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ABQ ART WALK - DOWNTOWN
On the first Friday of every month, discover an independent arts organization and community of artists working to elevate New Mexico's emerging creative economy. The platform organizes block-by-block place making events that aim to support local artists, micro-businesses and local brick and mortar establishments. The purpose is to spark the vibrancy of the arts by organizing experiences at the neighborhood-level. Encouraging all to explore and enjoy a stroll through the essence of New Mexico.
RIO GRANDE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival has been featuring vibrant collections of fine artists and craftsmen from all over the map.True to its tradition, artists will hail from all corners of the USA to show and sell their work at Expo New Mexico. The colorful lineup of 185 vendors represents a wide range of original fine art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal and glass art, all for sale directly from the artists. Visitors will discover live music all day long in both halls of the festival, enjoy tunes from Mariachi Fiesta, Spanish guitarist Ronaldo Baca, local favorite Oscar Butler, jazz by Calvin Appleberry and more! Kiddos can also enjoy entertainment & art activities just for them! Food lovers will not be disappointed with the Culinary Row, which shall feature over a dozen booths of gourmet foods for sampling and taking home, ranging from honey & chocolate to salsa & soups.
Located at EXPO NM.
SOUTHWEST COFFEE & CHOCOLATE FEST
The Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest hosts more than 20,000 attendees and 150 exhibitors, this is America's largest consumer festival for chocolate, coffee, and gourmet foods.Come and treat yourself with fine chocolates, coffees, gourmet foods, and locally designed wine, beer, and spirits.Appreciate culinary demonstrations, live music, cake-decorating classes, baking contests, and chocolate and coffee portrait painting classes.
Located at EXPO NM
GATHERING OF NATIONS POW WOW
DONUT FEST ALBUQUERQUE
Donuts + Beer — The Sweetest Festival in Town
Love Donuts? Who doesn't? Enjoy beer? Us too — so join us for the sweetest event in your town!
Donut Fest curates our favorite donuts and guests can simply enjoy a Sunday Funday while sampling donuts, enjoying beer, coffee and more with a fun-filled tasty event!
We need your help to name your city's Favorite Donut too.
NM WINE FESTIVAL
Food and wine come together at this festival that takes place at the Balloon Fiesta Park on Memorial Day weekend. Wine tasting is a major event, where you get to sample wines from the top state wineries and learn how to identify the different flavors and how to match them with the right food. Seminars are also conducted by wine connoisseurs and expert chefs. A grand dinner is held, where you can enjoy a great meal with a suitable wine over some jazz music. Tickets are available at the site.
ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For five decades, the first week in October brings the smells of roasting chiles 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. You won't want to miss this city-wide celebration!