Don’t we all wish to be on a hot-air balloon at least once in our lifetime? Exciting, isn’t it? Well, guess what? You can make this once-in-a-lifetime moment happen at least once a year in The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Want to know more about it? Let’s take you on a balloon ride. Shall we?
When and where?
Curious about the time and venue? Well, here are the deets. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly hot-air balloon festival that starts in early October and continues for nine days in Albuquerque, Mexico. With 500 hot air balloons up in the sky, it is the largest balloon festival in the world.
What’s in store?
Just like the balloon, the entertainment and fun inflate big time with plenty of activities taking place at the Balloon Fiesta Park. Several events take place like the Dawn Patrol show, which takes off before sunrise to check the weather. So, if you are an early riser, kick-start your day with this unique show. Next comes, the Mass Ascension Show where hundreds of balloons take off just after dawn with the national anthem playing in the background. It’s a sight to remember as you get to see the hot air balloons go up one by one.
Compete to fly
It’s not all fun and games. There’s some tough competition out there as there are specifics tasks given to various teams up in the sky. These also give these balloonists a moment to showcase their unique skills. For example, there is a unique fly-in task where the teams must drop something on a highlighted target or even grab rings from various poles.
Have a balloon
As the balloons ascend in the sky, the music volume shoots up with various artists performing rhythmic rock and country music numbers to keep your spirits ‘high’. A small tip, book your tickets in advance as the events get sold out in minutes if not seconds.
Savor your flavor
What are festivals without booze and binge? At the fiesta, there’s plenty of it no matter where you go. There are food vendors everywhere selling various kinds of foods and drinks. Be it hamburgers, burritos, hot dogs, pizza, nachos, coffee, hot chocolate, everything is available to satiate your choice. Is your mouth watering?
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