White Sands Balloon Invitational

22nd Annual White Sands Balloon Invitational
September 21 – 22, 2013.
For more information call 800-826-0294 or 437-6120

Past Balloon Invitationals
New Mexico Cabinet Secretary of Tourism Mike Cerletti flies in the Smokey Bear Balloon, sponsored by Lincoln National Forest, during the 2004 White Sands Balloon Invitational.
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Shortly after dawn, balloons begin to launch from the dune field of White Sands National Monument.
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Scenes from the balloon glow and “fire dance” on the Alamogordo High School football field.
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Colorful hot air balloons soar high above the gypsum dunes of White Sands National Monument on September 18, 2004.