White Sands Hot Air Balloon & Music Festival Is Back – See What’s in Store
If the conditions are right the weekend of September 16, colorful hot air balloons will dot the skies over Alamogordo and White Sands National Monument.
After a two-year pandemic pause, the White Sands Balloon and Music Festival is taking flight this month. The early fall adventure will include tethered balloon rides, and sunrise hot air balloon mass ascensions.
Although balloons are what the event is built around, that's not all that will be going on.
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.
What to Know If You Plan to Go
The festival takes place September 16-18 in Alamogordo and White Sands National Monument.
2022 White Sands Balloon and Music Festival Schedule of Events
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 – Curtis Grimes
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* (weather permitting)
2:00 PM – Teague Brothers Band
4:00 PM – Logan Ryan Band
6:00 PM – Mason Lively
7:35 PM – Balloon Glow* (weather permitting)
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.
Ticket can be purchased online at balloonmusicfestival.com