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Events in Albuquerque, New Mexico

¡Globalquerque! - The world comes to Albuquerque every September as ¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico's Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture, takes place for one weekend each year. Enjoy the intimate courtyard setting of the Fountain Stage, the state of the art 692-seat Albuquerque Journal Theatre and dance outside on the Plaza Mayor.

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than three decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air.

Fiestas De Santa Fe - The cry of "Viva la Fiesta" has been reverberating through the streets of Old Santa Fe every autumn for 296 years. The sound generates a curious blend of thanksgiving, revelry and pride in the hearts of Santa Feans who celebrate Fiesta annually to commemorate Don Diego De Vargas' peaceful reoccupation of the City of Holy Faith in 1692.

Hatch Valley Chile Festival - Labor Day weekend heralds the annual Hatch Chile Festival, a two-day celebration of our world-famous crop. Goers can sample famed chile recipes, watch the crowning of the chile festival queen, or toss a horseshoe in celebration of our most famous crop. The event also features chile ristra contests, artisan and food booths, and a carnival.

Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference - This four-day music filled event makes your body move to the music. The conference includes concerts and a festival which are open to the public! Pan American Center at NMSU is the site for the Student Showcase Concert on Friday evening, and Spectacular Concert on Saturday. Don't miss out on this great event!

Native Treasures - Indian Arts Festival - Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival, Santa Fe’s museum-quality Indian art show, just gets better and better. The show now features over 180 Native American artists, who are specially invited by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, to represent the best and brightest of the Indian art world. In fact, many of the artists at Native Treasures are included in the Museum's permanent collection.

New Mexico State Fair - Not only is there a parade and a lot of fun games you can play..there are also competitions that you can be part of! Got a prized pig? Do you whip up a mean Spam casserole? Do you create art that is simply alluring? Be a part of the competition at the New Mexico State Fair! With several departments and categories in which to compete, there's something for everyone.

Santa Fe Film Festival - Two weeks of films both big and small. The festival is generally run between Thanksgiving and Christmas time in the Santa Fe. It presents important world cinema in a non-commercial context that represents aesthetic, critical and entertainment standards highlighting New Mexican film, new American and foreign film.

International Folk Art Market - The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is the country’s largest venue for authentic, quality international folk art. Meet folk artists from around the globe! Groove to world music! Savor international food! Collect extraordinary folk art treasures! Over 123 artists from 46 countries, don't miss out on this great event!

The Whole Enchilada Fiesta - The celebration is centered around the making of the largest enchilada around. The Whole Enchilada Fiesta is a there-day event of southern New Mexico's traditions, people and the great food.

Whitehawk Antique Shows - The Whitehawk Shows have been a Santa Fe tradition for over 30 years. This show boasts over 150 dealers and features merchandise not seen anywhere else. The energy is high and the pace leisurely, so browse and enjoy yourself. Our dealers are passionate about what they do and are happy to share their expertise.