Balloons Fill Blue Sky as Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Returns to New Mexico

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta returned on Saturday, October 2, after it was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This footage, posted by Lauren Teel on Instagram, shows balloons floating through a clear blue sky.

According to the official website for the festival, 548 balloons, including 84 “special shapes” balloons, are registered to participate in the fiesta which will run until October 10. Credit: Lauren Teel via Storyful

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