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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon FiestaAlbuquerque Balloon Fiesta

The Balloon Fiesta is the world’s largest annual ballooning event in North America, and one of the most photographed in the world.

A cultural landmark for Albuquerque and all of New Mexico, this festival gives visitors a first-hand look at the world of ballooning.

For nine days in October, from 4 to 12, one may walk out onto a large field where balloonists from around the world set up, inflate, launch, and possibly land their balloons, according to Wikitravel.

Mass ascensions of balloons with hundreds of different colors and shapes create an often stunning and magnificent sight. It’s one of the most heavily attended festivals in the entire U.S.