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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Presented by Canon

5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-821-1000
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Bucket list trip did not disappoint

Like so many others, the balloon fiesta has been on my bucket list since I was a little girl and we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kristeniler
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Amarillo, Texas
Balloon Fiesta - Fun for entire Family

Always wanted to go to the Hot Air Balloon Festival at Albuquerque and made it this year. Wasn't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sandy P
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Oakland, California
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Imagine over 500 colourful hot air balloons rising up at dawn over the New Mexico landscape… there's truly nothing like it. The place to experience it is each October at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Spectators and balloon pilots from all over the world gather (some even camping in their caravans) to watch the mass ascensions held in the mornings, and night events like the 'glowdeo'. Music stages are set up during the day and performers stroll through the festival crowds, which can number 750,000 people.
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“dawn patrol” (28 reviews)
“park and ride” (23 reviews)
“mass ascension” (46 reviews)
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5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
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Reviewed yesterday

Like so many others, the balloon fiesta has been on my bucket list since I was a little girl and we finally made it this year. It was phenomenal! Absolutely breathtaking. I do have a few tips for others: Plan for at least two morning...More

Thank kristeniler
Reviewed yesterday

Always wanted to go to the Hot Air Balloon Festival at Albuquerque and made it this year. Wasn't disappointed at all. The event was organized, had lots to do, and we were able to see first hand how the balloons were prepped, and hot air...More

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

And then you'll figure out where they'll land! There are over 500 balloons in this, the worlds largest, which takes place in early October. And attracts 1M visitors! But if you're smart, you can avoid the colossal traffic jams at the 5-6am start, by positioning...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I felt so fortunate to attend the Ballon Festival twice last week. We went to the Ballon glow on Sunday night-beautiful and exciting! Then we rose at 4 am to drive out to the festival for the Mass Launch at 7 am. What a beautiful...More

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 2 days ago

Like a lot of people, this was on my bucket. When the weather is right, so is the festival. The problem is, the communication about what to do, how to do it, and whether the balloons will fly is hard to find or figure out....More

Thank vas57
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was truely an amazing experience. We attended 2 days, Wednesday for the International Mass Ascension and Thursday for all the unusual shapes. Both days were amazing. We bought VIP tickets for the balloon museum and were given access to view over the entire field...More

Thank Terry9872
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had friends from Ohio and California visit me this year for the Balloon Fiesta and the New Mexico weather and the magnificent balloons did not disappoint. From the Saturday Mass Accession to the Balloon Glow, the dawn patrol all events were great as was...More

Thank 44dave56
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing, wonderful, magical - there are too many words to describe it! There is nothing like walking amongst the balloons as they inflate and then cheering them on as they lift off. I live here and still enjoy every moment. A few things to note:...More

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic experience at the balloon fiesta in the VIP East RV lot. We stayed 3 nights. Great views, didn't have to worry about transportation and the hosts were awesome! The lot was quiet and everyone was friendly. We absolutely loved the views...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to the balloon fest this year. Attended the Sunday evening session and Tuesday morning sessions. The Sunday evening session was our first event, which included country music at the stage, balloon glow (I got to help inflate a balloon)! Laser light show and fireworks....More

Thank steve y
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realtorjuliej
22 September 2017|
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Response from ABQBalloonFiesta | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your question. A mass ascension is when all 500 + balloons take flight. Other sessions may feature fewer balloons, but are just as impressive, as there are still many balloons that launch. One of the... More
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GrandmaLinda32080
15 August 2017|
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Response from ABQBalloonFiesta | Property representative |
Thank you for your questions! There are several hotels in the area (the northeast quadrant of the city). Travel help can be found on our website under the Guest Info tab.
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Antonio R
3 August 2017|
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Response from ABQBalloonFiesta | Property representative |
Hi Antonio, Balloon Fiesta only takes place the first week of October each year.
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