2021 Albuquerque International Balloon Festival
An Event Like No Other
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.
Entertainment is offered in three locations, so have your cameras ready!
** 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.