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Balloons and Tunes

November 5, 2021 - November 7, 2021

Balloons and Tunes 2021

Join us the first weekend in November each year as hot air balloons fill the crisp autumn air. Balloons launch Saturday and Sunday morning, weather permitting. Don’t be shy, pilots love to talk about their hobby and you could even get a chance to help inflate the hot air balloon yourself! After the morning flights, take a stroll through our Historic Walking Tour and History In Bronze, or simply shop the unique downtown merchants found on Main Street.

  • Friday, November 5, 2021 – Balloons will lift off from Elementary Schools first thing in the morning.


The Artesia Balloons & Tunes Festival is your best bet for spending a weekend flying and chasing balloons, celebrating local culture, and learning more about the craft of ballooning. The festival has been a free public event in Artesia since the early 1980s, taking place on the first weekend in November every year, just as the air starts to get crisp. Balloonists from near and far flock to Artesia to launch and fly over farmlands and see the landscape of New Mexico from a different angle. Artesia locals look forward to this event each year and welcome the balloon pilots with concerts and festivities around town.

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