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2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Schedule

(September 23, 2016)—One of the most anticipated events of the year for New Mexicans is just around the corner. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of the most spectacular things that you can witness with your own eyes and has become a local tradition for many families. Each year the event gets better and this years event is going to be better than ever.

Below, is a quick rundown of all the events. If you’d like to know more, click HERE to Download a PDF copy of the schedule.

Saturday October 1

Morning Session
6:00


 

 

Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel & RV Resort, more…

Laser Light Show

6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
6:45 Opening Ceremonies
7:00 Mass Ascension, presented by Canon, more…
8:30-11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
Evening Session
1:30-5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational (Auction and Raffle – 5:00 p.m.)
5:45

7:45

Twilight Twinkle Glow™

Laser Light Show

8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Sunday October 2

Morning Session
6:00

 

Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel & RV Resort, more…

Laser Light Show

6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00 Mass Ascension, more…
8:30-11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
9:00 Fiesta of Wheels Car Show, located on Launch Field
11:00 Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street)
Evening Session
1:30-5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational (Auction and Raffle – 5:00 p.m.)
5:45

7:45

Balloon Glow

Laser Light Show

8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Monday October 3 – Propane Day presented by Airgas, an Air Liquide company

Morning Session
6:00

6:00

Dawn Patrol, more…

Laser Light Show

7:00 Balloons Launch
8:00 Balloon Competition Flying Begins
8:00-11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations
Evening Session
No events

Tuesday October 4 – PEPSI DAY

Morning Session
6:00

6:00

Dawn Patrol, more…

Laser Light Show

7:00 Balloons Launch
8:00 Balloon Competition Flying Begins
8:00-11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations
Evening Session
No events

Wednesday October 5

Morning Session
6:00

 

Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel & RV Resort, more…

Laser Light Show

6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00 Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension
8:00 Balloon Competition Flying Begins
8:30-11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations
Evening Session
 2:00 America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race Inflation
6:00 America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race Launch

Thursday October 6 – Kids’ Day

Presented by KOB-TV

Morning Session
6:00

6:00

Dawn Patrol, more…

Laser Light Show

7:00 Special Shape Rodeo™presented by Wells Fargo Bank Balloon Launch
8:00 Balloon Competition Flying begins
8:30-11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
Evening Session
1:30-5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational (Auction and Raffle – 5:00 p.m.)
6:00

7:45

Special Shape Glowdeo™

Laser Light Show

8:00 AfterGlowTM Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Friday October 7

Morning Session
6:00

6:00

Dawn Patrol, more…

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 p.m.)
6:00

6:00

Special Shape Glowdeo™

Laser Light Show

8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Saturday October 8

Morning Session
6:00

 

Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel & RV Resort, more…

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
1:30-5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational (Auction and Raffle – 5:00 p.m.)
6:00

7:45

Night Magic™ Glow presented by Canon

Laser Light Show

8:00 AfterGlow™Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

Sunday October 9

Morning Session
6:00

 

Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel & RV Resort, more…

Laser Light Show

6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
7:00 Farewell Mass Ascension
8:30-11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Q&A

*AfterGlow™ times may change due to field/weather conditions
** North end of Launch Field for the pin trading



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