Top Reasons to Live in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Hot air ballooning capital of the world! The first week of every October, balloonists and ballooning enthusiasts from across the region and around the world gather for a unique and exciting tradition. This week long celebration features a daily "mass ascension" that decorates the skyline with a breathtaking array of colorful hot air balloons, followed by musical performances, races, an evening launch session and fireworks. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta attracts the best practitioners of the sport in a global-minded gathering of different cultures. Watch the action during brunch at the nearby Farm and Table restaurant or from ground zero Balloon Fiesta Park.