at the 30th White Sands Balloon Invitational

Balloon glow at the 30th White Sands Balloon Invitational 2023

Weather Permitting -

balloon invitational schedule

Saturday, September 16 

Balloon Lift-Off at White Sands National Park at 7:00 AM

White Sands National Park opens at 6:00 AM (Park fees apply)

Balloon Glow at Ed Brabson Balloon Park at 6:00 PM

700 Lavelle Rd - Entry is FREE!

Sunday, September 17

Balloon Lift-Off at Ed Brabson Balloon Park at 7:00 AM

700 Lavelle Rd - FREE!


Get ready for an unforgettable weekend of ballooning magic and festivities as we celebrate three decades of the White Sands Balloon Invitational! Hosted by the City of Alamogordo, this year's event promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever before.

20+ food and craft vendors! Some of the attractions to be featured at the event:

  • LASER SHOW by Owl Cartel Event Productions
  • Mechanical bull from K & R Rentals
  • Chainsaw carving
  • Folklorico dancers
  • Balloon inflatables for kids!
  • Dunk tank
  • Musical guest: Crossin' The Line
  • Custom cowboy hats from Romero's Sombreros
  • Balloon animals

Please note: All activities are weather permitting. And that's not all! On Sunday morning from 7 AM - 7:30 AM, join us at Ed Brabson Park for another breathtaking balloon lift-off as the festivities continue.

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the White Sands Balloon Festival in style. Let's create memories that will last a lifetime!

Interested in being a vendor at the Balloon Glow?

Follow this link for info and sign-up under the "Activities" tab:

Set-up time: 16 September, 2023 at 1 PM

Terms: First come, first served (No reservations for spots)

$75 Food/Drink Vendor with electricity

$60 Food Vendor without electricity

$20 Crafts Vendor without electricity

The Balloon Glow is sponsored by:

Logos for Alamogordo businesses sponsoring the 2023 White Sands Balloon Invitational.