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Mass Ascensions, a launch of all the participating balloons, have been a feature of the Balloon Fiesta since its earliest days and is the most spectacular display of sound and color in all aviation!
The Dawn Patrol began at Balloon Fiesta in 1978 when 2 California pilots developed lighting systems that allowed them to fly at night. Dawn patrol pilots take off in the dark and fly until it is light enough to see landing sites.
The Special Shape Rodeo started in 1989 and is now the most popular event at the Balloon Fiesta. The Shape rodeo grew each year with 35 shapes in 1990, 45 in 1991, 62 shapes from 8 countries in 1992 and a whopping 108 in 1996. 2015 currently has 105!
Twilight Twinkle Glow, Balloon Glow, and Night Magic glow are all a big part of the night sessions at the Balloon Fiesta. The balloon glows were invented in 1979 when local pilots inflated their balloons on Christmas Eve as a thank you to local residents.