Held annually, this 8th Annual Mesilla Valley Balloon Festival drew scores of ardent balloonists and thousands of spectators to Las Cruces. With over 90 different balloons participating, the natives and out-of-towners got up-close-and-personal to the action on the launching field.
Where else can you watch the balloons being inflated ... up close. Want to help? Volunteer to crew the inflation and who knows, you may be rewarded with a flight that day.