Your Vote Matters!
Balloon Fiesta has been nominated by USA Today as a top cultural festival, and your vote will help bring us to the number one spot! Voting is open until March 10 at 12:00 p.m. EST. To participate, click   here.  

Balloon Fiesta Insider

Interested in taking your Balloon Fiesta experience to the next level? Consider joining our team of Navigators! Navigators are volunteers who help in over 40 areas of the event. From  field set up to RV and guest services, there's a position that fits any skill, talent and interest. For more information, or to sign up, click  here.


Merchandise Update

The 2019 merchandise has begun to arrive! The whimsical, Retro T-shirt is now available in sizes ranging from small to a double extra large. Jackets, hats and more will begin to populate the Gift Shop and online store as we continue to near the 2019 event. To purchase your Balloon Fiesta gear, stop by the Gift Shop, located at 4401 Alameda Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113 or shop online,  here

Inside the Basket
Helen Chavez, Balloon Fiesta Navigator
Helen Chavez is one of many Balloon Fiesta Navigators. This month's Inside the Basket provides insight into her role at the event and what her favorite part of volunteering is. 

February in Ballooning

On February 14, 1952, as part of Project Moby Dick, a new record for sustained, constant high-altitude balloon flight was set. A balloon was launched from Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico and flew for 92 hours at 52,000 feet. This project was used to study high altitude wind currents. 

February 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 February. Thank you Amy Leviton!  

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
Lovelace Health Systems is an organization of health care resources that includes various medical centers and hospitals. In addition, they have been a sponsor of Balloon Fiesta for more than 22 years, which includes being the official health care provider of the event and staffing the Lovelace Medical Clinic on site. By hosting a medical clinic, Lovelace Health Systems, is able to support the local community and interact with guests from around the world. 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 
online schedule to 
choose which of our 
14 sessions you will 
attend, here.

 Official e-newsletter of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.   
Phone: (505) 821-1000, 1-888-422-7277
Fax: (505) 828-2887