Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Launch Party

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Launch Party

New Mexico
Saturday, October 3, 2015 -
7:30am to 10:00am
Albuquerque
New Mexico

Forty plus members and guests of the NM Section gathered at Mercedes Benz of Albuquerque to celebrate the 44th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
The 2015 theme, "Where Dreams Take Flight."
Mercedes Benz of Albuquerque is located directly across Interstate 25 from Balloon Fiesta Park, and had a bird's eye view of the mass ascension.  Saturday, October 3rd was blessed with perfect launch conditions with over 500 balloons participating.  A burrito breakfast, graciously hosted by the dealership was enjoyed by NM Section members and guests.
The Fiesta is one of the most photographed events in the world.  Bees, frogs, ships, birds, and even Darth Vader, filled the skies Saturday morning.  Over 869 media representatives were registered this year.  Seventeen special shapes balloons made their debuts, delighting all.  Many section members took advantage of the perfect morning to break out their cameras and add to their albums of balloon fiesta photos from prior events.