Save The Date
Join us October 2-10, 2021, for the 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 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:

Know Before You Go
COVID Information: Status Update
June 3, 2021
The 49th Balloon Fiesta will occur in 119 days, launching October 2-10

It is exciting to know that the 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will launch 119 days from today!
Tickets will go on sale starting at 9:00am (Mountain Daylight Time), July 2, 2021 on The 49th event has more than 600 hot air balloons registered to participate.
On June 2, 2021, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham updated the Public Health Order. After reviewing the June 2nd Public Health Order, Balloon Fiesta’s Executive Director Paul Smith shared “under the current rules there are no restrictions that would prohibit us from conducting Balloon Fiesta this year.”

Balloon Fiesta’s leadership continues to work with the State of New Mexico to develop COVID Safe Practices (CSPs) that will enable outdoor festivals and in particular Balloon Fiesta to operate safely and within the parameters of those orders.
Balloon Fiesta’s organizers are encouraged by the positive news concerning increased vaccinations and declining infection rates and are hopeful progress will continue into October.

Director of Operations Sam Parks speaks about the event based on the most recent public health order in the Balloon Fiesta Podcast A View From Lift-Off Lane.

The next update will be posted on on Thursday, July 2, 2021.

Travel information

Find Us Online
 Official e-newsletter of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.