Sandia View Academy Alumni Association, Inc.

280 Trosello Lane Corrales, New Mexico 87048

Balloon Fiesta Information

What is the Balloon Fiesta?

 

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an annual October festival. Balloonists from around the world gather for nine days of spectacular ballooning. Thousands of spectators come to see the Albuquerque sky painted with hundreds of colorful balloons against the Sandia mountains.

2017 Balloon Fiesta

  • Schedule: Saturday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 15
  • Park Opening Hours:
    • Weekends at 4:30 a.m.
    • Weekdays at 5 a.m.
    • Afternoons at 3:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $10 for 13 and older; free for 12 and younger
  • Parking: $15 per vehicle for general parking
  • Allowed Items: Food and folding chairs
  • Prohibited Items: Glass bottles, alcohol, coolers; Pets except for handicap assistance

Anything brought into the park is subject to search.

Park & Ride Information

Park & Ride lots are available throughout Albuquerque, and tickets can be ordered online.

Note: Some, but not all, Park & Ride buses are ADA-compliant.