Featured Events Spotlight

May 27-29, 2017
Bringing together wineries from around the state, food, arts and crafts vendors, and live music in a relaxed setting, the Albuquerque Wine Festival is the place to be Memorial weekend! Find the wines you like through sampling, purchase a glass to enjoy on site and buy bottles to take home to enjoy later. The New Mexico Wine Growers Association (NMWGA) will b...
Through 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...
Through August 31, 2017
Come cheer on the Albuquerque Isotopes in their 2017 season. The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.
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Event Details
  • Time: 9am-5pm, daily.
  • Recurrence: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Admission: $9, Kids under 12 Free. $12 Festival Pass, $22 Grande Pass

  • Location: Sandia Resort & Casino

  • 30 Rainbow Rd. N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87113
  • Phone: 505-292-7457
  • Event Website

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival: Balloon Fiesta Show

Don't miss one of the top shows in the country! Now in its 28th year, the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival will take place in the big white tent at Sandia Resort & Casino. Coinciding with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the festival features 200 fine artists and craftsmen from across the nation-creating a truly one-of-a-kind celebration of the arts!

The legendary ‘Big White Tent' patrons will find a kaleidoscope of color and activity; perfectly complementing the hot air balloons floating overhead. Festival goers can explore a lively market that features the works of 200 painters, sculptors, potters, photographers, jewelers and more. Artists sell directly to patrons, many of them giving demonstrations and sharing stories behind their pieces. Fall weather in Albuquerque is unrivaled to begin with, and the festival's outdoor pavilion offers a chance to enjoy the day and listen to regional bands like Mariachi Fiesta Internacional, Mezcla Latina and Alpha Blue, while grabbing a bite to eat. Pair an Indian taco with a cold margarita or a local craft beer, or sample specialty foods in the Culinary Arts tent. Don't miss this slice of New Mexican culture... it's as much a part of Albuquerque during the fall as red or green chile!