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2016 Daily Event Schedule

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Saturday October 1

 

Morning Session

6:00

Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel, more...

6:30

Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

6:45

Opening Ceremonies

7:00

Mass Ascension, presented by Canon, more...

8:30-11:30

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational  

 

Evening Session

1:30-5:00

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

5:45

Twilight Twinkle Glow™ 

8:00

AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Sunday October 2

 

Morning Session

6:00

Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel, more...

6:30

Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

7:00

Mass Ascension, more...

8:30-11:30

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational  

9:00

Fiesta of Wheels Car Show

11:00

Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent)

 

Evening Session

1:30-5:00

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational  

5:45

Balloon Glow

8:00

AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Monday October 3 - Propane Day presented by Airgas USA, LLC

 

Morning Session

6:00

Dawn Patrol, more...

7:00

Balloons Launch

8:00

Competition Flying Begins

8:00-11:00

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations  

 

Evening Session

 

No events

Tuesday October 4 - PEPSI DAY

 

Morning Session

6:00

Dawn Patrol, more...

7:00

Balloons Launch

8:00

Competition Flying Begins

8:00-11:00

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

 

Evening Session

 

No events

Wednesday October 5

 

Morning Session

6:00

Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel, more...

6:30

Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

7:00

Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension

8:00

Competition Flying Begins

8:30-11:30

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations 

 

Evening Session

 2:00

America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race Inflation

6:00

America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race Launch

Thursday October 6 - Kid's Day

Presented by KOB-TV

 

Morning Session

6:00

Dawn Patrol, more...

7:00

Special Shape Rodeo™

8:00

Flying Competition begins

8:30-11:30

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational 

 

Evening Session

1:30-5:00

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational 

6:00

Special Shape Glowdeo™

8:00

AfterGlowTM Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Friday October 7

 

Morning Session

6:00

Dawn Patrol, more...

7:00

Special Shape Rodeo™

8:00

Competition Flying Begins

8:30-11:30

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational 

 

Evening Session

1:30-5:00

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational 

6:00

Special Shape GlowdeoTM

8:00

AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Saturday October 8

 

Morning Session

6:00

Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel, more...

6:30

KRispy Kreme Morning Glow

7:00

Mass Ascension

8:30-11:30

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational 

11:00

Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street)

 

Evening Session

1:00-5:30

Music Fiesta

1:30-5:00

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational  

6:00

Night Magic™ Glow presented by Canon

8:00

AfterGlow™Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Sunday October 9

 

Morning Session

6:00

Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel, more...

6:30

Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

7:00

Farewell Mass Ascension

8:30-11:00

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Q&A

 
 

*AfterGlow™ times may change due to field/weather conditions
** North end of Launch Field for the pin trading

Balloon Fiesta Park

(For GPS planning only)
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE

Mailing address

4401 Alameda NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Contact

Local: (505) 821-1000
Toll-free:1-888-422-7277