Balloon Fiesta ready for launch October 1-9

ALBUQUERQUE, NM /ACCESSWIRE/September 29, 2022/ The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, powered by ExxonMobil, will launch from Balloon Fiesta Park, October 1-9, 2022. The 50th event will feature 648 balloons, 120 of which are special shapes. Pilots representing 22 countries have been invited to participate in this year’s event. Eight gas balloon teams will participate in the 25e America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race. More information about the nine-day event is available by visiting

Balloon Fiesta is already the Guinness World Record holder for the greatest mass balloon ascent and will attempt two world records to The greatest balloon ascent for remote-controlled balloons and Most hot air balloons in one glow. The event will feature 83 remote-controlled balloons participating in the Fiesta de los Globitos. There will potentially be 200 hot air balloons participating in several of the five scheduled balloon glows.

Here are some of the highlights for the 50e Hot air balloon festival:

Mass climbs – Balloon Fiesta’s 648 guest pilots will participate in the morning’s five mass ascension launches. These will include a launch of over 500 hot air balloon pilots taking to the skies in multiple waves, hoping to catch the infamous and unique weather phenomena called the Albuquerque Box. Massive Balloon Fiesta morning climbs will be launched on weekends (October 1-2, 8-9) and midweek (October 5).

The ball shines – Balloon Fiesta Park lights up on five special signing nights The ball shines. Imagine walking among 200-300 hot air balloons on static display as they sparkle under the Albuquerque evening sky. One of the most popular places for selfies is in the middle of a “burnt all out”. The world record attempts will take place on October 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8.

Special shaped balloons – 120 special-shaped balloons will take part in the nine-day event. A flying frog, cow and pigs will join a host of other shapes as they look like parts of a child’s toy box floating overhead. Unique events, dedicated to highlighting special shapes, will take place on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October. Check out these images of balloons participating in the Rodeo of Special Shapes:

Americas Challenge Gas Balloon Race – Eight gas-filled balloons will be launched Oct. 1 in an effort to travel the furthest distance from Albuquerque. Previous competitions have tracked balloons flying to the East Coast and into Canada. Follow the balloons here.

flight of nations – Pilots representing 22 countries were invited to fly in the 50e Hot air balloon festival. These countries are: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States. states. October 5e the massive mid-week climb will feature the Nations Flight nations.

Los Globitos Party – The second annual Balloon Fiesta Remote Control Balloon Rally will feature 83 tethered balloons, which are model balloons approximately 30 feet tall. The world record attempts will be launched from Balloon Fiesta Park at 7:30 a.m. on October 2, 5 and 7.

“We have supported this world-renowned event since 2019 and are extremely excited to take our relationship to new heights over the next three years as title sponsor of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta,” said Rick Cannon, Director of ExxonMobil’s production in New Mexico. “We would like to congratulate the Balloon Fiesta, its staff and countless volunteers, the City of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico on the Golden Anniversary of the event and send our best wishes for its continued success. over the next half-century and beyond.”

About the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, powered by ExxonMobil, is a hot air balloon festival held in October in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. It is the largest gathering of hot air balloons and balloonists in the world. The 2019 event generated $186.82 million in the economies of Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico. For more details on events, schedule, entertainment and photos, visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Media Contact: Tom Garrity, Garrity Group Public Relations, [email protected] 505.898.8689

Notes to media: The Balloon Fiesta Media Relations team will have a dedicated live stream of all 50th Balloon Fiesta events. It is accessible via:

Broadcast hours

  • October 1 & 2 – 5:30-10:00 a.m. & 5:00-9:00 p.m.
  • October 3-5 – 5:30-10:00 a.m.
  • October 6-8 – 5:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • October 9 – 5:30-10:00 a.m.

Photo credit: Garrity Group PR

Garrity PR, Wednesday, September 28, 2022, photo from press release

Photo credit: Garrity Group PR

Garrity PR, Wednesday, September 28, 2022, photo from press release

Photo credit: Garrity Group PR

Garrity PR, Wednesday, September 28, 2022, photo from press release

Photo credit: Garrity Group PR

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