Wednesday morning’s launch took to the skies after being delayed due to wind at Balloon Fiesta Park.
Officials waited for about an hour for winds to die down before flying the green flag on the field, signaling the launch was on.
Balloons drifted northward toward Rio Ranch and Bernalillo after lifting off from the field.
The Journal streamed the launch live. Check it out below, along with pictures and videos from throughout the week.