Creativity is in bloom at Albuquerques first major art event of the year, the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival. Fine art is the focus of this festival, and the trend is to leave the show with something new for oneself or the house. This juried arts and crafts show is one of the largest in the state and features the work of more than 225 fine artists and craftsmen from all over the nation. See website for details and discounts.
The Southwests 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!
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 2017
Join the City of Albuquerque and the Society for Creative Anachronism for the Albuquerque Renaissance Faire! Enjoy food, music, archery, fencing, arts, and activities all recreated from the Middle Ages.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than four decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chilies and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air. Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year October 7 through 15, 2017.