Albuquerque doesn’t have the monopoly on balloon festivals, and Angel Fire isn’t just known for great skiing and terrain parks. Balloons Over Angel Fire is a three-day event over Father’s Day weekend, which is one of the few high-mountain hot air balloon events in the country that doesn’t have huge crowds and costly fees. Balloons Over Angel Fire takes place at the Angel Fire airport, June 17 – 19, 2022, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Watching 40+ hot air balloons rising gracefully into the cool morning air of Moreno Valley is a sight not to be missed. The size of the event gives it an intimate appeal, particularly for those who have an interest in the sport. Pilots and their crews are generally very approachable, so learning how the magnificent gas bags work is as easy as asking a few questions.
Other events within the event include chairlift rides, a benefit golf tournament, a mountain bike race, free music in Frontier Park on Friday night, and the Balloon Glow on Saturday night. If you’re feeling really productive, balloon pilots are always looking for volunteers to help inflate, chase and deflate the balloons each day. Just show up early at the launch field – no later than 6:30 a.m. – and make your desires known. In return, pilots have been known to offer a free ride for your help.
Because, let’s face it, having something different to do on Father’s Day is always a plus. There are only so many colorful tie parties a dad can stand, after all. You can bet dear old dad will covet the Mass Ascension selfies he takes with his favorite dirigible far more than another business noose. And the evening balloon glows? Fuhgetaboudit. He’ll be hooked!
Admission is free for this event. Lawn chairs and tailgate parties are encouraged. For more information about Balloons Over Angel Fire, including a full schedule of events, visit the website, or call 575-377-6555.This article was posted by Olivia