Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Festival

One of the largest and most popular hot air balloon festivalsAlbuquerque Balloon Festival in the entire world is held every year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Known as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, more than 500 balloons participate the in multiple mass ascensions during the festival representing 19 different countries. In addition to traditionally shaped balloons, more than 100 specially shaped balloons participated in the event in 2012, including a lion’s head, an ice cream cone, an elephant, a woodpecker, and a fireman’s helmet. [Read more…]