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 V.18 No.40 | October 1 - 7, 2009 

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Balloon Fiesta Guide

What to do and where to go in Albuquerque

Every October, our streets flood with visitors while the skies swell with nylon orbs fueled by fire. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the largest hot-air balloon festival in the world. And while Fiesta activities are plentiful Oct. 3 through 11, there’s still ample time for exploring our fair city. To make sure you get the most out of your Southwest visit, the Alibi has interspersed this year's Balloon Fiesta schedule with other events you may want to add to your lineup. To narrow it down, we've chosen winners of this year's Best of Burque poll, the Alibi’s annual survey that asks readers about the best arts, shopping and nightlife Albuquerque has to offer. Also included are a few other events we just didn't think you should miss.

To find out about park-and-rides and other balloon-based information, visit the Fiesta's official website at balloonfiesta.com.

Official Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta events take place at Balloon Fiesta Park, located one mile west of I-25 on Alameda.

 

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