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

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. 

Santa Fe Trail International Balloon Rally

Hot air balloons will fly at 6:30am (weather permitting).

If you are a pilot interested in participating, please print and complete both a Pilot Application and Pilot Agreement.

Location: La Mesa Airfield Hwy 555 Raton NM 87740 USA

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018

7 AM                             Mass Ascension

7 AM-10 AM               AF Rotary Burrito Breakfast

7 AM-11 AM               Balloon Vendors open

8 AM-4:30 PM           Taos Pueblo open

9 AM-4 PM                 Chairlift Rides, Angel Fire Resort Bike Park

9 AM-5 PM                 Vietnam Veterans Memorial open

10 AM-6 PM               Red River Art & Wine Festival, Brandenburg Park, Red River

4:30 PM-7:30 PM      Friday Night Scramble, Angel Fire Resort Golf Course

5:00 PM-7:30 PM      Music in Frontier Park

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018

5 AM                             Angel Fire Endurance Race

7 AM                             Mass Ascension

7 AM-10 AM               AF Rotary Burrito Breakfast

7 AM-10 AM               Pilot Challenge Game sponsored by Enchanted Circle Pottery

7 AM-11 AM               Balloon Vendors open

8 AM-4:30 PM           Taos Pueblo open

9 AM-4 PM                 Chairlift Rides, Angel Fire Resort Bike Park

9 AM-5 PM                 Vietnam Veterans Memorial open

10 AM-6 PM               Red River Art & Wine Festival, Brandenburg Park, Red River

4 PM-12 AM               Festival Eclectica

7 PM                              Balloon Launch Field opens

9 PM                              Balloon Glow – bring your flashlight and camp chairs

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018

7 AM                             Mass Ascension

7 AM-10 AM               AF Rotary Burrito Breakfast

7 AM-11 AM               Balloon Vendors open

8 AM-4 PM                 Taos Pueblo open

9 AM-4 PM                 Chairlift Rides, Angel Fire Resort Bike Park

9 AM-5 PM                 Vietnam Veterans Memorial open

10 AM-2 PM               Angel Fire Art + Farmers’ Market, Frontier Park

11 AM-3 PM               Red River Art & Wine Festival, Brandenburg Park, Red River

All Hot-Air Balloon events happen at the Angel Fire Airport on NM Hwy. 434

STREET ADDRESS
Angel Fire Balloon Field, Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710

CONTACT NAME
Angel Fire Visitor Center

CONTACT PHONE
575-377-6555

MAILING ADDRESS
3365 Mountain View Blvd
Angel Fire, NM 87710

EMAIL
jimmy@angelfirefun.com

WEBSITE
www.BalloonsOverAngelFire.com

Spring Break Family Day
Bring the whole family to the Balloon Museum on Wednesday, March 28 from 9:30am-3:00pm for kites, balloons, bubbles, gliders, entertainment and hands-on art stations!

Rise and Try Week, 2018
Spring break fun and learning for the whole family!
When
Mar 24, 2018 07:00 AM – Mar 31, 2018 06:00 PM
Where
Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive
Albuquerque, NM 87113
505-768-6020
Description
Saturday, March 24 through Saturday, March 31

Coinciding with APS and RRPS spring breaks is Rise and Try Week, a series of family-friendly, educational, and entertaining experiences offered by the Balloon Museum, which will be open daily, including Monday the 26th. Visit our exhibitions, experience our 4-D Theater and enjoy the North Grounds for a picnic or play time.

Kicking off the week will be Ballooning for All on March 24, 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. This balloon rally (weather permitting) for people of all abilities and special needs takes place on the Balloon Museum’s expansive and scenic North Grounds and features over 15 hot air balloons. Admission is free.

Other Rise and Try Week activities include:

Drone Race Day on Sunday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Walk Up Workshops (3:00 to 5:00 p.m., free with paid museum admission)
Monday, March 26 – Creativity Toolbox
Tuesday, March 27 — Cookie Decorating (while supplies last) with Food Network winner Kristin Dowling of Rude Boy Cookies
Wednesday, March 28 – Iris Folding Balloon Greeting Cards
Thursday, March 29 – Adult Coloring Balloon Trading Cards
Friday, March 30 – Professional Photography Tips for your Phone
Monday March 26 through Friday March 30, guided tours of the museum’s main exhibition and our special exhibition. Arctic Air: The Bold Flight of S.A. Andrée. Free with paid museum admission. Tour times: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
During Spring Break Family Day, March 28, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy kites, balloons, bubbles, gliders, entertainment and hands-on art stations. Bring a picnic or enjoy food truck fare served on the Balloon Museum’s scenic North Grounds. Entry to all activities is included with payment of regular Balloon Museum admission fees.
The New Mexico Food Truck Festival, March 31, will bring dozens of the state’s best food trucks and craft beers to the North Grounds for a day of food, music, and family-friendly fun.
Price
Prices vary by activity. Some are free admission, and others require payment of regular museum admission prices of $1-$4 per person, or special event admission prices for NM Food Truck Festival.

Spring Break Family Day only:

Get a Family Membership to the museum for only $35 (normally $60)! Through the month of April, Family Memberships will be discounted at $45!

Applies to Family Memberships only. All other membership types will be sold at normal price.

Spring break fun and learning for the whole family!

When

Mar 24, 2018 07:00 AM – Mar 31, 2018 06:00 PM

Where

Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive
AlbuquerqueNM 87113
505-768-6020

Description

Saturday, March 24 through Saturday, March 31

Coinciding with APS and RRPS spring breaks is Rise and Try Week, a series of family-friendly, educational, and entertaining experiences offered by the Balloon Museum, which will be open daily, including Monday the 26th. Visit our exhibitions, experience our 4-D Theater and enjoy the North Grounds for a picnic or play time.

Kicking off the week will be Ballooning for All on March 24, 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. This balloon rally (weather permitting) for people of all abilities and special needs takes place on the Balloon Museum’s expansive and scenic North Grounds and features over 15 hot air balloons. Admission is free.

Other Rise and Try Week activities include:

  • Drone Race Day on Sunday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Walk Up Workshops (3:00 to 5:00 p.m., free with paid museum admission)
    • Monday, March 26 – Creativity Toolbox
    • Tuesday, March 27 — Cookie Decorating (while supplies last) with Food Network winner Kristin Dowling of Rude Boy Cookies
    • Wednesday, March 28 – Iris Folding Balloon Greeting Cards
    • Thursday, March 29 – Adult Coloring Balloon Trading Cards
    • Friday, March 30 – Professional Photography Tips for your Phone
  • Monday March 26 through Friday March 30, guided tours of the museum’s main exhibition and our special exhibition. Arctic Air: The Bold Flight of S.A. Andrée. Free with paid museum admission. Tour times: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • During Spring Break Family Day, March 28, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy kites, balloons, bubbles, gliders, entertainment and hands-on art stations. Bring a picnic or enjoy food truck fare served on the Balloon Museum’s scenic North Grounds. Entry to all activities is included with payment of regular Balloon Museum admission fees.
  • The New Mexico Food Truck Festival, March 31, will bring dozens of the state’s best food trucks and craft beers to the North Grounds for a day of food, music, and family-friendly fun.

Price

Prices vary by activity. Some are free admission, and others require payment of regular museum admission prices of $1-$4 per person, or special event admission prices for NM Food Truck Festival.

The Balloon Museum wishes you a
Happy Holiday Season!
Special Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve: 9am-3pm*
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 9am-3pm*
New Year’s Day: Closed
*Museum Shoppe closes at 1pm
Happy holidays! We wish you a blessed 2018!

Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation, 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113



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About Albuquerque Balloon Rides
Imagine floating 1,000 feet above Albuquerque. Below, the Rio Grande flows through a verdant landscape of willow shrubs and cottonwood trees, while to the east, the Sandia Mountains glow orange from the sunlight. Albuquerque Balloon Rides creates remarkable experiences like these, offering hot-air balloon rides throughout the Albuquerque region and beyond.

Sunday October 15, from 5:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Your Family Day Ticket Includes:
Exclusive Indoor and Outdoor Viewing of the Fiesta Field
Admission to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Access to the Tim Anderson 4D Theater & brand new Weather Lab
Interactive Activities for the whole family to enjoy
Food available for purchase
Family Day Tickets
$5 per person, $15 parking pass
Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation, 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113