Save The Date
Join us October 2-10, 2021, for the 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta presented by Canon in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 2021 theme is "Time Flies!" Start your planning for the festivities including the awe-inspiring Mass Ascensions!  Here is a link to the 2021 event schedule
Balloon Fiesta Live! Siesta Edition

Beginning tomorrow, October 3, Balloon Fiesta Live! Siesta Edition will be on air! The show hosts, Glen Moyer and Art Lloyd Jr., will bring to you live commentary, interviews with ballooning experts and highlights from years' past Balloon Fiesta events. Below is the viewing schedule:
  • Saturday, October 3 - 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 4 - 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 5 - 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 6 - 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 7 - 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 8 - 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 9 - 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 10 - 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 11 - 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Here are the links where the show will be available to watch:
Merchandise Update
Don't forget that we will be introducing merchandise specials during the 2020 Balloon Fiesta Live! Siesta Edition. Watch each day for your chance to learn more about new products and discounts on items. As always, other Balloon Fiesta sportswear, souvenirs and memorabilia is available to shop at
Balloon Fiesta Fives by Colibri Media House
Looking for more ways to experience Balloon Fiesta online? Starting tomorrow, Colibri Media's new video series, Balloon Fiesta Fives, will air on YouTube. The exciting footage will showcase a unique drone perspective of Balloon Fiesta. More information on this series can be found, here:
Lifting Spirits
Taking place this weekend, is Lifting Spirits Around the World. Independent pilots will launch from locations throughout the world, and share photos with the hashtags #LiftingSpirits and #LiftingSpiritsAroundtheWorld, as a thank you to frontline and essential workers. Be sure to keep an eye out for balloons in your area and follow the hashtags on social media for photos! 
Yelp's 2020 Taste of Balloon Fiesta
Yelp's 2020 Taste of Balloon Fiesta begins tomorrow and will allow those who participate, to collect Balloon Fiesta pins and Yelp merchandise. To take part, purchase unique items and taste delicious food from select Balloon Fiesta concessionaires, through October 11. For a full list of participating businesses, and a full list of concessionaires, click here: 
Important Updates for 2021 RV Reservations
Balloon Fiesta guests who made a reservation for an RV space for 2020 and rolled over their reservation to 2021 or were placed on the waitlist for the 2020 event, please note the following updates for the 49th event:
  • 2021 Reservation Confirmations - Confirmation numbers have changed. You will receive an email with your new confirmation number reflecting your new 2021 reservation information. Be sure to keep this confirmation in a safe place for check in next year. If you do misplace your confirmation, you will be able to use your last name with a valid ID upon arrival for check in. You may also email to have the confirmation resent to you. 
  • Reservation ModificationsWe're happy to announce that modifications to existing reservations (adding or changing dates) will be available via email request, Wednesday, October 7 at 9:00 a.m. MDT through Friday, October 16, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MDT. Requests are subject to availability and will be processed in the order they are received. Modifications will NOT be accepted via telephone. 
  • Waitlist The 2020 waitlist has also rolled over to become the 2021 waitlist. Once the existing reservation modification requests are complete, the 2021 waitlist will reopen for bookings. If a space becomes available you'll receive an email from Please be aware that if you receive an email with information to book a space, you'll have 72 hours to reserve and pay for that space. If you do not reserve and pay for that space within the 72-hour window, you will lose your opportunity for that booking.  

An email with more information will be sent out on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Please keep an eye out for this communication and, if it is not found in your inbox, check your junk/spam folders.


For guests who are interested in making new RV reservations for the 2021 Balloon Fiesta, RV spaces will not go on sale this October due to the rollovers from 2020 to 2021. If any spaces remain after the rollovers, modifications, and waitlist spots have been processed, any possible new reservations for 2021 will be listed at balloon January 15, 2021. Stay tuned for more updates.


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Phone: (505) 821-1000, 1-888-422-7277
Fax: (505) 828-2887