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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Presented by Canon

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Family fun!

This was my husband's first year attending the fiesta and he had a blast! We came with my parents... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andi S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
via mobile
Excellent, outstanding & uplifting experience for all 10 days ;-)!

Worth the experience for the amazing photos that you will take alone ;-)! Affordable RV Parks... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dan B
New Mexico
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Imagine over 500 colourful hot air balloons rising up at dawn over the New Mexico landscape… there's truly nothing like it. The place to experience it is each October at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Spectators and balloon pilots from all over the...more
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
+1 505-821-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my husband's first year attending the fiesta and he had a blast! We came with my parents and since my dad is a disabled vet we got to park fairly close to the gates. We attended the evening event on October 12th and...More

Thank Andi S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth the experience for the amazing photos that you will take alone ;-)! Affordable RV Parks close-by with full amenities too ;-)!

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took a week vacation to AZ and NM. Decided to include the balloon fiesta which was very nice. Found the fiesta to be just as advertised. Got our tickets on Costco online which saved us over 50%. We drove directly to the event and did...More

Thank c12pilot
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Albuquerque Balloon Festival is not for the late sleeper. Our family rose at 4:30 A.M. to catch a bus at the local shopping center,by 5:30 in order to be on the viewing ground by around 6:00 A.M! When we first arrived we headed into...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to Albuquerque to visit a friend during the last weekend for the hot air balloon fiesta. We enjoyed the glow show on Saturday night. I had such an awesome experience that we made a last minute decision to attend the final morning accession....More

Thank Rhi21
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a really cool sight to see. We didn't get to see the evening glow due to weather but the morning ascension and dawn patrol was awesome. I recommend the park and ride if it it available, otherwise get about a 1 to 2...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

First book you flights and hotel room early. If you need to rent a car get that at the same time, Confirm all your reservations the week that you leave, Common sense yes but make the trip a little less worrisome. Now enjoy! We were...More

Thank bch2237
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

TRANSPORTION: We took the shuttle bus which was easy and saved a lot of traffic hassles. We ended up buying on site but ordering online is cheaper. You can print the tickets or have them scanned off your phone. When we go to the shuttle...More

1  Thank Yessyhara
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in the south RV parking lot and the balloons flew over us. Spectacular sight. We had good weather except for the first night and last day we were there. Would highly recommend this as a must do!

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can see from all the photos and reviews it is a fantastic event. I agree. I want to help you plan your visit. First of all decide in early January if you plan to attend and start booking your hotel and car. Rooms sell...More

Thank Ann W
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8 October 2018|
Response from Lumerian | Reviewed this property |
On a normal launch day you can see the balloons from virtually anywhere in the city.
Pamela S
1 October 2018|
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Response from ROCtraveler30 | Reviewed this property |
Less balloons - not disappointing.
21 September 2018|
Response from Robert K | Reviewed this property |
Although I have attended this event for several years, I do so as a balloon crew chief. But, let me try to give you a "best" answer. The launch field runs basicly North to South. The North parking lot is mostly for volunteer... More