Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

When:
October 7, 2017 – October 15, 2017 all-day
2017-10-07T00:00:00-06:00
2017-10-16T00:00:00-06:00
Where:
Balloon Fiesta Park
5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway
Albuquerque, NM 87113
USA
Cost:
$8
Contact:
505-768-5366

For nine days in October, the New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than three decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air. Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year. You won’t want to miss this city-wide celebration!

 

Saturday October 1

Morning Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel, more…
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
6:45 Opening Ceremonies
7:00 Mass Ascension, presented by Canon,more…
8:30-11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
Evening Session
1:30-5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
5:45 Twilight Twinkle Glow™
8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Sunday October 2

Morning Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel, more…
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00 Mass Ascension, more…
8:30-11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
9:00 Fiesta of Wheels Car Show
11:00 Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent)
Evening Session
1:30-5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
5:45 Balloon Glow
8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Monday October 3 – Propane Day presented by Airgas USA, LLC

Morning Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more…
7:00 Balloons Launch
8:00 Balloon Competition Flying Begins
8:00-11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations
Evening Session
No events

Tuesday October 4 – PEPSI DAY

Morning Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more…
7:00 Balloons Launch
8:00 Balloon Competition Flying Begins
8:00-11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations
Evening Session
No events

Wednesday October 5

Morning Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel, more…
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00 Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension
8:00 Balloon Competition Flying Begins
8:30-11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations
Evening Session
 2:00 America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race Inflation
6:00 America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race Launch

Thursday October 6 – Kid’s Day

Presented by KOB-TV

Morning Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more…
7:00 Special Shape Rodeo™ Balloon Launch
8:00 Balloon Competition Flying begins
8:30-11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
Evening Session
1:30-5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:00 Special Shape Glowdeo™
8:00 AfterGlowTM Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Friday October 7

Morning Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more…
7:00 Special Shape Rodeo™ Balloon Launch
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying Begins
8:30-11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
Evening Session
1:30-5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:00 Special Shape GlowdeoTM
8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Saturday October 8

Morning Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel, more…
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00 Mass Ascension
8:30-11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
11:00 Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street)
Evening Session
1:00-5:30 Music Fiesta
1:30-5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:00 Night Magic™ Glow presented by Canon
8:00 AfterGlow™Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Sunday October 9

Morning Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel, more…
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00 Farewell Mass Ascension
8:30-11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Q&A

 

*AfterGlow™ times may change due to field/weather conditions
** North end of Launch Field for the pin trading

 

 

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