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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the largest ballooning event in the world, the most photographed event in the world, and the largest annual international event held in the United States. Each year at the beginning of October, Albuquerque's 78-acre Balloon Fiesta Park welcomes more than 700 hot air balloons of varying sizes, shapes and colors to launch at once in a Mass Ascension and paint the crisp New Mexico sky. Get a close-up view of the balloons as they launch, admire the balloons' diverse whimsical designs, snack on roasted chilies or even take a hot air balloon ride! Balloon Fiesta Park
Every year at the end of December, the New Mexico Bowl brings huge crowds to University Stadium for a highly-anticipated college football game.
This is the world's largest Native American powwow! Native American tribes from all over North America send representatives to dance, sing and show off their costumes and artistic talent in this annual event.