Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association
& AAAA Education Foundation


Other SW Rallys

There are hundreds of rallies all over the country throughout the year. Here are some of the ones located in the Southwest. You can help us complete this list by submitting events that you know about.

MONTH Where Web Contact Email Telephone # Weekend
JANUARY              
Snowdown Balloon Rally Durango, CO none Phil Campbell email   25 4th w/e Jan
SnoBall Rally Chama, NM none   none (505) 883-5874 28 4th w/e Jan
               
FEBRUARY              
Friends and Lovers Rally Albuquerque, NM link       135+ 2nd w/e Feb
               
MARCH              
St. Patrick's Day Rallye Los Lunas, NM link VFRS Club member email (505) 865-9794 40 3rd w/e Mar
               
MAY              
Old Timer's Balloon Rally Roswell, NM none Bill Jones email (575) 622-9890 50 1st w/e May
Erie Town Fair Balloon Festival Erie, CO none Barbi Hann email (303) 841-4266 60 3rd w/e May
KLAQ Balloonfest El Paso, TX link Joni Superville, KLAQ email (915) 544-8864 60+ Memorial weekend
Balloons-N-Tunes Balloon Festival Ridgeway, CO none Ridgway Area COC   (800) 220-4959 25 Memorial weekend
               
JUNE              
Telluride Balloon Rally Telluride, CO link Telluride Visitor Services email (970) 708-2202   1st w/e June
Hopkins Dairy Festival Sulphur Springs, TX none   email   20 2nd w/e June
Eagle Nest Balloon Fest Eagle Nest, NM none Eagle Nest CoC - Ken Younger email (505) 377-2420 50 3rd w/e June
DFW Summer Balloon Classic Dallas/Fort Worth, TX link   email (469) 644-4576 50 3rd w/e June
Chariots in the Sky Panguitch,UT none Janine Fellows or Bryan Hill email (435) 676-8585 30 4th w/e June
               
JULY              
Santa Fe Trail Balloon Rally Raton, NM none Charles Ludberg email (505) 830-3780 30 1st w/e July
Lighter Than Aire Affaire Montrose, CO none Montrose COC/Ric Simon email (970) 249-0102 40 1st w/e July
Great Texas Balloon Rally Longview, TX link Committee email (903) 237-4000 80 2nd w/e July
Hot Air Balloon Rodeo Steamboat Springs, CO link Kara email (970) 879-0880 50 2nd w/e July
               
AUGUST              
Highland Village Balloon Festival Highland Village, TX none Deb Whitesell email (940) 321-8027 25 1st w/e Aug
Sandy City Balloon Festival Sandy City, UT none Kent Barnes email (801) 557-5300 15 2nd w/e Aug
Ogden Valley Balloon And Arts Festival Eden, UT link Mike Bauwens email (800) 413-8312 35 3rd w/e Aug
Deming Duck Races Balloon Rally Deming, NM link Marie Pinchuk email (505) 546-3223 30 4th w/e Aug
               
SEPTEMBER              
Big Bend Balloon Bash Alpine, TX link Ken Clouse email (432) 837-7486 20 Labor Day  w/e
Colorado Balloon Classic Invitational Colorado Springs,CO link Heather Benavidez email (719) 471-4833 85 Labor Day  w/e
Great Reno Balloon Race Reno, NV link Marlene Olsen email (775) 826-1181 120 2nd w/e Sep
White Sands Balloon Invitational Alamogordo, NM none Committee email (505)437-8065 70 2nd w/e Sep
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta Elephant Butte, NM link Kevin Cloney email (505)307-4142 50 2nd w/e Sep
Snowmass Balloon Festival Snowmass, CO link Bruce Wood email (970) 922-2300 30 2nd w/e Sep
Southwest Regional Balloon Roundup Lubbock/Wolfforth, TX link Tony Poteet email (806) 863-2856 30 2nd w/e Sep
Cedar City SkyFest Cedar City, UT link Committee email (435) 867-5890 9 3rd w/e Sep
Antelope Island Balloon Stampede Antelope IslandState Park, Utah link Vaughn Jacobsen email (801) 589-6207 25 3rd w/e Sep
Plano Balloon Festival Plano, TX link Committee email (972) 867-7566 75-100 3rd w/e Sep
ColorFest Balloon Rally Pagosa Springs, CO link Liz Marchand email (800) 252-2204 50 3rd w/e Sep
Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival Elko, NV link Donna Engdahl email (800) 428-7143 40+ 4th w/e Sep
Mancos Valley (Mesa Verde) Balloon Festival Mancos, CO none Wes Pittman email (850) 527-4098 20 4th w/e Sep
Big Country Balloon Fest Abilene, TX link Optimist Club email (325) 795-0995 35 4th w/e Sep
               
OCTOBER              
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque, NM link   email (888) 422-7277 700 1st week in Oct
Taos Mountain Bally Rally Taos, NM link   none   50 4th w/e Oct
               
NOVEMBER              
Ballunar Liftoff Festival Houston, TX link Sunya Fitx email (281) 488-7676 100 1st w/e Nov
Festival of Color Sierra Vista, AZ link Committee email   30 2nd w/e Nov
Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival Yuma, AZ link Caballeros de Yuma email (928) 343-1715 30 3rd w/e Nov
Black Canyon Balloon Classic Montrose, CO none Ric Simon email (970) 249-0102 40 4th w/e Nov
               
DECEMBER              
Red Rock Balloon Rally Gallup, NM link Rally Association email (505) 722-9031 200 1st w/e Dec
Jingle Bell (Non) Rally Rio Rancho, NM link AAAA     100+ 2nd w/e Dec