Featured Events Spotlight

February 25-August 27, 2017
From Billy the Kid to Breaking Bad, movies and television have portrayed and marketed our state into the present day. Guest curated by American cultural historian Paul Andrew Hutton, this pop culture exhibit includes westerns, war movies, comedy, and science fiction. IMAGE Lobby card, Kit Carson, 1928 Paramount Pictures Offset lithograph Courtesy Paul A. Hut...
February 28-March 5, 2017
It began as one man's story... became everyone's music... and is now Broadway's musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped o...
March 3-5, 2017
USA Track & Field competitions feature the very best track & field athletes from Team USA. Athletes from all over the country head to Albuquerque to compete at the Albuquerque Convention Center, home to world-class indoor track and field.
Through March 31, 2017
One of Albuquerque's busiest times for theater is late winter and early spring, so we've compiled some great performances for you to enjoy. Explore shows spanning multiple genres - from comedy to drama, classics to new work, and local offerings to international touring productions.
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Event Details
  • Time: Various
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 7 days
  • Admission: Varies - call each Pueblo for admission prices

  • Location: Various Albuquerque Area Pueblos

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Native American Feast Days

Native American feast days allow tribal members to come together in a renewal of their language, culture and religion. On these days, the communities celebrating a feast day are often open to the public, and members of the tribe will prepare a variety of bountiful meals to share with their visiting guests. Visitors are often fascinated to see that pueblo life is a window to another world. Not relegated to history books or museums, this is a living culture that carries on the centuries-old traditions of their ancestors.

Feast days are as much celebrations of ancient Native American heritage as they are commemorations of Catholic saints. Feast days include traditional dances, cultural activities, food and arts vendors. Each dance tells a different story and serves a different purpose. Every dance is considered a prayer, not a performance. Drums beat with an insistent cadence and the air is filled with the fragrance of piñon smoke.

For a complete schedule of Native American Feast Days and contact information for each Pueblo, please refer to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's website.

January

  • 1st: Transfer of Canes to New Pueblo Tribal Officials
  • 6th: King's Day Celebration honoring New Pueblo Officials
  • 23rd: San Ildefonsus Feast Day
  • 25th: St. Paul's Feast Day

February

  • 1st or 2nd weekend: Governor's Feast

March

  • 9th: St. Joseph's Feast Day

April

  • Easter Weekend: Various Dances at most Pueblos

May

  • 1st: St. Phillip Feast Day and Santa Maria Feast Day
  • 3rd: Santa Cruz Feast Day
  • Memorial Day Weekend: Jemez Pueblo, Annual Jemez Red Rocks Arts & Crafts Show & Pow-Wow 

June 

  • Memorial Day Weekend: Jemez Pueblo, Annual Jemez Red Rocks Arts & Crafts Show & Pow-Wow   
  • 13th: St. Anthony Feast Day
  • 24th: St. John the Baptist Feast Day
  • 29th: Peter/St. Paul Feast Day

July

  • 14th: St. Bonaventure Feast Day
  • 25th: Santiago Feast Day
  • 26th: St. Anne Feast Day

August 

  • 2nd: Persingula Feast Day
  • 10th: San Lorenzo Feast Day
  • Anniversary of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680
  • 28th: St. Augustine Feast Day

September

  • Labor Day Weekend: Santo Domingo Pueblo Annual Arts & Crafts Market
  • 2nd: San Estevan Feast Day

October

  • 4th: St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day
  • 17th: St. Margaret Mary's Feast Day

November

  • 12th: San Diego Feast Day
  • Thanksgiving Weekend: Sky City (Acoma) Annual Indian Arts & Crafts Show & Auction

December

  • 24th: Christmas Eve Celebration (dances at most Pueblos)
  • 25th: Christmas Day Celebration (dances at most Pueblos) 

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