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Balloon Fiesta Information

Information about the Duke City's biggest celebration, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

2018 Balloon Fiesta

  • Schedule: Oct. 6-14
  • Gate Hours:
    • Mornings at 4:30 a.m.
    • Evenings at 3 p.m.
  • Tickets:
    • General Admission - $10
    • 12 & younger - Free
  • Parking:
    • Cars & Motorcycles - $15
    • Bicycles - Free

While You're Here

Albuquerque offers many activities for fun.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta attracts balloonists and thousands of spectators from around the world.

Fiesta Park & Ride

Fiesta Park and Ride includes parking at one of several locations throughout Albuquerque, bus to and from Balloon Fiesta Park, admission for one Balloon Fiesta session, and expedited route to bypass heavy traffic.

ABQ RIDE does not administer Park and Ride for the Balloon Fiesta.

View more Park & Ride information.

Park & Ride Lots

Park & Ride service not available on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday sessions.

  • Cottonwood Mall
    10000 Coors Bypass NW - View map
    Park in the northeast parking lot near Seven Bar Loop and Coors Bypass NW

  • Intel
    1600 Rio Rancho Blvd. SE - View map
    Park in the southern parking lot. Enter lot at either Westside Blvd or 21st Street

  • Coronado Center
    6600 Menaul NE - View map
    Park at the southwest corner near San Pedro Dr and Uptown Blvd NE

  • Hoffmantown Church
    8888 Harper NE - View map
    Park in the northeast parking lot only.

Other Notes about Fiesta Park and Ride Services

  • Several handicapped buses are available at Park and Ride locations.
  • Visitors can bring items on the bus except glass and alcohol. All items must fit within your seating area.

Weathered Out Sessions

In case of a weathered out session you may present your scanned ticket for admission at the remote lot ticket booth / office but you will have to purchase a bus only ticket for $12 to board the bus.

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