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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1

7am—Albuquerque Aloft (Pilots tether or launch their balloons from selected school grounds in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho on the Friday morning before Balloon Fiesta.)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2

6am—Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort

6:30am—Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

6:45am—Opening Ceremonies

7am—Mass Ascension

2pm—America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Inflation

6pm—America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race Launch

6pm—Twilight Twinkle Glow, presented by Albuquerque Journal

8pm—AfterGlow Fireworks Show

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3

6am—Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort

6:30am—Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

7am—Mass Ascension

7:30 to 11am—Remote Control Balloons Exhibition

9am—Fiesta of Wheels Car Show (located on north end of Launch Field)

11am—Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street)

6pm—Balloon Glow, presented by XTO Energy, Inc.

8pm—AfterGlow Fireworks Show

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4

6am—Dawn Patrol

7am—Balloon Launch from Park

8am—Fly In Competition

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 COCA-COLA DAY

6am—Dawn Patrol

7am—Balloon Launch from Park

8am—Fly In Competition

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6

6am—Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort

6:30am—Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

7am—Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension

7:30 to 11am—Remote Control Balloons Exhibition

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 KIDS’ DAY presented by KOB–TV

4:30am—Kids’ Day Goodie Bag Distribution begins (South of Main Street Stage)

6am—Dawn Patrol

7am—Special Shape Rodeo

8am—Fly In Competition

6pm—Special Shape Glowdeo

8pm—AfterGlow Fireworks Show

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8

6am—Dawn Patrol

7am—Special Shape Rodeo

7:30 to 11am—Remote Control Balloons Exhibition

8am—Fly In Competition

6pm—Special Shape Glowdeo

8pm—AfterGlow Fireworks Show

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9

6am—Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort

6:30am—Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

7am—Mass Ascension, presented by XTO Energy, Inc.

11am—Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street)

6pm—Night Magic Glow

8pm—AfterGlow Fireworks Show

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10

6am—Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort

6:30am—Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

7am—Farewell Mass Ascension

For more details go to balloonfiesta.com.

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