ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Wednesday is day five at the 2023 Balloon Fiesta. The green flag is up and balloons have been cleared to launch for Wednesday’s Flight of the Nations Mass Asencion.

It should be another quiet start to the day Wednesday. Winds will be light Wednesday morning for the Balloon Fiesta Ascension, but it will pick up quickly in the afternoon with wind gusts up to 35 mph. 

Schedule of events at Balloon Fiesta October 11, 2023

  • 6:00 a.m. Dawn Patrol Show, presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Resort
  • 6:30 a.m. Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
  • 7:00 a.m. Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension
  • 7:30-11a.m. Fiesta de Los Globitos (Remote Control Balloons Exhibition)
  • 8:00-noon Chainsaw Carving Exhibition