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39th Annual Great American Duck Race, Deming

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 […]

Sante Fe Trail International Balloon Rally 7/2-4/16

International Balloon Rally

July 2, 2016 – July 4, 2016 Hot air balloons will fly at 6:30pm (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

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Balloons & Breakfast and Dine & Glow Dinner!

Balloons & Breakfast and Dine & Glow Dinner! Get your tickets now for Balloons & Breakfast and Dine & Glow Dinner at the Anderson-Abruzzo International Museum! We can’t wait to see you but you have to hurry! Slots are filling up fast! For more information visit


Balloons & Breakfast Date: Saturday, […]

Wednesday Fiesta balloons launch after delay

after delay ABQnews Seeker Balloon Fiesta Updates From The Field Balloons taking part in Wednesday morning’s Balloon Fiesta events inflate on the field. (Tyler Green/Journal) By ABQnews Staff […]

Video captures balloon hitting power line

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Nex+Gen Academy student, Nolan Kilpatrick, shot video of a balloon clipping a power line near his school in northeast Albuquerque Monday morning.

The line could be seen sparking as the balloon appeared to deflate a little and then it kept climbing.

Witnesses said it appeared no one was hurt.

See video […]

Video: Balloon catches fire, but still flies

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The third day of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta was a success.

Balloon Fiesta Monday, photos and updates

Hundreds of traditional balloons soaring along with special shapes including a blue whale while made its way up, and so did the dino baby, a new special shape this year.

Later in the morning, there […]

Albuquerque gets into ballooning early, October 1929

Found this picture regarding a balloon launch in Albuquerque back in October of 1929 which took place on Central Avenue.

Welcome to the Ballooning Capital of the World Web Site

We would like to welcome you to the Ballooning Capital of the World web site. The Ballooning Capital is located in the greater Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA area including area communities like Rio Rancho.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the world’s largest hot air balloon festival and takes place each October. During the balloon […]