The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta gets underway this weekend and runs through next Sunday, October 9th. It began at first as a small get together of several ballooning enthusiasts and has grown into the largest balloon event in the world. Even if folks do not know very much about Albuquerque or New Mexico, they still know about Balloon Fiesta.
The days are split into two sessions- the morning’s Mass Ascension and the evening’s Afterglow. Along with that, events include balloon rides, children’s events, photo contests, and hospitality tents. What became the most popular event of the Fiesta, The Special Shapes Rodeo, started in 1989 and was so popular at the start that it created traffic jams by people stopping to see the unique and exotic balloons.
For more information on this year’s Balloon Fiesta, a full list of events, or to purchase tickets, visit the official Balloon Fiesta Website: http://www.balloonfiesta.com/
And, don’t forget to make some time to spend in beautiful Santa Fe and visit us while you are here!