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Volunteer Groups and Fundraising

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Balloon Fiesta contracts a number of local service organizations, such as the Civitans or Kiwanis, to manage areas such as parking lots, admission booths and merchandise sales. Those organizations then staff those areas with smaller organizations, who then receive a portion of sales proceeds from that area. This allows the smaller organization to fund-raise for various causes. 

If your group is looking for fundraising opportunities, contact the Balloon Fiesta staff person listed below, and they will connect you with the appropriate management organization. 

  • Admissions, parking and fee-for-parking
    If your group would like to help in one of these areas, contact Elaine Nelson, Transportation Manager, at (505) 821-1000 or
  • Merchandise Sales
    Program and calendar sales, official Balloon Fiesta merchandise. If your group would like to help in one of these areas, contact Lisa Mulder, Merchandise Manager, at (505) 821-1000 or or enroll your group online at
  • Souvenir Sales
    Selling souvenir and glow products via roving carts. If your group would like to help in this area, contact Erica Hahn, Concessions Manager, at (505) 821-1000 or

For other group inquiries, contact Sandy Wylie, Event Coordinator, at (505) 821-1000, Ext. 109 or

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