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Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 5

Morning Session
5:45 a.m. – Dawn Patrol Show, presented by the Route 66 Casino Hotel

6:30 a.m. – Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

6:45 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies

7:00 a.m. – Mass Ascension

8:00 a.m. – AIBF Chainsaw Carving International

Evening Session
2:00 p.m. – America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race Inflation

 4:00 p.m. – AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

5:45 p.m. – Twilight Twinkle Glow™

6:00 p.m. – America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race Launch

8:00 p.m. – AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented by Albuquerque Journal

Sunday, October 6

Morning Session
5:45 a.m. – Dawn Patrol, presented by the Route 66 Casino Hotel

6:30 a.m. – Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

7:00 a.m. – Mass Ascension

8:00 a.m. – AIBF Chainsaw Carving International

9:00 a.m. – Fiesta of Wheels Car Show

11:00 a.m. – Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent)

Evening Session
4:00 p.m. – AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

5:45 p.m. – Balloon Glow

6:30 p.m. – AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

8:00 p.m. – AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented by Albuquerque Journal

Monday, October 7

Morning Session
5:45 a.m. – Dawn Patrol

7:00 a.m. – Flying Competition

Evening Session
No events

Tuesday, October 8 – Pepsi Day

Morning Session
5:45 a.m. — Dawn Patrol

7:00 a.m. — Flying Competition

Evening Session
No events

Wednesday, October 9

Morning Session
5:45 a.m. – Dawn Patrol, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel

6:30 a.m. — Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

7:00 a.m. – Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension

Evening Session
No events

Thursday, October 10

Morning Session
5:45 a.m. – Dawn Patrol

7:00 a.m. – Special Shade Rodeo™

8:00 a.m. – Flying Competition

8:00 a.m. – AIBF Chainsaw Carving International

Evening Session
5:45 p.m. – Special Shape Glowdeo™

8:00 p.m. – AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented by Albuquerque Journal

Friday, October 11

Morning Session
5:45 a.m. – Dawn Patrol

7:00 a.m. – Special Shade Rodeo™, presented by Wells Fargo Bank

8:00 a.m. – Flying Competition

8:00 a.m. – AIBF Chainsaw Carving International

Evening Session
5:45 p.m. – Special Shape Glowdeo™, presented by Comcast Spotlight

8:00 p.m. – AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented by Albuquerque Journal

Saturday, October 12

Morning Session
5:45 a.m. – Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel

6:30 a.m. – Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

7: 00 a.m. – Mass Ascension

8:00 a.m. — AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

11:00 a.m. – Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent)

12:00 p.m. – Balloon Fiesta Music Fiesta – Darius Rucker & Special Guests

Evening Session
5:00 p.m. – AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

5:45 p.m. – Night Magic™ Glow

8:00 p.m. – AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show*, presented by the Albuquerque Journal

Sunday, October 13 – Presented by Airgas USA, LLC

Morning Session
5:45 a.m. – Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel

6:30 a.m. – Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

7:00 a.m. – Farewell Mass Ascension

Evening Session
No events

* AfterGlow times may change due to field and weather conditions

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