The Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta!

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is held in early October and is recognized as the premier hot air balloon event in the world! From a small launch of 13 balloons in 1972, it has grown to a huge 9-day celebration with over 550 balloons, including entries from Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Australia, Taiwan, Thailand, Russia and even the United Arab Emirates.

Your Fun Excursions in a Box Guide explains the two daily activities for this hot air balloon festival: morning ascensions and evening glow events. During morning ascensions, hundreds of balloons are inflated and take off all around you, filling the skies with balloons in all shapes, sizes, and colors and setting a spectacular scene. And at the evening glows, pilots fire up their burners for brilliant color shows on the ground and YOU get a front row seat!

Also with your Fun Excursions in a Box Guide, you’ll get:

  • a map of the Fiesta area,
  • insights on tickets, parking, food, shows, exhibits, souvenirs etc and
  • recommendations for planning your trip

Most importantly, you get invaluable time AND money saving TIPS and ideas on how to best enjoy Fiesta. You won’t get this advance insight anywhere else!

Finally, your Guide provides short recaps of other nearby attractions such as the hot air balloon museum, the Turquoise Trail, Albuquerque Old Town, and the exciting Sandia Peak tramway. For your convenience, addresses are provided for easy entry into your car or phone navigation applications as well as website links if you want to get additional information, make a reservation, buy tickets, etc. And, a map showing where each attraction is located gives you a helpful overview so you can best plan your days.

Join the excitement at the Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta and purchase a Fun Excursions in a Box Guide to get the most out of your visit.

You might even decide to take a balloon ride and check it off your bucket list !!

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