Balloon Fiesta Events

Experience these great events during Balloon Fiesta.

For information about the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

After the Balloons

The fiesta continues across the city after the balloons have come down for the morning! Enjoy Albuquerque's rich culture and history with these events. 

Old Town During Balloon Fiesta

Historic Old Town will be full of live music during Balloon Fiesta Week in Old Town as we feature local, cultural performances daily showcasing our City's talent. Shop 'til you drop! Support local and enjoy more than 80 local businesses while in Old Town for everything from beautiful paintings and jewelry to souvenirs, salsa, and much more.

Balloon Fiesta Week Events in Old Town

Balloon Museum During Balloon Fiesta

The Balloon Museum is the world's premier balloon museum facility dedicated to the art, culture, science, history, sport and spectacle of ballooning. The museum, which opened in 2005, features one of the world’s finest collections of ballooning equipment and memorabilia. Enjoy special programs and events for all ages!

Balloon Museum During Balloon Fiesta

Burque Live Music for Albuquerque’s Downtown

Free, open to the public, family-friendly, live music performances in our city’s downtown core on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8. Come visit some of your favorite Downtown spots and watch performances from local musicians!

Find a Burqe Live Performance

Things to Do, Food + Drinks, Places to Stay

In Albuquerque, diverse cultures, authentic art and dynamic traditions have helped shape our centuries-old story. No matter your interests, the city has countless opportunities for you to explore.

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City Events During the Balloon Fiesta

Enjoy these City-sponsored events taking place around Albuquerque from Oct. 5-13, 2019.

Welcome to Albuquerque Museum Balloon Fiesta Visitors

Oct 04, 2022 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
After you enjoy an early morning mass ascension, you'll have the rest of the day to explore everything you love about our city—make sure to include a visit to the Albuquerque Museum and our historic house Casa San Ysidro in your plans.

Old Town Walking Tours

Oct 06, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Take a historic stroll through Old Town, led by a knowledgeable Albuquerque Museum docent

Women Textile Artists

Oct 18, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Albuquerque Museum presents an online discussion featuring seven female artists from the Museum’s permanent collections.

Tour Casa San Ysidro — Fall

Oct 04, 2022 from 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez / Minge House, Albuquerque Museum's historic house and property in Corrales, will schedule your group for a guided tour by reservation only. Times vary; see description for times.

Gallery Tours

Oct 04, 2022 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Meet at the front desk to join a one-hour, docent-led tour of Albuquerque Museum galleries.

Sculpture Garden Tours

Oct 05, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Take a stroll through Albuquerque Museum's outdoor sculpture gardens, led by a knowledgeable docent

Family Art Workshops

Oct 08, 2022 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Stop by the Albuquerque Museum School during your visit to make an art project. We welcome families to the Museum with weekly opportunities to get creative together.