For nine days in October, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta creates an enchanted world of special-shaped balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies. Brisk autumn mornings in the Rio Grande Valley create an otherworldly backdrop for the breathtaking majesty of our most popular event, Mass Ascension of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta features many wonderful experiences! In addition to the magical spectacle of balloons, we showcase some of the most talented performers of our day - most of them local New Mexicans - representing a myriad of styles and genres. We hope you'll plan to attend Balloon Fiesta for each and every session to enjoy this line-up of world-class talent.
Balloon Fiesta takes place at Balloon Fiesta Park, which is located north of Alameda Boulevard, one mile west of I-25.
Main Street Stage - Located at the center of Main Street, this stage will feature our National Anthem performers, local dance and music talent, and a wide variety of musical performances during Balloon Fiesta. Main Street - A variety of strolling performers will be wandering Main Street entertaining guests along Concession Row. North Main Street Stage - Located at the north end of Main Street in front of the Balloon Discovery Center and the Artisans at Balloon Fiesta tent, this smaller stage will feature performances by our talented strolling performers.
A variety of strolling performers will entertaining guests along Main Street as well as performing on the North Main Stage. Strolling performers are scheduled on double session days, from 8:30AM to 10:30AM and 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Performers are still to be determined.
When you rent an RV with RVshare, you can enjoy all the festivities during the day and then return to a comfortable bed at the end of the night. The festival has several areas for parking RVs. They are not accepting any drive-ups, online reservations only. You can go to the tickets and reservation tab to complete an RV reservation request.
TENT CAMPING: $35.00 per night (tent camping only)
STANDARD: $40.00 per night (dry camping in the South RV Lot)
BOX VIEW: $50.00 per night (dry camping in the South RV Lot)
PREMIUM: $95.00 per night (30Amp and water connection in the South RV Lot)
VIP West/East: $100.00 per night (dry camping, adjacent to the Launch Field with 2 general admission passes included valid during your stay)
VIP North: $100.00 per night (dry camping, adjacent to the Launch Field with 2 general admission passes included valid during your stay) Please note that this lot is in close proximity to the Fireworks and it will be loud.
PRESIDENT'S COMPOUND: $250.00 per night (Sites on a bluff overlooking the Launch Field with city water pressure and 30-50 Amp RV Hook-up, this site also includes 4 general admission passes to the Launch Field valid during your stay)
**2022 RV RESERVATIONS/ SITES ARE SOLD OUT. Here are some nearby campgrounds to consider:
As mentioned above, there are plenty of camping and RV camping options available. The Balloon Fiesta, however, is partnered with hotels nearby to give special rates to attendees. Click here to read more
Transportation services to the park include convenient Fiesta Express Park & Ride Service and Bike Valet. Balloon Fiesta public parking sites are also available, and guests are encouraged to purchase advance admission tickets to avoid lines at the gates.
General parking lots are on the north and south ends of the park, it is $20 for each session you are at the park. Each parking lot is color-coded and the gates are numbered, so please remember the color and number of the gate through which you entered the field. Please have cash ready as you enter the parking areas, as they do not accept credit or debit cards for parking fee.
Tickets are available by calling (855) 725-1824 or by clicking here. General admission tickets can also be purchased at the gate on the days of the event.
Being able to take part in festivals like this one is important, so getting an RV that you can trust for your trip will make it that much more enjoyable. If you would like to share your memories and moments of experiencing the festival or traveling in your RV, send us photos at [email protected] We might share your memories on our blog and the social media channels that we use.
Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page .