The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is like the World Cup of balloon festivals. Not only is it the largest hot air balloon festival in New Mexico — it's the largest one on the planet. It's also considered the world's most photographed event, which is not surprising.
There are few activities more intimate and serene than a hot air balloon ride with a special someone. But there’s no rule against sharing your love of ballooning with a crowd, right? That’s why so many cities across the U.S. host hot air balloon festivals every year, drawing adventurers and admirers alike for food, fun, and of course, the magic of flying through the air.