The Gondola Club 

Enjoy Balloon Fiesta from one of the most picturesque locations in Balloon Fiesta Park.  The Gondola Club is a private area away from the crowds that offer guests delicious food, local entertainment, premium parking, courtesy shuttles, and outdoor seating for our guests.  Your experience will provide spectacular views of a Mass Ascension, Special Shapes Rodeo, balloon glow, and our stunning fireworks show. The Gondola Club has its own gift shop so you can shop without fighting the crowds on Main Street. 

Hours of Operation

Morning Sessions: 5:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Evening Sessions: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
(Food and bar service ends one hour prior to the close of each session)


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 Gondola Club is priced "per session." So if you attend a morning session, then return for an evening session, a separate ticket is required for each of the two sessions.

Please note that ticket availability is not guaranteed until transaction is complete. 

If you experience difficulty completing your ticket purchase:
Call or text us at 505-227-8737
Email us at

$130 per person, per session (children under 6 are free) 
GROUPS (14+ people)   
$110 per person, per session

The group rate is offered to guests arriving in a single vehicle and will be issued one parking pass.  Guests arriving in individual cars do not qualify for this rate. 

We are no longer accepting group registrations 

What's Included

  • Admission to Balloon Fiesta
  • Parking pass to nearby, private Gondola Club parking
  • Gourmet buffet meal - GONDOLA CLUB MENU
  • Host/open bar (limit 3 drinks per guest)
  • Prime location for viewing the launch field
  • Shuttle transportation to and from the parking area and Main Street
  • Dedicated bathrooms
  • Live entertainment during evening sessions
  • Collectible Gondola Club lapel pin
  • Souvenir Gift


You will receive print at home ticket(s) when you purchase. You must download your ticket to your device or bring your printed ticket with you to the gate. You will receive a wristband upon entry to the Gondola Club. Your parking pass and directions will be mailed to the address you provided when purchasing your tickets. Your packet will be mailed in July.  An email notice will be sent prior to the packet mailing.      

Parking Passes (IMPORTANT, please read)

A hard-copy parking pass included in your Gondola Club Packet and will be mailed to you via USPS. We will not replace lost or stolen parking passes but you may purchase a replacement pass by calling (505) 821.1000, ext. 106.   

IMPORTANT NOTE: We do not mail parking passes after September 20, 2024. Please see the Gondola Club FAQs for information about how to get your parking pass after this date.  

Refunds and Rain Checks (IMPORTANT, please read)

Once your Gondola Club order has been processed, there are no refunds.

BALLOON FIESTA IS A WEATHER DEPENDENT EVENT and tickets are nonrefundable.

The safety of all of our Balloon Fiesta guests, including pilots and crews, will always come first regarding making decisions whether the balloons inflate. While October is generally ideal for ballooning in Albuquerque, less than ideal weather at Balloon Fiesta Park or in the vicinity, can sometimes prevent the balloons from inflating.

If the decision to not allow the balloons to inflate is made, Balloon Fiesta will rain-check that session. You are still welcome to enjoy all the amenities Balloon Fiesta has to offer, including the remainder of the session at Gondola Club and its offerings. In case of a rain-checked session, please retain your ticket. Your ticket will be re-activated in the form of a General Admission ticket, valid for any remaining session in the current year. 

The status of Balloon Fiesta sessions will be available on the Website and Official App. 

You may read our full cancellation policy by clicking here: Gondola Club Cancellation Policy.

For more information click here for the GONDOLA CLUB FAQs
or contact us at (505) 821-1000, ext. 106 or