Chiles have been roasted, the fair has moved on, and the leaves are beginning to change. Fall is in the air and that means it’s almost time for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta! The Balloon Fiesta 2017 takes place October 7th-15th. Hot air balloons will soon fill Albuquerque’s clear, blue skies with all shapes and colors.
What is the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta?
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for all ages. For more than four decades, the first weekend in October brings the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air.
Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally, hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year October 7-15, 2017.
A Week of Celebrations
The excitement continues year after year with our annual celebrations that last an entire week! Balloon lovers rise before the sun each day for the daily festivities. There are daily happenings from morning ’till night, and each day brings something exciting! The whole city is bustling with new faces and every eye is excited to see the floating creations throughout the air.
This is one Albuquerque event that everyone gets excited about. We love to see local social media ignite with photos and videos of everyone’s experiences during that week. We hope that as true Albuquerqueans, you partake in the annual festivities and share your experiences with the world as well. See you at the Park!