2016 Balloon Fiesta


Balloon Fiesta

Start Date: Oct 01, 2016 - 12:00am
End Date: Oct 09, 2016 - 12:00am

Location: Balloon Fiesta Park

“Desert Kaleidoscope” Launches October 1-9, 2016

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® will launch from Balloon Fiesta Park, October 1-9, 2016. The 45th annual event will feature more than 500 hot air balloons, of which nearly a hundred are anticipated to be special shape balloons. Pilots from all over the world have been invited to fly in the popular international event. The 2016 event theme is “Desert Kaleidoscope,” a title chosen by a Balloon Fiesta guest.

The Balloon Fiesta’s five morning mass ascensions launch both weekends (October 1-2, 8-9) and mid-week (October 5).  Other favorite events include the Balloon Glows, Special Shape Rodeo and Music Fiesta. See the complete schedule.