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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
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Region:
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Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disney's Newsies

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines...Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it "A musical worth singing about!" (The New York Times) Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it's a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don't want to miss.

12:34 PM – 12:34 PM
City:
Albuquerque

Wizard World Comic Con

Enjoy the best in pop culture reaching fans of all ages! Celebrities, movies, TV, comics, animation, video gaming, toys, games, original art, collectibles, horror, wrestling, anime, manga, contests & more! Celebrity guests include William Shatner and Lou Ferrigno!

10:00 AM – 7:00 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

Route 66 Summerfest

The City of Albuquerque, Nob Hill Main Street, and the New Mexico Jazz Festival invite you to the annual Route 66 Summerfest! This mile-long stretch of free fun located on Central Ave. in Historic Nob Hill will feature up to 25 music artists including national headliner Roomful of Blues. Shop with great local vendors and artists in the Mother Road Market and enjoy great dining with local food trucks. Have a blast at the free kids' activities, walk the Old Route 66 Car Show, and unwind with a good drink at Cork & Tap.

2:00 PM – 10:30 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

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

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

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

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

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). 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 – 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

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