Balloon Fiesta Prepares for Static Display, may fly Thursday Morning
October 11, 2023
Activities around The Park still on schedule
Albuquerque, N.M. - According to the National Weather Service, a cold front approaching the Albuquerque area and Balloon Fiesta Park is forecasted to have winds that may be unfavorable to flying on Thursday, October 12. As a result, Balloon Fiesta Officials are preparing for the special shapes and other hot air balloons that will be putting on Thursday’s show, to put on a static display for guests to enjoy. If weather conditions are within appropriate limits, flying events will occur.
Flying conditions are determined during pilot briefing ahead of each session, scheduled to take place at 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Following pilot briefing, session updates will be available. Other activities around Balloon Fiesta Park are on-schedule but may be updated based on weather conditions.
Here are the events scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023
6:00 am Dawn Patrol (on a weather hold)
7:00 am Special Shape Rodeo™ (scheduled for static display)
7:00 am Ascension Balloon Launch (on and off Balloon Fiesta Park)
8:00 am Fly-In Competition Begins (on a weather hold)
8:00 – Noon Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
10:00 a.m. Chainsaw Carving Auction
3:00 - 6:00pm Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
4:00 – 5:00pm Great American Kite Show
5:00 pm Team FastraxÔ Skydiving sponsored by Accident Insurance Company, Inc. (on a weather hold)
6:00 pm Special Shape Glowdeo™
7:30 pm Team FastraxÔ Skydiving sponsored by Accident Insurance Company, Inc. (on a weather hold)
7:45 pm Drone Light Show sponsored by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:00 pm AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show
Guests attending the 51st Balloon Fiesta can be updated on the status of each day’s activities, by downloading the Official Balloon Fiesta App, available for both IOS and Android systems, and by following @BalloonFiesta on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, powered by ExxonMobil is a festival of hot air balloons that takes place in October in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It is the largest gathering of balloons and balloonists in the world. The 2022 event generated $203.19 Million into the Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico economies. For details on events, schedule, entertainment and photographs visit our website www.balloonfiesta.com and follow us on Twitter @BalloonFiesta and Facebook.