Special Announcement Coming Soon!

Although the balloons steal the spotlight, Music Fiesta puts on a good show. Stay tuned for an announcement on Monday, April 1, as we unveil this year's Music Fiesta headliner. 
Balloon Fiesta Insider

The time is here! All Balloon Fiesta  tickets will go on sale next week. Take advantage of pre-sale tickets to save time at this year's event. Beginning April 5, single session general admission tickets will be available for $10. Children 12 and younger are free. Tickets will be available for purchase,  here.

2019 Event Update

Our board and staff are busy planning for the 2019 event. We can't wait to see the Albuquerque skies filled with colorful balloons and smiling faces from all over the world at Balloon Fiesta Park. One of our major focuses this year will be improving the guest experience accessing and exiting Balloon Fiesta Park. We'll be providing updates leading up to the 2019 event, to read more, visit our website. https://balloonfiesta.com/Post/March-Balloon-Fiesta-Update 
Merchandise Update

The 2019 Official Serigraph Poster is in the works! This year's poster is the second in a four-part series that is leading up to Balloon Fiesta's 50 th  event. Like past year's posters it features a roadrunner either disguised somewhere in the art and/or hiding in plain sight! Make sure that you don't miss your opportunity to own all four posters in this series. The 2018 edition can be purchased online or at Balloon Fiesta's gift shop, located at 4401 Alameda Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113. Below is a sneak peek of a portion of this year's poster!

Learn more about Balloon Fiesta's history of official posters, click  here.

Inside the Basket
Erica Hahn, Balloon Fiesta Concessions Manager & Executive Assistant
Erica Hahn oversees a variety of areas at Balloon Fiesta, including concessions and Artisans. This month's Inside the Basket explores her role within the event, and some of her favorite tips. 

March in Ballooning

On March 21, 1999, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, aboard the Breitling Orbiner 3, completed the first nonstop balloon flight around the world. The trip lasted 19 days. This flight also set the new duration and distance records. 

March 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 March. Thank you Chris Romero!  

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
Isleta Resort & Casino provides a variety of indoor and outdoor activities ranging from slot machines to golf. However, the fun doesn't stop there. In addition to their sponsorship of the four 75-foot pylons located on the Launch Field that provide a guide for our pilots, they have been able to provide exciting experiences for their guests, including the use of hospitality tents located on the field and a balloon with their logo. They look forward to participating in this special event where they interact with visitors who have arrived from all corners of the globe and are able to provide  world class guest service and a fun, memorable experience.We thank them for their support of Balloon Fiesta since 2012!

For a complete list of Balloon Fiesta sponsors, click  here.

Find Us Online


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