News & Updates

September 19 - New Special Shapes

September 19, 2022

There are 19 new special shapes attending the 50th Balloon Fiesta! Learn more, here: https://balloonfiesta.com/Post/Albuquerque-International-Balloon-Fiesta-Announces-2022-Special-Shapes


August 5 - A look back at 50 years of Balloon Fiesta

September 16, 2022

2022 marks a milestone celebration for Balloon Fiesta, powered by ExxonMobil. Take a look back at Balloon Fiesta's beginnings and how the event came to be what it is today, here: https://ballo…


August 30 - New Attractions at 50th Balloon Fiesta

September 16, 2022

While the balloons in-flight are always a sight to see, there are many new and returning attractions for guests. Take a look at new and returning attractions, here: https://balloonfiesta.com/P…


April 21 - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® Announces New Volunteer Coordinator

September 16, 2022

Earlier this year, the leadership team of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, powered by ExxonMobil announced that Samantha Greenwald is the new Navigator (volunteer) Manager for the…


October 1

November 19, 2019

Balloon Fiesta pilots are one of the most fascinating parts of Balloon Fiesta. If you’re interested in writing about a pilot who lives in your area, reach out to our media team at media@…


September 30, 2019

November 19, 2019

Balloon Fiesta pilots are one of the most fascinating parts of Balloon Fiesta. If you’re interested in writing about a pilot who lives in your area, reach out to our media team at media@…


September 26, 2019

October 3, 2019

Reminde that registration for the 2019 event will close on Friday, September 27.


Friday, August 23

August 26, 2019

Which pilot and balloon announcements are getting a lot of traction?!?! The hot air balloon “America” has received more than 562 reactions, comments and shares. Also, Special Shap…


Wednesday, August 21

August 26, 2019

Do you follow us on social media? It’s a great way to hear about story ideas and guest announcements. Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


Wednesday, August 14

August 14, 2019

We have some regular updates on ways to get to Balloon Fiesta. This is in the form of Guest Updates that are available on our website https://balloonfiesta.com July Update – New Park a…


Tuesday, August 6

August 6, 2019

America’s Challenge is back this year, learn more about this fascinating gas balloon race and how you can incorporate it into your Balloon Fiesta coverage this year.


Wednesday, July 31

August 6, 2019

The 2019 Media Planner is now available to help plan for your Balloon Fiesta trip! Included in this docuement is event information, story ideas and more! To view, click here.


Tuesday, May 14

August 6, 2019

The media application for the 2019 Balloon Fiesta is now live. To apply, you will need: A PDF or screen capture of previous Balloon Fiesta coverage OR A letter from your assignment manager, ed…