A crisp autumn breeze provides the perfect climatic backdrop for balloon festivals in Albuquerque. The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® is one of the most world-famous balloon festivals, generally held the first and second weeks of October each year. Known as the world's largest hot air balloon festival, the balloon fiesta features over 500. Albuquerque's fun activities in the fall aren't limited to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Take a look at these other autumn events in New Mexico's sunshine city, and visit the complete Calendar of Events to see what is happening during your visit.