Rally Schedule

2019 Tentative Schedule

Friday October 4th

CampingWorld7:00 a.m. – 12:00
Arrive at Camping World and pick up last minute items.
Address: 14303 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87121.
Await escort to the Balloon Fiesta Field.
4:00 p.m.
Check in and pick up packets at Balloon Fiesta field
5:00 p.m.
Welcome to the Fiesta! We will provide dinner and you may bring a chair and a beverage for informational meeting. Meet & greet your fellow Airstreamers. Throw on a nametag so everybody knows who you are!

Saturday October 5th


6:00 a.m. Dawn Patrol
6:30 a.m. Krisby Kreme morning glow 
6:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony
7-9:00 a.m. Mass Ascension
8:30 a.m. Albuquerque Chainsaw Carving Invitational
1:00 p.m. Bike ride – our own “Tour de Balloon Fiesta”
5:00 p.m. Gather and chat about your colorful day, announcements – bring your chair and any food and a beverage if you like
6:00 p.m. Balloon Glow
7:45 p.m. Laser Light Show
8:00 p.m. Fireworks ! One of the best you will ever see

Sunday October 6th

6:00 a.m. Dawn Patrol
6:30 a.m. Morning glow – laser light show
7-9:00 a.m. Mass Ascension
8:30 a.m. Chainsaw Carving Invitational
9:00 a.m. Fiesta of Wheels Car Show
5:00 p.m. Gather and chat about another colorful day
6:00 p.m. Balloon Glow
7:45 p.m. Laser light show

Monday October 7th

6:00 a.m. Dawn Patrol
rallyshotfive6:30 a.m. Laser light show
7:00 a.m. Mass Ascension
8:00 a.m. Flying competition
Free afternoon Take time to visit the International Balloon Museum
just a few steps away! Tour Old Town Albuquerque, have dinner and relax!

Tuesday October 8th

6:00 a.m. Dawn Patrol
6:30 a.m. Laser light show
7:00 a.m. Mass Ascension
8:00 a.m. Flying Competition
Depart for home and must be off the field by 11 a.m., drive safely!
Plan to attend the 48th Annual Balloon Fiesta!

Vendors are on the field serving coffee and breakfast in the early morning – please see your goodie bag for any other scheduled events not listed here.