Save The Date

Join us October 7-15, 2023, for the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta powered by ExxonMobil in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information will become available at in the coming weeks. Plan ahead - The 52nd Balloon Fiesta is scheduled to take place October 5-13, 2024.

Balloon Fiesta Insider

Thank you to all who came out to the 50th Balloon Fiesta! It was great to see both new and returning faces! Due to weather during the event, 2022 General Admission tickets that were unused, are valid for entry to a session of your choice during the 51st event. Additionally, please keep in mind that submissions to the Cindy Petrehn Memorial Photo Contest will end on October 31. The grand prize winner will receive $1,000. More information on the rules and how to submit, can be found, here:

Merchandise Update

Made your way to the 50th Balloon Fiesta, but forgot to purchase something to commemorate the milestone event? We have a limited amount of collectible Balloon Fiesta merchandise left over from the event! Shop balloon pins, tote bags, t-shirts, magnets and more that incorporate unique 50th Balloon Fiesta designs, at And, ahead of the holiday season, be sure to grab a 2023 calendar, the perfect gift for family and friends! Shop these items today, online and at 4401 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, before they sell out!

Inside the Basket

John Regan attended the 50th Balloon Fiesta with his wife, Sue Regan.

In this month’s Inside the Basket, he shares how he came to attend this year’s event, his favorite part about the 50th Balloon Fiesta and favorite tips for first-time guests!

October in Ballooning

On October 6, 2019, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta set the Guinness World Record for the Greatest Mass Balloon Ascent, with the launch of 524 hot air balloons. This Mass Ascension broke the previous record more than 400 balloons during a launch. This world record was set during the 48th Balloon Fiesta. Read more about this accomplishment, here:

October Photo-of-the-Month

We have received some beautiful pictures of past years' events, submitted through Balloon Fiesta's social media! Below is the photo chosen for October. Thank you to Instagram user @gpeirsman.

Do you have a Balloon Fiesta photo that you’re proud of? Share your favorite Balloon Fiesta image on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag our page for a chance to be featured in next month’s newsletter!

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Sponsor Spotlight

Thank you to each and every one of our sponsors for being a part of our 50th Balloon Fiesta®!  From those who sponsored a balloon to our official sponsors, we could not have made this year’s event what it was, without you. We hope you enjoyed the brand exposure to our guests from around the world. We look forward to working together in 2023. If you’d like information on becoming a sponsor for the 51st event, please contact Stephanie Prendergast at

For a complete list of Balloon Fiesta sponsors, click here.
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