New Mexico True Events

New Mexico True Events

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True Events

What is it that makes an event New Mexico True? These special events highlight the very best of New Mexico’s unique cultural and heritage. From live music and Native art to food and beer, you’ll be promised a truly unique experience when you travel to these events. 

gathering of nations

Gathering of Nations PowWow

APRIL 27-29

Indigenous crafts. The Miss Indian World Pageant. Native music and dance competitions. Everybody is welcome at North America’s biggest powwow, April 27th through 29th, at the Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque. April.

Gathering of Nations PowWow

Smokey Bear Days

Smokey Bear Days

MAY 5-6

Live music and theater. A chainsaw carving competition. And the bear himself. Celebrate New Mexico’s iconic fire safety mascot, May 5th and 6th, at Smokey Bear Days in Capitan.

Smokey Bear Days

Wine festivals

Albuquerque Wine Festival

MEMORIAL WEEKEND, MAY 27-29

Join over 22 wineries from around New Mexico at the 17th annual Albuquerque Wine Festival for a Memorial Wine Weekend. Dozens of food, arts and crafts and lifestyle vendors will join us for this family friendly three-day event. May 27 - 29, 2017

  Albuquerque Wine Festival

Las Cruces Wine Fest

Las Cruces Wine Festival

MEMORIAL WEEKEND, MAY 27-29

Join over 22 wineries from around New Mexico as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Las Cruces Wine Festival for a Memorial Wine Weekend. Dozens of food, arts and crafts and lifestyle vendors will join us for this family friendly three-day event. This event was formerly called the Southern New Mexico Wine Fest. May 27 - 29, 2017

  Las Cruces Wine Festival

Zuni Mainstreet Festival

Zuni Mainstreet Festival

MAY 6

Plan to attend our 5th Annual Zuni Pueblo MainStreet Festival for a street long celebration of community, culture, arts and commerce! Enjoy traditional Zuni social dances, arts demonstrations and markets, exhibits, and special events at multiple venues along our MainStreet in downtown Zuni Pueblo! May 6th, 2017.

Zuni Mainstreet Festival

Albuquerque Beer Week

Albuquerque Beer Week

MAY 25-JUNE 4

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. May 25 - June 4 2017.

ABQ Beer Week

Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque

Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque

JUNE 10-17

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. June 10th - 17th, 2017.

Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque

Silver City CLAY Festival

Silver City CLAY Festival

JULY 22-30

Taking place every summer in Silver City, New Mexico since 2012, the Silver City CLAY Festival gathers together artists, educators, entrepreneurs, families, youth, adventurers, and life-long learners to explore clay in its many forms as well as its impact on our history, present, and future. CLAY features hands-on workshops, exhibitions, tours, lectures, Gallery Night, CLAYFest Market, youth activities, and more. The festival intends to foster an entrepreneurial spirit that engages local businesses, artists, and the global community in a unified enthusiasm for clay leading to rural economic sustainability. July 22 - 30

Silver City CLAY Festival