The Bucket List: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Planning to come to the USA this upcoming October? How about visiting New Mexico? This week on the bucket list we are introducing the largest hot air balloon festival, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico! This event is a yearly festival that takes...

Planning to come to the USA this upcoming October? How about visiting New Mexico? This week on the bucket list we are introducing the largest hot air balloon festival, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico! This event is a yearly festival that takes place in early October. This year it will be on October 5- 13. The festival first started in 1972 to celebrate the 50th birthday for 770 KOB Radio, an AM radio station operating in Albuquerque.

This balloon festival is a 9 day event with a total of 750 balloons registered. The balloons range from traditional to non-traditional, uniquely shaped balloons. On the days of the festival, up to 100,000 spectators are given a rare opportunity to see the inflation and take off procedures of the hot air balloons.

To observe the biggest balloon festival, consider a home swap in New Mexico. To find out more information on this festival, click here.

Posted on


Change the way you travel this year

Swap with 60,000+ like-minded homeowners and save thousands on holidays

1. JOIN

Start your 14-day free trial to contact other members of the club

2. AGREE

Contact any of our members to arrange your trips

3. TRAVEL

Holiday like a local in stylish homes worldwide

List your home for free

Want to know more? Discover how it works