Save The Date
Join us October 2-10, 2021, for the 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta presented by Canon in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 2021 theme is "Time Flies!" Start your planning for the festivities which all start on Saturday, October 2, and include the awe-inspiring Mass Ascension!  Here is a link to the 2021 event schedule
Balloon Fiesta Insider
Interested in taking your Balloon Fiesta experience to the next level? Applications to become a Balloon Fiesta Navigator are open for the 49th event! As a Balloon Fiesta Navigator, you'll have the chance to see Balloon Fiesta from a new, behind-the-scenes perspective. With over 40 different areas to serve, there's a position for just about any skill, talent or interest. Learn more about volunteering with Balloon Fiesta here:
Merchandise Update
Mark the beginning of a new year with some of our favorite Balloon Fiesta memories, included in the 2021 Balloon Fiesta calendar! Each month, decorate your wall with a new, stunning, Balloon Fiesta image. And, while you're at it, enjoy 40-minutes of gorgeous event video footage, included with the purchase of a calendar. To purchase yours, visit 

Inside the Basket
Jennifer Schurman, Balloon Fiesta RV and Navigator Manager
Balloon Fiesta's RV and Navigator Manager, Jennifer Schurman helps create a memorable experience for RV guests and Balloon Fiesta volunteers during the event. 

In this month's Inside the Basket, Jennifer shares more about what her job entails, volunteer roles that are available and her favorite event tips.  
To read other Inside the Basket interviews, click here
January in Ballooning
On January 25, 2020, Leticia Noemi Marques set the distance and duration world records for AT08-AT15 balloons. This type of balloon heats the air needed to take flight by using solar and/or external radiation. Marques' flight took place in Salina Grandes, Jujuy province, Argentina where she traveled 667.85 meters over a span of 16 minutes. 
January Photo-of-the-Month
We have received some beautiful pictures of years' past events, submitted through Balloon Fiesta's social media! Below is the photo chosen for January. Thank you to Facebook user @Theresa Sprick!

Do you have a favorite Balloon Fiesta photo? Share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag our page for a chance to be featured in next month's newsletter! 
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Sponsor Spotlight
As the official destination marketing organization for the city, Visit Albuquerque promotes tourism to Albuquerque and provides information to visitors. Visit Albuquerque has long served as the Official Visitors Sponsor of the Balloon Fiesta, and the organization's presence at the event includes sponsorship of the Official Balloon Fiesta Mobile App, the Balloon Fiesta Media Tent and the Marauder's Mark balloon, piloted by Dave Eichhorn. Visit Albuquerque also staffs a Visitor Information Center booth located midfield along with the life-size Albuquerque Frame, offering visitors a chance to take a free photo with colorful balloons in the background. Visit Albuquerque is proud to be a longtime sponsor of this signature event and always looks forward to the magic and vibrancy Balloon Fiesta brings to the city and the state. We thank them for their continued support!

For a complete list of Balloon Fiesta sponsors, click here.
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Phone: (505) 821-1000, 1-888-422-7277
Fax: (505) 828-2887