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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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Fabulous anytime. Early or evening. Easy access Friendly balloon people, evening light up is a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dick S
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Balloon Fiesta

There is nothing you can do about the crouds. Get by that and you will have the time of your... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous anytime. Early or evening. Easy access Friendly balloon people, evening light up is a ball. Food!! Marichi bands. Most photographed event in the world!

Thank Dick S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There is nothing you can do about the crouds. Get by that and you will have the time of your life. You can't do anything about the crowds. Get by that and you will have the time of your life. Spectacular !

Thank bobbycdb
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

10 days of pure beauty. There are flying events mornings and evenings, booths at the fiesta park with everything from cinnamon rolls to breakfast burritos to turkey legs, to crafts and collectibles. Dress in layers as it starts out cool but warms up nicely. Watching...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Allegedly, this is the most photographed event in the entire world. I suppose that could be true but I'm also not sure why it's true. After all, once you've seen one snap of a mass balloon ascension, you've seen all snaps of same. This is...More

Thank dryadsdad
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is something that everyone must attend at least once in their lifetime. Seeing all of the beautiful balloons in the air is quite a sight. We arrived at the park first thing and watched all the teams set up and launch their balloons. Highly...More

1  Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Like who wants to see hot air balloons fly?? It is amazing!, why, who knows? 1st flew in Sedona, AZ in 2008. Got hooked and wanted to experience the International Balloon Festival that everyone talked about. Did it in Oct 2017. What can I say...More

Thank vkingta
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

If you are lucky enough to hit the right weather conditions this is one of the most wonderful experiences you can have. Starts first Saturday in October and runs ten days. We have had some great times but it is all about the right weather...More

Thank Thomas C
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I've attended the balloon festival on three different occasions. Each time was amazing! The event is very organized and the grounds are easy to navigate. The balloons are spectacular! Love the mass ascension and the night glow. The balloon owners/workers are very friendly. They engaged...More

2  Thank theadobe
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Planned to purchase a ticket the day before based on weather so used website. I couldn't make sense of any major difference between general admission, Chasers Club or Gondola Club. I purchased Chasers Club because of guaranteed seating and a parking pass so I wouldn't...More

10  Thank Itza S
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I had seen balloons before but watching over 200 take off followed by 200 more surpasses anything. The best part is you are right next to the balloons taking off. Always plan gor two or three days. If you are lucky, weather will not cause...More

3  Thank Mo M
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ConservativeTexasMom
19 June 2018|
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Response from ROCtraveler30 | Reviewed this property |
- Secure accommodations early for best availability and price. - Read the complete festival "brochure" so you know all the options and rules. - Buy your tickets on-line, the day before each session. - Use the shuttle bus... More
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tracidv2018
3 June 2018|
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Response from ROCtraveler30 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the weather and how many actually participate that day, but generally several hours. Many will catch the wind and head off in several directions across town. Others will try to stay in "the box" to come back... More
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Karl P
20 May 2018|
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Response from Mo M | Reviewed this property |
This could get really expensive if you get caught in traffic. What I would do is have them take you to the shuttle buses at the journal center.
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