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City unveils globe monument to honor late balloonists Abruzzo and Rymer-Davis

Balloon Fiesta was a bittersweet event for some people Thursday morning, as a globe honoring balloonists Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer-Davis, who died off the coast of Italy just over four years ago, was unveiled outside the Balloon Museum.

Nancy Abruzzo said seeing the sky filled with what her late husband loved – balloons […]

Balloon Fiesta Forecast: All events on

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s another cool start to the morning and Balloon Fiesta, but not as cold as some years in the past. Temperatures are sitting in the 50s. Winds right now are pretty calm, but upper level winds are a bit stronger, which was a similar setup to Monday’s morning weather.

Highs will […]

Winds stop Sunday’s Fiesta launch, glow a success

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Sunday’s Balloon Fiesta mass ascension didn’t go quite as planned as windy weather meant no mass ascension, and some pilots even struggled to put their balloons on display on the ground. After a couple hours at the field, some people wondered if anything would happen at all.

“We have been waiting and […]

Officials: Balloon Fiesta off to a perfect start

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Officials say the first day of Balloon Fiesta went off without a hitch Saturday.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A long waited New Mexico tradition kicked off Saturday morning for the 43rd year. Balloon Fiesta officials are […]

Balloon Fiesta Saturday, day 1 from the field

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – The mass ascension of hundreds of hot air balloons above Albuquerque went off without a hitch Saturday morning. Pilots began launching shortly after 7:00 a.m. at the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

The majority of balloons appeared to be floating south and winds were about 4 mph, officials said. The balloons are […]

Drivers traveling to Balloon Fiesta should see few traffic delays

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque begins Saturday and ends Oct. 12. The 360-acre Park with 100 acres of grass and booths will be filled with balloons and concessions. Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican

By Chris Quintana The New Mexican


The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which attracts thousands of people from around […]