The Balloon Fiesta is the largest annual international event held in the United States. The event is held at the Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque New Mexico. The park is the size of 54 football fields put together. For nine days the Albuquerque skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from the park. The fiesta is one of Albuquerque's largest tourist attractions and constitutes a major source of income for the city and local businesses. The convention has become a major showcase of New Mexican culture and history and features numerous cultural exhibitions.