Lift your spirits at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the largest annual hot-air balloon festival in the world. For nine days, 100,000 spectators a day watch 600 magnificent hot-air balloons lift off. The most amazing event of the festival is the moment when there is a mass accession of hundreds of hot-air balloons filling the sky at once.
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Each summer, the City of Albuquerque hosts Summerfests which are several outdoor concerts that feature the flavors of the season - hot Latin, grooving jazz and blues, cutting-edge contemporary, and classic rock.
Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge put on the annual Festival of The Cranes. Offering six great days of workshops, tours, lectures, hikes and special activities, our popular Expo Tent and Wildlife Exhibitions.
The National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show located in Albuquerque is the hottest show on earth. Join 15,000 fiery fans and wander from a booth to booth tasting over 1000 spicy foods and BBQ from 200 extra hot exhibitors. The Sandia Resort and Casino is host to the event, making it the perfect place to plan your next fiery getaway.
Rope in the fun at the New Mexico State Fair located in Albuquerque, where the attractions, cultural heritage and star entertainment make for the biggest show in town. There's action-packed professional rodeo cowboys, agricultural and livestock competitions and top country music entertainment. You'll be tipping your hat at this festival.
Sunshine Arts magazine consistently ranks the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festivals as one of New Mexico's Top Ten attractions. Enjoy purchasing original art from hundreds of the nation's most talented artists and craftsmen at prices everyone can afford. Bring the family to the festival for fun, food, children's activities and a variety of entertainment.
UFO enthusiasts and skeptics from all over the world attend Roswell UFO Festival in the City of Roswell to celebrate of one of the most debated incidents in history. The three-day event features guest speakers, authors, live entertainment, a costume contest, a pet costume contest, parade, family-friendly activities and more.