Each fall, pilots, crews and spectators from all over the world come to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, the world's largest hot air ballooning event. For nine days during the first full week of October, hundreds of colorful balloons float above the city each morning as dawn breaks over the Sandia Mountains. It's no wonder this visual feast is said to be the world's most photographed event.


The 45th Balloon Fiesta will be held on October 1-9, 2016.

Please visit www.balloonfiesta.com for assistance in planning your trip.  Remember to schedule early!  Hotels are usually full by summer's end.

Enjoy your trip!


Balloon Video Coming Soon!


Click HERE for Balloon Fiesta Directions and Map


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Albuquerque Old Town

Albuquerque BioPark - Includes our Zoo, Botanic Gardens, Aquarium and Tingley Beach.  They also offer great camps and classes for kids and feature their extensive conservation efforts.

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Ten Thousand Waves Spa, Food & Lodging



Where to Stay:

Sandia Resort & Casino - AMAZING views of Balloon Fiesta Park!

Hotel Andaluz - Located in Downtown Albuquerque.

Please click HERE for other hotels close to Balloon Fiesta Park.