Featured Events Spotlight

September 30-October 9, 2016
Now in its 28th year, this juried show is ranked 6th in the nation and features the works of 280 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S.! The Festival's landmark ‘Big White Tent' spans a full acre of space and is one of the city's cornerstone attractions during Balloon Fiesta. Besides great shopping, patrons can meet the artists, sample specia...
October 1-2, 2016
Celebrate the enduring beauty and artistry of more than 100 indigenous artists who produce traditional and contemporary art in a plethora of mediums ranging from clay, silver, glass, leather and more! There will be two days of family fun entertainment, food, and dances, under the big tent and in the plaza at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center!
October 1-9, 2016
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. Guests from all over the world come to Albu...
October 4-30, 2016
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway's most recogni...
October 8, 2016
Back by popular demand, the Music Fiesta will feature four separate performances after the morning Mass Ascension and before the evening Night Magic Glow. Chris Young is this year's headliner. Parmalee also performs and Sim Balkey will open the music-filled afternoon. After the concert, enjoy the Night Magic Balloon Glow and the AfterGlow fireworks show.
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Summer Featured Events

Varies - see individual events
Thursday - Saturday 7:30 arrival for 8pm show
Sunday 5:30 arrival for 6pm show
Through September 30, 2016
Tuesday–Saturday 12-5pm
Through October 2, 2016
Tuesday-Sunday 9am-5pm
Through October 30, 2016
1st thru 4th Sunday of the month
10am-2pm
Through November 5, 2016
7am-12pm
Through December 30, 2016
Throughout 2016
June 11-17, 2017
Performance times vary
please visit the website.
June 15-18, 2017
Thursday 7:30pm
Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 1pm & 6:30pm
July 4, 2017
3-10pm
July 27, 2017
2-10:30pm