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Ticketing Prices & Information

All tickets are purchased for one session only.

Balloon Fiesta consists of 14 "sessions". A session consists of all the activities that take place during a certain time frame (morning or evening). There is a morning session on each of the 9 days of the event, and there are 5 evening sessions throughout the event. The park opens at 4:30 am for morning session, and again at 3:30 pm for the evening session. The park closes at and is open until approximately 9:00 pm. Most concessions close during midday and there are no balloon activities between sessions. For a full event schedule, click here.

General admission tickets will also be available at 7-Eleven stores in Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Socorro, Moriarty, Mountainair and Rio Rancho on September 1st, 2017.

TICKET TYPE - Mouse over ticket type for details - Click to order COST


General Admission Tickets - any session, any day, 12 and under free
(Tickets will go on sale June 1, 2017)
$10.00 per session
5 Pack of General Admission Tickets
Not available as print-at-home tickets. Purchase will be processed through the Balloon Fiesta Merchandise site and mailed to you via Fedex.
(Tickets will go on sale June 1, 2017)
$45.00 per pack
Music Fiesta (Tickets will go on sale in July 2017) Prices vary, see page for details


Gondola Club Tickets - Under 3 yrs free

Click here for Gondola Club FAQs: Gondola Club FAQs
Gondola Club Pricing
Chasers’ Club Tickets - 6 yrs and under free $45.00/person


Park & Ride Tickets - 5 yrs and under free - Ticket includes your admission to the park
(Tickets will go on sale June 1, 2017)
Advanced purchase (per session) $15.00/adult 13-61 yrs.
$12.00/seniors 62+ yrs.
$7.00/child 6-12 yrs.
Purchased at bus (per session) $22.00/adult 13-61 yrs.
$20.00/seniors 62+ yrs.
$10.00/child 6-12 yrs.


Parking tickets are not available for purchase online. Tickets will be issued and payment collected as you enter the parking lot. Follow traffic signs for directions to parking lots. Parking availability is first come, first served.
General Parking $15 per car
Motorcycles $15 per motorcycle
Handicapped Parking – Please call (505) 821-1000 for more details. $15 per car
Bicycles – Free Bike Valet service
RVs – See our RV page for more details

If you are experiencing technical problems with your purchase,

please visit Festival Ticketing Purchase Support  for more information.



General Admission Tickets: Retain the ticket for re-admission in the event the session is cancelled.

Gondola Club Tickets: Once your order has been processed there are no refunds. Your ticket may be used as a Rain check for general admission to an alternative session. The Gondola Club does not close if a flying event has been cancelled. It is still open and attendable for the buffet and entertainment.

Park & Ride: No weather refunds. Present your original ticket at the remote lot to purchase a bus only ticket for $10.00 to ride to the park for another session.