About Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
The Albuquerque Balloon Festival is a special event held in early October. There is are mass ascensions of the balloons as well as a balloon glow where several of the balloons are tethered in the evening, displaying a glow from the fire in the balloons. There are stages with music, vendors that sell food and drinks and games for the children. A balloon race is held during the event as well as a chainsaw competition and laser light show.