Taos Mountain Balloon Rally

Albright Street, Town of Taos
Friday, October 29 - Sunday, October 31, 2021

The Taos Mountain Balloon Rally has truly been a Taos community event. Every year on the last full weekend in October, as the trees in the high country erupt into a painter’s canvas of oranges, reds, ambers and yellows, even more color is added to the vista as the Taos skies are filled with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear, cold dawn of a Taos Mountain sunrise.

Smaller than many such events, the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally is an invitational and typically hosts 35-50 balloons and crews each year. The rally – primarily because it is smaller and more intimate – has become a popular stop for balloonists, families and crews, Taoseños and visitors alike. Parents and kids get “up-close and personal” with the balloonists every morning as the crews prepare for launch. The three‐day event includes mass ascensions at dawn, balloon glows in the evening, a parade and a grand ball.

Friday, October 29th
8:00am
Mini-Ascension

8:15am
Tether Rides for School Children

5:00pm -9:00pm
Location Don Fernando Hotel
Pilot/Sponsor Registration and "Meet & Greet"
Balloon Merchandise for Sale

Saturday, October 30th
7:45-9:00am
Mass Ascension

5:30pm
​"Balloomenshine" Albright Sreet, behind Taos County Court House

(Hot Air Balloon Glow)
***Trunk or Treat***​

Sunday, October 31th
7:45-9:00am
Mass Ascension

11:30am
Closing Ceremonies (On Field in front of TMBRA Tent)

***​All outdoor events are Weather Permitting***

For more information, click HERE.