Featured Events Spotlight

July 28-29, 2017
The Edgewood Arts and Music Festival is bringing you the best of bluegrass, Western Swing, Irish, Singer/Songwriter and other acoustic genres. Wildlife West's covered amphitheater and indoor venues provide shade and shelter, and plenty of seating. Enjoy workshops, contests, open jams, and other events, providing entertainment and fun for musicians and visito...
August 5-6, 2017
This antique event features over 200 dealers of fine art, antiques, Native American and Western art, rare books, ephemera, vintage guitars, old pawn, estate jewelry and more. It's the largest event of its kind in the Southwest and provides a great opportunity to shop and learn about the art of buying in the antiques and collectables markets. Better yet? Proc...
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: Friday-Sunday 9am-5pm
  • Recurrence: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Admission: $10, Kids under 12 Free, $14 Festival Pass (6 day pass), $23 Grande Pass (annual pass)

  • Location: Sandia Resort & Casino

  • 30 Rainbow Rd. N.E. (NE Corner of Tramway & I-25), 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 29th 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!

Beneath the ‘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!