Get ready for three days of hot air balloons launching from the glistening gypsum dunes at White Sands National Monument this fall 

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It’s not too early to start planning a fun, family-friendly weekend filled with live music and picturesque hot air balloon ascensions against the backdrop of White Sands National Park. 

Last year the annual White Sands Balloon and Music Festival was canceled due to the pandemic. However, this year it returns with plenty of food trucks, artisan Pop-ups, wine, and beer vendors, a kids watermelon eating contest, a corn hole tournament, and so much more. 

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White Sands Balloon and Music Festival 2021 Schedule:  

Friday, September 10 -  Gates open at 5 p.m. 

  • White Sands Hot Air Balloon and Music Fest will open with a tribute honoring the memory of the lives lost on 9/11. 

Performances By:  

  • 7:00 p.m. - Cottonwood Crows  
  • 8:30 p.m. - Kolby Cooper  
  • VIP Tent Entertainment - CW Ayon  
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Saturday, September 11 - Gates open at 5:00 a.m. 

  • Hot Air Balloons will launch from Ed Brabson Balloon Park at approximately 7:00 a.m. (Weather permitting)  

Performances By:  

  • Noon - Blackwater Draw 
  • 2 p.m. - No Chaser  
  • p.m. - The Yarbrough Band  
  • p.m. - Texas Renegades 
  • p.m. - Balloon Glow (weather permitting, pilot discretion), Laser Light Show 
  • 8:30 p.m. - Josh Grider 
  • 10:30 p.m - Jon Wolfe 
  • VIP Tent Entertainment - CW Ayon  
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Sunday, September 12 - 

  • Hot Air Balloons will launch from the glistening dunes of White Sands National Park at approximately 7:00 a.m. (weather permitting). 
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What To Take:

  • Attendees are encouraged to take their lawn chairs and blankets  
  • Wear sunscreen, comfortable footwear, and clothing 
  • Bottled water 
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The White Sands Hot Air Balloon and Music Fest offer a little something for everyone, including a fantastic view of the Sacramento Mountains. So don't miss the colorful spectacle this fall at White Sands National Monument.

For more information visit, or call the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce at 575-437-6120.  

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