Friends and Lovers Balloon Rally at Balloon Fiesta Park


Event Information

Dates: February 9, 2013 – February 10, 2013
Time: 7am launch both days
Admission: Free

Balloon Fiesta Park
5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway
Neighborhood: Balloon Fiesta Park/N I-25
Phone: 505-265-2865

Bring your family, a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate, and enjoy the view as a close-knit group of local balloon pilots launch up to 135+ hot air balloons over Valentine’s Day weekend.

  • Coordinator: Colleen Johnson
  • eMail:

This well attended rally is held each year near Valentine’s Day at the Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque.
The Albuquerque Balloon Museum will be hosting a breakfast at the rally on February 9th

One thought on “Friends and Lovers Balloon Rally at Balloon Fiesta Park

  1. Unfortunately due to high winds aloft, none of the balloons launched either day. On the first day a half dozen balloons inflated and on the second day only one balloon inflated. The balloon was inflated to give a very disappointed film crew from Japan something to shoot as they were in town to shoot a landscape full of balloons.

    There was a baggy toss from the roof of the building so the balloonists had a last chance to get some more points for their season totals.

    There was a great food competition with many entrants using the specified ingredients in a lot of various ways. There were new pins and t-shirts for sale and many people having a great time together. Thanks to Colleen Johnson, the judges, and all of the people who helped make the event happen.

    Check back later for event and balloon pictures.

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