Oct 6th-14th 2012
-Balloon Fiesta Park just off I-25
Albuquerque is the premier ballooning city due to the crystal skies,
perfect October climate and a phenomenon called the "Albuquerque Box."
With a combination of weather patterns and geographic landscape, the box
allows balloonists to control and even retrace their adventure. Balloon
Fiesta Park covers over 200 acres and is filled with balloons and
vendors selling everything from traditional New Mexican food to Balloon
Each year balloons come from around the world to
participate in the event and news coverage originates from more than 50
It has become the most photographed event in the world!!
Since the first Balloon Fiesta in 1972, media representing over 50
nations have covered this newsworthy event. Coverage has included live
satellite broadcasts to Japan, television documentaries prepared by
Great Britain, West Germany, the Netherlands and France, television
specials on ESPN, Arts & Entertainment, the Public Broadcasting
Service, and the Travel Channel.
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