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Balloon Fiesta highlights 2014; Look forward to 2015

The 2014 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has floated into history. Our team of writers, photographers,techno-journalists and editors filled the field and the skies from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. throughout the 10-day spectacle from Oct. 4 to Oct. 12, 2014, to bring you coverage via:

Mark your calendar, next year’s Balloon Fiesta starts the first Saturday in October, running from Oct. 3 to Oct. 11, 2015. Balloon Fiesta’s official site.

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Full coverage at our balloon page: ABQfiesta.com

See reader photos entered in our contest: Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Highlights from the field in 2014

Highlights from the newspaper:

New fliers

Peering around the grounds of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, it’s hard not to notice the graying of most of the pilots.

Beyond the horizon

You’ve arrived in Albuquerque, and you only have a couple of days to explore.

An awesome ascent

It’s hard to keep a secret, especially about something so large.

Lending a hand

Volunteering for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is not just a way to pass time.

Fiesta Express Park & Ride

Tickets provide round-trip bus ride from remotely located parking lots to Balloon Fiesta Park. Ticket price includes gate admission into the park.

Step on the gas

The differences between gas and hot-air balloons go much deeper than looks.

What’s on special

There is more to explore beyond the Balloon Fiesta while you visit Albuquerque.

Tips from pros can help you take winning photos

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has been called “the most photographed event in the world” and every year thousands of photographers come to Albuquerque to capture one-of-a-kind images.

Video and timelapses

High-Resolution photos from Albuquerque Journal staff photographers

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