OCT. 6-14 2018

Event News & Updates

Keep up to date with all the happenings and latest news surrounding the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! We have three news categories to choose from:

General News

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Sep 24, 2018

Ian Martin is a first-time pilot at Balloon Fiesta. Check out this month’s Inside the Basket, for a look into his ballooning experience and what he’s looking forward to at this year’s event

Jul 25, 2018

Balloon Fiesta is celebrating its 30thSpecial Shape Rodeo and Trudy DeGraff, a former Air Force pilot, is one of the many special shape pilots.
In this month’s Inside the Basket, Trudy showcases her love for being in the air, as well as how she got her special shape start.

May 29, 2018


Balloon Fiesta pilot John Petrehn has a long history with hot air ballooning. In this month's Inside the Basket, learn about his role as the pilot of the Canon balloon at Balloon Fiesta and how he gets to live out his love of the sport all year long. 

Apr 23, 2018

Kate Johnson is the Co-Leader of the Gondola Club at Balloon Fiesta. She works alongside Dave Kinney to provide an experience that guests won’t forget.

In this month’s Inside the Basket, Kate discusses what the Gondola Club is, and why it is so important to her.

Oct 4, 2017

Recent events in Las Vegas have increased inquiries about Balloon Fiesta’s Public Safety preparedness.