The One Of A Kind Festival You Won’t Find Anywhere But New Mexico

New Mexico knows how to put on a balloon festival. While other states may have similar events, none of those spectacles are on the scale of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. It’s the largest ballooning event on the planet and also the most photographed. Each October, more than 800,000 people flock to Duke City to witness this once-in-a-lifetime sight. After looking at these images, you’re going to want to be one of them.

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Balloon Fiesta Park is located at 4401 Alameda Boulevard NE in Albuquerque, but you’re going to want to take advantage of the Park and Ride system. Visit the official website for more practical planning information.

In 2017, the festival will take place from October 7th until October 15th. Book early because this unique fiesta is on many people’s bucket lists. In the meantime, kick back and watch this gorgeous video of the event.