The first day of Balloon Fiesta looked promising, but mass ascension was canceled due to fog and low cloud coverage.
At 6:45 a.m., Balloon Fiesta tweeted: “Flag is green, opening day is a go! Let’s do this!”
But shortly after, fog became an issue and halted balloon launches until futher notice.
Most balloons still got the chance to inflate but stayed on the ground.
However, Fiesta officials said on Twitter that balloons that had already been inflated in anticipation of taking off would remain so. A race known as America’s Challenge in which the team that travels the longest distance wins was also postponed on Saturday. Pilots were scheduled to meet on Sunday morning to discuss other options.
There were long lines of traffic starting at 4:00 a.m. causing delays leading into Balloon Fiesta Park.

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