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Dine & Glow Dinner at the Balloon Museum

Dine & Glow Dinner

Experience the world’s largest ballooning event from the comfort of the beautiful Balloon Museum. Enjoy a delicious catered buffet meal inside the Balloon Museum’s glass enclosed Gallery. The Balloon Museum offers the THE BEST VIEW of the Mass Ascensions and Balloon Glows in Albuquerque and we would love to share […]

Balloon Museum Adopts New Compelling Mission

Strategic Planning for our Second Decade Moves Upward and Onward How Will We Inspire You? Since it opened in 2005, the Balloon Museum has welcomed nearly one million visitors from Albuquerque and many other communities in New Mexico, as well as from across the country and around the world. As we continue into our […]

Old Timers Balloon Rally – Roswell, NM

Rail Fiesta combo pass available for Balloon Fiesta weekends

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —New Mexico Rail Runner Express has a partnership with Balloon Fiesta, allowing spectators to avoid traveling by car.

It is called the “Rail Fiesta Combo Pass.”

“With that pass, they get the train ticket, they get their ticket onto the shuttle, and the ticket into the event, so that’s one way to avoid […]

The ‘Albuquerque Box’ explained

By Mark Ronchetti

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – During the night time hours, cool air over the northern mountains sinks down to the valley floor. The heavy cool air then makes its way south to the lowest point which in this case happens to be the Rio Grande Valley.

So as day breaks the northerly […]

Balloon Fiesta: Tips for attending and viewing

Enjoy Albuquerque’s unique experience of watching Balloon Fiesta’s 500+ mass ascension from Balloon Fiesta Park with these helpful tips:

Get out there early. Everyone says to do it and it’s true. If you arrive at the field as mass ascension is ago, you may not make it into the park. Hundreds of cars are trying […]

Balloon Museum “Double Eagle” Newsletter September 2016

Hello and Welcome! Autumn time in Albuquerque can be truly magical with the changing of the leaves and the smell of roasting green chile. We hope everyone is making time to get outside and enjoy the beauty of autumn! Give yourself a pat on the back for making it through a record hot summer. […]

Albuquerque Box provides pilots a natural phenomenon to help steer balloons

The “Albuquerque Box” can be extra elusive for pilots at the Balloon Fiesta some years, but when it works, it really helps pilots and passengers alike.

Here’s why: pilots can make a balloon go up or down by applying heat to the envelope, but they have no way of steering the balloon, which is […]

Albuquerque gets into ballooning early, October 1929

Found this picture regarding a balloon launch in Albuquerque back in October of 1929 which took place on Central Avenue.

Albuquerque and ballooning featured in “Saige Paints the Sky” movie

American Girl’s “Saige Paints the Sky” movie will be released on DVD starting July 2nd. The movie was filmed around Albuquerque and New Mexico and showcases the beautiful scenery of the state while telling Saige’s story. You can see it on Saturday, July 13th at 8/7c on NBC or pick up the […]