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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 87125
Region:
Central
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(800) 284-2282
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Events

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

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, isles of shopping, and native foods and music. The American Bus Association has designated the Gathering of Nations Native American Powwow as one of North America's 100 Best Events for 2015.

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

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. To get an inside look at the history of Flamenco in Albuquerque, check out this post on the ABQ365 Blog: http://goo.gl/7pujaq

12:34 PM – 12:34 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

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

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

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

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, presented by Canon

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

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

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