By Janine Sjostrom

BalloonsAs the months pass by and we draw closer and closer to October, it’s impossible to live in New Mexico and not think about the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest hot air balloon event.  

One of the most spectacular, colorful, inspiring sights you could ever experience, Balloon Fiesta draws visitors from all over the world for eight magical days every October.

Perhaps Balloon Fiesta is on your bucket list.  If not, it should be!  You’ll be awestruck as hundreds of balloons lift off just after dawn into Albuquerque’s crisp, blue skies, with the Sandia Mountains as backdrop.  

Best of all, you can walk anywhere on the launch field, giving you an up-close and personal experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.

But the dramatic morning mass ascensions are just the beginning of days filled with fabulous food, entertainment, art, jewelry, souvenirs, chain carving competitions and so much more.

BalloonsAnd as if all that’s not enough, as the sun goes down, the balloons fill with hot air and bursts of flames for the evening balloon glows… breathtaking and photo perfect with an intensity of color unlike anything you’ve ever seen. 

You’ll walk through a maze of traditional and special shape balloons, with a colorful canopy overhead.  And to top it off, every day closes with a spectacular fireworks display… a dazzling array of explosive color that will fill your senses as well as your camera lens!
Balloon Fiesta gives you every reason to get up, up and away from wherever you are to see this one-of-a-kind sight and experience the color and magic for yourself!  

So what’s the connection between Jubilee and Balloon Fiesta?  Well, Balloon Fiesta may bring you here for a week, but it you’re 55 or better, Jubilee will give you every reason to get up, up and away from wherever you are to spend the rest of your life in New Mexico!   

BalloonsAs New Mexico’s premier active adult community, Jubilee Los Lunas offers an incomparable lifestyle with its luxurious Villa, beautiful homes (which you can modify by a little… or a lot!), fabulous indoor and outdoor amenities, amazing mountain views, mild year-round climate and expansive blue skies.  Life is simply better at Jubilee!

You’ll love the fact that you’ll be just 20 minutes south of downtown Albuquerque, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the tranquility of a small town lifestyle without sacrificing big city conveniences, such as shopping, entertainment, recreation, sports, cuisine, history, culture and an amazing array of activities, including Balloon Fiesta! 

BalloonsSo what are you waiting for!  It’s time to plan your trip to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta… and Jubilee Los Lunas!  Get up, up and away for a week… and a lifetime!  

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