Get ready to catch the most colorful event of this October Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the yearly balloon festival of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.Each year this 9 day long balloon festival is celebrated during the month of October. With more than 750 hot air balloons taking part in the festival this is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world. Moreover this festival is considered an event of special attraction for the photographers. So if you have the passion of photography then Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has something special for you. Come, join us this year.
The festival is commencing this year on second of October and will continue till 10th of October.
History behind the festival
In the year 1972 when KOB Radio was celebrating its 50th anniversary, the manager of the radio station Dick McKee requested Sid Cutter, the owner of Cutter Flying Service and also the first hot air balloon owner of New Mexico to fly his balloon “Roadrunner” as a part of the celebration activity. Since then this has become a great festival for the New Mexicans as well as for the rest of the world.
Balloon Fiesta Park
This is the name of the park where from all the balloons are launched and the park is located on the northern end of the city. In the year 2005 the museum Anderson- Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum was established on the ground to keep all the important details of this balloon festival and maintain a historical record of this exciting event.
Attractions of the festival
The glow of the balloons during dawn and dusk is by far the best thing for the photographers to catch. In the words of the organizers of this festival the early morning and the evening time offer the light which is perfect for photography.