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Boots and Badges Balloon Glow – Rio Rancho, NM

White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational, September 17-18, 2016

“…The location is surreal in itself and when you add scores of colorful flying balloons, you have the White Sands Balloon Invitational at White Sands National Monument”

The annual White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational always takes place on a weekend in September.

The Hot Air Balloon Invitational grows more and more popular each […]

Winds stop Sunday’s Fiesta launch, glow a success

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Sunday’s Balloon Fiesta mass ascension didn’t go quite as planned as windy weather meant no mass ascension, and some pilots even struggled to put their balloons on display on the ground. After a couple hours at the field, some people wondered if anything would happen at all.

“We have been waiting and […]

Commemorative Balloon Glow in memory of the Newton, Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

Sandy Hook Elementary Balloon Glow

December 21, 2012

Commemorative Balloon Glow in memory of the Newton, Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

4 – 7 p.m. (arrivals beginning 3 p.m.)

Minimum of 26 balloons; one for each of the victims

Using North Gate entrance

Event Contact: Slade Bogle (505) 261-9605

Call Susan Rice, (505) 768-6050 […]

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 […]