The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly festival of hot air balloons that takes place in Albuquerque the first full week in October. The balloon fiesta is a nine day event, and has around 750 balloons. The event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world.
The balloon fiesta began in 1972 as the highlight of a 50th birthday celebration for 770 KOB Radio. The next year Albuquerque hosted the first World Hot-Air Balloon Championships in February and the Fiesta became an international event. The Balloon Fiesta grew each year for decades, and today is the largest balloon convention in the world.
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