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Join us October 5-13, 2024, for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta!

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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® Powered by ExxonMobil and be part of the world’s largest hot-air balloon festival. Walk among the moving picture show of hot air balloons lifting gently through the crisp, fall air. If you're more of a night owl, experience the magic of a balloon glow as they light up the night sky. No matter what event you choose to attend, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta will make you feel like you're in a dream.

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To get insider tips, learn more about the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and find the best places to eat and things to do during your stay, check out Your Guide to Visiting Albuquerque for Balloon Fiesta. 

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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.