OCT. 6-14 2018

Media Blog

September 12, 2018

Happy Wednesday! As a reminder, media registration for the 2018 event will conclude on Friday, September 14. For any questions regarding registration, please reach out to our media team at .  


September 1, 2018

Happy Labor Day!  Today, there is a wine festival taking place at Balloon Fiesta Park. Monday evening, the park closes and the Balloon Fiesta team takes over the park to prepare for the October 6-14 event!

Last week, we had the chance to meet with a large number of local media about this year’s event.  One of the most engaging topics, in addition to hot air balloons, was the new “Glamping” experience!  Interesting, right?!  Here is a link to a video about glamping at Balloon Fiesta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=417fYx2SzZE&t=1s 


August 31, 2018

The Balloon Fiesta is the largest gathering of hot air balloons in the world.  Each year we consistently have more than 550 hot air balloons from around the world.  However, we know some of you might be out there counting to discover if we are being accurate.

To save you some time and eyesight, the 2018 event will feature 565 primary pilots (that translates into roughly 565 balloon teams).

Also  this year we will have 16 countries participating in this year’s event including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and United States.  This will be the first time that the country of Colombia will be represented at Balloon Fiesta.


August 30, 2018

Welcome to the new “Media Blog” for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

This year marks the 47th annual event, themed “Carry Me Away,” and will kick off on October 6. This nine-day event will attract pilots and spectators alike, from across the globe as they enjoy this one-of-a-kind immersive experience. 

Sometimes, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta can be a mouthful.  If you just want to say “Balloon Fiesta” that is OK by us!

 To keep track of our events, click here for an event schedule.

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