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.

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.

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 !!

Enjoy Albuquerque’s unique experience of watching Balloon Fiesta’s 500+ mass ascension from Balloon Fiesta Park with these helpful tips:

  1. 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 to enter and some years the park has filled to capacity. Study the Balloon Fiesta Interactive Map for routes in and out of the park and other viewing areas.
  2. Getting to the park early also gets you quick access to hot coffee and burritos. Once mass ascension is ago, the lines get long.
  3. Dress warm and be prepared to walk. The field is many, many football fields in length and there are hundreds of balloons to see. Since you’re arriving early, it’s cold. It feels coldest just before sunrise and the field is most often damp, so wear solid shoes. Use warmers for your gloves, boots and back pockets work the best.

For the rest of the tips and the story, please visit the KRQE site at this link

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

HOLIDAYS
TAKE FLIGHT

9th Annual Family Day

Sunday, December 6, 11am-3pm. FREE admission.

 Decorate balloon cookies and make balloon ornaments!
Great live music! Including, Enchantment Handbells, Susie Tallman & Friends, Sing-along Holiday Songs & Manzano High School Choir!

Santa visits the Balloon Museum in a balloon gondola!

Hot Chocolate and lunch for sale with gourmet food truck!
Travelin’ Jack will be in his Marine Dress Blues as the canine mascot for the Toys for Tots drive.
www.balloonmuseum.com

 

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 Food Trucks!
Bring your blanket or your lawn chairs!
 
 2015 DATES
Wednesday, June 10
Wednesday, June 24
Wednesday, July 8
Wednesday, July 22
Wednesday, August 5
Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
 
505.768.6020, 311, NM Relay or 711

www.cabq.gov/balloon