Balloon Fiesta Insider

Looking for an upgraded Balloon Fiesta experience? The Gondola Club provides just that opportunity! Enjoy Balloon Fiesta from one of the most picturesque locations in the park and away from the crowd. This experience includes admission to Balloon Fiesta, delicious food, private Gondola Club parking, indoor bathrooms and more! Be sure to book your session before tickets sell out!

For more information, click  here.
Merchandise Update

The event tee for this year's event has already made its way to Balloon Fiesta. Be one of the first to sport this 2019 t-shirt and more! To see the newest pieces, stop by our gift shop, located at 4401 Alameda Blvd NE. Albuquerque, NM 87113, and keep an eye out for them on our 
o nline store


Inside the Basket
Jeff Rowe, Kiwanis Club Treasurer
Jeff Rowe is the  Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque  p ast president and the current treasurer. The Kiwanis Club  works the admission gates at Balloon Fiesta. 
In this month's Inside the Basket, learn more about Kiwanis and their role at the event, in addition to Jeff's favorite Balloon Fiesta tips.  
April in Ballooning

On April 2, 1794 through the use of hot-air and hydrogen balloons, the French formed the world's first air force named the "Aeorstiers." This company was made up of tethered military balloons which were used during the Renaissance to spy on the enemy. The use of these balloons contributed to many successful battles and sieges. To read more about the Aerostiers, click  here:

April Photo-of-the-Month

We have received some beautiful pictures of this year's event, submitted through Balloon Fiesta's social media! Below is the photo chosen for March. Thank you @LisaMarieBabbitt !  

Do you have a Balloon Fiesta photo of which you're proud? Then we want to feature you! Share your favorite Balloon Fiesta image on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag our page for a chance to be featured in next month's newsletter! 

Sponsor Spotlight
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business and industrial digital imaging solutions and has been the Presenting Sponsor of Balloon Fiesta since 2015. Through their sponsorship they are able to offer unique guest experiences at their exhibit, highlighting the power of Canon imaging to guests from around the world and interact with their customers face-to-face. We thank them for their continued support!

For a complete list of Balloon Fiesta sponsors, click  here.

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Save The Date
Join us October 5-13, 
2019, for our 48th 
International Balloon 
Fiesta presented by 
Canon in Albuquerque, 
N.M.  Plan your visit to 
Balloon Fiesta and our 
choose which of our 
14 sessions you will 

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