Our first visit was in 2015. We came at 4:00AM and had no trouble in seeing everything the Fiesta had to offer. We particularly enjoyed seeing the early morning balloon glows. As it became light, there were hundreds of balloons floating in the air. The...More
Balloon Fiesta Park
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Was parked in entry driveway overnight when they closed the gates and said that they had no place to put ourselves and at least 20 other RV’s that were in line. They said that they would find a place for the next day after the...More
The balloon fest in Albuquerque is amazing. Book your room early and plan on spending at least 3 days at the event. You will need all the days since the balloons don't fly if it is too windy. Recommend parking early since parking fills up...More
Rather than fight the crowds we decided to stay in a hotel near the launch site. We got up at dawn and watched the balloons ascend from the hotel parking lot.
Visited balloon fiesta for the first time this year with 3 other adults, an infant, and a toddler. Listened to others' recommendations, bought tickets online, and used the Park and Ride. Ended up waiting over 2 hours for a bus despite arriving at 5:30 and...More
Great variety of balloons and attractions; only drawback was the crowds. We waited 2 hours for the bus to get to the festival and 1 hour to leave.
What an amazing experience! We thoroughly enjoyed the balloon fiesta - even being there at 6:00 a.m.! We stayed at a house approximately 2 miles from the festival and decided to walk there instead of driving as the streets nearby tend to get jammed. Everyone...More
It was such a unique and amazing experience. There is nothing keeping you from walking right up to the balloons.
This is one of my favorite occasions in October in New Mexico. It is epic! There are special shape balloons and a balloon glow at night.
1. If you have an RV, make reservations and stay in the fiesta grounds RV park. And you can walk or shuttle to the field and avoid traffic. Make your reservation far in advance. 2. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday there are only morning sessions...More