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What is the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta?
As one of the world’s largest ballooning events, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta routinely draws up to 700 balloons and pilots from around the world. The nine-day event is held annually during the first week of October and attracts upwards of 800,000 visitors.
Aside from the awe-inspiring ‘mass ascensions’ when hundreds of balloons launch simultaneously – there are tons of activities including balloon glows, photo contests and fireworks. True enthusiasts will be interested in the competitions which include tasks such as landing on a target set by the BalloonMeister as well as dropping markers on set goals.
Need to Know
While nothing beats witnessing the balloons in real life, this event is perfect for armchair travelers and those who simply can’t get there in person. Since 2017 the event has been livestreamed complete with professional commentary!
Did You Know?
The Albuquerque area is uniquely suited to ballooning. The desert climate all but ensures clear skies, but more importantly the ‘Albuquerque Box’ is an area with predictable air temperature and wind patterns that make for perfect ballooning conditions.
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