Big Annual Events

New Mexico offers plenty of reasons to celebrate, ranging from a chile fest to an alien bash to a duck race. No place in the universe has a more beloved, and specific, local cuisine than New Mexico. It’s a land whose state question is “red or green (chile)?” Some of the most unique events, however, involve New Mexico's undeniable culture, such as Santa Fe's Indian and Spanish Markets, Native American dances at the pueblos, and the many fiestas held on town plazas throughout the state. Of course, one of our most picturesque events, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, fills the sky with unforgettable beauty each October. Find your next great adventure now. Adventure that feeds the soul begin here.

Culinary Events

“... Homegrown New Mexico cuisine is a mosaic of all cultures. ”

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No place in the universe has a more beloved, and specific, local cuisine than New Mexico. It’s a land whose state question is “red or green (chile)?”  New Mexicans take their eating seriously.

 

Fairs & Festivals

“...Festivals celebrating films, folk art, food, cars, kites, music, wildlife, rivers, cowboys- even pies and UFOs”

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New Mexico offers an exciting cornucopia of fairs, festivals, and expositions in every field of human endeavor.

Music festivals & Performances

“...New Mexico also enjoys some of the finest institutions in the field of performing arts. ”

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New Mexico also enjoys some of the finest institutions in the field of performing arts. From the Santa Fe Opera to The Spencer Theater in Ruidoso to the World Beat vibes of Globalquerque; New Mexico's performing arts community makes it easy to take in a play, share in the spectacle of traditional Flamenco dancing, or just enjoy listening to your favorite band.