3 Reasons to Visit Albuquerque During Balloon Fiesta!

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If you have never visited Albuquerque, New Mexico in October, you are missing something special!

This event is one of only a few in the world that allow visitors to walk the entire balloon field and watch amidst the balloons as they begin their ascension.

Breath taking Sights

Even if you can’t spell it, this high-desert city located in north-central New Mexico is a sight to see during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. This year, between October 1st and 9th, the skies above the city will be flooded with hundreds upon hundreds of beautiful hot air balloons flying against a backdrop of the majestic Sandia Mountains. Even if you don’t brave the grounds of the 365 acre Balloon Fiesta Park, you will still enjoy the balloons from anywhere in the city, including while searching for bargains at the outdoor shopping mall at Uptown or while dining on the patio at one of our many restaurants. You’re even sure to get a great photo from the comfort of your hotel room!


From its humble beginnings in 1972 when 13 balloons ascended from a parking lot of the local mall, to the more than 600 balloons that participate today in the mass ascension from the 78 acre launch field at Balloon Fiesta Park, visitors will be thrilled with the sights, smells, & excitement of this historic event. Visit the Balloon Fiesta Museum and learn all about the history of the sport, and then take a stroll down the line of concession stands serving mouth-watering local specialties, and end your evening with a visit to the field to watch the balloons glow.

RV Lovers Dream

If you love to see the country in your RV, don’t by-pass Albuquerque. The RV park is within walking distance to the balloon field and all lots have excellent views of the many balloon events! From the morning mass ascensions, to the special balloon launch, you won’t be sorry you parked with us for a few days!

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION, visit the following:

Click Here for the 2016 Balloon Fiesta Guest Guide 

Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions

Click Here for the 2016 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Daily Event Schedule

Click Here Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

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6 years ago

Great festival, traffic sucks! Last year, pulled over on I-25, had great view.

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