Sunday at Balloon Fiesta

October 6th, 2013 at 5:14 am by under Latest Posts, Photos

9:00 am Thanks for joining us this morning for another beautiful day at Balloon Fiesta. Events today include wood carving contest and the Gas Balloon race launch at noon-2pm. There will be another balloon glow Sunday night as well.  We’ll be live blogging all week.


8:50 am A princess coach balloon inflates on field.


8:44 am The Bees take off


8: 23 am Heading out into the field now for some more photos for our photo gallery later this morning….

8:20 am Balloons over the museum


8:08 am It’s time for Darth Vader Balloon to lift off


8:00 am The Butterfly balloon takes off


7:54 am Here is some quick video from the field

7:51 am The Stage Coach takes the stage during lift-off.


7:44 am Creamland “Airabelle” Hot Air Balloon deflates and the crowd lets out a disappointed cry.

7:34 am Sunrise hits balloon field


7:27 am 550 balloons this year. On the weekends the park can expect anywhere from 50,000 to 80,000 people


7:25 am Balloons take to the air in the first wave


7:21 am Dean and Jess talk about the Gas Balloon race that will take place later this afternoon


7:16 am First wave of balloons take off


6:40am Mass Ascension is a go this morning, there is no Albuquerque Box today. Today is Purple Sunday. Pilots will be posting purple ribbons on their baskets as a memorial to those balloonist who passed away this year.



Yesterday’s oldest pilot is 90 years old.  Later today the Gas Balloons will take off; there are five this year.


6:11am Pilot briefing lights up


6:00am Matt and chief photog set up for morning live shot at the Balloon Fiesta park.


5:30 am @mattatkrqe We’re on the quest for the best breakfast burrito at @balloonfiesta park! What’s your favorite? #ABQ #BalloonFiesta #Yum

5:10 am Welcome to the second day of the 42nd annual Balloon Fiesta Enchanted Sunrise!  Weather at the park is slightly warmer than yesterday and very little winds.

  • Current Temp: 42°
  • Dew Point: 20°
  • Relative Humidity: 44%
  • Wind Chill: 42°
  • Wind: 0 SSE
  • Wind Gusts: 8 mph
  • Pressure: 30.25″
  • Today Precip: 0.00″
Join Dean and Jess this morning for mass ascension today!

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