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50th Balloon Fiesta Exhibit

50th Balloon Fiesta Exhibition Launching 2022

How did Albuquerque become the hot air ballooning capital of the world?

Learn about the founders of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and how it has evolved into the largest hot air balloon event. Experience 50 years of Balloon Fiesta magic shared through an interactive timeline, personal interviews, not to be missed memorabilia, a half-dome theater, and much more.

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Get Involved

Share Your Throwback Balloon Fiesta Photos to be included in an interactive digital timeline.

In preparation for the Balloon Museum exhibit celebrating the 50th Balloon Fiesta, members of the public are invited to share their personal photos of themselves and loved ones from past years of Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. These crowdsourced photos will be added to a mosaic of memories sorted by year in our interactive digital timeline.

The public is invited to share up to five copyright-free family photos by email to [email protected]. Photos should be scanned as JPEGS at 300 dpi and have the estimated year as the name of the file. (For example 1997.jpg)

Photo example:

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