ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA 2021 EVENTS DATES and TICKETS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1
7:00am Albuquerque Aloft (at local elementary schools)


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2
6:00am Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort
6:30am Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
6:45am Opening Ceremonies
7:00am Mass Ascension
8:00am – noon AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
11:00am AIBF Chainsaw Carving Auction
2:00pm America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Inflation
3:00 – 6:00pm AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
5:00 pm Team Fastrax Skydiving
6:00pm America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race Launch
6:00pm Twilight Twinkle Glow™ presented by Albuquerque Journal
7:00 pm Team Fastrax Skydiving
8:00pm* AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3
6:00am Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort
6:30am Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00am Mass Ascension
8:00 – 11:00am Remote Control Balloons Exhibition
8:00am – noon AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
9:00am Fiesta of Wheels Car Show (located on north end of launch field)
11:00am Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent, north end of Main Street)
11:00am AIBF Chainsaw Carving Auction
3:00 – 6:00pm AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
3:00pm Team Fastrax Skydiving
6:00pm Balloon Glow, presented by ExxonMobil
7:30pm Team Fastrax Skydiving
8:00pm* AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:00am – noon AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
11:00am AIBF Chainsaw Carving Auction


MONDAY, OCTOBER 4
6:00am Dawn Patrol
7:00am Balloon Launch from the Park
8:00am Fly In Competition Launch
8:00am – noon AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
11:00am AIBF Chainsaw Carving Auction
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 COCA-COLA DAY
6:00am Dawn Patrol
7:00am Balloon Launch from the Park
8:00am Fly In Competition Launch
8:00am – noon AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
11:00am AIBF Chainsaw Carving Auction

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 COCA-COLA DAY
6:00am Dawn Patrol
7:00am Balloon Launch from the Park
8:00am Fly In Competition Launch
8:00am – noon AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
11:00am AIBF Chainsaw Carving Auction

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6
6:00am Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort
6:30am Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00am Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension
8:00 – 11:00am Remote Control Balloons Exhibition
8:00am – noon AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
11:00am AIBF Chainsaw Carving Auction


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 KIDS’ DAY presented by KOB-TV
4:30 am Kids’ Day Goodie Bag Distribution begins (South of the Main Street Stage)
6:00am Dawn Patrol
7:00am Special Shape Rodeo™
8:00am Fly In Competition Launch
8:00am – noon AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
11:00am AIBF Chainsaw Carving Auction
3:00 – 6:00pm AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
5:00pm Team Fastrax Skydiving
6:00pm Special Shape Glowdeo™
7:30pm Team Fastrax Skydiving
8:00pm* AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8
6:00am Dawn Patrol
7:00am Special Shape Rodeo™
8:00am Fly In Competition Launch
8:00 – 11:00am Remote Control Balloons Exhibition
8:00am – noon AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
11:00am AIBF Chainsaw Carving Auction
3:00 – 6:00pm AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
5:00pm Team Fastrax Skydiving
6:00pm Special Shape Glowdeo™
7:30pm Team Fastrax Skydiving
8:00pm* AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9
6:00am Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort
6:30am Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00am Mass Ascension, presented by ExxonMobil
8:00am – noon AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
11:00am AIBF Chainsaw Carving Auction
11:00am Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent, north end of Main Street)
3:00 – 6:00pm AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition
5:00pm Team Fastrax Skydiving
6:00pm Night Magic™ Glow
7:30pm Team Fastrax Skydiving
8:00pm* AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10
6:00am Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort
6:30am Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00am Farewell Mass Ascension
8:00am – noon AIBF Chainsaw Carving Exhibition

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