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León International Balloon Festival (FIG): Experience Hot Air Balloon Adventures in Mexico

colorful hot air balloons

The León International Balloon Festival (FIG Festival Internacional Del Globo) is a family-friendly event that welcomes thousands of people every day.

The Leon International Balloon Festival (FIG Festival Internacional Del Globo) is considered the most important in Latin America.

The FIG started in 2002.

At that time, the first 25 hot air balloons were a great attraction. In 2011, the youngest hot air balloon pilot in the world, Bobby Bradley, participated in the FIG (Festival Internacional Del Globo).

Every year, something eventful happens. Notably, the Leon International Balloon Festival is considered one of the most popular and most important in Latin America.

The FIG features more than 200 hot air balloons. Preparation for takeoff begins at 5 am.

Photo credit: FIG official website

Pilots from 15 different countries participate and the event is seen by over 400,000 spectators.

Hot air balloons decorate the León sky for several days.

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The Leon International Balloon Festival is the largest in Latin America.

Globally, it is considered the largest Air Station Festival.

In addition to hot air balloons, the León International Balloon Festival features various shows, a light and music show, workshops, artists, night shows, and other events.

See for yourself how hot air balloons fill the sky in León, a breathtaking and magical event.

When does the 2023 León International Balloon Festival take place?

The FIG is one of the most eagerly awaited events by lovers of mega events. It takes place every year on the 2nd weekend in the month of November.

This year the FIG dates are November 17 to 20, 2023.

On Friday, November 17th , the official Inauguration of the FIG takes place.

Photo credit: FIG official website

Where does the 2023 León International Balloon Festival take place?

The FIG (Festival Internacional Del Globo) takes place in Metropolitan Park (Parque Metropolitano de León)

Blvd. Morelos

León, Guanajuato, Mexico

Note: The city of León, Guanajuato is the shoemaking capital of Mexico.

2023 León International Balloon Festival Tickets

Like every year, admission has a cost and tickets are now available. 

Thus, we suggest you check the official website:

FIG – Festival Internacional del Globo León Mx – Esto es lo nuestro (vivefig.mx)

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