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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.

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20 First Plaza Ctr NW # 601
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Region:
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Events

Only in Albuquerque Permanent Exhibit

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

Isotopes Baseball

Come cheer on the Albuquerque Isotopes in their 2016 season. The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Quinceañera: Our Story, Our Future

Quinceañera: Our Story, Our Future will explore the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Art Museum's permanent collection and celebrate the Center's fifteenth anniversary. The exhibition will present the breadth of the museum's art collection and reflect the diversity of Hispanic/Chicano/Latino art and culture. It will also include community narratives and a participatory gallery.

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Exhibition: The House on Mango Street-Artists Interpret Community

Traveling to the National Hispanic Cultural Center from the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, this exhibition is inspired by the novel The House on Mango Street by the accomplished Mexican-American author Sandra Cisneros. The contemporary works of art on display in the exhibition highlight many of the issues facing adolescents growing up in urban areas. The intended result is for individuals from diverse neighborhoods, cities, ethnic backgrounds and walks of life to identify commonalities in their coming of age experiences.

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Edgewood Arts and Music Festival

n addition to our other special events, Wildlife West produces an annual music festival! Wildlife West's concert series, bringing you the best of bluegrass, Western Swing, Irish, Singer/Songwriter and other acoustic genres. Wildlife West's covered amphitheater and indoor venues provide shade and shelter, and plenty of seating. Our music festivals include workshops, contests, open jams, and other events, providing entertainment and fun for musicians and visitors alike! All our music festivals allow plenty of time to fully enjoy the zoo and other Park features.

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
City:
Edgewood

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

Civic Plaza Events

Downtown Albuquerque's Civic Plaza has had some significant renovations and is hosting a variety of free and family-friendly events through September. Click "visit website" to the right for event themes, times, and prices.

12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Rail Yards Market

Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque's Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians. The Rail Yards Market's mission is to celebrate the cuisine, culture, and art of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico.

10:00 AM – 2:00 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

Downtown Summerfest

Summerfest is returning to Civic Plaza! There will be live music from local bands, leading up to the national headliner. 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.

5:00 PM – 10:30 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

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

Turquoise Trail Arts Festival

Explore local artists along the historic Turquoise Trail between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
City:
Sandia Park

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

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

12th 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

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival – Balloon Fiesta Show

Now in its 28th 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

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

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 2016 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

Disney's The Lion King

More than 75 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney's The Lion King, and now you can, too, when New Mexico's best-loved musical returns to Popejoy Hall. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway's most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.

12:34 PM – 12:34 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Day of the Tread

Join us for a family-oriented, Halloween-themed charitable 12-100 mile bike ride, full or half marathon, and 5k/10k walk/run. Whether you ride, run or walk, the 2015 Day of the Tread has a treat for everyone!

7:00 AM – 12:34 PM
City:
Albuquerque

23rd Annual South Valley Dia De Los Muertos Marigold Parade and Celebration

Dia de Los Muertos is an ancient tradition rooted in Mexico. It celebrates life and honors those who have passed on. Our particular celebration draws its influences from Jose Guadalupe Posada's early 1900's portrayal of personalities and professions as skeletons or Calaveras. Posada depicted rich and poor alike as skeletons in ordinary and sometimes outrageous but tragic life settings. Printed sheets would circulate during Dia De Los Muertos festivities where he would seize the opportunity for political satire and comedy. The Posada Calavera always seemed to be laughing, frolicking and up to some kind of mischief. The parade starts 2pm at the Bernalillo Sheriff"s Substation at Centro Familiar and Isleta. Music, altars, food and art vendors to follow the parade at the Westside Community Center 1250 Isleta Blvd SW. Come in your best calavera attire!

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Southwest Bacon Fest

Over 50 top restaurants and food trucks serve up 100 unique bacon dishes. Nine craft breweries, seven top bands, free bacon games and activities and a kids zone, provide something for the bacon lover in us all. All tickets include free access to the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

27th Annual Winter Spanish Market

Traditional and innovative Spanish Colonial art, featuring over 100 artists (adult and youth), music, food and more. Now in its third year in Albuquerque, this two day event allows the public to interact personally with extraordinary artist, view their work, and observe demonstrations of 400 years of Hispanic culture. Each piece is hand-made and becomes more meaningful when you get to know the tradition behind it, making it a more special purchase to add to a collection or give as a gift.

2:00 PM – 12:34 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival: Holiday Show

Bring your friends and family to the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, Thanksgiving Weekend, to kick-off that holiday shopping and ease into the season! Every November, this renowned festival comes to life at Expo New Mexico to shake things up during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Here, shoppers can find the most memorable and original gifts for everyone on their list, whether it’s a whimsical piece of pottery, a handmade leather belt, one-of-a-kind jewelry, a cool photograph or a striking piece of fine art. See website for details and discounts.

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

River of Lights

Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures and synchronized music light show at New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday production. Closed December 24 and 25.

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

New Year's Eve on Civic Plaza

Ring in the New Year with the City of Albuquerque on Civic Plaza! On New Year's Eve, the community will come together to reminisce about the past year and welcome the New Year. This free event is the place to be to count down the final seconds of 2015, and celebrate the beginning of 2016- a year full of hopes, challenges, changes and dreams. This is a family-friendly event with fun activities for the kids as well as plenty to do for the adults. The ice-skating rink will be back on the Plaza in addition to a DJ spinning tunes that will allow you to dance the year away. Food trucks and concessions will be available to purchase as well as "Holiday Spirits" for guests 21 years and older. Finally, what would a New Year's Ever celebration be without a countdown to the New Year? We'll see you on New Year's Eve!

8:00 PM – 12:34 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Friends and Lovers Balloon Rally

Bring your family, a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate, and enjoy the view as a close-knit group of local balloon pilots launch up to 135+ hot air balloons.

7:00 AM – 12:34 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Women & Creativity

Women and Creativity 2016 is a month-long series of events that celebrates women’s creativity across the disciplines. March is filled with over 50 art exhibits, performances, workshops, and discussions focused on creativity in every form.

12:34 PM – 12:34 PM
City:
Albuquerque

28th Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show

The National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show celebrates it's 28th this year. It is the largest and most visited show about spicy foods and barbecue in the world. Over 200 booths filled with more than 1,000 products related to chili peppers. Enjoy samples of spicy foods, plus find great books, clothing and decorator items.

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

USA Track & Field Masters Indoor National Championships

The USATF Masters Indoor Championships will feature athletes ranging in age from 30 - 95+. Competition at each age group will display their speed, strength, and endurance. Track events will range from 60 meters to 3,000 meters, while field events will include the full range of indoor jumps and throws.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest

The Southwest’s largest gathering of chocolatiers, coffee roasters, tea houses, cake, donut and candy makers, wineries & more. There will be cooking demos, baking contests, chocolate eating contests and a barista latte art contest as well as live music. For kids there will be free games, bounce houses and face painting!

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Fiestas de Albuquerque

Featuring food, live music, dance, activities and more from five major eras of Albuquerque’s history, this event will have something for everyone! As you walk through different areas of Historic Old Town you will be able to experience the awesome history of the Native American Era, learn about the founders from the Spanish Era, enjoy mouth watering delicacies and learn how to craft piñatas from the Mexican Era, and listen to live, historic music and see blacksmith demonstrations from the Territorial Era.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Gathering of Nations

North America's largest pow wow and Native American competition featuring Indian singing and dancing with more than 3,000 participants, aisles of shopping, native foods and music. The Gathering of Nations (GON) is a 3-day event, that kicks off on Thursday evening, April 28th, 2016 with the Miss Indian World Talent Presentations, where young Native American Women represent their Native American and Indigenous people as a cultural goodwill ambassadors. The Miss Indian World Talent Presentations will be held in the Kiva Auditorium located at the Albuquerque Convention Center (Downtown Albuquerque). A Young Native American Woman will be crowned after Saturday Grand Entry on April 30th with the title of 2016-2017 Miss Indian World at UNM Wise Pies Arena aka “The Pit” in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. The Gathering of Nations PowWow itself is a 2 day event (April 29th and 30th, 2016) held at UNM Wise Pies Arena aka “The Pit” in Albuquerque, NM, USA. The GON experience is for all people (Indian and Non-Indian) to come see colorful Native American PowWow dancing, to hear the songs and become enlightened with emotional happiness! With over 3,000 indigenous/Native American/Indian dancers and Singers representing more than 500+ tribes from Canada and the United States come to the Gathering of Nations PowWow annually to participate socially and competitively. Included with the price of a Gathering of Nations Pow Wow Admission is the Indian Traders Market and Stage 49. The Indian Traders Market offers a very special shopping experience, which includes intercultural traditions and exhibition of Native American Arts and Crafts with over 800+ Artists, Crafters, and Traders that will display their wares and for sale. Stage 49 provides Native American Music Performances and Entertainment! 2 days of Contemporary and Traditional Native American music and entertainment will be highlighted on Stage 49. Native musicians will perform in all Genres of music: Country, Pop, Reggae, World, Rhythm and Blues, Hip-Hop, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rap, Traditional Native American Performance and much, much more. There is a “Magic” about the Gathering! A Family and Friendly Event, Everyone (the public) is Invited!

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10:00 AM – 12:34 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Albuquerque Renaissance Faire

Join the City of Albuquerque and The Barony of al-Barran, members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, for the third annual Albuquerque Renaissance Faire! Enjoy live entertainment, Faire food, drink & a Royal Feast, Children's Realm, Living History & demonstrations, unique shopping, and equestrian jousting. New this year, there will be a free group wedding, a Renaissance Faire Wear Show and a Tavern for adults only.

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival

The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games brings to New Mexico a celebration of the lifeways, traditions, cultural heritage and contributions of the Celtic nations to our American life. The Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games assembles an ever shifting kaleidoscope of Celtic song, dance, traditional clothing, foods, language revival, stories, poetry, humor, history, children's events traditional and Celtic inspired music – from the famous Highland war pipes to incomparable delicacy of the harp – highland games, and other Celtic sports such as rugby and hurling, to New Mexico.

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

ABQ Beer Week

This will be the largest Beer Week yet, featuring more than 70 fun, educational and delicious events all over Albuquerque. This 10 day series of events brings the community together to celebrate great beers and the wonderful places in which we enjoy them. There is a little something for everyone to get excited about as it celebrates our bars, breweries and restaurants. Albuquerque Beer Week also brings a greater awareness of craft beer, getting more people excited and involved with the craft beer scene.

12:34 PM – 12:34 PM
City:
Albuquerque

6th Annual ABQ Blues & Brews

Enjoy dozens of great breweries, unlimited sampling & 3 great blues bands during Memorial Day weekend. Listen to great blues music and enjoy some of the greatest brews available with unlimited sampling and a souvenir tasting glass. General admission includes entrance to festival, unlimited sampling, souvenir glass, music, vendors, games, event program, and one entry in grand prize drawing. VIP admission includes the first taste of great brews with this exclusive, limited admittance hour.

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque

The National Institute of Flamenco is proud to present Festival Flamenco International de Alburquerque. Distinguished as the most important and longest standing flamenco event outside of Spain, Festival Flamenco is a true celebration of cultural exchange and of course, flamenco. This global event includes a number of workshops along with spectacular performances by world-class performers. Events will be held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Rodey Theatre at UNM campus.

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12:34 PM – 12:34 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Freedom Fourth Celebration

Come celebrate this Fourth of July with the City of Albuquerque at the Balloon Fiesta Park! This free, all ages event hosts one of the largest firework shows in the state. Have fun with live entertainment. Taste food from over 25 food vendors, cool off with a drink at the Microbrew Garden, walk through a car show, and enjoy free kids' activities. Don't miss a special dinner with a spectacular view of the main stage and fireworks at the exclusive Firecracker Café.

3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
City:
Albuquerque