Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2019: World’s Largest Festival

 Kevin Brown
  May 10, 2019

Every festival has its own way of celebrating. Each festival shows a glimpse of its history. Before we talk about the Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2019, we discuss the origin of this Balloon Festival. The festival started with 13 hot air balloons were launched from a shopping center park lot in Albuquerque 1972. It is located in northern Albuquerque. Albuquerque balloon festival is held in New Mexico every October.

Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2019

Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2019: Hot Air Balloon Rides

It is the world’s largest hot air balloon rides show. It is the main attraction of the Albuquerque balloon festival 2019. This balloon festival will take place on Oct 5, 2019. It is celebrated to nine days. The sky is filled with colorful balloons. Roughly, 600 hundred balloons along with 1000 pilots take part in this international festival. The weather condition also supports this festival. There is a cozy atmosphere in the month of October. On this day, it seems that the sky puts on new clothes during the balloon festival. It is an unforgettable moment.

Before, the event starts “Dawn patrol” look into the morning weather mood. After examining the weather condition it allows the balloons to participate in the event. The mass ascension is not allowed to begin the balloons launch until “dawn patrol” gives the green light. It is amazing to see the balloons launch. The balloons from the different parts of the countries gather in this balloon fiesta. It is going to be a thrilling experience for those who visit this balloon festival for the first time. After attending the first time, you feel like coming over and over. If you are first time visitor, then you can explore the other attractions also around Albuquerque.

During Albuquerque balloon festival 2019, there are various types of events are organized during evening time. The balloon’s lovers gather at the gathering with colorful balloons of different shapes and size and launch balloons from the ground. During the magical evening balloon “Glowdeo”. All people inflate the balloons and together launch them. This moment is called “special shape rodeos”.

Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2019

Albuquerque balloon festival 2019 includes some races such as pilot race, gas balloons race, balloon glow and so on. There is a competition amongst the balloon’s pilots. In which they are supposed to launch their balloons a mile away from the field. They have to be very careful that their balloons must not collide with other balloons during the ride. They should reach the target location, where an envelope is attached to a tall pole. This envelope has a key to a new car. The first who gets this key is awarded this car.

The visitors are given some special treatment by Gondola club. Guests are provided with one balloon fiesta, admission ticket. They are also provided with beverages, buffet meals. The private parking ticket is also provided. There is a full dose of entertainment throughout the weekend. Visitors are also allowed to walk amongst the balloons at the launching time. They can ask the balloon staff the inflation process.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2019

There are multiple events organized during the fiesta. Some events take two or three days, and others take a short time.

Morning Glow:

In this event, all balloons gather and stand in a queue in the morning. Before sunrise, all balloons are tethered to the ground. After sunrise, all balloons are launched at a time called “morning glow”.

Evening Balloon Glows:

An evening balloon glow takes place just before evening. The pilots start inflating their hot air balloons. They tethered them to the ground. The pilots kindle their own propane burners timely in order to light up and glow the balloons. They all light up the balloons at once called “all burns”.

Shape Balloon Events:

In this event, balloons are shaped in different characters such as cartoons, animals, Star Wars characters and so on. It is really a worth-watching view. It is one of the most popular events for visitors. It is amazing to see all the balloons taking off with varied shapes at a time.

Flying Competition:

There is a flying competition is held in Albuquerque balloon festival 2019 where pilots have to show their skills. In this competition, they are given a task to drop something on a particular target. In other tasks, they are supposed to find rings from different poles.

Every year, people of all age group visit the Albuquerque balloon festival and witness the glory of this fiesta. Don’t miss the chance to attend the coming Albuquerque balloon festival 2019 is going to be a big hit.

Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2019: World’s Largest Festival

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown is a journalist at his own start-up, born and residing in Seattle, Washington. He has a knack of reading up newspaper articles and coming up with summaries and points of view, hence taking up a profession similar to his interest. Simply covering events and activities is something he can do as good as a professional, but he seems to enjoy writing on events that need viewpoints and suggestions.

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