NM – Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has entered the 46th
year of prestigiously recognized as the Balloon Fiesta in the world. Balloonists from all over the world come to
Albuquerque, New Mexico to launch at Mass Ascension in the mornings at 7:00 am. Ceremonies start at 5:45 am with a
sophisticated Laser Light Show, Dawn Patrol Show, Krispy Kreme Morning Glow and
Opening Ceremonies before the official launching of hundreds of balloons.
America's Challenge Balloon Race Launch
Mass Ascension was a perfectly beautiful morning with all factors making for an
amazing launch. America’s Challenge
Balloon Race Inflation started at 2:00 in the afternoon with the official
launch completing by 7:15 pm. The day
ended with a Twilight Twinkle Glow and a combination of laser show and an
impressive fireworks display. The week
is filled with continuous events for the public to come out and enjoy and learn
from all the pilots and crew. The final
day is Sunday, October 15.