Video Of The Week - Albuquerque's Spectacular International Balloon Fiesta

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Every year around this time, thousands of hot air balloon enthusiasts flock to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to participate in the city's annual International Balloon Fiesta. Now in its 44th year, the 2015 festival that took place from October 3rd -11th is the largest gathering of balloons and balloonists in the world.

According to the organizers, Albuquerque is ideally suited for the festival, due to a wind pattern known as 'the box' which makes it easier to navigate the giant balloons. However, this year while the temperatures were pleasant enough, the festival's most famous event - the premier gas balloon race, had to be canceled due to high cyclonic winds.

Photo Credit: By NoTalkMan (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

But that did not appear to dampen the spirits of the thousands of spectators. They were content with the hundreds of massive balloons that were floating in the skies. Alongside the traditional balloons, were ones shaped like cows, bees, and even a zebra!

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460 Comments
  • MaxFriday, March 22, 2019 at 12:56 pm
    Were going in one today
    • big chungusMonday, February 11, 2019 at 11:14 am
      cool
      • hi boysMonday, January 28, 2019 at 7:14 am
        cool
        • ya boy Monday, January 28, 2019 at 7:14 am
          wow
          • the god amongusFriday, January 25, 2019 at 11:48 am
            he clearly like it
            • emmaisawesome
              emmaisawesomeSunday, September 23, 2018 at 6:31 pm
              I'm using for a school project on New Mexico!
              • puppie12
                puppie12Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 11:28 am
                the vid was so cool!!!!!!!!!!
                • Edwin Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1:50 pm
                  So many hot air balloon they look cool
                  • Edwin Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1:47 pm
                    So many hot air balloon they lot cool
                    • NayeliTuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:25 am
                      So many people.