2023 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

October 7, 2023 – October 15, 2023

For nine days in October, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta creates an enchanted world of special-shaped balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies. Brisk autumn mornings in the Rio Grande Valley create an otherworldly backdrop for the breathtaking majesty of our most popular event, Mass Ascension of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

A schedule of events can be found on the official website.


  • This is a multi-day fiesta. Check the schedule to determine what days and events you’re interested in!

  • For the more popular events, such as Mass Ascension, arriving early is advisable. For weekend events, plan to arrive at the park by 4:30 AM (when gates open). During evening events, plan to be at the park by 4:00 PM (gates open at 3 PM).

  • Parking costs $20 per car. No “in and out” privileges. Download the Balloon Fiesta App before heading to the park. When you arrive, mark the location of your car in the app to remember where you parked.

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Event Details


October 7, 2023 – October 15, 2023


$15 per person per session

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway

Albuquerque, NM United States

More Information:

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