may have questions ...
04/28/2020
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Our team is continuing to work (remotely) planning this year’s event. We understand that many guests may have questions and we are here to assist. For more information about how our team is navigating through this time and insights from our executive director and board president, visit our homepage at www.balloonfiesta.com.

Princess Nelly seems to have mastered the art of taking pictures. Do you have a favorite, silly, #BalloonFiesta selfie? ...
04/21/2020

Princess Nelly seems to have mastered the art of taking pictures. Do you have a favorite, silly, #BalloonFiesta selfie? Photo taken at the 2019 Balloon Fiesta by Cynthia Britain

04/16/2020
Voice of America - VOA

Pure #BalloonFiesta Bliss, experienced at the 2019 event 😌

▶️ 500 balloons of all shapes and sizes took off at the 2019 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in the U.S. southwestern state of New Mexico.

👉 The event lasted 9 days and ended on Sunday, October 13. The highlight of the spectacle is known as Mass Ascension, when the balloons takeoff in unison early morning.

The fiesta was launched in 1972 and is the most photographed event in the world.

https://www.voanews.com/arts-culture/balloons-fill-albuquerque-sky-2nd-day-annual-fiesta

04/15/2020
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We’re excited to announce the 2020 Music Fiesta all-star lineup! Country artist Jimmie Allen will take the stage before headliner, Brett Young. To learn more, click here: https://balloonfiesta.com/Music-Fiesta

Prepping a balloon for launch is no small task. But the result is worth it! 😍 Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by ...
04/14/2020

Prepping a balloon for launch is no small task. But the result is worth it! 😍 Photo taken at the 2019 #BalloonFiesta by Andrew Latshaw

04/09/2020

We want to continue to express our gratitude to the health care workers, first responders, grocery store workers and all others working in essential businesses for protecting us. As we plan for our 49th event, we remain in constant communication with health and safety officials regarding COVID-19 and will continue to seek their input in the months ahead. Here is a message from executive director, Paul Smith and Matt Guthrie, president of Balloon Fiesta Board of Directors. https://balloonfiesta.com/Post/A-Letter-From-Balloon-Fiestas-President-and-Executive-Director

04/07/2020

Thankful for the many healthcare workers, first responders and public safety officials who have transformed Balloon Fiesta Park into a place where important testing is happening.

Our version of a city skyline #ABQ 🤷‍♂‍Photo Credit: Steven Schooner
03/12/2020

Our version of a city skyline #ABQ 🤷‍♂‍

Photo Credit: Steven Schooner

Rise and shine! ✨Photo Credit: Victor Banta
02/29/2020

Rise and shine! ✨

Photo Credit: Victor Banta

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Albuquerque, NM
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International Balloon Fiesta: very fascinating!
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: very fascinating!
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: very fascinating.
The beautiful Albuquerque Balloon Festival has been postponed until 2021.
Guess I will never be able to witness this in person again. So sad to hear of the cancellation. Been planning since January. Time to cancel all the other reservations made for the week. 😥😥😥
Wishing I was back here again....
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Remembering a wonderful balloon fiesta in 2019 and dreaming (and hoping) for 2020!
I’m super jazzed you will be returning this year!!! Can’t wait for this EPIC EVENT!!💯🥰💕🙏❤️
Misty morning riser...Opening day.