US News - Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Underway With Saturday Launch
December 13, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The 47th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is underway with the launch Saturday of hundreds of brightly-colored hot-air balloons.
The annual event at Balloon Fiesta Park draws about 1 million visitors to central New Mexico.
This year's balloon festival theme is "Carry Me Away" and has mass ascensions scheduled this weekend, Wednesday and the weekend of Oct. 13-14.
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