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Know Before You Go - COVID Information: Status Update, September 1, 2021

September 1, 2021

updated 9/01/2021 The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is continuing with plans to launch the 49th event on October 2, 2021. Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Contr…


Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta sets Guinness World Record for Greatest Mass Balloon Ascent With 2019 Launch of 524 Hot Air Balloons

August 22, 2021

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta sets Guinness World Record for Greatest Mass Balloon Ascent With 2019 Launch of 524 Hot Air Balloons Guinness World Records verifies a “Picture…


Know Before You Go - COVID Information: Status Update, August 3, 2021

August 3, 2021

The 49th Balloon Fiesta will occur in 60 days, launching October 2-10 updated 8/18/2021 The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is continuing its planning to launch the 49th Albuquerque I…


Know Before You Go - COVID Information: Status Update, July 2, 2021

July 2, 2021

The 49th Balloon Fiesta will occur in 91 days, launching October 2-10 The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is excited to see the updated State of New Mexico Public Health Order pertain…


Know Before You Go - COVID Information: Status Update, June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021

The 49th Balloon Fiesta will occur in 119 days, launching October 2-10 It is exciting to know that the 49thAlbuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will launch 119 days from today! Tickets wil…


Know Before You Go - COVID Information: Status Update, May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

The 49th Balloon Fiesta will occur in 5 months, launching October 2-10 Planning continues for the 49thAlbuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the nine-day event will launch October2, from Ba…


Ten Things to know for the 2021 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

April 28, 2021

The 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will launch on October 2, 2021. The nine-day event will feature more than 600 hot air balloons and celebrate the sport with its nine morning s…


Know Before You Go - COVID Information: Status Update, April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

The 49th Balloon Fiesta will launch in 6 months launching October 2-10 In past years, we've started selling tickets six months prior to the start of Balloon Fiesta. This year, that date would…


Tickets for 49th Balloon Fiesta to go on Sale July 2

March 25, 2021

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta set launch October 2, 2021 For Immediate Release Albuquerque, NM -The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, announced that general admission ticket…


Know Before You Go - COVID Information: Status Update, March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

Balloon Fiesta Event Update – March 1, 2021 The Balloon Fiesta board of directors, staff, pilots and volunteers are moving forward with excitement to plan for the 49th event, launching O…


News Release, March 2, 2021, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Celebrates 49th Event “Time Flies” Launches October 2-10, 2021

March 2, 2021

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Celebrates 49th Event “Time Flies” Launches October 2-10, 2021 Albuquerque, NM -The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® is set to…


Quick Facts and FAQs, March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

Overview Balloon Fiesta is the world’s premier ballooning event. Beginning as a small celebration in 1972 and with only 13 balloons, the event has grown into an international celebration…