Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an annually event of hot air balloons in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. This event organizes in the first week of October has brought the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air.
The Balloon Fiesta is a nine-day event and has all around 750 balloons. The event is the major hot air balloon festival in the entire world. Once the balloons are let off, they color the sky with their brilliant colors and hues making it a beautiful sight to look at.

Balloon Fiesta Park, from which the balloons are launched, is situated on the northern edge of the city. In 2005, the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum was opened on the grounds, it focuses on the last three decades of the festival, and on the history of ballooning.

2017 Daily Event Schedule
Saturday October 7
Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel & RV Resort, more… 2:00 America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race Inflation
6:00 Laser Light Show 6:00 Twilight Twinkle Glow™
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow 6:00 America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race Launch
6:45 Opening Ceremonies 7:45 Laser Light Show
7:00 Mass Ascension, presented by Canon, more… 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal
Sunday October 8
Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel & RV Resort, more… 6:00 Balloon Glow
6:00 Laser Light Show 7:45 Laser Light Show
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal
7:00 Mass Ascension, more…
9:00 Fiesta of Wheels Car Show, located on Launch Field
11:00 Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street)
Monday October 9 – Propane Day presented by Airgas, an Air Liquide Company
Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more…
6:00 Laser Light Show
7:00 Balloons Launch
8:00 Competition Flying Begins
Tuesday October 10 – PEPSI DAY
Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… No events
6:00 Laser Light Show
7:00 Balloons Launch
8:00 Competition Flying Begins
Wednesday October 11
Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel & RV Resort, more…
6:00 Laser Light Show
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00 Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension
8:00 Competition Flying Begins
Thursday October 12 – Kids’ Day
Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… 6:00 Special Shape Glowdeo™
6:00 Laser Light Show 7:45 Laser Light Show
7:00 Special Shape Rodeo™ 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal
8:00 Competition Flying begins
Friday October 13
Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… 6:00 Special Shape Glowdeo™
6:00 Laser Light Show 7:45 Laser Light Show
7:00 Special Shape Rodeo™ 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal
7:45 Laser Light Show
8:00 Competition Flying begins
Saturday October 14
Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel & RV Resort, more… 1:00-5:00 Music Fiesta
6:00 Laser Light Show 7:00 Night Magic™ Glow presented by Canon
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow 7:45 Laser Light Show
7:00 Mass Ascension 8:00 AfterGlow™Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal
11:00 Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street)
Sunday October 15
Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show, more… No Events
6:00 Laser Light Show
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00 Farewell Mass Ascension
*AfterGlow™ times may change due to field/weather conditions
** North end of Launch Field for the pin trading
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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Tickets
Admission tickets Cost
General Admission Tickets – any session, any day, 12 and under free $10.00 per session
5 Pack of General Admission Tickets
Not available as print-at-home tickets. Purchase will be processed through the Balloon Fiesta Merchandise site and mailed to you via Fedex.
$45.00 per pack
Music Fiesta (Tickets will go on sale in July 2017) Prices vary, see page for details
Dining areas
Gondola Club Tickets (Tickets will go on sale in late March 2017) – Under 3 yrs free
1-13 People – Per person, per session (except Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday mornings) $100.00/adult
$50.00/child 4-12 yrs.
14+ People – Per person, per session (except Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday mornings) $80.00/adult
$40.00/child 4-12 yrs.
Discounted Pricing for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (price applies to any size group) $50.00/adult
$25.00/child 4-12 yrs.
Note: A 3% Convenience (ticketing) Fee is applied to all tickets.
Chasers’ Club Tickets – 6 yrs and under free $45.00/person
Transportation
Park & Ride Tickets – 5 yrs and under free – Ticket includes your admission to the park
Advanced purchase (per session) $15.00/adult 13-61 yrs.
$12.00/seniors 62+ yrs.
$7.00/child 6-12 yrs.
Purchased at bus (per session) $22.00/adult 13-61 yrs.
$20.00/seniors 62+ yrs.
$10.00/child 6-12 yrs.
Parking
Parking tickets are not available for purchase online. Tickets will be issued and payment collected as you enter the parking lot. Follow traffic signs for directions to parking lots. Parking availability is first come, first served.
General Parking $15 per car
Motorcycles $15 per motorcycle
Handicapped Parking – Please call (505) 821-1000 for more details. $15 per car
Bicycles – Free Bike Valet service
RVs – See our RV page for more details
Free
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Address and Contact :

Address : 4401 Alameda Boulevard N.E.,Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone no : (505) 821-1000, 1-888-422-7277
Website : www.balloonfiesta.com

For more information please visit on organizer website.

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