Red, White, and Balloons



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Jul 04, 2019
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Albuquerque, NM 87113


Celebrate the 4th of July at a world class Balloon Museum. The event aims to bring together community of all ages to gather and celebrate with live music, a balloon glow, and views of the City of Albuquerque’s Freedom 4th firework display. At the Balloon Museum you can ditch the crowds and support the programming of the Balloon Museum.

★ Albuquerque Concert Band - Patriotic Classics
★ Claudio Tolousse Band - Groovy, Soul Jazz with a mix of Latin flavors

★ Stars & Stripes Dinner - Gourmet BBQ by The Cooperage
★ Sweet Seat Ticket option includes Gruet Sparkling Wine & Gourmet Rude Boy Cookie
★ Food trucks - Street Food Institute, Menchie’s, Sugar Bee’s Sweets, LaRivas
★ Bring your own picnic
★ Cash bar on site

★ Sweet Seat Ticket option includes Gruet Sparkling Wine & Gourmet Rude Boy Cookie & reserved outdoor Adirondack Chair
★ Stars & Stripes Dinner Ticket - Gourmet BBQ by The Cooperage includes indoor seating and balcony access.

★ Balloon Glow* by Rainbow Ryders 8:30pm
★ Freedom 4th Firework Display* from Balloon Fiesta Park 9pm
*weather permitting

★ Artbox ABQ - Create your own artox and see ABQ artists display on theme: Oh beautiful for spacious skies.
★ Face painting
★ Lawn games
★ Shopping for ABQ inspired t-shirts and 4th of July balloon items in Museum shoppe

★ Balloon Museum Education programs
★ Balloon Museum Foundation

Lawn tickets are $10.00 for adults (17+) and FREE for children (16 & younger). Various lawn activities will be available for guests to enjoy prior to the fireworks. An outdoor upgrade “Sweet Seat” ticket option includes a reserved Adirondack chair sponsored by Lowes, a glass of Gruet sparkling wine and gourmet patriotic cookies from Rude Boy Cookies.

The event will feature a patriotic performance by the Albuquerque Concert Band and the Claudio Toulousse Jazz
band, followed by a Balloon Glow (weather permitting) presented by Rainbow Ryders. The Freedom 4th Fireworks will start around 9pm, and guests at the Balloon Museum will have a spectacular view! The Balloon Museum Shoppe will feature unique and local items to help celebrate 4th of July.

Food can either be brought on the lawn for a picnic or purchased from one of the food trucks. Guests with lawn tickets can bring their own chairs and picnic blankets, or reserve a table from the museum. For guests looking to enjoy the festivities from inside with air-conditioning, floor to ceiling window views & balcony access, the exclusive Stars & Stripes Dinner package provides the ultimate experience. It includes a catered dinner with 4th of July fare prepared by The Cooperage as well as full access to the lawn, concert, and all the activities, Early bird tickets for the Stars & Stripes Dinner package are $35.00 per guest. Stars & Stripes Dinner tickets are limited.

Traffic and parking to the Balloon Museum on the 4th of July intersects with the Freedom 4th traffic heading to Balloon Fiesta Park. It is highly recommended to purchase Red, White & Balloons tickets before June 25, in order to receive a premier parking pass for the Balloon Museum lot and to benefit from early bird admission prices. With a Balloon Museum parking pass on your dash, parking attendants will direct you to the Balloon Museum lot. Day of admission is available to Balloon Museum viewing area, but parking at Balloon Museum is not guaranteed.

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LAWN TICKET $10pp. Access to outdoor lawn and amenities. You may bring your own picnic and lawn chairs. Children under 15 free.
RESERVED OUTDOOR TABLES Tables of 4 are $10 each, and tables of 8 are $20 each. Limited number available. Call 880-0500 to reserve.
VIP OUTDOOR SWEET SEATS. $25pp. Access to lawn, foodtrucks and amenities, includes an Adirondack reserved chair, Glass of NM Gruet Sparkling wine and 4th of July gourmet cookies from local Rude Boy Cookies (winner of Food Network cookie competition). Limited seats available. This will sell out. Reserve today.
STARS & STRIPES DINNER PACKAGE. $35pp. Access to top floor viewing gallery and balcony. Delicious 4th of July themed menu by The Cooperage. Cash Bar. Limited seats available. This will sell out. Reserve today. Menu includes Garden Salad, BBQ Brisket, Grilled BBQ Chicken, BBQ beans, watermelon and more.

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Red, White, and Balloons



Linda Hubley
Dial 311 (505-768-2000)
Deb Bains Turpen Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation 505-880-0500 [email protected]