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Attend a Balloon Fiesta or Rally 

Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta may be one of the world’s largest and best-known ballooning events — but in a state that loves its hot air balloons, it’s certainly not alone! All across New Mexico, balloons set sail year-round. With balloon festivals in Taos, White Sands, Gallup, Angel Fire, and Elephant Butte, hot air ballooning in New Mexico is truly an all-year adventure. Check out some of the biggest fiestas and rallies from across the Land of Enchantment  

Ballet Folklorio

More Adventures for Your Balloon Fiesta Itinerary 

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a must-see event, but once the balloons are up, there are still plenty of adventures to fill your days. Make plans to pick your own fiery green chiles, explore Albuquerque’s oldest neighborhood, hike a super volcano, and more with our list of experiences you won’t want to miss during Balloon Fiesta 


A hot air balloon floating with views of the mountains in the background

Plan Your Own Balloon Ride 

You’ve attended the balloon fiestas and watched as the pros ascended up into New Mexico’s blue skies — now it’s your turn to go up and enjoy those incredible views for yourself! Book your very own ballooning adventure and get ready to float above the Land of Enchantment 


Indian Cultural Center Hot Air Balloon Detail

Five More Ways to Experience the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 

No visitor should miss the iconic experience of watching the balloons from Balloon Fiesta Park, but it’s hardly the only magical way to experience the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Our friends at New Mexico Magazine have five more incredible ways to experience Balloon Fiesta 


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Learn the History of Ballooning from Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum 

Ever wondered when the first hot air balloon took flight? Or how hot air balloons fly? The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum has the answers! Learn about the history of ballooning, check out the Ballooning Hall of Fame, and explore one-of-a-kind exhibits at the museum next time you’re in Albuquerque