White Sands Balloon and Music Festival

September 7-8, 2019
White Sands National Monument

The Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the White Sands Balloon Invitational Committee and the City of Alamogordo presents one of the most anticipated events in Southeastern New Mexico – the White Sands Balloon and Music Festival (WSBMF). On Saturday at the Ed Brabson Balloon Park ( 700 Lavelle Rd.), experience the spectacular display of the mass ascension, musical artists, vendors and more! In addition,  the WSBMF 5k Fun/Run will happen simultaneously at Jim R Griggs Sports Complex – register today at www.active.com. On Sunday, the balloons will launch from the glistening gypsum dunes at the White Sands National Monument. For more information visit www.alamogordo.com or call the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce at (575)437-6120. Join us for this colorful fiesta!

he first wave of hot-air balloonists begin their ascension above the dunes during the 12th Annual White Sands Balloon Invitational Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at White Sands National Monument, N.M. More than 80 balloonists from around the world converged upon Alamogordo for the annual two-day event. (AP Photo/Alamogordo Daily News, Ellis Neel).