Save The Date
Join us October 3-11, 2020, for the 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta presented by Canon in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 2020 theme is "Time Flies!" Start your planning for the festivities which all start on Saturday, October 3 rd  with the awe-inspiring Mass Ascension!  Here is a link to the 2020 event schedule: 
Happy Montgolfier Day!
All around the world, November 21 marks a special day! Today is the 236th anniversary of the first untethered balloon flight. We hope that you'll join us in celebrating, by sharing one of your favorite #BalloonFiesta images to social media. We look forward to seeing your pictures!
Balloon Fiesta Insider

Did you know that each year, Balloon Fiesta's event has a different theme? The theme for 2020, the 49 th  event, is "Time Flies." This event theme, which will be reflected in the merchandise, printed and digital artwork, was chosen as we approach our 50 th  event. Time really does fly when you're having fun! Take a look at the theme, below.

Merchandise Update

The holiday season is upon us! And, Balloon Fiesta's Gift Shop will be having a sale! On December 14, between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., shop your favorite Balloon Fiesta sportswear, trinkets and more. Stop by Balloon Fiesta's gift shop, located at 4401 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, to find items that your loved ones will enjoy, at some great prices! Wanting to shop but not located in Albuquerque? Be sure to take a look at our online store, where we've already started reducing prices. 
Inside the Basket
Dennis Christiansen, Balloon Fiesta Transportation Manager
Dennis Christiansen is Balloon Fiesta's Transportation Manager. He works with several local and state entities to help get guests to and from the event. 
In this month's Inside the Basket, Dennis shares some of this year's Park & Ride successes, as well as the most difficult part of his job. 

To read other Inside the Basket interviews, click here
November in Ballooning

On November 10, 1981, the first balloon to cross the Pacific Ocean took flight. This balloon, named the Double Eagle V, was piloted by Ben Abruzzo, Larry Newman, Ron Clark and Rocky Aoki. The pilots launched in Nagashimi, Japan and landed in the Mendocino National Forest in California. Not only were they the first to cross this ocean, but the team set a new distance record of 5,768 miles. 
November 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 November. Thank you to Facebook user  @Patti A Vahary!

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
Abba Technologies is an IT advisory and systems integration firm that operates throughout the U.S. For 13 years, their company has  been a  sponsor  of  Balloon Fiesta and is currently a hospitality evening tent sponsor during the event. Balloon Fiesta provides Abba Technologies with the opportunity to thank their customers, while offering a unique evening of entertainment and delight. One of their favorite parts of being a Balloon Fiesta sponsor is the time spent coming together in a relaxed environment with co-workers, customers, vendors, family and friends as balloons light up the night.  Thank you Abba Technologies for your continued support!

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

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