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

Balloon Fiesta Insider
Did you know that Music Fiesta tickets are on sale?  This year’s music festival, back from last year’s hiatus, will feature an all-star lineup, leading into a magical Night Magic Glow™. The show will include performances by Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson, artists of the hit country song “Never Say Never.” The opening act will be Restless Road. Tickets start at just $15. Learn more or purchase your tickets, here:
Merchandise Update
New items alert! Back in stock at Balloon Fiesta’s Gift Shop are ornaments, keychains, magnets and Hydroflasks – all with a unique 50th event design! These items make fun gifts for friends and family and offer a great way to commemorate this year’s festivities! All four of these memorabilia sold out last year, so be sure to get yours today at or at 4401 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113.
Inside the Basket
Dave and Erin Bair are a father-daughter duo who both pilot balloons at Balloon Fiesta. In fact, they have participated as pilots with Dave’s father and Erin’s grandfather, Ray Bair.

In this month’s Inside the Basket, Dave and Erin talk more about the special moments they’ve shared at Balloon Fiesta.
May in Ballooning
On May 30, 1983 Coy Foster set the distance and duration world records for AA-02 and AA-01 type balloons. He flew over Texas in a flight that lasted 8 hours and 12 minutes and where he traveled a total distance of 274.42 kilometers. These records are no longer standing.
May 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 May. Thank you to Facebook user Dennis Grant!
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
Harvest Hosts is a membership program that provides access to over 3,000 farms, wineries, breweries, museums, golf courses, and other unique attractions. Their team is also a first-year official sponsor of Balloon Fiesta’s VIP West RV Lot. Through their sponsorship, they will have a Harvest Hosts rig on-site and a booth on Main Street – both providing their team an opportunity to interact with members and connect with RVers from around the world. Balloon Fiesta’s reputation as a “must-attend” unique event for RVers provides the opportunity for Harvest Hosts to help millions of people live happier lives through road travel, while supporting wonderful small businesses and communities along the way. We thank them for their support!
For a complete list of Balloon Fiesta sponsors, click here.
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