Love will be in the air this weekend, literally

Balloon Fiesta Park hosts Friends and Lovers Balloon Rally

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association is hosting the Friends and Lovers Balloon Rally.

AAAA, the world’s largest community ballooning organization, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the sport of hot air ballooning.

Warm up with hot cocoa at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park and watch as the morning sky fills up with Valentine’s Day-themed balloons.

More than 135 balloons will take flight on the mornings of Feb.14 and Feb. 15, weather permitting.

This free event is open to the public and those attending should plan to be at the park by 7 a.m. on both days.

On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., join the crews for the cocktail contest at the Fiesta on the Green Brunch.

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