ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA®

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CARRY ME AWAY » OCTOBER 6-14, 2018

For nine days in October, the Albuquerque skies are colorfully painted as more than 500 balloons lift off from Balloon Fiesta Park. Plan now to attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, the world’s largest balloon festival, and be part of an amazing hot air balloon experience. Walk among the moving picture show of hot air balloons lifting gently through the crisp, fall air. It'll feel like you're in a dream.

Virtual Tour

View the Balloon Fiesta Schedule.


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Balloon Fiesta Sweepstakes

Enter to win a trip for two to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, October 7-10, 2018. Prize includes a hotel stay, balloon ride, admission to the event, and more!

Watch a Typical Balloon Fiesta Day

Balloon Fiesta events take place at varying points of the day and evening, offering a magical experience for all. The above video shows a sample of Balloon Fiesta activities and related facts.