Get ready, get set for Balloons and Tunes

Balloon w. Water Tower
Get primed for the annual Balloons & Tunes event hosted by Artesia
Chamber of Commerce! Balloons & Tunes is a weekend full of hot air
balloons in Artesia, New Mexico! Launch begins November 5th and runs
through the 7th.5th graders of Artesia Public Schools will experience the balloons first
hand. Volunteers from the Balloon Explorium in Albuquerque come to
Artesia for the Paper Takes Flight where groups of 5th graders
create hot air balloons from tissue paper and launch them on the playground.

Community members interested in making their own
tissue paper balloons are invited to the Artesia Public Library Saturday
November 6th to create and launch their own! It’s a family-friendly
event. Come, check it out!

Friday the 5th, pilots will launch from Grand Heights Kindergarten as well
as all 5 elementary schools, weather permitting of course. Students from the
schools will watch and learn how the balloons
are set up and launched before their eyes all before breakfast even begins.
Most pilots are friendly and will let the kids touch the basket or if they
are lucky, get inside to see how it feels in hopes of getting them excited
for the weekend ahead.

On the Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th, weather permitting, the balloons
will lift from Eagle Draw Park between 7th and 13th street. To verify if the
balloons will fly or not,
large banners will hang on the 13th Street bridge to let spectators know
if the balloons are a go. Bring your chairs, watch from your house in your
jammies, or participate by sponsoring a balloon and pilot to help crew.
Check out how you can get involved, head to or call
575.746.2744 for more information.

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