Plan your trip to Albuquerque during the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®. Below is a list of other events happening in the area during the fiesta. Events will be updated as information becomes available, so please check back or visit our calendar of events at www.visitalbuquerque.org/events.
Albuquerque Balloon Museum
October 5-13, 2013 - Open daily 5am-5pm
Sandia Peak Tramway
October 5-13, 2013 - Open daily 9am-9pm (last uphill tram)
Sandia Peak Ski Area
October 5-13, 2013 - Open daily 10am-4pm
Scenic Chairlift Rides
Lift Accessed Mountain Biking & Mountain Bike Rentals
In its 28th year, the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will again stake its famous big white tent into Expo New Mexico's Fairgrounds! Over the first and second weekends of October, a juried lineup...
Please join us in October during the first weekend of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta for a big kick-off of the 2016 Albuquerque American Indian Art Festival! We are celebrating the end...
As you enter the Albuquerque Grecian Festival, it’s easy to imagine you’ve just stepped into the Old World charm of southern Europe. We invite you to be Greek for a day (or two). Immerse y...
View local artists' arrangements and discover the subtle allure of this Japanese art. The art of Ikebana is over 500 years old and was very popular among Buddhist monks due to its fleeting beauty. It ...
Join zookeepers and educators to learn all about crocodilian conservation efforts with hands-on discovery stations. Enjoy croc crafts, play "How long is a croc?", learn about croc training a...
The Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is one of New Mexico’s largest film festivals and one of the top GLBT film festivals in the Southwest. Now in its 14th year, the Albuquerque-based f...
You don't need to leave town to visit a farm this weekend! Come to the Botanic Garden's Heritage Farm for the ninth annual Cider Festival. Find out how apple cider is made and sample fresh cider press...
In Robots 3D, host and narrator RoboThespian, an android voiced by actor, comedian and filmmaker Simon Pegg ("Star Trek"; "Shaun of the Dead"), takes audiences on a lively tour of ...
We Fill the Sky with Dreams: Tuesday-Sunday through December 2013 An exhibit highlighting the history of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta as well as the sport of hot air ballooning.
Children of War, Voices for Peace: Tuesday-Sunday through December 2013
Back by popular demand, this touching exhibition features a little-known footnote in the history of World War II. Japanese schoolchildren were recruited to help create “Fugos”—giant balloons that were armed with bombs and launched across the Pacific. The only enemy-caused deaths on the North American continent in World War II occurred from the detonation of one of these bombs. The exhibition features the story of one Japanese schoolgirl who later learned that her contribution to her country’s safety was an instrument of death, and of her subsequent efforts to promote peace.
FAI Ballooning Commission International Hall of Fame: Tuesday-Sunday through December 2013
Newly relocated to the Balloon Museum, the Hall of Fame features some 40 existing inductees and recognizes people who have made significant contributions to aerostation. Inductees include Ron Clark, a member of the crew to make the first balloon crossing of the Pacific Ocean; Larry Newman, a co-inventor of the ultra-light airplane and co-captain on the first manned balloon crossing of the Pacific Ocean; Rocky Aoki, a restaurateur and a record-setting balloonist in crossing the Pacific Ocean in a helium balloon; and Olivier Roux Devillas, the founder of the French Aeronautical Federation and competitive balloonist. Past inductees with a New Mexico connection include Sid Cutter, the Balloon Fiesta co-founder, and Maxie Anderson and Ben Abruzzo, two of the three balloonists of the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight.
Titanic-The Artifact Exhibition: Daily through October 27, 2013 The Artifact Exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the 100-year history of Titanic. Along the way visitors will learn countless stories of heroism and humanity that pay honor to the indomitable force of the human spirit in the face of tragedy.
Dawn of the Dinosaurs: Daily New Mexico’s Triassic Period: Permanent Exhibition The only Triassic Exhibit Hall in North America is dedicated to the plants and animals of the Triassic Period in New Mexico and the world.
Stitching Resistance-The History of the Chilean Arpilleras: Tuesday-Sunday through January 2014 The History of Chilean Arpilleras Arpilleras are a powerful art form- so much more than a charming or quaint applique. Layers of sackcloth or burlap fabric (arpillera) were joined, principally through applique, to create multi-dimensional (in layers and meaning) works of protest and resistance. The featured works span the period from the 1973 military coup and highlight human rights issues and violations, abductions and desaparecidos disappeared people), women and community, exile, and politics and authoritarianism.
The New Deal, Was it a Great Deal?: Tuesday-Sunday through March 2014
The exhibit consists of 36 photographs depicting New Deal art in New Mexico. A smaller group of black and white photographs by photojournalist Dorothea Lange will also be featured. There's a double focus to the exhibit and the symposium: to recall the impressive achievements of this dynamic period and to call attention to the need to preserve this art. Is there a need to replicate such a program today?
En la Cocina with San Pascual: Tuesday-Sunday through June 2014
San Pascual is the beloved "saint of the kitchen" featured in numerous representations in New Mexican and Mexican art. Throughout the last half the twentieth century, cooks have decorated their kitchens with his image to insure that recipes come out sabrosas (tasty) and perfectas (perfect). Even Julia Child had one in her kitchen! The exhibition, En la Cocina with San Pascual, in the NHCC Art Museum's Community Gallery explores his image and highlights how artists creatively render this popular santo. The exhibition features over 75 works by some of New Mexico's most prominent visual artists.
African American Art in the 20th Century: Tuesday-Sunday through January 2014 The exhibition presents 100 paintings, sculptures, and photographs by 43 African American artists from the premier collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, more than half of which are being shown for the first time. The exhibition features artists who came to prominence during the period bracketed by the Harlem renaissance and the Civil Rights movement. Some trained in the country's most prestigious art schools, others in the ateliers of Paris. Many were teachers; others worked at whatever jobs allowed them time to create. All participated in the multivalent dialogues about art, black identity, and the rights of the individual that engaged American society throughout the 20th Century.
The Seagren Collection-Gifts Brought Home: Daily through December 2013 Explore the relationships between the artist, collector, and the art. Pueblo, Hopi and Navajo artists are represented in this exquisite pottery collection.
Saints of the Pueblos: Daily, permanent exhibition Featuring the striking retablos created by renowned santero Charles M. Carrillo. This body of work is part of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's permanent collection, and it is our pleasure to showcase the retablos in a new installation.
A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne-The Zuni World: Monday-Sunday through December 2013 The A:shiwi Map Art Project is an art, language and place name project all in one. The project is intended to be a tool to help Zunis connect to places through artistic renderings of the Zuni cultural landscape. A group of Zuni advisors worked to first decide what not to map, then what would be culturally appropriate to include on the maps. The paintings have been printed as full color posters with place names added.
Indian Dances & Artist Demonstrations: October 5-13, 2013 Traditional Indian dances and artist demonstrations.Weekdays at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. Weekends at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Dynamics of Flight: June-December 2013 Dynamics of Flight is a special exhibit at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History that displays the advances in aircraft design and technology from the Wright Brothers to the Space Shuttle. Experience your own flight in a computerized simulator in order to understand the concepts of pitch, roll and yaw. Dynamics of Flight will give you a new appreciation for aeronautics and the incredible changes this industry has made to our world.
UNM Art Muesum 50th Anniversary Exhibition: Tuesday-Saturday through December 2013
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, The UNM Art Museum is delighted to present three concurrent exhibitions, which survey its remarkable permanent collection of over 30,000 works of art from Raymond Johnson, Kiki Smith, Andy Warhol and more!
Life’s a Beach: Tuesday-Saturday through December 2013
In Life’s a Beach, one of Britain’s most beloved photographers takes us on a color-saturated journey through a place loved by all, the seaside, with its general absurdities and local quirks. Martin Parr has been photographing this subject for many decades, documenting all aspects of the tradition, including close-ups of sunbathers, rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge, and the eternal sandy picnic underway.
Agnes Martin-The Early Years: Tuesday-Saturday through December 2013
Widely recognized as one of the preeminent artists of the late 20th century, Agnes Martin is best known for her subtly rendered grids and stripes painted from the early 1960s until the end of her career in 2004. But as a graduate student at UNM in the late 1940s, under the mentorship of Raymond Jonson, and the 1950s in Taos and New York, Martin worked in a far more spontaneous, organic, and aggressive style that is completely different from the absolute control and serenity of her later works.