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Albuquerque Hotel Events

Nativo Lodge Events

  • New Year's Eve at Nativo Lodge: Featuring an amazing selection of food, entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight. Hotel packages available from $119/couple.
  • Happy Hour -

    Join us every day for Albuquerque's great happy hour at our lobby bar from 5:00-7:00pm with specials on drinks and munchies.
  • 2nd + 4th Friday's 8-11pm Nativo Underground -

    Experience a revolution with themed events featuring a variety of themed entertainment, food and beverages and local vendors. Themes have included fashion shows, tattoo arts, metaphysical exploration, tequila tastings and more. Visit our Facebook Page to see what is happening.
  • Hookah in the TeePee -

    East meets west in our outdoor TeePee at Nativo lodge, enjoy exotic flavors of fine tobacco in our Hookah Lounge located in our TeePee next to our pool outdoors. Open during warmer months with seasonal hours, private groups only and advanced reservations are required.
  • Artist Exhibitions and Demonstrations -

    Nativo Lodge is honored to feature some of the most exciting new artwork from emerging urban Native American artists. Check out our Facebook page for upcoming exhibitions, demonstrations and information on the artists featured at Nativo Lodge during Nativo Underground and see more info on our Community Partnerships page.



Albuquerque Event Guide -

Albuquerque is a city bursting with fun events suited to every type of interest. From artistic and cultural events to family fun festivities and outdoor adventure you're sure to find something to do year-round in Albuquerque. Albuquerque has been voted as one of the top most eventful cities by Eventful.com. Below is a list of the most notable featured Albuquerque special events. Be sure to check out each event's website for full event details including dates, times, location and admission prices.

Featured Albuquerque Special Events

March

Women and Creativity

  • Put on by the National Hispanic Cultural Center, this month-long event celebrates women's creative aspects.
  • Located in Albuquerque and the surrounding area.
  • For more information visit www.womenandcreativity.org or call 505-246-2261
  • Nativo Lodge is offering a special 25% discount rate for Girlfriends Getaways for this celebration in March - use code WOMEN when booking.
Albuquerque Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week

  • Restaurant Week gives restaurant gurus an opportunity to indulge in the flavors of Albuquerque's fine dining restaurants.
  • Discounts are available for guests
  • Located in Albuquerque and the surrounding area
  • For more information visit www.nmrestaurantweek.com or call 505-847-3333

Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest

  • A three-day event that highlights coffee, chocolate makers throughout the southwest.
  • Event includes baking contests, cooking demonstrations, eating contests live music and food.
  • Fun for all ages.
  • See New Mexico's largest chocolate fountain.
  • For more information go to www.chocolateandcoffeefest.com

April

Maxico Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

  • The nation's largest gathering of Native American Tribes.
  • Over 3,000 Native Americans Participate in culturally distinct dances and songs
  • Fun for the whole family.
  • For more information visit www.gatheringofnations.com or call 505-836-2810

May

Albuquerque Old Town New Fun

Old Town New Fun

  • This event runs May through October.
  • Old town hosts several events celebrating the rich culture of New Mexico, such as folk art and live Music.
  • Located in Old Town, South Plaza St NW, Albuquerque, 87104
  • For more information visit www.cabq.gov/crs/newfun.html or call 505-768-3556

June

Albuquerque Summer Events

Albuquerque Summer Events

  • During the summer Albuquerque hosts many different concerts, fairs, museum exhibits, markets and festivals.
  • For more information visit itsatrip.org/events/summerfun

Annual End of Wild West Jubilee

  • This event is a Nationally Renowned cowboy action shooting competition that highlights the old west and cowboy lifestyle.
  • This three-day event highlights western tradition and culture for all ages.
  • Located on 144 Juan Thomas Road, East Mountain area, Albuquerque, NM.
  • For more information visit www.sassnet.com/EoT/ or call 505-843-1320


July

Albuquerque Summerfest

Summerfest

  • Each week, Albuquerque hosts a variety of entertaining events such as concerts, culinary events and car shows.
  • Every Saturday night in Albuquerque, NM.
  • For more information visit www.cabq.gov/cultural-services/summerfest

Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque

  • Every July mariachi musicians of all ages come to Albuquerque for a weekend of performances and workshops.
  • Located in Albuquerque, NM.
  • For more information visit www.mariachispectacular.com or call 505-843-1320

August

Albuquerque Ballet Pro Musica Festival

Ballet Pro Musica Festival

  • Celebrating Chamber Music Ballet, an innovative category that combines chamber music and live symphony into a unique performance.
  • Located at 1701 4th Street Southwest, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM.
  • For more information visit www.balletpromusica.org or call 505-352-1281

September

Annual New Mexico Wine Festival

New Mexico Wine Festival

  • This is the biggest wine festival In New Mexico with sampling of wine from around the state and the U.S.
  • Various vendors, music, food and arts and crafts.
  • Held each Labor Day Weekend in Bernalillo, NM.
  • Just minutes away on I-25 from Nativo Lodge.
  • For more information visit www.newmexicowinefestival.com or call 505-867-3311

¡Globalquerque! World Music Festival

  • This two-day celebration highlights music from around the world and its diverse culture.
  • Various Performances, food and fun for the whole family
  • Located at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
  • For more information visit www.globalquerque.org or call 505-232-9868
Annual Old Town Salsa Fiesta

Annual Old Town Salsa Fiesta

  • This event gives people the opportunity to sample different salsas from vendors and a chance to vote for their favorite.
  • Various activities including bands, dancers and kid friendly crafts are also available.
  • Located at 400 Marquette NW, Old Town, Albuquerque, NM.
  • For more information visit www.cabq.gov/cultural-services/salsa-fiesta or call 505-768-3585
New Mexico State Fair

New Mexico State Fair


  • New Mexico's annual state fair is a two-week long celebration including food, carnival rides concerts and a variety of activities for the whole family.
  • Located at EXPO New Mexico 300 San Pedro Dr. NE.
  • For more information visit www.exponm.com or call 505-265-1791

October

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

  • The world's largest ballooning event and the world's most photographed event.
  • A two-week event where visitors can watch hot air balloons flood the sky.
  • This is a must see for anyone who visits Albuquerque.
  • Located at 4401 Alameda Blvd NE, Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM.
  • For more information visit www.balloonfiesta.com or call 505-821-1000

November

Albuquerque Weems International Artfest

Weem's International Artfest

  • This multi-cultural event highlights the nation's top artisans.
  • Celebrated for over 30 years.
  • For more information visit www.weemsinternationalartfest.org or call 505-293-6133

December

River of Lights

  • This holiday spectacular is a display down New Mexico's longest walkway of light sculptures made by local artists.
  • Located at 903 10th Street Southwest, Downtown, Albuquerque, NM.
  • For more information visit www.cabq.gov/biopark/garden/annual-events/river-of-lights or call 505-764-6280.

Old Town Shop and Stroll

  • Vendors in old town open up for some late night Christmas shopping.
  • Enjoy the thousands of Luminarias that light up the square.
  • Held the first Friday in December.
  • For more information visit albuquerqueoldtown.com/

Christmas Eve Old Town Luminaria Tour

  • Every Christams eve Old Town is decorated with traditional luminarias.
  • Walk around and enjoy the Christmas carols.
  • For more information go to albuquerqueoldtown.com/

January

Albuquerque Sandia Peak Ski Area

Sandia Peak Ski Area

  • Albuquerque's neighboring ski resort.
  • Just a few miles away, visitors can experience a variety of trails for skiers and snowboarder at all levels.
  • Right off of Mile Marker 6, Crest Scenic Byway, Highway 536, Eastside, Albuquerque, NM.
  • For more info visit their website, www.sandiapeak.com or call 505-242-9052

Tricklock Revolutions International Theatre Festival

  • Albuquerque's premier theater company.
  • For three weeks in January, the company puts on high-quality theater performances.
  • Performances are located in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
  • For more information visit www.tricklock.com or call 505-254-8393
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