The Balloon Museum Foundation is hosting the Red, White, and Balloons 4th of July celebration from 5pm-10pm on the Balloon Museum lawn. This family friendly event will offer the best view of Freedom 4th fireworks from the museum grounds. Featuring live music & a balloon glow prior to the firework show!

Visit our website for your ticket or stop by the Museum gift shop to get yours!

EVENT HINT: PRE-PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AND PARKING PASS TODAY FOR DAY-OF EASE. WE CAN SEND YOU A BALLOON MUSEUM PARKING PASS PRIOR TO THE EVENT TO HELP WITH DAY OF PARKING. BALLOON MUSEUM TRAFFIC DOES INTERSECT WITH FREEDOM 4TH TRAFFIC.

Ticket Options

Lawn seats: $10 per person
Access to outdoor lawn and amenities. You may bring your own picnic and lawn chairs.
Children under 16 are free.

Reserved Outdoor Tables
Tables of 4 are $10 each and tables of 8 are $20 each. Limited number available. Reserve online or call 505-880-0500.

VIP Outdoor Sweet Seats
$25 per person

Outdoor Seating
Reserved Adirondack chair
Gruet Sparkling Wine
Gourmet cookies-Rude Boy Cookies

Limited Availability. Reserve today
Stars & Stripes Dinner Package
$35pp

Balcony Access & Indoor seating
Gourmet BBQ catered meal
Cash Bar.

Limited Availability. Reserve today.

Schedule of Events
5PM Gates and Balloon Museum parking open.

5PM Foodtrucks. Cashbar. Lawn activities.

6PM Stars and Stripes Reserved Ticket Dinner VIP indoor viewing gallery and museum balcony. Reserve today. Tickets will sell out.

7PM ALBUQUERQUE CONCERT BAND patriotic performance.

8PM CLAUDIO TOLOUSSE BAND performance.

8:30PM RAINBOW RYDERS Hot-Air Balloon Glow. (weather permitting)

9PM FIREWORKS! View the largest Freedom 4th city display from Balloon Museum grounds and above the crowds.

Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation | 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

International Santa Fe Trail Balloon Rally
July 3, 2019 – July 6, 2019

Hot air balloons will fly at 6:30am (weather permitting).

If you are a pilot interested in participating, please print and complete both a Pilot Application and Pilot Agreement.

Location: La Mesa Airfield Hwy 555 Raton NM 87740 USA

Watch a field of hot-air balloons at sunrise as they gracefully float up into the cool morning air of the Moreno Valley. Balloons Over Angel Fire is one of the few high-mountain hot-air balloon events in the country. Learn how the balloons work, talk to the pilots, take lots of pictures and spend Father’s Day weekend enjoying the laid-back pace of Angel Fire.

Saturday evening brings the spectacular balloon glow – when the pilots illuminate their balloons like enormous, colorful glowing bulbs. The valley floor transforms into a wonderland of fire, color and light.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019
7 AM Mass Ascension
7 AM-10 AM AF Rotary Burrito Breakfast
7 AM-11 AM Balloon Vendors open
8 AM-4:30 PM Taos Pueblo open
9 AM-4 PM Angel Fire Day Camp
9 AM-4 PM Chairlift Rides, Angel Fire Resort Bike Park
9 AM-5 PM Vietnam Veterans Memorial open
10 AM-6 PM Red River Art & Wine Festival, Brandenburg Park, Red River
4:30 PM-7:30 PM Friday Night Scramble, Angel Fire Resort Golf Course
5:00 PM-7:30 PM Music in Frontier Park

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019
7 AM Mass Ascension
7 AM-10 AM AF Rotary Burrito Breakfast
7 AM-10 AM Pilot Challenge Game sponsored by Enchanted Circle Pottery
7 AM-11 AM Balloon Vendors open
8 AM-4:30 PM Taos Pueblo open
9 AM-4 PM Chairlift Rides, Angel Fire Resort Bike Park
9 AM-5 PM Vietnam Veterans Memorial open
10 AM-6 PM Red River Art & Wine Festival, Brandenburg Park, Red River
7 PM Balloon Launch Field opens
9 PM Balloon Glow – bring your flashlight and camp chairs

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019
7 AM Mass Ascension
7 AM-10 AM AF Rotary Burrito Breakfast
7 AM-11 AM Balloon Vendors open
8 AM-4 PM Taos Pueblo open
9 AM-4 PM Chairlift Rides, Angel Fire Resort Bike Park
9 AM-5 PM Vietnam Veterans Memorial open
10 AM-2 PM Angel Fire Art + Farmers’ Market, Frontier Park
11 AM-3 PM Red River Art & Wine Festival, Brandenburg Park, Red River

All Hot-Air Balloon events happen at the Angel Fire Airport on NM Hwy. 434

STREET ADDRESS
Angel Fire Balloon Field, Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710

CONTACT NAME
Angel Fire Visitor Center

CONTACT PHONE
575-377-6555

MAILING ADDRESS
3365 Mountain View Blvd
Angel Fire, NM 87710

EMAIL
jimmy@angelfirefun.com

WEBSITE
www.BalloonsOverAngelFire.com

The Roswell Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that they will host the 31st Annual “Rise Over Roswell Balloon Rally,” formerly the “Old Timers Balloon Rally.” This family friendly event has been a great tradition that was started by Bill Glenn and a group of pilots who decided to have a rally featuring old timers, and the Roswell Chamber of Commerce wants to proudly continue this tradition.

They want all of Roswell and the surrounding areas to come out to the Cielo Grande Soccer Complex and enjoy these magnificent balloons, meet the pilots, and help them continue to make this a spectacular event that continues for another 31 years!

The event will start on Friday, May 3 with balloons launching at elementary schools in Roswell, followed by a balloon glow Friday night, and Sunrise Mass Ascensions Saturday and Sunday mornings. Follow the Roswell Chamber of Commerce on Facebook for up-to-date details on this event. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Candace Lewis at 575-623-5695 or via email at candace@roswellnm.org

Russ DeKay Athletic Field – NMMI
101 W College Blvd – N Grand Ave
Roswell, NM United States 88201
1st full weekend in May
Number of balloons: 50
Year began: 1988

Balloons travel to Roswell from the Southwest for a weekend of fun flying and friendship. FREE Admission!!! The Roswell OldTimers Balloon Club plans to host the Oldtimers Balloon Rally in Roswell, New Mexico the first full weekend of May each year. Proceeds benefit local charities in Roswell.

Old Timers Balloon Rally
Old Timers Balloon Rally

Marion County Sheriff’s Office

STOLEN HOT AIR BALLOON RECOVERED
You’re going to think we’re full of “hot air” when you read this, but for the first time in our 175 years of existence, we recovered a stolen hot air balloon! We received word from the Bloomington Police Department in Indiana last night that a hot air balloon stolen out of their jurisdiction was just spotted at The Villages Hot Air Balloon Festival being held at the Florida Horse Park. MCSO deputies responded and confirmed that it was indeed the stolen balloon in question (pictured below). The owner didn’t want to press charges and just wanted his hot air balloon back. The balloon was towed and will be returned to its proper owner. This just proves that you never know what the MCSO is going to be called out to next…

Stolen Hot Air Balloon
Stolen Hot Air Balloon

A hot air balloon that was stolen in Indiana turned up at a festival in Florida. Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the Bloomington Police Department that the balloon was spotted at the Villages Hot Air Balloon Festival which was being held at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala.

Deputies had no trouble finding the balloon and had it towed away so it can be returned to its owner, who told officials he does not wish to press charges against whoever stole it.

In a Facebook post about the incident, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office says it was the first time in the department’s 175 year history that they have ever dealt with a stolen hot air balloon.

You’re going to think we’re full of “hot air” when you read this, but for the first time in our 175 years of existence, we recovered a stolen hot air balloon!
Authorities did not release the identity of the person who allegedly stole the hot air balloon.

Photo: Marion County Sheriff’s Office

An Official “Rise & Try Week” Event!

When

Mar 10, 2019
01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Where

Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE
AlbuquerqueNM 87113
505-768-6020

Description

In cooperation with Southwest Pod Racing (SWPR), the Balloon Museum is pleased to present Balloon Museum Pod Racing, New Mexico’s only FPV drone racing series.

  • Pilots, Click Here for BMPR IX race information and an online registration form. Consider purchasing a BMPR Pod Pass to receive discounts on race entry fees and other benefits, and your annual fee directly supports the BMPR series!
  • Click Here to read BMPR Racing Rules
    • To provide input or ask questions about the Rules, please email Paul Garver, Balloon Museum Manager, pgarver@cabq.gov.

A Great Spectator Air Sport, and Fun for All Ages!

BMPR IX includes racing, live video feeds, hands-on simulators, educational demonstrations, entry to the museum’s exhibitions, and much more!

  • Need a Hotel Room? Link Coming Soon to view discount deals from partner hotels.

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More About BMPR

Inspired by the origin of SWPR’s name, we call our series Balloon Museum Pod Racing. BMPR is an exciting, unique, and high-performance air sport experience for all ages. Pilots fly quad-copter drones through gates and around flags or other obstacles at high speed. The drones they fly are agile and fast, and pilots steer them by wearing first-person-view (FPV) goggles that display a live video image transmitted from the drone itself. Visitors are also able to watch this in-flight video on TV screens!

Rise and Try Medallion

 

Price

Spectator entry to BMPR IX is included with payment of regular Balloon Museum admission fees ($3-$6 per person).

2019 FRIENDS & LOVERS BALLOON RALLY

Friends and Lovers is the second biggest Balloon Rally in the Country! Come and join us for this Free Event and experience the unbelievable sites and sounds of Hot air Ballooning.

Anderson Abbruzo Internatioal Balloon Museum Foundation

ON SALE NOW!

Tickets to the 2019 Balloons & Breakfast and Dine & Glow Dinner events are on sale now! You won’t want to miss out on this awesome experience!

Experience the magic of the world’s largest ballooning event from the comfort of the beautiful Balloon Museum. Enjoy a delicious breakfast or dinner inside the Balloon Museum’s glass enclosed gallery, and so much more!

The Balloon Museum boasts THE BEST VIEW of the Mass Ascension, Balloon Glow, and Afterglow™ Fireworks in Albuquerque!

Get your tickets NOW to any of these events now!

The Saga Continues At
The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque
Intergalactic Balloon Museum…
Darth and Yoda: Choose Your Side
Cue the “Imperial March.” Darth Vader is coming to the Balloon Museum. His darkness should not overshadow the fact that Master Yoda will be there, too, as the wildly popular duo of special shape hot air balloons return for a special inflation event on Friday, October 5, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. (weather permitting).
In addition to encountering Darth and Yoda up close, visitors also will be able to meet the balloon pilots and crew members, and:
  • Meet one of the galaxy’s favorite droids, BB-8, for a great photo opportunity
  • Explore the Balloon Museum’s exhibitions.
  • Enjoy the Mos Eisley Craft Port (arts and crafts at various stations in the museum)
  • Experience the Tim Anderson 4-D Theater
  • Visit the Balloon Explorium for hands-on hot air balloon experiments and simulators
  • Watch radio-controlled hot air balloon demonstrations, with guest “pilot” Chewbacca
Visitors will be under the watchful eyes of troops from Vader’s own 501st Dewback Ridge Garrison. Costumes are welcomed, but blasters are not permitted at this event. Those siding with Rebels should look for allies among members of the Bantha Canyon Base. For those undecided, there will be plenty of Mandalorian Mercs to mingle with, too.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than four decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and 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.

From its modest beginnings in 1972 with 13 balloons launching from a shopping mall parking lot, the Balloon Fiesta has grown to multiple events launching year-round at the custom-designed, 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. Our signature event remains Balloon Fiesta—which, with over 600 balloons, is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States.

Imagine 54 football fields, all put together. That’s the size of Balloon Fiesta Park’s 78-acre launch field! And at this Park’s “playing field,” there are no losing teams and no viewing stands. Guests walk the field and are part of the action.

Hundreds of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the big blue New Mexico sky. What you can’t hear until you walk our field at nightfall is the thrilling roar of hundreds of burners simultaneously igniting, turning the Park into a huge lighted Christmas tree of colorful balloons. What you can’t feel until you join us is the massive joy everywhere around you.

Balloon Fiesta Park is located north of Alameda Boulevard, one mile west of I-25.

Saturday, October 6

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Park, more… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

6:00 Twilight Twinkle Glow™ presented by Albuquerque Journal
6:45 Opening Ceremonies 7:45 Laser Light Show
7:00 Mass Ascension, presented by Canon, more… 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Sunday, October 7

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Park, more… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

6:00 Balloon Glow
7:00 Mass Ascension, more… 7:45 Laser Light Show
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
9:00 Fiesta of Wheels Car Show, located on north end of Launch Field
11:00 Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street)

Monday, October 8
Propane day presented by Airgas, an Air Liquide Company

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… No events
6:30 Laser Light Show
7:00 Balloons Launch from Park
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying Begins
8:00 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

Tuesday, October 9
Coca-Cola Day

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… No events
6:30 Laser Light Show
7:00 Balloons Launch from Park
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying Begins
8:00 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

Wednesday, October 10

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Park, more… No Events
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

7:00 Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying Begins
8:30 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

Thursday, October 11
Kids’ Day presented by KOB-TV

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Laser Light Show 6:00 Special Shape Glowdeo™
7:00 Special Shape Rodeo™ presented by Wells Fargo Bank 7:45 Laser Light Show
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying begins 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Friday, October 12

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Laser Light Show 6:00 Special Shape Glowdeo™
7:00 Special Shape Rodeo™ 7:45 Laser Light Show
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying begins 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Saturday, October 13

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Park, more… 1:00 – 5:00 Music Fiesta™
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

1:30 – 5:00  AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
7:00 Mass Ascension 6:00 Night Magic™ Glow presented by Canon
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational 7:45 Laser Light Show
11:00 Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street) 8:00 AfterGlow™Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino

Sunday October 14

Morning Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Park, more…
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

7:00 Farewell Mass Ascension
8:30 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Q & A

*AfterGlow™ times may change due to field/weather conditions
** North end of Launch Field for the pin trading