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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 […]

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. […]

Buddy’s Ballooning Adventure

Buddy’s Ballooning Adventure – A special tribute to world renowned balloonist Buddy Bombard, an inspiration for a new major exhibit at the Balloon Museum. Join us and learn more as we celebrate the innovation and joy brought to the world and how adventurous journeys become a great “storybook” for all to enjoy. Help Us […]

White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational, September 17-18, 2016

“…The location is surreal in itself and when you add scores of colorful flying balloons, you have the White Sands Balloon Invitational at White Sands National Monument”

The annual White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational always takes place on a weekend in September.

The Hot Air Balloon Invitational grows more and more popular each […]