For nine days in October the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta creates an enchanted world of special shape balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies. Brisk utumnal
mornings in the Rio Grande Valley create an otherworldly backdrop for the breathtaking majesty of our most popular event, Mass Ascension of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The
experience of watching hundreds of gentle airy giants take flight is at once humbling and inspiring. It's the allure of these magical moments and more that have continued to bring ballooning fans
worldwide together for over 45 years.