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Balloon Fiesta Information

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

2017 Balloon Fiesta

  • Schedule: Oct. 7-15
  • 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, and admission for one Balloon Fiesta session.

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

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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
    Use southern parking lot. Enter lot at either Westside Boulevard or 21st Street

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

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

  • Cliff’s Amusement Park
    4800 Osuna NE - View map
    Near San Mateo and Interstate 25

    Special note about Park and Ride at Cliff's Amusement Park:

    • Must pre-purchase tickets on-line and must have a ticket to board the bus
    • Cliff's will have limited sales due to limited parking at this site
    • No on-site day-of-ticket sales at Cliff's Amusement Park

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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