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Discover why 310 days of sunshine a year make for amazing outdoor recreation and golf. Learn why Albuquerque is the Hot Air Ballooning Capitol of the World by taking a balloon ride offered year-round. Take a ride on the world's longest aerial tramway at Sandia Peak. Discover more than 19 museums and hundreds of galleries. Visit Historic Old Town with 7 museums and more than 150 shops and restaurants in an authentic Southwestern plaza. Albuquerque's diversity of large city with a small-town feel offers something for everyone.

Address:
20 First Plaza Ctr NW # 601
Albuquerque, NM 87125
Region:
Central
Phone:
(800) 284-2282
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Events

New Mexico Wine & Jazz Festival

You are cordially invited to attend the newest, and finest, wine festival in New Mexico. Previously the Bernalillo Wine Festival, the New Mexico Wine & Jazz Festival is moving south and is sure to please your wine needs. In the air conditioned comfort of the Grand Ballroom of the Isleta Resort & Casino, New Mexico's top wineries will offer samples of their greatest creations while top jazz groups provide a backdrop of rich music and upscale entertainment.

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

11th Annual Old Town Salsa Fiesta

The annual Old Town Salsa features salsa bands and dancers on the gazebo and throughout Old Town, kids’ activities and crafts, and the Best Homemade Salsa contest. Competitors make their salsa on the spot in front of everyone, and attendees get to taste and cast their votes for the winners.

12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®

For nine days every October, the New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta Park. Visit during one of the most photographed events in the world and attend a variety of cultural events across the city.

6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival – Balloon Fiesta Show

Now in its 27th year, this juried show is ranked 6th in the nation and features the works of 280 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S.! The Festival's landmark ‘Big White Tent' spans a full acre of space and is one of the city's cornerstone attractions during Balloon Fiesta.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Albuquerque Grecian Festival

As you enter the Albuquerque Grecian Festival, it’s easy to imagine you’ve just stepped into the Old World charm of southern Europe. We invite you to be Greek for a day (or two) during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®. Immerse yourself in the sounds of our live Greek band, the tastes of authentic Greek cuisine, and the eye-catching sights of dancers streaming by in colorful costumes.

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

3rd Annual Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival

Please join us in October during the first weekend of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta for a big kick-off of the 2015 Albuquerque American Indian Art Festival! We are celebrating the enduring beauty and artistry of more than 100 indigenous artists who produce traditional and contemporary art in a plethora of mediums ranging from clay, silver, glass, leather and more! There will be two days of family fun entertainment, food, and dances, under the big tent and in the plaza at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center!

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

17th Annual Great Southwestern Antique Show

Largest Antique Event of its kind in the Southwest. Over 200 dealers of fine art, antiques, Native American & Western art, rare books, ephemera, vintage guitars, old pawn and estate jewelry and more! Great opportunity to shop and learn the art of buying in the antiques & collectibles market. Proceeds from this event benefits New Mexico non-profits focused on the enhancement of local arts & education.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Downtown Summerfest

You are invited to downtown Albuquerque for a night of free enjoyment. Summerfest is returning to Civic Plaza! There will be live music from local bands, leading up to the national headliner Taylor Dayne, singer of smash hits "Tell It to My Heart," and "Love Will Lead You Back." Shop the market of handmade goods provided by local artisans, enjoy free kids' activities, savor some local favorites from on-site food trucks, and sip on some local brews in the Microbrew Garden!

5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Westside Summerfest

Enjoy the cool sounds on a hot summer night. Best of all, it is free. Summerfest is a family friendly event! The event will include free kids' activities, a variety of food trucks, a market with local artisans and neighborhood businesses, and more. Folding chairs will be onsite, but you are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs. Pets must be on a leash per the City of Albuquerque Heart Ordinance. This year's headliner is George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.

5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Only in Albuquerque Permanent Exhibit

In March 2015 the Albuquerque Museum unveiled the highly anticipated "Only in Albuquerque" gallery. After many years of redesign, construction, story development and fabrication, this interactive, engaging, and fun-filled presentation of the history and culture of the central Rio Grande Valley is open to the public and is a permanent installment at the museum.

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

The Macaroni & Cheese Festival

Heaps of restaurants will be serving gourmet mac & cheese tastings and you get to vote for your favorite! The top 3 Chefs win sponsor prizes and a 3 foot tall trophy fork. (1/2 oz) servings of beverage products will be featured at the event as well as local vendor products will be available for tastings and purchase. There will be sweet treats, artisan goods, Corn Hole and other fun games for your general merriment. Adults only event, must be 21+ with valid ID to enter. Encouraged to bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Proceeds benefit the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Killer Heels Exhibition

Killer Heels explores fashion's most provocative accessory. From the high platform chopines of sixteenth-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos gracing today's runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe's rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination. Deadly sharp stilettos, architecturally inspired wedges and platforms, and a number of artfully crafted shoes defying categorization are featured among the more than 160 historical and contemporary heels on loan from designers and from the renowned Brooklyn Museum costume collection, housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

ABQ BioPark Summer Concert Series

Enjoy live music through out the summer at the ABQ BioPark. Held at the Botanic Gardens on Thursday nights and at The Zoo on Friday nights from June through August.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

8th Annual Albuquerque Hopfest

Don't miss the 8th Annual Albuquerque Hopfest at Isleta Resort & Casino. Over 70 fantastic breweries, craft beer sampling, 3 stages with 7 of the best local bands. General admission includes entrance to festival, 30 beer samples, souvenir glass, music, vendors, games, event program, and one entry in grand prize drawing. Extra Hoppy Hour admission includes a first taste of great brews with this exclusive, limited admittance hour and 10 extra beer samples. VIP Admission: Receive admittance into Extra Hoppy Hour, plus entrance into the VIP Room with specialty beers, food pairings and a festival souvenir.

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Isotopes Baseball

Come cheer on the Albuquerque Isotopes in their 2015 season. The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

VIVA New Mexico Chile Festival

The VIVA New Mexico Chile Festival will be a party and a celebration of the centuries-long tradition of agriculture in the Middle Rio Grande Valley. This jam packed, family-fun event is 3-days long and great for all ages It will have food, music, chile contests, hayrides, pony rides, a corn maze, a U-pick garden, a beer garden, and, of course, New Mexico chile by the ton, sack, pound, or however you want it.

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
City:
Los Lunas

Civic Plaza Summer Events

Downtown Albuquerque's Civic Plaza has had some significant renovations and is hosting a variety of free and family-friendly events throughout the summer season. Click "visit website" to the right for more information.

12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Music Fiesta at Balloon Fiesta with The Band Perry

Back by popular demand, the Music Fiesta will feature national country headliners The Band Perry and Gloriana during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®

1:15 PM – 10:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque