Tickets for the 51st Balloon Fiesta will go on sale Friday, April 7. The fiesta takes place from Oct. 7- 15.

This year the park has added the “Camp 505” feature, which allows guests to go camping for three nights to watch balloons take off. Camping equipment is provided, and tents will be pitched at the baseball field nearby.

As usual, the Park & Ride program will be available, but locations aren’t available yet. Park & Ride tickets include round-trip transportation to and from Balloon Fiesta Park and admission to the event.

There will be different themes on different days and at different times. The fan-favorite Special Shapes Days will make a return as well as the twinkle lights at night.

There will also be chainsaw carving, drone shows, fireworks and, of course, Dawn Patrol every day.

Tickets and ticket prices can be found online at or at the box office.