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Pictures and videos from this year’s Balloon Fiesta

CLICK TO VIEW: To honor the 45th anniversary of Balloon Fiesta, the Journal took a trip back in time through the paper's archives to unearth some of the best black-and-white photographs shot by Journal photographers between 1972 and 1991.

CLICK TO VIEW: To honor the 45th anniversary of Balloon Fiesta, the Journal took a trip back in time through the paper’s archives to unearth some of the best black-and-white photographs shot by Journal photographers between 1972 and 1991.

 

 

Landings recorded live on Facebook

YouTube videos


Saturday’s Schedule

For the latest on conditions and updates from the Fiesta, download the Albuquerque Journal’s app.

Morning Session

6:00 – Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel & RV Resort

6:00 – Laser Light Show

6:30 – Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

7:00 – Farewell Mass Ascension

8:30-11:00 – AIBF Chainsaw Carving Q&A

Getting there

Traffic is expected to be heavy on I-25 northbound and southbound, and on Tramway and Alameda approaching Balloon Fiesta Park.

Park & Ride will be running. Here are the locations:

East Side

– Airport Parking I-25 & Sunport located at 1501 Aircraft Avenue SE, follow signs off of Aircraft Avenue.
– Hoffmantown Church – 8888 Harper Road NE, Park in the northeast lot only.
– Coronado Mall – 6600 Menaul Boulevard NE, park in the southwest corner near San Pedro.

West Side

– Intel (southern parking lot) – Highway 528/Rio Rancho Blvd. Enter the Park & Ride lot at either Westside Blvd. or 21st street and follow the signs.
– Cottonwood Mall (northeast parking lot) – located at 10000 Coors Bypass near Seven Bar Loop.

Park & Ride prices
Same-day purchase at Park & Ride locations. Balloon Park admission and service charge is included.
– Adults (13-61) – $22
– Seniors (62 and older) – $20
– Children (6-12) – $10
– Children (5 and under) – Free

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