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Balloon Fiesta Live! 2023

For the 7th year in a row, Balloon Fiesta Live! was the place to be if you couldn't be on the field. More than 732,000 viewers tuned in live for more than 45 hours of uninterrupted, commercial-free coverage of all 14 sessions of the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. 

With Glen Moyer and Art Lloyd Jr on the mics, viewers witnessed all the magic of the Mass Ascensions, Competitions, Special Shapes Rodeos and Glowdeos, and this year, the 66th Gordon Bennett Coupe Aeronatique Gas Balloon Launch. 

Watch or rewatch it all, complete with a live chat replay by checking out the show archive list below. In fact, all 7 years of Balloon Fiesta Live! shows are linked below. And set your calendar for October 5, 2024 to make sure you don't miss any of Balloon Fiesta Live! 2024.


Balloon Fiesta Live! license plate Giveaway

BFLive_License_Plate-1-0001.pngWe gave away a number of these NM License Plate replicas to lucky Balloon Fiesta Live! viewers. Watch your email for instructions on claiming your prize.

Thanks to The Sign Store NM for the support of this free giveaway.


Balloon Fiesta Live! Prepares for Year Number 7!

Step into the world of Balloon Fiesta Live! Your exclusive pass to the mesmerizing Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, celebrating its 51st year, while we soar into our 7th year of bringing you unrivaled ballooning excitement!
Immerse yourself in a planned 40 hours of live, commercial-free coverage that transports you straight into the heart of the action. Experience the ascensions, glows, shapes, competitions, and more, all captured without interruption, allowing you to savor every exhilarating moment.
Guiding our live broadcasts are the unbeatable duo of ballooning aficionados and seasoned broadcasters, Glen Moyer and Art Lloyd Jr. With an astonishing 35 years of both ballooning and broadcast experience each, they infuse each moment with unparalleled insight and contagious enthusiasm. Adding to the team is our on-field reporter, Ruth Lind, ready to whisk you into the core of ballooning buzz, capturing the personal stories of Balloon Fiesta pilots, crew, officials, and guests.
But that's not all - this year, we're thrilled to present live updates from the Gordon Bennett TV team as they cover the 66th Coupe Aeronautic Gordon Bennett Gas balloon event, hosted right here in Albuquerque.
Our camera angles offer you dynamic perspectives from every corner. Witness the magic from viewpoints encircling the field, the views from a balloon, and even from within the competition area. It's an experience that puts you right in the heart of the action, capturing the event's pulse like never before.
Our crew is primed to make your ballooning journey truly come alive. Join us in celebrating our 7th year of Balloon Fiesta Live! as part of the 51st year of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Prepare to be captivated, thrilled, and transported by the magic of ballooning like never before!
Can't wait? Check out the Balloon Fiesta Live! archives for more than 250 hours of previous years' shows.


Balloon Fiesta Live! Marks 6 years!

2022 marks the 6th year for Balloon Fiesta Live!, the live stream of all 14 sessions of the 9-day event. Once again this year, Glen Moyer and Art Lloyd Jr., will anchor the show from the rooftop studio, with Ruth Lind reporting from the field and Kim Vesely providing updates on America's Challenge. Approximately 40 hours of live coverage is planned for this 50th Anniversary and Event. And if that's not enough, more than 200 hours of live uninterrupted commercial-free coverage of the ascensions, glows, shapes, competitions, and more are now available "on-demand" using the links below. With multiple camera angles, including inside the target area for competition and in a balloon, Balloon Fiesta Live! provides a view unparalleled anywhere. And that's just a start. The on-air team each brings more than 30 years of ballooning, and broadcasting experience to the table. There just isn't a more knowledgeable and entertaining team anywhere! Check out the videos, from 2021 and before. And whether you're at Balloon Fiesta in person, or have to be away, Balloon Fiesta Live! is your ticket to the wonder, joy, and beauty of Balloon Fiesta.


Balloon Fiesta Live! Spinoff Premiers.
It's Balloon Fiesta Stuff Online!

The Black Friday rush and deals may be gone, and the physical store remains closed to the public, but there is still a wide variety of items in the Balloon Fiesta Online Gift shop. You can certainly go "window shopping" at anytime, but for a more in-depth look at what's available, check out our short 4-part series, Balloon Fiesta Stuff Online. Produced and hosted by Art Lloyd Jr. these 15-minute segments highlight different categories of products each week. While some of the products may have sold out, the shows still offer more details about a number of items. Check out the entire playlist.


Balloon Fiesta Live! Siesta Edition Wrapped!


The crew for Balloon Fiesta Live! Siesta Edition. Thanks, Studio 519!

The 2020 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta may have been postponed until 2021, but that didn't stop the Balloon Fiesta Live! crew.

Glen Moyer and Art Lloyd Jr, returned this year for Balloon Fiesta Live! Siesta Edition. Still live, still providing expert commentary based on their personal ballooning experiences and friendships with our pilots and crews, Glen and Art were live for 14 sessions during the 9 days of Balloon Fiesta week. The live streams aired at the same time Balloon Fiesta would have been taking place with as normal a schedule as possible. With live video of balloons flying and glowing around the state, pictures from around the world, newly edited videos from previous years, and some footage not seen before or in a lot of years, the show featured mass ascensions on mass ascension days, shapes on shapes days, and glows on glow nights. The team even managed to call a pop-up balloon glow LIVE over the air. And they didn't forget about our America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race. Missed any part of  Balloon Fiesta Live! Siesta Edition? It’s online right here on Just click on the date links in the schedule below to tune in. Even KOB-TV checked out the show. See their coverage here.