Perfect ballooning weather Thursday enabled the 2017 Balloon Fiesta to launch for the sixth day in a row. Thousands of people took to the Balloon Fiesta field to watch the Special Shape Rodeo mass ascension with a slight Albuquerque Box.
Thursday’s events included a Laser Light Show which took place at 5:45 am, Dawn Patrol at 6:00 am, mass ascension at 7:00 am, followed by flying competition. The AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational had a morning and evening session. A Special Shape Glowdeo™ is schedule for 6:00 pm followed by a Laser Light show and AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show.