Celebrate National Hot Air Balloon Day Friday June 4 

National Hot Air Balloon Day is Friday June 4. Courtesy/Balloon Museum Foundation 

Balloon Museum Foundation News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation and its board of directors announces “Balloons in June” as a celebratory weekend to celebrate National Hot Air Balloon Day, June 4 at the Balloon Museum Shoppe.

The Balloon Museum Shoppe has partnered with local businesses along the Alameda corridor such as New Mexico Pinon Coffee, Vara Winery & Distillery and Santa Fe Brewing to create combination packages emphasizing balloons and local drinks. Packages include a wide array of ballooning interests and balloon inspired get-togethers.

In addition, Busy Bee Ice Cream Truck, live music, and party balloon displays will be onsite at the Balloon Museum Shoppe June 4, 5, 6. A storewide sale with a 20 percent discount will be available in person all weekend. Families, museum lovers, balloon lovers can visit the Balloon Museum to celebrate National Hot Air Balloon Day.

Balloon-lovers packages are available online at www.balloonmuseum.com throughout the month of June. If a package is purchased online this week, customers may receive 4 admissions to visit the Balloon Museum, June 4, 5 and 6.

“At the Balloon Museum, we celebrate the history and culture of ballooning year-round and after a long year, we wanted to find a way to bring together our neighbors and make it possible for our visitors to bring home some New Mexico and ballooning joy in June,” Executive Director Laurie Magovern said.

Recently, the Balloon Museum Foundation also selected three local artists, Gloria Blinn, Zahra Marwan, and Amy Baca Lopez, for its New Mexico Artists Series in which their art featuring hot air balloons was used to create exclusive merchandise such as balloon art mugs now available at the Balloon Museum Shoppe. The New Mexico Artist Series also is a fundraiser for the Balloon Museum Foundation.