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Featured Events

New Mexico offers plenty of reasons to celebrate, from a chile fest to an alien bash to a duck race. The most unique events involve New Mexico's unique cultural heritage, such as SWAIA's Indian Market and The Traditional and Contemporary Spanish Markets held on Santa Fe's historic plaza, There are Native American dances at the pueblos. And fiestas held on town plazas throughout the state. Of course, the region's most picturesque event, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, fills the sky with unforgettable beauty.

Due to the recent public health order prohibiting mass gatherings many events across New Mexico have been postponed or cancelled. Please check with individual event organizers for the current status of specific events.
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Virtual Events

As we continue to follow public health and safety guidelines to help combat the spread of COVID-19, many events across the state are going virtual. While travel is not encouraged at this time, we invite you to participate in these great events online wherever you are.  

In addition to the wonderful virtual events listed below, you can also explore some of the wonders of New Mexico from home through these virtual, interactive tours, exhibits, and activities that showcase New Mexico’s beauty, culture, and spirit.  


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Virtual Alumni & Student Art Exhibit at NMHU – April 1 – May 31

The Kennedy Gallery at NMHU is temporarily closed but this year’s Alumni & Student Art Exhibit will be available as a virtual show.

Vastness: A Socially Distanced Dance Film – April 7

New Mexico PBS and National Dance Institute of New Mexico present VASTNESS: A Socially Distanced Film for a Global PandemicVASTNESS is a short film created for and with more than 50 advanced student dancers from Albuquerque and Santa Fe with original music, script, and choreography by NDI New Mexico staff and students. It was filmed at three iconic New Mexico outdoor locations. VASTNESS will premiere online, on both NM PBS YouTube and NM PBS Facebook at 6:30PM

Albuquerque’s 315th Birthday Celebration – April 10-25

Let’s wish Albuquerque a happy 315th birthday! Albuquerque’s Department of Arts & Culture has teamed up with local businesses and artists to offer a variety of fun-filled activities, virtual performances, online and local shopping, and more for families to join the fun

Virtual 3rd Thursday: Felix y Los Gatos – April 15

AMP Concerts is collaborating with the Albuquerque Museum to help virtualize their popular Third Thursday Event programming. April’s virtual 3rd Thursday will be filming inside the Only In Albuquerque exhibition and will feature a performance by Felix y Los Gatos

Día de la Tierra – Earth Day Celebration at Los Luceros Historic Site – April 18

Celebrate Earth Day with Ranger Rebecca and other staff as we broadcast an Earth Day special from Los Luceros Historic Site! Tune in for a virtual Earth Day celebration as we tour around the beautiful bosque, Rio Grande, and blossoming apple orchard!

2021 Virtual Concert Series: Masterworks and Masterpieces – April 18

This Spring Virtual Concert Series performance takes you to two of Santa Fe’s historical sites to premiere a program featuring a collection of classical, modern, and folk music performed by Santa Fe Symphony musicians in unique settings at MOIFA and NNMA.

Virtual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow – April 23 – 24

Tune in April 23 and 24 for a virtual Pow Wow experience. The 2021 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow will be a virtual experience with live singing and dancing available to stream and the Indian Traders market as an online store.

2021 Virtual Concert Series: A Taste of Beethoven – May 9

This spring, the Santa Fe Symphony’s Virtual Concert Series lands you at the breathtaking Casa Rodeña Winery located in the beautiful North Valley of Albuquerque. A taste of Beethoven featuring works by Beethoven, Rossini, Handel, Andres Martin, and more

Virtual 3rd Thursday: Lone Pinon – May 20

AMP Concerts is collaborating with the Albuquerque Museum to help virtualize their popular Third Thursday Event programming. May’s virtual 3rd Thursday will be filming inside the Only In Albuquerque exhibition and will feature a performance by Lone Pinon

2021 Virtual Concert Series: Tate Meets Mozart – May 30

Featuring works by American Indian classical composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, this brilliant spring program presents a blend of incredible music celebrating the diverse culture and history of Santa Fe. Experience your Symphony musicians performing colorful and rhythmic pieces by Native American, Brazilian, Hispanic composers, and more! Don't miss this extraordinary concert, filmed on the School for Advanced Research's 15-acre residential campus which sits on ancestral lands of the Tewa people in O'gah'poh geh Owingeh or Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2021 Virtual Concert Series: Bach on Stage – June 20

The Santa Fe Symphony is thrilled to return home to the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center – home to our live classical performances – for a royal season finale featuring a chamber orchestra presentation works by masters Bach, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and more. Filmed in high definition on The Lensic stage, this spectacular virtual season finale is not to be missed!

To submit your virtual event to this page for consideration, please send a short description and a link to TD-digital.media@state.nm.us. Remember you must be a New Mexico-based organization to have your event considered for inclusion on this page.

Virtual - Online Exhibits & Tours

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As we continue to follow public health and safety guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we know many travel plans have been cancelled or put on hold. While travel is not advised or possible at this time, we invite you to explore the wonders of New Mexico from home through these virtual, interactive activities.

Soar in a hot air balloon, wander the corridors of Meow Wolf, explore the magnificent Carlsbad Caverns, browse the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, take a virtual hike through National Parks and Monuments, engage with our Native American culture, and so much more! 

Stay safe, stay well, and we hope you stay inspired to visit New Mexico when the time is right.