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Event News & Updates

Oct 5, 2017

12th Annual Albuquerque Aloft Kicks Off Balloon Fiesta Activities


Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Aloft will again initiate the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta festivities this Friday, October 6. Beginning in 2005, Albuquerque Aloft has grown to include more than 65 schools in the Albuquerque metro area. The event provides parents, teachers, and students with the unique opportunity to meet the pilots and crew, and learn how a balloon flies.

A pilot briefing will begin at 6:30 a.m. coordinated by KKOB AM, followed by additional pilot check-ins at 6:50 a.m. Weather permitting, balloons will launch at approximately 7:00 a.m. Balloonists may elect to fly off the grounds, or remain inflated on-site. 

The full list of participating schools can be found below:

 

A. Montoya (/Roosevelt MS)

Adobe Acres

Alameda

Alamosa

Alvarado

Apache

Arroyo del Oso

Barcelona

Bel-Air

Bellehaven

Chamiza

Chaparral

Chelwood

Cochiti

Collet Park

Comanche

Coronado

Corrales

Dennis Chavez

Double Eagle

Duranes

East San Jose

Edmund G. Ross

Edward Gonzales

Emerson

Eugene Field

Georgia O’Keeffe

Governor Bent

Griegos

Hawthorne

Helen Cordero Primary

Hodgin

Inez

Janet Kahn

John Baker

La Luz

Longfellow

Los Padillas

Los Rancho

Lowell

MacArthur

Marie M. Hughes

Mark Twain

Mary Ann Binford

Matheson Park

Mission Avenue

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta presented by Canon is an annual festival of hot air balloons that takes place every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.  It is the largest gathering of balloons and balloonists in the world. For details on events, schedule, entertainment and photographs visit our website www.balloonfiesta.com and follow us on Twitter @BalloonFiesta and Facebook.

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