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Aug
22
Wed
Stories in the Sky at the Balloon Museum – FREE @ Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum
Aug 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky

Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky

 

Stories In The Sky
Two sessions 9:30-10:15 & 11-11:45 every Wednesday.  Geared towards ages 0-6, all ages are welcome.  Admission is free for children and the accompanying adult.
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Links:
Aug
23
Thu
The Great American Duck Race Balloon Ascension @ Soccer Field
Aug 23 – Aug 26 all-day

39th Annual
Great American Duck Race
August 23rd – 26th, 2018
McKinley Duck Downs, Courthouse Park, Deming, New Mexico

Thursday, August 23
Evening Luna County Skate Competition Deming Skate Park (Matt Robinson 575-546-0494)
6:30pm
  Duck Royalty Pageants Voier’s “Pit” Park Amphitheater

Friday, August 24
4 pm Carnival Courthouse Park
All Day (some open) Duck Mart/Vendors Courthouse Park
4-8 pm Entertainment/Stage Area Courthouse Park
6:30pm Sponsor Party/Dinner Deming Elks Lodge #2750 (3401 Raymond Reed Blvd)

Saturday, August 25
All Day Carnival Courthouse Park
All Day Duck Mart/Vendors Courthouse Park
All Day Slow Pitch Tournament Hooten Complex
7am Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension Deming Soccer Field
9am-2pm Desert Classics Car Show District Court Parking Lot on Poplar & Platinum (
Robert Welch 575-543-5120)
10am Tournament of Ducks Parade Downtown Deming
10am Great American Horseshoe Tournament Courthouse Park (Tommy Esquivel 575-494-1890)
11am-2 pm 1st United Methodist Church Barbecue Granite & Buckeye – delivery available- 546-2791
12N-8p Entertainment/Stage Area Courthouse Park
12N-4 pm ($5 entry) Live Duck Race/Water Race McKinley Duck Downs
2pm Great American Tortilla Toss Poplar Street
5:30pm Great American Outhouse Race Silver Street
5:30-7pm ($5 entry) Evening Duck Race/Water Race McKinley Duck Downs
8:00pm Duck Dance Adobe Deli ($10 Admission, Free Admission for sponsors wearing sponsor shirt)
**Pets, with the exception of service animals with paperwork, are not allowed at the Park. 

Sunday, August 26
All Day Carnival Courthouse Park
All Day Duck Mart/Vendors Courthouse Park
All Day Slow Pitch Tournament Hooten Complex
7am Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension Deming Soccer Field
10 am Great American Washers Tournament Courthouse Park (Tommy Esquivel 575-494-1890)
12N-6p Entertainment/Stage Area Courthouse Park
12N ($5 entry) Live Duck Race/Water Race McKinley Duck Downs
3pm Duck Race eliminations/finals McKinley Duck Downs
**Pets, with the exception of service animals with paperwork, are not allow at the Park. Pets can be left at the kennel. Donations appreciated. 

Aug
25
Sat
Elephant Butte Annual Balloon Regatta @ Elephant Butte Lake State Park
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day

Date(s) – Saturday August 25, 2018 – Sunday August 26, 2018
6:45 am – 10:00 am

Ride Info:
We are  selling tether rides. The ride takes about 10 minutes and you do not actually get out over the lake. The ride costs: $20 per Adult (ages 13+) and $15 per child (ages 4-12). Under the age of 4 cannot ride (due to safety concerns). Book rides by clicking below. *this is a weather permitting event**

What does the event cost? Where can I camp?
So the event is free to see! However the Elephant Butte State park does charge per vehicle.

Our launch site is scheduled to be on Lions Beach inside the main gate. We will arrive onto the beach around 7 am or shortly after. You can camp anywhere along the coast line you can find room.

What to do while the balloons take off?
Please do not park your 2 wheel drive vehicle on soft sand! You will get stuck and be responsible to find a way to become un-stuck. We ask that you do not park your vehicle near a balloon trailer, or truck as we are trying to set up safely and take up quite a bit of room for each balloon. Listen to anyone with a crew shirt or pilot shirt on as to we again are just looking out for everyone’s safety. Please take as many pictures as you want and post them to our Facebook page. Our flights will be done around 9 am at the latest on both days. We will not be having any afternoon or evening events as to the weather does not allow us to.

Location
Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte

Contact: Jimmy McCarthy | Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta Organization
505-510-3009
info@ebbr.org

The Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta© (EBBR) provides an opportunity for balloonists, skippers and sponsors to get together and have fun at Elephant Butte Lake New Mexico. Additionally, it provides the communities of Elephant Butte, Truth or Consequences and Williamsburg additional visitors after the summer season. The EBBR traces its history back to the 1970’s when balloonists would come to Elephant Butte for the Mother’s Day weekend, or in some years, the Easter weekend. The timing of the rally was generally dependent on when the balloonists decided that spring had arrived and it was time to go to “The Lake” and fly. The “Cloudbouncer” The official monthly publication of the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association (AAAA or Quad A) March 1980 issue Announced “The Elephant Butte Mothers day Campout” to be held May 10 and 11. The March 1981 issue of the “Cloudbouncer” announced “The Greater Mesilla Valley Aerostat Ascension Association Annual Easter Fly-in” would be held April 18 and 19. In 1989 Oppenheimer industries donated $500 for prize money if the balloonists would fly over the lake to the Champagne Hills subdivision. The Coast Guard Auxiliary became concerned that balloons flying over the lake might get into trouble and provided five chase boats to ensure safety. This concern for safety lead to the formation of the EBBR and the Balloon Boat Relay Race© (BBRR). The BBRR provided a chase boat for each balloon forming a racing team. The skipper carried the drop marker, baton, for the balloon race out onto the lake. The balloonists then do a water landing, known as a “Splash and Dash”, to receive the baton and carry it to the designated drop area. Prizes and/or prize money is then awarded to both the winning pilots and skippers. The Flying and boating has continued this tradition over the years. On July 1st 1998 the city of Elephant Butte was incorporated as the 101st city in the State of New Mexico. The new city chartered their own Chamber of Commerce in September 1999 and one of their first acts was to purchase the rights and copyrights to the Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta by unanimous vote. In 2007, the Chamber decided to stop running the rally, and the rights were transferred to Kevin Cloney and Al Lowenstein

Aug
29
Wed
Stories in the Sky at the Balloon Museum – FREE @ Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum
Aug 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky

Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky

 

Stories In The Sky
Two sessions 9:30-10:15 & 11-11:45 every Wednesday.  Geared towards ages 0-6, all ages are welcome.  Admission is free for children and the accompanying adult.
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Links:
Sep
5
Wed
Stories in the Sky at the Balloon Museum – FREE @ Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum
Sep 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky

Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky

 

Stories In The Sky
Two sessions 9:30-10:15 & 11-11:45 every Wednesday.  Geared towards ages 0-6, all ages are welcome.  Admission is free for children and the accompanying adult.
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Links:
Sep
9
Sun
Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association AAAA Flying Event – ABQ @ Balloon Fiesta Park
Sep 9 @ 6:15 am – 9:15 am

Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association AAAA Flying Event at Balloon Fiesta Park

Sep
12
Wed
Stories in the Sky at the Balloon Museum – FREE @ Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky

Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky

 

Stories In The Sky
Two sessions 9:30-10:15 & 11-11:45 every Wednesday.  Geared towards ages 0-6, all ages are welcome.  Admission is free for children and the accompanying adult.
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Links:
Sep
15
Sat
White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational @ White Sands National Monument
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day
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26th Annual White Sands Balloon Invitational
Date: September 15, 2018 – September 16, 2018
Balloon Glow
Event Description:
Join us for the Annual White Sands Balloon Invitational!
The hot air balloons are launching September 15, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. and Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. The Balloon Glow is Saturday, September, 15 at 7:00 p.m. The locations are still pending, please check back for updates!
Sep
19
Wed
Stories in the Sky at the Balloon Museum – FREE @ Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum
Sep 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky

Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky

 

Stories In The Sky
Two sessions 9:30-10:15 & 11-11:45 every Wednesday.  Geared towards ages 0-6, all ages are welcome.  Admission is free for children and the accompanying adult.
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Links:
Sep
26
Wed
Stories in the Sky at the Balloon Museum – FREE @ Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky

Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky

 

Stories In The Sky
Two sessions 9:30-10:15 & 11-11:45 every Wednesday.  Geared towards ages 0-6, all ages are welcome.  Admission is free for children and the accompanying adult.
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Links: