Balloon Fiesta officials prepare for Albuquerque’s largest event

Balloon Fiesta officials prepare for Albuquerque's largest event

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque’s biggest event of the year kicks off in just hours, and balloonists, vendors and Balloon Fiesta officials have been busy all day Friday.

More than 500 balloons are set to ascend this year, with more than 100 vendors on the ground.

Officials say there’s lots to look forward to with many balloons making first appearances.

Also new this year, a trolley system to help visitors get around the park.

KRQE News 13 will be live from the park every morning throughout Balloon Fiesta. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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