Festivals Fairs Fun

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2016 Schedule
        October 1 - 9, 2016
    Albuquerque, New Mexico


Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2016, music, Fireworks show, Flying competition.

Friday October 7, 2016

Morning Session
6:00 - Dawn Patrol pilots take off in the dark and fly until it is light enough to see landing sites.
Dawn Patrol inflations begin, weather permitting, at about 5:45 am, with launch around 6:00 am.

6:00 - Laser Light Show
7:00 - Special Shape Rodeo™ Balloon Launch
8:00 - New Mexico Buick GMC Dealers Flying Competition
8:30 - 11:30 - AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Evening Session
1:30 - 5:00 - AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational (Auction and Raffle - 5:00 pm.)
6:00 - Special Shape Glowdeo™
6:00 - Laser Light Show
8:00 - AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal



Saturday October 8, 2016

Morning Session
6:00 - Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel & RV Resort
6:00 - Laser Light Show
6:30 - Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00 - Mass Ascension
8:30 - 11:30 - AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
11:00 - Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street)

Evening Session
1:00 - 5:30 - Music Fiesta™
5:30 - Winning Balloon Fiesta student Filmmaker Challenge videos shown on Music Fiesta video board
1:30 - 5:00 - AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational (Auction and Raffle - 5:00 pm.)
6:00 - Night Magic™ Glow presented by Canon
7:45 - Laser Light Show
8:00 - AfterGlow™Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal



Sunday October 9, 2016

Morning Session
6:00 - Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel & RV Resort
6:00 - Laser Light Show
6:30 - Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00 - Farewell Mass Ascension
8:30 - 11:00 - AIBF Chainsaw Carving Q & A

times may change due to field / weather conditions




All Festivals and Fairs 2016

January, February, March

April, May, June

July, August, September

October, November, December



star Fairs, Festivals, Parades, Concerts, Shows

star Search (All)