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Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride Sale!

Click this Groupon Banner to locate the hot air balloon ride discount! What You’ll Get – $299.00 service for $159!!! After purchasing this deal, you will need to visit the website listed on your voucher to complete redemption.

Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride for One with Champagne Toast The Fine Print Promotional […]

Balloon Fiesta Family Day Fun!

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 […]

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 […]

Summertime Fun at Balloon Museum!

Summertime Fun

at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum!

FREE Event for the Whole Family! Including Fido! Stories in the Night Sky Is BACK! 6-7PM The ALBUQUERQUE CONCERT BAND Is Tuning up! 7-8PM YOU are the only one missing! Come on out for this FREE Community Event. Bring your picnic or purchase from the […]

Tickets on sale now for the most glamorous NYE party in town!

Ring in the new year in New York Style at our premiere New Years Eve event, Manhattan on the Mesa!

The Most Glamorous Party In Town

Dine, dance, and sip to the flavors and sounds of New York City, then watch the glittery ball drop in Times Square on our giant screen […]

Check out the Holidays at the Balloon Museum!

Check out the Holidays at the Balloon Museum!

Holidays Take Flight

8th Annual Family Day

Sunday, December 7, 11am-3pm.

FREE […]

Balloon Fiesta a chance for Albuquerque to shine and soar

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The countless pictures taken of Albuquerque’s balloon fiesta and the millions of words written about it have painted a wonderful picture of our premier event. We won’t try to add to those stories. However, there are a couple of other angles about the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta we would like to explore.


Ballooning community honors late hot air balloon pilot

A pilot, who has been flying at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta since 1977, died this week. Friday morning, Gary Tarter’s friends made sure to honor him in true hot air balloon pilot fashion.

It’s easy to get excited about the new balloons and pilots at fiesta, but today was about remembering one of […]

City unveils globe monument to honor late balloonists Abruzzo and Rymer-Davis

Balloon Fiesta was a bittersweet event for some people Thursday morning, as a globe honoring balloonists Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer-Davis, who died off the coast of Italy just over four years ago, was unveiled outside the Balloon Museum.

Nancy Abruzzo said seeing the sky filled with what her late husband loved – balloons […]

Balloon Fiesta Monday, photos and updates

By KRQE Staff Published: October 6, 2014, 6:29 am After the Balloon Fiesta flying competition (Kayla Ayres/KRQE News 13)


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Hundreds of balloons entered the skies above Albuquerque after officials gave pilots the green light to fly at the 43rd Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Dawn patrol was delayed Monday at the […]