Are you up for a fall adventure of hot air balloons over the glistening dunes of White Sands National Monument?

Good, because after a two-year pandemic pause the White Sands Balloon and Music Festival is making a fall comeback, and it's not too early to start planning for this bucket list event just a short drive from El Paso.

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2022 White Sands Balloon and Music Festival

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As a veteran of numerous KLAQ Balloon Festivals back in the day, I can assure you it’s something you have to see and experience, especially the morning hot air balloon mass ascensions. It’s quite the sight.

The 2022 White Sands Balloon and Music Festival is set to take place September 16-18 in Alamogordo and White Sands National Monument.

The three-day festival combines live music, food vendors, and family-friendly activities with the beauty of colorfully painted hot air balloons dotting the New Mexico sky from Ed Brabson Balloon Park in the heart of Alamogordo and the gypsum dunes of White Sands National Park.

2022 White Sands Balloon and Music Festival Schedule of Events

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Friday, September 16 - Ed Brabson Balloon Park in Alamogordo, NM
· Gates open at 5:00 PM

Live music, food and arts and craft vendors, Runyon Ranch Petting Zoo

6:00 PM – Justin Kemp
7:30 PM – Austin Meade
9:00 PM – Giovannie & The Hired Guns

Saturday, September 17 - Ed Brabson Balloon Park in Alamogordo, NM
· Gates open at 5:00 AM

Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension, evening balloon glow, live music, food and arts and craft vendors, Runyon Ranch Petting Zoo

7:00 AM – Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension
2:00 PM – Teague Brothers Band
4:00 PM – Logan Ryan Band
6:00 PM – Mason Lively
7:35 PM – Balloon Glow*
8:30 PM – Triston Marez
10:30 PM – Micky and the Motorcars

Sunday, September 18 - White Sands National Monument Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension
· 7:00 AM

The Hot Air Balloon Launch at White Sands is weather permitting. White Sands National Park fees apply and are not included in the White Sands Balloon & Music Festival ticket price.

Tickets

White Sands Balloon & Music Festival
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Ticket can be purchased online at balloonmusicfestival.com

The Breathtaking Beauty of White Sands National Park