Social Hub: #BalloonFiesta Day 2 lifts off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The second day of  the 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kicked off early Sunday with a crowded Balloon Fiesta Park.

As Albuquerque’s largest event each year, people come from all over to see the balloons take flight each morning. This Sunday, balloonist were given a green flag for mass ascension and they took off soaring through the sky.

The “Balloon of the Day” was the Phillips 66 balloon.

Balloon Fiesta officials say that Sunday is “Memorial Day Sunday.” Balloonist were given the option to fly a white ribbon from their baskets to honor and remember loved ones they have lost.

Balloon Fiesta had social media buzzing with photos and posts. Below is what people have been posting about #BalloonFiesta. 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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