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2023 Schedule

ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL 2023 Schedule October 7-15 WWW.BALLOONFIESTA.COM BALLOON FIESTA® The latest schedule, hotel information, balloon ride information, maps and directions, ticket information and FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 KIDS' DAY ticket purchasing, photo galleries, travel and parking 7:00 am Albuquerque Aloft (at local elementary schools) 4:30 am Kids' Day Goodie Bag Distribution begins (South of Main Street Stage) information, free news updates, history, and much more... 6:00 am Dawn Patrol SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 7:00 am Special Shape Rodeo™ 6:00 am Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort 8:00 am Double Balloon Launch and Competition Admission for balloon sessions is $15 per session for guests 6:30 am Morning Glow 8:00-noon Chainsaw Carving Exhibition 13 and older. Children 12 years and under are FREE. No 7:00 am Opening Ceremonies 10:00 am Chainsaw Carving Auction refunds are available but tickets for cancelled sessions may be de i 7:00 am Mass Ascension 3:00-6:00 pm Chainsaw Carving Exhibition used for future sessions. 8:00-noon Chainsaw Carving Exhibition 5:00 pm Team Fastrax™ Skydiving 10:00 am Chainsaw Carving Auction 6:00 pm Special Shape Glowdeo™ Ins 3:00-6:00 pm Chainsaw Carving Exhibition 7:30 pm Team Fastrax™ Skydiving PARKING THE PARK 5:00 pm Team Fastrax™ Skydiving 8:00 pm* AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show There is a $20 fee for parking for each session. 6:00 pm America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race Launch 6:00 pm Twilight Twinkle Glow™ FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 FIESTA EXPRESS PARK & RIDE 7:30 pm Team Fastrax™ Skydiving 6:00 am Dawn Patrol The fastest way into the park! Leave from one of several 8:00 pm* AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show 7:00 am Special Shape Rodeo™ 7:00am Double Balloon Launch and Competition convenient locations around the city. Pricing, locations, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 7:30-11:00 am Fiestas de Los Globitos (Remote Control Balloons Exhibition) schedules, and tickets are available online at 6:00 am Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort 8:00-noon Chainsaw Carving Exhibition www.balloonfiesta.com/Park-Ride. 6:30 am Morning Glow 10:00 am Chainsaw Carving Auction 7:00 am Mass Ascension 3:00-6:00 pm Chainsaw Carving Exhibition TRAVEL & 7:30-11am Fiestas de Los Globitos (Remote Control Balloons Exhibition) 5:00 pm Team Fastrax™ Skydiving HOTEL RESERVATIONS 8:00-noon Chainsaw Carving Exhibition 6:00 pm Special Shape Glowdeo™ 9:00 am Fiesta of Wheels Car Show (located on north end of Launch Field) 7:30 pm Team Fastrax™ Skydiving www.balloonfiestahotels.com 10:00 am Chainsaw Carving Auction 8:00 pm* AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show [email protected] 11:00 am Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street) Toll Free 1.833.229.9777 or 1.505.346.0522 3:00-6:00 pm Chainsaw Carving Exhibition SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14-ExxonMobil DAY 5:00 pm Team Fastrax™ Skydiving 6:00 am Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort VISITOR INFORMATION 6:00 pm Balloon Glow, powered by ExxonMobil 6:30 am Morning Glow 7:30 pm Team Fastrax™ Skydiving 7:00 am Mass Ascension, powered by ExxonMobil Visit Albuquerque 8:00 pm* AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show 8:00-noon Chainsaw Carving Exhibition Toll Free 1.800.284.2282 A 9:15 am Annular Solar Eclipse www.visitabq.org FROM MONDAY, OCTOBER 9 10:00 am Chainsaw Carving Auction 6:00 am Dawn Patrol 11:00 am Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street) RV TRAVEL A 7:00 am Double Balloon Launch and Competition 1:00-5:00 pm Music Fiesta 8:00-noon Chainsaw Carving Exhibition 3:00-6:00 pm Chainsaw Carving Exhibition Toll Free 1.888.422.7277 or 5:00 pm Team Fastrax™ Skydiving 505.821.1000, ext. 117 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10COCA-COLA DAY 6:00 pm Night Magic™ Glow,powered by ExxonMobil www.balloonfiesta.com/RV-information 6:00 am Dawn Patrol 6:00 pm Fiestas de Los Globitos (Remote Control Balloons Exhibition) 7:00 am Double Balloon Launch and Competition 7:30 pm Team Fastrax™ Skydiving 8:00-noon Chainsaw Carving Exhibition 8:00 pm* AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show FOR MORE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 ® INFORMATION 6:00 am Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort 6:00 am Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort Official App DOWNLOAD OUR 6:30 am Morning Glow 6:30 am Morning Glow OFFICIAL APP 7:00 am Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension 7:00 am Farewell Mass Ascension, presented by News Radio 770 KKOB 7:30-11am Fiestas de Los Globitos (Remote Control Balloons Exhibition) 8:00-noon Chainsaw Carving Exhibition 8:00-noon Chainsaw Carving Exhibition * AfterGlow™ fireworks shows will begin as soon as the launch field is clear of LB 2023 balloons, thus the starting times are approximate and subject to change without in A UQU notice. Additionally, local police will modify traffic flows to utilize all traffic lanes s E for outbound traffic only at the conclusion of each Glow event. So if you want to ay RQ watch the AfterGlow™ fireworks shows from the Park, plan to arrive at the Park in w U time for that evening's glow event. l E a ! Tourism Department Toll Free 1.800.733.6396 www.newmexico.org in TTY Users call 1.800.659.8331 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Headquarters 4401 Alameda Blvd. NE October Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113 505.821.1000 • toll free: 1.888.422.7277 • fax: 505.828.2887 7-15 [email protected] • www.balloonfiesta.com

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Flight of the Nations – Mid-Week Mass The Gondola Club The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® Ascension Make Balloon Fiesta the most comfortable experience is the world's largest celebration of man’s first de During this mid-week flight, preceding the Mass possible by purchasing a morning or evening session at flight technology - the hot air balloon. During i Ascension, select pilots of participating countries will the Gondola Club where you can watch the festivities this nine-day fiesta in Albuquerque, New Ins carry their country's flag during this multinational from the most scenic location at the park. The club is a Mexico, balloon enthusiasts from around the THE PARK flight. This exciting event recognizes the international VIP area that offers convenient parking, private world come together to enjoy an art form that ballooning community that participates in Balloon seating, gourmet food service and open bar, luxury has delighted spectators and participants for Fiesta to help make it the largest of its kind in the bathrooms, shuttle service, and live entertainment two centuries. Whether on the ground or in the world. during evening sessions. sky, the allure of the hot air balloon is Main Street undeniable. The whimsy and showmanship that During ballooning events, be sure to visit this one- Chasers' Club third mile stretch at Balloon Fiesta Park where you Twilight Twinkle Glow™, Balloon Glow™, surround this colorful event inspires spectators will find a plethora of great food vendors, unique and Night Magic™ Glow With the purchase of a Chasers' Club AM or PM ticket, of all ages, inflating the imaginations of children merchandise, and hands-on exhibits. Celebrated for their ethereal whimsy, these events are you get the chance to upgrade your Balloon Fiesta and inner children alike. among the most widely anticipated of the Balloon experience to a more upscale setting. This club is in a Dawn Patrol/Dawn Patrol Show Fiesta. At twilight the burners of tethered balloons are reserved area at the north end of the field. It includes During October in New Mexico, the soft ignited, illuminating the night with colorfully glowing luxury bathrooms and an outdoor patio with an exce- autumnal light, changing leaves, and crisp blue Watch balloons take flight in a celestial predawn envelopes that guests can wander amongst before ptional view of the field from which you can enjoy a sky make a breathtaking backdrop for hundreds dance during this choreographed display. The Dawn enjoying the AfterGlow™ Fireworks show. cocktail and light buffet and pastries while watching Patrol is more than an airy promenade; it is also a the day's balloons take to the sky or glow. of vibrant balloons that ascend daily from chance for pilots to determine the day's winds at the Balloon Fiesta Park. Whether you are watching layers above the ground and for early bird guests to Competitions The Dawn Patrol lift off as the sun breaks over send our balloonists off with a cheer. The Dawn Double launches on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Concierge Program the Sandia Mountains, or the evening Glowdeo Patrol Show occurs on Mass Ascension Days. Friday offer the best shows at the Balloon Fiesta. They For the ultimate, insider’s VIP experience you can begins against a neon sunset, there is a special combine the launch of hundreds of balloons from the arrange for your own concierge to be your tour guide charm at Balloon Fiesta that draws you in and Launch Field with the allure of hundreds more while at the Balloon Fiesta. You will experience the leaves you forever changed by its magic. Mass Ascensions maneuvering to the Launch Field for their chance at event from all angles of the launch field. You can shop Witness hundreds of prismatic balloons lift off and fill prizes and fame, creating a theatrical ebb and flow of at our many concession booths, and end your session the horizon in this unforgettable, two-wave mass with a visit to the Balloon Museum. This service is Our Geography Makes it Ballooning ascension. An excellent photo op, so be sure to color in the sky. Through our various competitions Central during the Balloon Fiesta, pilots can demonstrate their perfect for Balloon Fiesta first-timers, photographers, experience the drama and serenity of ballooning in flying finesse, control, and accuracy while competing guests with mobility issues or guests who want to see Autumn is one of the most enjoyable times of this popular weekend and Wednesday morning event with international peers for points and prizes. all they can in one session. the year in New Mexico. This peaceful prelude lasting up to two hours. to winter means that brisk mornings give way AfterGlow™ Fireworks Glamping to warm afternoons with mild temperatures Special Shape Rodeo™ and Glowdeo™ Experience the Albuquerque International Balloon throughout the day and typically still winds. We wouldn't be a Balloon Fiesta without a little Following each glow event the night blooms with the This ideal weather, combined with its diverse most spectacular fireworks show in the state. Bring Fiesta in a whole new way - Glamping! Tents are rodeo thrown in or should we say Glowdeo™! These your blankets and chairs for this popular extravaganza. available in an exclusive location in Balloon Fiesta altitudes and geography, makes Albuquerque unique events showcase some of the most uniquely Shows begin as soon as the Launch Field is clear of Park. Enjoy spectacular views of the balloons flying the best possible location for ballooning at this shaped balloons at our event, such as a family of balloons. Once the balloons are glowing, only high against a stunning background of the Sandia time of year. The lower altitude of the river bees, a cow, and some of your favorite childhood outbound traffic is allowed, so attendees who wish to Mountains from the tent village. No need to battle the valley to the west and surrounding mountain characters in an AM flight and a PM glow. watch the show must arrive at the park for the traffic, you'll be walking distance to the launch field. In ranges create the legendary “Albuquerque beginning of the evening's glow event. Starting times this exclusive location you will have access to restroom Box,” in which gentle winds blow in a box America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race are approximate and subject to change without notice. and shower trailers, as well as a hospitality area with pattern, sometimes leading balloons right back The America’s Challenge is one of two premier grills, games and lounge chairs. to where they started. This natural distance races for gas balloons in the world. The phenomenon makes Albuquerque home to America’s Challenge was founded by the Albuquerque Fiesta Sky Box some of the best ballooning in the world. International Balloon Fiesta in 1995 to provide a All inclusive VIP area with specially designed shipping consistent American venue for gas ballooning. The containers that offers a private patio and upper deck results of the America's Challenge event are used as a views of the launch field. qualifier for US teams to enter the Gordon Bennett.