Albuquerque Balloon Festival

A pack of balloons begins lifting off the ground at the world’s largest celebration of hot-air balloons, which takes place each October in Albuquerque, New Mexico. What began as a modest festival of just 13 balloons in 1972 has expanded to include hundreds filling the New Mexico sky by day and by night. This is one of the most photographed events in the world, so be sure to bring your camera along to capture all the balloons soaring above Albuquerque.

Balloon Festival Aerial

A pack of balloons begins lifting off the ground at the world’s largest celebration of hot-air balloons, which takes place each October in Albuquerque, New Mexico. What began as a modest festival of just 13 balloons in 1972 has expanded to include hundreds filling the New Mexico sky by day and by night. This is one of the most photographed events in the world, so be sure to bring your camera along to capture all the balloons soaring above Albuquerque.

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