Fantastic hot air balloons will take to the sky during the 41st Annual Balloon Regatta at Elephant Butte this weekend.

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta
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Plan a weekend getaway during Elephant Butte's 41st Annual Balloon Regatta, where over a dozen colorful hot air balloons will soar above the lake with plenty of live entertainment and family fun on the ground.

For three days, revel in the beauty of hot air balloons hovering and skimming above the lake at Elephant Butte with water chase crews below.

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta
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Hot air balloons will take to the sky at sunrise with tethered balloon rides on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

To add to the weekend festivities, attendees of the Balloon Regatta will also find live entertainment during the Turtleback Mountain Music Festival featuring a special balloon glow at the Sierra Del Rio Golf Club on Saturday evening.

Friday - August 5, 2022

  • 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.: Hot air balloons will fly over the lake

Saturday - August 6, 2022

  • 7 a.m. to 9 a.m: Hot air balloons will fly over the lake
  • 7 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.: Tethered rides offered
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.: Balloon Glow at the Sierra del Rio Golf Course

Sunday - August 7, 2022

  • 7 a.m. to 9 a.m: Hot air balloons will fly over the lake
  • 7 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.: Tethered rides offered
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta
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Tether Rides:

    • Tether ride tickets will only be available for purchase beginning at 6:45 a.m. Saturday and Sunday mornings.
    • Admission: $25 ages 13+ and $20 ages 5-12 (Cash Only)
    • All events are weather permitting and are subject to a 45-minute weather delay without advance notice.

Visitors looking to stay over the three days can choose a hotel stay, RV park, or Airbnb, but don't wait too long because spaces are filling up.

Enjoy this magical experience with your friends or loved ones as colorful hot air balloons soar above the lake in New Mexico this weekend.

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta
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