OCT. 6-14 2018

Event News & Updates

Keep up to date with all the happenings and latest news surrounding the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! We have three news categories to choose from:

General News

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May 29, 2018


Balloon Fiesta pilot John Petrehn has a long history with hot air ballooning. In this month's Inside the Basket, learn about his role as the pilot of the Canon balloon at Balloon Fiesta and how he gets to live out his love of the sport all year long. 

Apr 23, 2018

Kate Johnson is the Co-Leader of the Gondola Club at Balloon Fiesta. She works alongside Dave Kinney to provide an experience that guests won’t forget.

In this month’s Inside the Basket, Kate discusses what the Gondola Club is, and why it is so important to her.

Oct 4, 2017

Recent events in Las Vegas have increased inquiries about Balloon Fiesta’s Public Safety preparedness.

Aug 31, 2016

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® Announces New Special Shapes and a New Twist for the 2016 Event

Aug 10, 2016

Albuquerque to host national ballooning competition, a first for the Balloon Fiesta