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Balloon Fiesta

Saturday, October 11

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… more »

Sunday, October 12

Propane Day – Presented by Airgas USA, LLC 5:45 a.m. – Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel 6:30 a.m. – Krispy… more »

Balloons taking part in Sunday's Farewell Mass Ascension launch at the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Oct. 13, 2013. (Donn Friedman/Journal)

Smooth flying for Farewell Mass Ascension

Calm winds at Balloon Fiesta Park created great conditions for flight on the final day of the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Balloon fiesta had fewer health violations

Albuquerque officials say health inspectors found far fewer violations by vendors at the recently concluded International Balloon Fiesta this year… more »

Members of the Albuquerque Police Department's mounted patrol line up for the national anthem on Sunday morning, the finale for the 42nd annual Balloon Fiesta. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

A fine finish for Balloon Fiesta

On Sunday, the last day of the 42nd annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, a well-attended morning glow and cheer-filled farewell mass ascension sealed the nine-day experience, which featured about 3,000 launches in total.

The French-made "BOB (Breizh on Board)." Visitors will see 10 new special shapes.(Courtesy Of Balloon Fiesta)

Special attractions

Special-shape balloons are more than a special attraction at the Albuquerque International Balloon F …