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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

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  • Oct 6 -9, 2023
  • From $ 2,799
  • $ 799
  • Land, Sports & Special Events
  • Sports & Entertainment Travel
  • Moderate
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Any local will tell you that October is the most beautiful time of year in New Mexico, made so in large part by the much-anticipated sight of colorful balloons punctuating the skyline. During this season, the sky is bluer, the days are gentler, and the mornings crisper — almost as though the landscape has taken a deep sigh — and on the desert’s warm breath sails the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Hear the thrilling roar of hundreds of burners simultaneously igniting, turning the Balloon Fiesta Park into a remarkable site with hundreds of smiling, upturned faces, awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the big blue New Mexico sky.

Enjoy deluxe hotel accommodations and free time in Old Town Albuquerque, exploring museums, shops and galleries. Sit front and center at the Gondola Club for two morning and one evening session featuring Dawn Patrol and Evening Glow.

Join us for special access to experience the world-renowned attraction, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!


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