Balloon Fiesta Has an Upgraded Sign!
Looking for a sign to attend this year's Balloon Fiesta? Look no further! We have upgraded our sign to showcase a brighter, more colorful look! You can use this new look to better locate our headquarters and gift shop.

Balloon Fiesta Insider

Although they steal the show, balloons aren't the only entertainment at Balloon Fiesta. With performances on the Main Street Stage, along Concession Row and North Main Street Stage, Balloon Fiesta showcases many local and national talented performers. If you, or someone you know is interested in being considered for one of these shows, please complete the  Performing Artist Application

For more information, please click  here.

Merchandise Update

Didn't quite get your fill of Balloon Fiesta last year? From pins and tabletop trinkets to ponchos and hats, Balloon Fiesta's gift shop has exactly what you need to add to your collection of memories. Stop in at 4401 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or shop  online to find your favorite memorabilia. Hurry in, as supply is limited. 

Inside the Basket
Dean Carlton, Balloon Fiesta pilot
Dean Carlton pilots the balloon CaZooee and has participated in Balloon Fiesta for many years, along with his son and his sister. 
Take a look at this month's Inside the Basket to see how he went from sponsoring a balloon, to piloting and teaching others about the sport.   

January in Ballooning

On January 9, 1793 Jean-Pierre Blanchard completed the first balloon flight in North America. Using a hydrogen-filled balloon, he took flight in Philadelphia and landed in Gloucester County, New Jersey. In attendance to see the balloon launch was George Washington. 

January Photo-of-the-Month

We received some beautiful pictures of this year's event, submitted through Balloon Fiesta's social media! Below is the photo chosen for January. Thank you Kristina Blackwell Loveland! 

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
Honda Power Equipment sponsors the  Dakota Sunrise Balloon, promotes an online sweepstakes for a chance to win a balloon ride and hosts a booth at Balloon Fiesta to showcase their products. These three sponsorship items enable their team to interact with attendees before and during the event. They are then able to share information about their brand so that guests can continue to create new experiences. Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment in addition to sponsoring Balloon Fiesta. Thank you, Honda Power Equipment for your 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