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Published: 08/05/2008

Music, Art and Cultural Events Highlight Albuquerque’s Fall Calendar

Albuquerque, N.M. – Visitors will enjoy a variety of distinctive events in Albuquerque this fall. During any given week choose from art exhibits, music concerts, sporting events, cultural festivals and more.  Visit for additional events and details on Albuquerque. 

New Mex Now Mix: Works by Alex Chavez, Kenny Chavez, Goldie Garcia, and Johnny Salas, August 9, 2008-January 11, 2009
This exhibit features the work of four contemporary New Mexican mixed media artists who transform the everyday and familiar into the extraordinary and fabulous.
National Hispanic Cultural Center,

New Mexico Wine Festival, August 30-September 1, 2008
New Mexico’s oldest wine festival offers wine tastings from several of New Mexico’s wineries plus live entertainment, food, high-quality arts and crafts in Bernalillo, just north of Albuquerque.
Loretto Park, Bernalillo,


70th Annual New Mexico State Fair, September 5-21, 2008
The New Mexico State Fair is one of the largest fairs in the nation with PRCA rodeo and nationally known country recording stars, and Indian and Spanish villages.  For 17 days, visitors explore art, agriculture, animals, entertainment, food, carnival rides, exhibits and shopping all in one place.
EXPO New Mexico: Home of the State Fair,

Chips & Salsa Half Marathon, September 7, 2008

Meso-Americhanics de la Torre Brothers and Border Baroque, September 12, 2008-February 22, 2009
This exhibit features the work of Einar and Jamex de la Torre. Their edgy creations, fusions of glass, cast resin, popular arts, video, and dollar store treasures unmistakably defy designation and veer into a new place that might be known as Border Baroque.
National Hispanic Cultural Center,

¡Globalquerque!, September 19-20, 2008
New Mexico’s 3rd Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture features events around the state and culminates in a two-day multi-stage festival.  
National Hispanic Cultural Center,

7th Annual Go! Downtown Arts Festival 2008, September 26-28, 2008
Stroll downtown Albuquerque at a celebration of contemporary art, sculpture photography, fashion and a myriad of other arts and crafts.
Gold Avenue in Downtown Albuquerque,

Biennial Southwest ’08, September 28-November 30, 2008
A juried exhibition, presenting a wide range of contemporary art currently being produced in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona.
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History,

 A Fiesta® Patchwork: Images Through Time. September 28, 2008 continuing through 2009
Enjoy this graphical celebration of Balloon Fiesta®, Albuquerque’s premier annual event.  Free with admission.
Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum,


6th Annual Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, October 2008
Presented by Closet Cinema featuring over 100 films. Various locations throughout Albuquerque.

 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, October 4-12, 2008
The 37th annual Fiesta promises to provide adventure and excitement for everyone. Hot air balloons of every shape and color paint the bright blue New Mexico sky into a rainbow of colors during the 10-day festival. More than 600 balloons delight onlookers during Mass Ascensions, evening Balloon Glows, a Special Shape Rodeo and more.

 Other events during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®

  • 20th Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival
  • Harvest Festival at the Albuquerque Biotanic Garden’s Heritage Farm
  • Fall Indian Art Market at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • 7th Annual Old Town Santero Market
  • From Field to Feast, a partnership between the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

*Please visit  for a complete list

 New Mexico Cancer Center Duke City Marathon, October 18-19, 2008
Downtown Albuquerque,

 Día de los Muertos Celebration, October 23-November 4, 2008
National Hispanic Cultural Center,

Jamestown, Quebec, and Santa Fe: Three American Beginnings, October 25, 2008-March 29, 2009
The dramatic, often violent, story of European settlement in the new world is told in three languages and through the eyes of the powerful, the dispossessed and the enslaved.
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History,

Weems International Artfest, November 7-9, 2008
EXPO New Mexico: Home of the State Fair,

Veterans Day Ceremony, November 11, 2008
New Mexico Veterans Memorial

Western Music Association Award Show & Festival, November 19-22, 2008
The nation’s best western music acts come to Albuquerque including yodeling contests, harmony contests, professional development workshops, cowboy church and more.
Albuquerque Marriott,

Twinkle Light Parade, November 22, 2008
An annual holiday parade in Downtown Albuquerque to kick off the holiday season.

8th Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Holiday Show, November 28-30, 2008
EXPO New Mexico: Home of the State Fair,
*Event Images available upon request

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