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Four Reasons the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque is the best

Laurie Givin - Thursday, October 01, 2015

Why is the Balloon Fiesta a world-renowned event? We're sure you've seen all the magnificent photos of thousands of balloons flying in the air! But what else goes on that makes it the best?

First of all, it's a whole week long!! That's a lot of time to fill. So why do people travel from far and wide to attend this hot air balloon event? 

Here are our four reasons:

1. The Music Fiesta! Each year, the Balloon Fiesta brings in big acts to put on the Music Fiesta. This year, Two Way Crossing & Gloriana are opening for The Band Perry! Tickets are fairly cheap and if you're a lover of country music, this is definitely your year! 

2. Laser Light Show Every evening, the Balloon Fiesta puts on a laser light show for everyone out and about in the festival. If you've never seen a laser light show...this is where you need to go to see one. It is magnificent!

3. Special Shape Rodeo & Special Shape Glowdeo Thursday and Friday (October 8th & 9th) kicks off the special shapes. This is definitely a main event at the Balloon Fiesta. These shapes will fly during the day and glow at night! Ballooners from around the world come to showcase their crazy shaped balloons; from Star Wars characters to animals, pumpkins, cars and much more, THIS is the MUST SEE event at the Balloon Fiesta! 

4. AfterGlow Firework Show After the balloon glows, they put on a fantastic firework show to end the night! What an awesome event for families from all over the world?! 

We have a team down in Albuquerque, ready for the Balloon Fiesta to begin!! 

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