The Albuquerque, New Mexico balloon festival, known as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, is the world's largest hot air ballooning event. For nine days during the first full week of October, hundreds of colorful balloons float above the city each morning as dawn breaks over the Sandia Mountains. It's no wonder this visual feast is said to be the world's most photographed event.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta It's not abnormal for over 100,000 people to turn up at the world's biggest hot air balloon festival, when hundreds of hot air balloons hit the big blue sky at once. As they light up for a Balloon Glow night ascent, you feel all magical and ticklish inside.