ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico is getting ready for Balloon Fiesta with the unveiling of its first-ever custom balloon. The design of the balloon, called “Cherry on Top” was a collaboration between the UNM Marketing Department, Rainbow Ryders, and Illinois-based manufacturer Lindstrand Balloons.
The university said the balloon will appear throughout Fiesta and during homecoming week. The public can get a sneak peek of the inflated balloon Monday morning beginning at 7 a.m. at Johnson Field, pending weather conditions. Tethered balloon rides were canceled, but there will still be food and merchandise for UNM students at the event.