Sky-high celebrations this weekend in Albuquerque

February 3, 2014 by  

The Friends and Lovers Balloon Rally is a weekend family outing for people who love to see big balloons lifting off and floating overhead. The theme of this year’s rally is ‘Valentine’s Day’. Poster and banner printing were likely used to advertise this hot air extravaganza to people in this community and in the surrounding regions.

Families that come to view the more than 135 balloons on this Valentine’s weekend will watch as the skies overhead fill with fantastic shapes and colors. This rally is being sponsored by the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association (AAAA) and includes a range of competitive races.

The rally is open to the public and is being used to recognize as a method to support the area balloon crew members and as a fundraising event that gives money back to the community through various charities. Guests who attend will enjoy warm cups of coffee and hot chocolate as they gaze skyward.

Admission to this event is free and everyone is welcome. The Friends and Lovers Balloon Rally will be happening on Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9 with launch time at 7:00 am both days at the Balloon Fiesta Park located at 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway on N I-25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. To find out more about this event, please visit the event’s website or call 505-263-0222.