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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
ABQ Blues & Brews
ABQ Blues & Brews
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(505) 886-1251


Sandia Resort & Casino 30 Rainbow Rd
Albuquerque, NM 87113   Directions

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Come and join one of the biggest beer celebrations in New Mexico, the ABQ Blues & Brews festival. You can sample unlimited beer from your favorite local and regional breweries and discover new favorites. With sixty breweries showcasing their delicious brews, you'll find something you'll love.

The combination of blues music and craft beer is a match made in heaven, and ABQ Blues & Brews brings you some of the best local blues musicians to enjoy while you drink. This festival is part of ABQ Beer Week, a ten-day series of events celebrating great beers and scenery. ABQ Beer Week offers something for everyone, whether you're a new beer lover, a seasoned connoisseur, a foodie, or just looking for a good time.

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

(505) 821-1000

5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113   Directions Website

Experience the most significant annual hot-air balloon festival in the world at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. For nine days, a hundred thousand spectators gather to watch 600 magnificent hot-air balloons take off. The most spectacular moment of the festival is the mass accession of hundreds of hot-air balloons filling the sky at once.

Walk among the moving picture, which shows hot air balloons lifting gently through the crisp, fall air. If you're more of a night owl, experience the magic of a balloon glow as they light up the night sky. You can now plan to attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and participate in this fantastic event. No matter what event you choose to attend, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta will make you feel like you're in a dream.

Corrales Harvest Festival
Corrales Harvest Festival

(505) 349-3809

Corrales, NM 87048
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Come and experience the magical Corrales Harvest Festival. This delightful weekend event offers the opportunity to shop and ride the famous hay wagons around the village. Men, women, children, and even pets gather to celebrate Corrales's rich history and culture.

The Festival originated in 1985 with hayrides during the fall harvest, but it has grown in popularity to attract over 10,000 visitors. This is your chance to travel back in time and enjoy the charm and leisurely pace of a bygone era in Corrales. Explore the village's vast green pastures, orchards, and artistic ambiance. You'll be surrounded by the sounds of roosters, cows, horses, and sheep, making it a truly delightful and sensory experience.

Grecian Festival
Grecian Festival

(505) 247-9411

308 High St SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102   Directions Website

Experience the enchanting ambiance of the Grecian Festival. Immerse yourself in the lively sounds of the bouzouki, savor the authentic Greek cuisine, and feast your eyes on the colorful dancers in their traditional costumes.

You can also indulge in a shopping spree for imported jewelry, gifts, foods, and pastries. Moreover, you can explore the unchanging Orthodox Christian faith by taking a guided tour of our St. George Church. Come and join a joyful and fun-filled experience that will leave you with beautiful memories.

National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show
National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show

(505) 873-8680

30 Rainbow Rd
Albuquerque, NM 87113   Directions Website

Albuquerque's National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show is the hottest food event. With 15,000 fiery food fans, you can sample over 1,000 spicy foods and BBQ dishes from over 200 exhibitors. The event will be hosted by Sandia Resort and Casino, making it the perfect destination for your next fiery getaway.

You'll have the opportunity to try everything from blazing BBQ to super-hot salsa and sweet heat desserts. The show features over 1,000 products, cooking demonstrations, food samples, Scovie Award-winning products, and 505 Food Fights, a cooking competition for charity. You can expect to see 170 exhibitors and over 20,000 attendees over three days at the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show.

New Mexico Renaissance Celtic Festival
New Mexico Renaissance Celtic Festival

(575) 749-1275

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Wildlife Nature Park & Zoo 87 N Frontage Rd
Edgewood, NM 87015   Directions

Welcome to The Land of Enchantment Realm at the New Mexico Renaissance Celtic Festival, which is considered the best in the state. The Festival promises an exciting lineup of entertainers worldwide, including a Celtic Celebration, Medieval Celebration, Pirate & Viking Celebration, and Time Traveler Celebration.

There will also be a fantastic concert and show lineup. In addition to the entertainment, there will be Scottish Clan Tents, various tradespeople and merchants, food vendors, Beer Taverns, Tea With The Queen, Knights Fighting, Jousting knights and their steeds, Tomato Toss, Archery, and a Festival Quest Adventure. The Festival will occur in tents and castle walls, with street markets, ensuring something for everyone.

New Mexico State Fair
New Mexico State Fair

(505) 222-9700

300 San Pedro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108   Directions Website

Discover the excitement of the New Mexico State Fair, located in Albuquerque. Here, you can experience a blend of cultural heritage, unique attractions, and top-notch entertainment, making it the biggest show in town. The festival has something for everyone, including action-packed professional rodeo cowboys, agricultural and livestock competitions, and fantastic country music performances. You will want to experience this unforgettable experience.

EXPO New Mexico is the state's premier multi-use entertainment and events facility, hosting the New Mexico State Fair annually and hundreds of other events annually. In addition to the fair, they have the most prominent outdoor year-round flea market that attracts numerous vendors and patrons every weekend. The 236-acre site is available for rent for both public and private events, including cultural villages, outdoor spaces, historic arts facilities, and expansive trade show spaces.

New Mexico Wine Festival
New Mexico Wine Festival

(575) 649-8994

4801 Lang Ave NE 110
Albuquerque, NM 87109   Directions Website

The New Mexico Wine Festival is a longstanding summer tradition. Visitors can sample and shop over 200 wines from top wineries in the state. In addition, the festival offers delicious food, artisans selling their crafts, and live music performances to celebrate the season. For over 30 years, New Mexico Wine has hosted annual festivals that feature local food, arts and crafts, great live music, and, of course, the celebrated wines of New Mexico.

The festival season starts every Memorial Day in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, attracting over 13,000 wine lovers for a weekend filled with fun and festivity. As fall approaches, the festival gathers again to celebrate the harvest and the hard work spent in the vineyards with a Labor Day weekend celebration. You're invited to join one of the annual events to taste the latest vintages and meet the families who produce quality craft wine for your enjoyment.

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festivals
Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festivals

(505) 292-7457

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Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festivals are among New Mexico's top ten attractions and rank among the top 100 art festivals in the nation. Over 33 years, they have featured vibrant collections of fine artists and artisans from all over the country.

These bustling markets attract shoppers and collectors and showcase original art at affordable prices. The festival welcomes thousands of Albuquerque residents and Balloon Fiesta tourists in October. In November, the Rio Grande's holiday show is perfect for shopping. Check out each festival page for details and artist previews.

Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest
Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest

(505) 933-8650

Albuquerque, NM 87108
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The Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest is the world's largest festival dedicated to chocolate, coffee, and gourmet foods, attracting over 23,000 attendees. It features 200 vendors, six stages, and 250,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor facilities.

Discover exquisite chocolates, coffees, candies, baked goods, and more, and enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, coffee and culinary seminars, and hands-on classes. The festival brings together purveyors of incredible chocolates, coffees, teas, gourmet foods, wine, and beer. It also includes craft cheeses, artisan breads, and unique sauces and dips.

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