32 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2022 Media Guide FACTS AND FIGURES 2022 THEME 50th Balloon Fiesta Theme—the 50 h Balloon Fiesta This year’s theme is focused on the 50th event celebration. There is a new theme to Balloon Fiesta every year; the theme is reflected in merchandise, printed and digital artwork. COUNTRIES REPRESENTED There will be 22 countries participating in this year’s Balloon Fiesta including: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Taiwan (Republic of China), Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States. International balloons will enjoy their moment in the spotlight on Wednesday, October 5, during Flight of the Nations, an event that honors all the countries represented at Balloon Fiesta. Up to two balloons from each country will launch while carrying their country’s flag to begin the Mass Ascension. LAUNCH FIELD BY THE NUMBERS

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