Save The Date
Join us October 1-9, 2022, for the 50th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta powered by ExxonMobil in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Start your planning for the festivities which all start on Saturday, October 1, and include the magical Mass Ascension! The 50th event schedule is now available on Plan ahead – Future Balloon Fiesta dates are October 7-15, 2023 and October 5-13, 2024.

Balloon Fiesta Insider
Looking to be a part of Balloon Fiesta? We have several opportunities for you to be a part of our team for the 50th event!

Our Public Safety team is now accepting applications for Public Safety Officers. We’re looking for those who want to help us make Balloon Fiesta as safe as possible, by serving as the on-the-ground eyes and ears of our team. This role is a paid, independent contractor position. Applicants must be 18 years or older. To apply, click here:

Additionally, we are looking for field workers and laborers to help us gear up for the 50th Balloon Fiesta. Both positions will include tasks such as building fences, painting, landscaping and more and will wrap up in the middle of October or November. For more information, or to apply, contact Damian Duran-Arias with our team at 505-821-1000 x118.
Merchandise Update
The 2023 Calendar is now available for purchase at Balloon Fiesta’s Gift Shop! Celebrate each month with a colorful Balloon Fiesta memory! This hand-curated collection of photos is a great way to keep track of the year. And, included with the calendar, is 50 minutes of video that will allow you to walk amongst the balloons, right from your home! This highly sought-out item is quick to go, so be sure to grab yours, today at or at 4401 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM.
Inside the Basket
Sean Wallace is Balloon Fiesta’s Public Safety Director.

In this month’s Inside the Basket, he shares the most difficult part of his job, tips for safely attending Balloon Fiesta and how those looking to get involved, can.
June in Ballooning
On June 8, 1994, Australian pilot Steven Wayne Griffin, set the altitude world record for AM-11 type balloons. During his flight, he reached a height of 7,923 meters. This record is no longer standing. 
June Photo-of-the-Month
We have received some beautiful pictures of past years' events, submitted through Balloon Fiesta's social media! Below is the photo chosen for June. Thank you to Twitter user @Crowemate.
Do you have a Balloon Fiesta photo that you’re proud of? 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!
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Sponsor Spotlight
PNC Bank is a coast-to-coast franchise with an extensive retail branch network and a presence in all of the country’s 30 largest markets. Their team is also a second-year Balloon Fiesta Sponsor and a first-time Official Sponsor of the PNC Bank Balloon Discovery Center. Through their Balloon Fiesta sponsorship, their team is able to fulfill their corporate value of community commitment and reach nearly a million guests from all around the world. We thank them for their continued support!
For a complete list of Balloon Fiesta sponsors, click here.
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