Top Lists

Balloons & Breakfast at the Balloon Museum

Balloons & Breakfast

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 it with you!

Your VIP Viewing Event ticket includes:

  • Fully catered Buffet with beverages. Cash bar available in the evening.
  • Exclusive Indoor Gallery Dining and Viewing overlooking Balloon Fiesta Park.
  • Outdoor Balcony Setting for Prime Viewing and Taking Photos.
  • One official 2017 collectible Pin PER PERSON.
  • Admission to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.
  • 10% Discount for Shopping at the Museum Shoppe.
  • FREE shuttle service to/from Balloon Museum to Fiesta Field.
  • One Museum Lot Parking Pass for the Balloon Museum parking lot per Registration.
  • Ticket does NOT include admission into Fiesta Field. (Tickets available for purchase at Balloon Museum Gift Shoppe)

Tickets for each event are $65 for adults and $29 for children ages 2-12 years old. 

Purchase your tickets while they are available!  Click on your preferred day & time below or call 505-880-0500 for Group Rates or General Ticketing.  Call today for 10% discount code for Museum Members and Military Members. Event is rain or shine.  Tickets are nonrefundable. 

Sick of doing everything online? Call or email Sarah at 505-880-0500 or sarah.hough@balloonmuseum.com.

40% of the cost of this ticket is considered a donation to the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation. Thank you for your purchase. 

SATURDAY MORNING – 10/7/2017

SUNDAY MORNING – 10/8/2017

WEDNESDAY MORNING – 10/11/2017

THURSDAY MORNING – 10/12/2017

FRIDAY MORNING – 10/13/2017

SATURDAY MORNING 10/14/2017

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 it with you!

Your VIP Viewing Event ticket includes:

  • Fully catered Buffet with beverages. Cash bar available in the evening.
  • Exclusive Indoor Gallery Dining and Viewing overlooking Balloon Fiesta Park.
  • Outdoor Balcony Setting for Prime Viewing and Taking Photos.
  • One official 2017 collectible Pin PER PERSON.
  • Admission to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.
  • 10% Discount for Shopping at the Museum Shoppe.
  • FREE shuttle service to/from Balloon Museum to Fiesta Field.
  • One Museum Lot Parking Pass for the Balloon Museum parking lot per Registration.
  • Ticket does NOT include admission into Fiesta Field. (Tickets available for purchase at Balloon Museum Gift Shoppe)

Tickets for each event are $65 for adults and $29 for children ages 2-12 years old. 

Purchase your tickets while they are available!  Click on your preferred day & time below or call 505-880-0500 for Group Rates or General Ticketing.  Call today for 10% discount code for Museum Members and Military Members. Event is rain or shine.  Tickets are nonrefundable. 

Sick of doing everything online? Call or email Sarah at 505-880-0500 or sarah.hough@balloonmuseum.com

40% of the cost of this ticket is considered a donation to the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation. Thank you for your purchase. 

SATURDAY EVENING – 10/7/2017

SUNDAY EVENING – 10/8/2017 

THURSDAY EVENING – 10/12/2017

 FRIDAY EVENING – 10/13/2017

SATURDAY EVENING – 10/14/2017

SUNDAY EVENING 10/15/2017

Great American Duck Race

38th Annual
Great American Duck Race
August 24th – 27th, 2017
McKinley Duck Downs, Courthouse Park, Deming, New Mexico

Schedule is tenative. Subject to change.

Thursday, August 25

6:30pm Mizkan Duck Royalty Pageants Voier’s “Pit” Park Ampitheater

Friday, August 26
4 pm Carnival Courthouse Park
All Day (some open) Duck Mart/Vendors Courthouse Park
4-8 pm First Financial Credit Union Entertainment/Stage Area Courthouse Park
6:30pm Mizkan Sponsor Party/Dinner Deming Elks Lodge #2750 (3401 Raymond Reed Blvd)

Saturday, August 27

All Day Carnival Courthouse Park
All Day Duck Mart/Vendors Courthouse Park
All Day Slow Pitch Tournament Hooten Complex
7am Solitaire Homes Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension Deming Soccer Field
9am-2pm Desert Classics Car Show District Court Parking Lot on Poplar & Platinum (Angel Vasquez 575-694-4647)
10am PNM Tournament of Ducks Parade Downtown Deming
10am Great American Horseshoe Tournament Courthouse Park (Tommy Esquivel 575-494-1890)
10am-6pm St. Clair Winery Wine & Beer Garden Courthouse Park
11am-2 pm 1st United Methodist Church Barbecue Granite & Buckeye – delivery available- 546-2791
12N-8p First Financial Credit Union Entertainment/Stage Area Courthouse Park
12N-4 pm ($5 entry) Live Duck Race/Water Race McKinley Duck Downs
2pm Amigo’s 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
**Pets, with the exception of service animals with paperwork, are not allowed at the Park.

Sunday, August 28
All Day Carnival Courthouse Park
All Day Duck Mart/Vendors Courthouse Park
All Day Slow Pitch Tournament Hooten Complex
7am Solitaire Homes Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension Deming Soccer Field
10 am Great American Washers Tournament Courthouse Park (Tommy Esquivel 575-494-1890)
12N-6pm St. Clair Winery Wine & Beer Garden Courthouse Park
12N-6p First Financial Credit Union 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.

2017 Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta

Date/Time
Date(s) – Saturday August 19, 2017 – Sunday August 20, 2017
6:45 am – 10:00 am

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

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

 

website
Held at the main area of Elephant Butte Lake State Park and around Elephant Butte.

Hot air balloons rise from the beach and fly over the lake each morning, weather permitting. Mass ascension and balloon glows.

Cost: park entrance fee or park pass

Raton International Balloon Rally

Raton International Balloon Rally

4th of July Weekend

Each year, Raton plays host to 15+ pilots and their balloons. Our balloon rally gives attendees an up close and personal experience due to small crowds and friendly pilots. This event is one your whole family is sure to enjoy!

The rally begins each morning at 6:00 a.m. at the old La Mesa Airfield on York Canyon Rd, Highway 555, a half-mile west of Raton’s southernmost off ramp from I-25, Exit 450.

Daily events include:
6:00am to 9:00am Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast
6:00am to 10:00am Music and Live Radio Remote Broadcast
6:30am Pilots Briefing and Balloon Ascension

International Santa Fe Trail 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

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 Second Decade, we are committed to providing meaningful, relevant service to our audiences. To guide our work, the Balloon Museum’s Board of Trustees recently made an important decision. They adopted a new mission statement, a major milestone in our on-going strategic planning process:
Our mission is to inspire a spirit of exploration, discovery, and achievement through experiences that engage our visitors in the history, science, sport, and art of ballooning and other innovative forms of flight.
Look for this new mission to influence what we do and how we invite and encourage you to participate. Let’s explore, discover, and achieve together, now and in the years ahead.
Learn more by visiting our website, www.cabq.gov/balloon, or by following us on social media.
We are open year-round, Tuesday through Saturday, and hope to see you soon!

Old Timers Balloon Rally – Roswell, NM

Old Timers Balloon Rally, Roswell, NM

33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Balloon Rallye – Belen, NM

With many, many thanks to the managers and staff of the City of Belen and the officers and members of the Valencia Flying and Retrieval Society, the 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hot Air Balloon Rallye is getting ready to launch at Belen NM’s EAGLE PARK, located at 305 Eagle Lane, Belen NM. Take the Camino Del Llano west from I-25, turn left on Mesa Road, then left on Delgado, then right on Eagle Lane at the gates of the Belen High School.

Returning for another appearance is our mascot Special Shape “Paddy The Shamrock”, accompanied by “The Old Woman and the Shoe, coming to us all the way from Amarillo TX.”
Along with our very special shapes will be at least 50 regular and smaller special shaped balloons so keep your eyes peeled for your favorites! We’ll add their photos as their registrations roll in.

And remember that VFRS accepts memberships from balloon pilots, crew members, and anyone who is interested in the family sport of hot air ballooning. Annual membership fee for an individual is still only $15, and is a mere $25 for an entire family. Attend one of our meetings and join.
Oh, before I forget! We need your photos of past St. Patrick’s Day Rallyes! Please send them via email to: vfrswebmaster505@gmail.com so our event photo galleries can be updated. Thanks!
This event doesn’t happen without serious help from sponsors. We thank everyone who has given money, goods, and volunteer their time to this incredible community service event! Please thank them by clicking through to their web site, patronizing their businesses, or calling them to thank them for their support! Scroll Down to see them all because some don’t have web sites.
Please Thank our Sponsors by supporting their businesses.
First and foremost goes our gratitude to the City of Belen Parks & Recreation Department for hosting this fabulous event on their fields. Equal gratitude goes to the City of Belen Library and Harvey House Museum for enthusiastic support and guidance, along with the City of Belen Department of Economic Development and the City Administration, and the Director and members of the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce. THANK YOU !!

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 traffic,” said Augusta Meyers, from Rail Runner Express.

For the full story, please visit KOB: