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This Event Has Been Cancelled for 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our community has made the difficult decision to cancel many local events in 2020. Your safety and the safety of our town is our priority and we look forward to seeing you soon. In the meantime experience Taos from a distance.

If you are planning to visit Taos, please review the statewide travel guidelines.

Announcement
​The Taos Mountain Balloon Rally has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 rally that was scheduled for this October 23-25.

This decision was made out of concern for the health and safety of the citizens of Taos County and Taos Pueblo, pilots, crews, event sponsors, and visitors from all over the country. 

About the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally:

Mass Ascension, Tether Rides, Parade, Balloon Glow

Where: Balloon Rally field behind the Taos County Courthouse on Albright Street
More information: Visit www.taosballoonrally.com or call 575-737-8846.

The Taos Mountain Balloon Rally has truly been a Taos community event. Every year on the last full weekend in October, as the trees in the high country erupt into a painter’s canvas of oranges, reds, ambers and yellows, even more color is added to the vista as the Taos skies are filled with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear, cold dawn of a Taos Mountain sunrise.

Smaller than many such events, the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally is an invitational and typically hosts 35-50 balloons and crews each year. The rally – primarily because it is smaller and more intimate – has become a popular stop for balloonists, families and crews, Taoseños and visitors alike. Parents and kids get “up-close and personal” with the balloonists every morning as the crews prepare for launch. The three‐day event includes mass ascensions at dawn, balloon glows in the evening, a parade and a grand ball.

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