Sunday Oct 30, 2016
Taos, NM 87571
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Watch hot air balloons take off and shop for local goodies.
Every year on the last full weekend in October, as the trees in the high country surrounding this historic village erupt into a painter's canvas of oranges, reds, ambers and yellows, even more color is added to the vista as the Taos skies are filled with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear, cold dawn of a Taos Mountain sunrise.
Dawn patrol takes off at 7 AM, followed by a mass ascension at 8:15 and a free parade and picnic at 1 PM. Concluding with a special balloon glow at dusk!