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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Listed under Festivals in Albuquerque, United States.

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Albuquerque‘s near desert location make this a truly astounding ballooning spot. The sky over the nine days of the festival is almost cloudless and a brilliant blue. This festival has been going for about thirty years and has become very popular with balloon teams worldwide so you can expect a good turnout, with around 700 balloons taking part - which makes for spectacular night glows!

The field where the festival is held allows visitors to walk amongst the balloon pilots and chase teams as they are set up, which is a pretty exciting experience and not something most festivals encourage. The mass ascensions are particularly impressive due to the large numbers of balloons which take part and the wind conditions are so good balloons are sometimes able to take off and land within the parks parameters.

There is plenty of time at this festival to get a balloon ride in, with nine days of multiple flights, but you need to book in early, it’s a pretty popular event.

Written by  jane_WFT677.

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