Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque

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    ABQ Balloon Fiesta 2013
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    Albuquerque Kodak International Balloon Fiesta

    by MarkJochim Updated Apr 2, 2003
    Balloon Fiesta (Crystal Bay, Oct. 2000)

    Albuquerque's high altitude, mild climate and steady (but manageable) winds make it an ideal location for ballooning. The first International Balloon Fiesta was held here in 1972 and it has become the world's largest hot-air balloon gathering as well as the world's most photographed event. It's held over the first two weeks of October each year. In 2003, the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum is scheduled to open and will contain many exhibits, a ride simulator, and the Ballooning Hall of Fame.

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    I took this picture during the...

    by Gypsy_King Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I took this picture during the Albuquerque balloon fest. Balloon fest occurs every year during the month of October. The first weekend of October, as many as 175 balloons (all shapes and sizes) can be seen flying at once.
    Balloons of every kind. (example shapes: champagne bottle,pair of pants,a cow,a house,a motorcycle, a sun and even a Noah's Arc with a bunch of inflated animals popping over the side)

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    The Albuquerque Balloon Festival

    by marbil100 Written Nov 17, 2004
    Just a small example of some of the balloons

    This is something everyone must see... Hundreds of balloons in the air at the same time... see the pictures for details.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Hot Air Ballooning

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