Abuquerque, 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 www.itsatrip.org for additional events and details on Albuquerque.

A Fiesta® Patchwork: Images Through Time. Opens 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, www.cabq.gov/balloon

New Mex Now Mix: Works by Alex Chavez, Kenny Chavez, Goldie Garcia, and Johnny Salas, August 9, 2008 through 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, www.nhccn.org

Meso-Americhanics de la Torre Brothers and Border Baroque, September 12, 2008 through 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, www.nhccnm.org

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

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 Albuquerque 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 www.itsatrip/balloonfiesta.org for a complete list

New Mexico Cancer Center Duke City Marathon, October 19, 2008
Downtown Albuquerque, www.dukecitymarathon.com

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

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, www.cabq.gov/museum

Tony Hillerman Writers Conference, November 5-9, 2008
Mystery writers from across the country will join New Mexico authors and experts at the 2008 Tony Hillerman Writers Conference: Focus on Mystery. Hyatt Regency Hotel in Albuquerque. www.wordharvest.com

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

Veterans Day Ceremony, November 11, 2008
New Mexico Veterans Memorial, www.nmvetsmemorial.com

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.www.WesternMusic.org

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, www.riograndefestival.com

11th Annual Holiday Stroll, December 5, 2008
Historic Old Town, www.albuquerqueoldtown.com

River of Lights, November 29,2008-December 30, 2009
A magical holiday display featuring light sculptors of zoo animals, garden plants, aquarium fish and holiday themes.
Rio Grande Botanic Garden, www.cabq.gov/biopark

Feast of Guadalupe Celebration & Concert, December 12, 2008
National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org

New Mexico Bowl, December 20, 2008
College football bowl game pits Mountain West Conference against the Western Athletic Conference.
University of New Mexico Stadium, www.NewMexicoBowl.com

Holiday Concert and Luminaria tour, December 24, 2008
Celebrate Christmas Eve in the most magical of settings. Luminarias glow, music fills the air, the joys of the season are expressed in the lights and decorations throughout Old Town.

*Event images available upon request