Albuquerque RV Destination – The International Balloon Fiesta
Our RV dealership in Albuquerque opened just in time for the city’s biggest – and most colorful – annual event! The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination held during the first week of October. Not only is it the largest hot air ballooning event in the world, but it’s also the most photographed event on earth.
The Balloon Fiesta began in 1972, with just 13 balloons launching from a shopping mall parking lot. Today over 750 balloons launch during the week-long multiple-event extravaganza from the custom-designed, 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park.
One of the biggest events is the Mass Ascension, where all participating balloons launch in two waves, filling the sky with hundreds of balloons. Other events include Special Shape Rodeo (where you’ll see many non-traditional, uniquely shaped balloons), Balloon Glows (a spectacular night event where all pilots fire their burners to light up at the same time), plus several various competitions for the pilots involved.
Not only are RVs welcome at the event, but there are several designated areas for parking your RV within walking distance to the field. Instead of making a hotel reservation, you can enjoy the convenience on site from your motorhome! In addition there are many other things to do and places to take your motorhome in Albuquerque.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the hot air balloon festival. Events begin this Saturday, October 1st and commence October 9th.
While you’re in town, come say hello at our newest RV dealership. Located at 8603 Lomas Blvd, we gladly carry new RVs from top names including Heartland, Open Range, Carriage, Fleetwood, Coachmen and Leisure Travel Vans. Be sure to stay in touch with us on Facebook for RV tips, events and news.