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2023 AIBF Calendar

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TRAVEL PLANNER UPCOMING BALLOON FIESTAS 2023 • OCTOBER 7 - OCTOBER 15 2024 • OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 13 2025 • OCTOBER 4 - OCTOBER 12 ® ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA 4401 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113 Tel: 505.821.1000 • Toll Free: 1.888.422.7277 Fax: 505.828.2887 • Email: [email protected] Website: www.balloonfiesta.com Simply follow these 3 simple steps: Go to your App Store and download the Pixaction 2.0 App. Launch the Pixaction 2.0 App and scan the round action code . Hover over the image to activate the video for each month. Watch your calendar come to life. - Works best with Wi-Fi connection -Works with most smartphones Printed in the U.S.A. 244419_Cvr.indd 2244419_Cvr.indd 2 4/6/22 1:08 PM4/6/22 1:08 PM

2023 JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 23 29 30 31 26 27 28 26 27 28 29 30 31 ⁄30 24 25 26 27 28 29 28 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 29 30 JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 23 24 24 ⁄30 ⁄31 25 26 27 28 29 27 28 29 30 31 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 29 30 31 26 27 28 29 30 ⁄31 25 26 27 28 29 30 2024 JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 23 28 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 29 ⁄31 25 26 27 28 29 30 28 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 31 ⁄30 24 25 26 27 28 29 JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 28 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 29 30 27 28 29 30 31 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 29 30 31 244419_Grd.indd 1244419_Grd.indd 1 4/4/22 7:52 AM4/4/22 7:52 AM

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Balloon Fiesta attracts people young and old from around the world. Attendance for the 9-day event approaches January 2023 one million people with about the same number tuning in virtually to the live stream, Balloon Fiesta Live! Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 Full Moon 7 New Year’s Day 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Last Quarter 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 New Moon Martin Luther King Jr. Day 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 First Quarter December February 29 30 31 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 26 27 28 244419_Grd.indd 3244419_Grd.indd 3 4/4/22 7:53 AM4/4/22 7:53 AM

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About a dozen balloons launch before sunrise each morning for the Dawn Patrol. These pilots must have training in flying in the February 2023 dark and their balloons must carry marker lights. They will fly until after the sun comes up so they can see the ground when landing. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday January March S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 29 30 31 26 27 28 29 30 31 Groundhog Day 5 Full Moon 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Last Quarter 14 15 16 17 18 Lincoln’s Birthday Valentine’s Day 19 20 New Moon 21 22 23 24 25 Washington’s Birthday Observed Washington’s Birthday Presidents’ Day Ash Wednesday 26 27 First Quarter 28 244419_Grd.indd 5244419_Grd.indd 5 4/4/22 7:53 AM4/4/22 7:53 AM

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Balloon Fiesta Park becomes the busiest airport in the world each March 2023 morning with about 600 launches in less than 2 hours. These close quarters make for a lot of “kissing” or fabric to fabric contact. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday February April S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 5 6 7 Full Moon 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Last Quarter 15 16 17 18 Daylight Saving Time Begins St. Patrick’s Day 19 20 21 New Moon 22 23 24 25 Spring Begins 26 27 28 First Quarter 29 30 31 244419_Grd.indd 7244419_Grd.indd 7 4/4/22 7:53 AM4/4/22 7:53 AM

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Balloon Fiesta is considered to be the most photographed event April 2023 in the world. With blue skies and hundreds of colorful balloons it’s hard to take a bad picture. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday March May S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 26 27 28 29 30 31 28 29 30 31 All Fools’ Day 2 3 4 5 6 Full Moon 7 8 April 8, 1972, Palm Sunday Passover Begins Good Friday Balloon Fiesta Birthday 9 10 11 12 13 Last Quarter 14 15 Easter Sunday 16 17 18 19 20 New Moon 21 22 Earth Day 23 24 25 26 27 First Quarter 28 29 30 Administrative Professionals Day 244419_Grd.indd 9244419_Grd.indd 9 4/4/22 7:53 AM4/4/22 7:53 AM

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Balloons are not always light-bulb shaped. Many popular characters May 2023 have made their way into the air in a special shaped balloon. Special shaped balloons are featured on Thursday and Friday each year. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 Full Moon 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Last Quarter 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 New Moon 20 Mother’s Day Ascension Day Armed Forces Day 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 First Quarter Shavuot April June 28 29 30 31 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 1 2 3 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 25 26 27 28 29 30 Memorial Day 30 244419_Grd.indd 11244419_Grd.indd 11 4/4/22 7:54 AM4/4/22 7:54 AM

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While special shaped balloons are featured on Thursday and Friday June 2023 of Balloon Fiesta, many of them will fly every day right along side the regular shapes. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday May July Full Moon S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 28 29 30 31 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Last Quarter June 4, 1783, First demonstration of a hot air balloon 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Flag Day 18 New Moon 19 20 21 22 23 24 Juneteenth National Father’s Day Independence Day Summer Begins 25 26 First Quarter 27 28 29 30 244419_Grd.indd 13244419_Grd.indd 13 4/4/22 7:54 AM4/4/22 7:54 AM

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The average size balloon at Balloon Fiesta is 90,000 cubic feet. July 2023 That means it can hold 90,000 basketballs inside. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday June August S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 1 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 25 26 27 28 29 30 27 28 29 30 31 2 3 Full Moon 4 5 6 7 8 Independence Day 9 Last Quarter 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 New Moon 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 First Quarter 26 27 28 29 30 31 244419_Grd.indd 15244419_Grd.indd 15 4/4/22 7:54 AM4/4/22 7:54 AM

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One of the more popular sessions at Balloon Fiesta is the Balloon Glow. Since balloons don’t fly at night, balloonists stand up their balloon August 2023 in the early evening and light them in coordinated fashion to the delight of everyone. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday July Full Moon S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 6 7 8 Last Quarter 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 New Moon 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 First Quarter 25 26 Full Moon September 27 28 29 30 31 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 August 27, 1783, First Gas 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Balloon flight-unmanned 244419_Grd.indd 17244419_Grd.indd 17 4/4/22 7:54 AM4/4/22 7:54 AM

Photo by Andrea Palagiano 244419_Grd.indd 18244419_Grd.indd 18 4/4/22 7:55 AM4/4/22 7:55 AM

While most spectators get to look up at the balloons, pilots and passengers get a chance to look back down at balloons in various September 2023 stages of inflation. Balloon Fiesta Live! provides a live look at the entire event including aerial shots. (BalloonFiesta.com) Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday August October S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 27 28 29 30 31 29 30 31 3 4 5 6 Last Quarter 7 8 9 Labor Day 10 11 12 13 14 New Moon 15 16 Grandparents Day Patriot Day Rosh Hashanah 17 18 19 20 21 22 First Quarter 23 Sept 19, 1783, First Hot Air Balloon Free Flight-Rooster, Duck, Sheep Autumn Begins 24 25 26 27 28 29 Full Moon 30 Yom Kippur Sukkot 244419_Grd.indd 19244419_Grd.indd 19 4/4/22 7:55 AM4/4/22 7:55 AM

Photo by Selena Hardy 244419_Grd.indd 20244419_Grd.indd 20 4/4/22 7:55 AM4/4/22 7:55 AM

Balloon Fiesta started with just 13 balloons in the parking lot of Coronado Center October 2023 in Albuquerque. 2022 marked 50 years of flying balloons that has been experienced by millions of people around the world. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 Last Quarter 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 New Moon Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples’ Day 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 First Quarter Oct 19, 1783, First Hot Air Balloon National Boss Day Tether with Human aboard 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Full Moon Oct 22, 1960, First Free Flight of Modern Hot Air balloon September November 29 30 31 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 1 2 3 4 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 Halloween 244419_Grd.indd 21244419_Grd.indd 21 4/4/22 7:55 AM4/4/22 7:55 AM

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In order to launch 600 balloons from an 80 acre field in 90 minutes, balloons launch in waves and sequence. While one row is getting November 2023 airborne, other rows are filling the balloon with cold air, and others are stretching out the fabric as part of the setup process. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday October December S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 29 30 31 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 All Saints’ Day 5 Last Quarter 6 7 8 9 10 11 Daylight Saving Time Ends Election Day Veterans Day 12 13 New Moon 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 First Quarter 21 22 23 24 25 Nov 21, 1783, Montgolfier Day: First Hot Air Balloon Manned Free Flight Thanksgiving Day 26 27 Full Moon 28 29 30 244419_Grd.indd 23244419_Grd.indd 23 4/4/22 7:55 AM4/4/22 7:55 AM

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Balloon Fiesta is one of the few balloon events in the world where spectators can actually walk on the field and be up close and personal with the balloons, pilots December 2023 and crew. And when it comes to Balloon Glows, spectators join in the fun by lighting up the night with their cell phones. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday November January S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 26 27 28 29 30 28 29 30 31 Dec 1, 1783, First Gas Balloon Manned Free Flight 3 4 5 Last Quarter 6 7 8 9 Pearl Harbor Day, 1941 Hanukkah Begins 10 11 12 New Moon 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 First Quarter 20 21 22 23 Winter Begins 24 25 26 Full Moon 27 28 29 30 31 Christmas Day 244419_Mnt.indd 1244419_Mnt.indd 1 4/4/22 7:43 AM4/4/22 7:43 AM

ooffifficial cial 20232023 ed editiitioonn January February March April May June July August September October November December $10.00 OFFICIAL CALENDAR OF THE ISBN 978-0-9640657-3-4 51000> ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA® SINCE 1972 www.balloonfiesta.com | Suggested Retail: $10.00 9 780964 065734 Printed in U.S.A. 244419_Mnt.indd 2244419_Mnt.indd 2 4/4/22 7:44 AM4/4/22 7:44 AM

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