This week in Albuquerque – catch the nation’s largest PowWow, art markets and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful spring weather.
Watch our weekly segment on KRQE / Fox New Mexico (Channel 13-2) on Wednesday mornings at 7:35 to stay up to date with events in Albuquerque. Then check out our ABQ365 calendar to find all the event details and use the hashtags #ABQevents and #ThingsToDoABQ to join the conversation on social media!
36th Annual Gathering of Nations PowWow
Every year, Albuquerque is honored to play host to America’s largest Pow Wow. Traditional dancers come from across North America to compete and showcase their craft. In addition to the dances, spectators can also enjoy the Miss Indian World pageant, where contestants will showcase their talents, Native language proficiency and more for a chance to be the next Miss Indian World. Don’t miss out on the Grand Entry which takes place before each session – thousands of Native American dancers simultaneously enter the dance floor dress in colorful regalia, to the sound of rhythmic drums.
2019 Renaissance Faire
Lords and Ladies are invited to the most beloved event in the Albuquerque kingdom. Meet royalty, learn about traditions of the past through Living history demonstrations and feast on food fit for a king at the tavern. Children can try their hand at fighting a knight, and babies can compete in “Crawl for the Crown”. There is something for the whole family at the faire!
3rd Annual Bard Crawl: Romeo and Juliet
When Shakespeare was writing his infamous plays, they were often performed in public spaces instead of a grand theatre. Duke City Repertory Theatre is continuing that tradition by bringing performances of the tragic tale of the two star-crossed lovers to several breweries around town. There will be 7 performances in total, please check our website for a full list of dates and locations.
Spring Art Market - 2019 American Indian Week
The last weekend of the annual American Indian Week is unmissable for art lovers! The courtyard transforms into a bustling marketplace with dozens of artist booths featuring pottery, jewelry, paintings and more.
Tasty Tuesdays at Hyder Park
Enjoy the beautiful spring weather every week at Tasty Tuesdays. A feel-good time for the whole family – featuring food trucks, live music, yoga, farm-fresh produce and kid’s activities like face painting!
Art Along the Rio Grande Fair
Over 30 local artists will be selling art work focusing on the cultural heritage and the ecological significance of the Rio Grande Valley at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House Museum this weekend. Grab a yummy lunch from one of the many food trucks and enjoy live music and free kid’s activities. While you’re there, take a tour of the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge or the museum.
South Valley Showcase
The South Valley Showcase is an evening of student work and voice. The event highlights South Valley high school student's fine arts, creative writing, and art work, all of which fit within the theme of "Be the voice, not the echo! | ¡Sé la voz, no el eco! The event is open to the community and will include a reception following the showcase celebrating the student work and community.