The International Hot Air Balloon Festival is the world’s largest gathering of hot air balloons. This event, held in a different place each year, draws crowds of tourists.
The largest festivals in the Americas take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico– United States and in León, Guanajuato– Mexico.
The Festival usually lasts for four days (depending on the country), and offers the chance to take rides in balloons, see the attractions and admire original balloons belonging to participants from all over the world.
Did you know that a hot air balloon is around the size of a house?
It is! These balloons are enormous, colorful and feature unique designs. They are made out of nylon or polyester and lined with polyurethane thermal insulation.
These espectacular festivals are held in places with just the right combination of weather and air currents for enjoying a perfect event.
Albuquerque, New Mexico – USA
Considered the world’s best balloon festival, this event has been held over three weekends in October since 1972. It draws more than 80,000 people and 500 hot-air balloons from around the globe. Early in the morning, the balloon pilots start preparing to participate in the different competitions and mass ascensions. At night, the balloons are lit up so that the beautiful colors glow in the dark.
León, Guanajuato – Mexico
The largest hot-air balloon festival in Latin America is held in the Metropolitan Park of the city of León, Guanajuato. The four-day event gives the more than 400,000 visitors a chance to see the fascinating colors and incredible shapes of 200 hot-air balloons. In addition to the balloons, this festival also features activities such as concerts, competitions and a culinary zone.
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