Not sure where to start planning your perfect Albuquerque vacation? Here are a few ideas to get you out and about while you're in Albuquerque!
At Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque, the passion and energy of flamenco come alive nightly as you experience flamenco in its most intimate, powerful setting in the heart of historic Old Town Albuquerque. Featuring a world-class line-up of artists, the Tablao Flamenco presents a dynamic schedule of performances, featuring premier artists from Spain and the United States. Link to learn more below.
Performances Fri-Sat, Sunday Matinee
The Albuquerque Artwalk is an independent arts organization and community of artists working to elevate New Mexico’s emerging creative economy. Albuquerque Artwalk organizes block-by-block place making events that aim to support local artists, micro-businesses and local brick and mortar establishments. Link to learn more below.
Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday of each month.
Gathering of Nations brings together Native American culture and pride, competition Indian singing, dancing with over 3,000 dancers. Indian traders’ market, traditional horse and rider parade, stage 49 contemporary music stage, street fair, food court, Tee Pee Village with World's tallest Tee Pee and the crowning of Miss Indian World. The Gathering of Nations is North America's Biggest Powwow. Link to learn more below.
Bring the family to Zoo Music during the summer to enjoy performances by national touring entertainment. Plan to spend an evening with wildlife, food, music and fun. Kids can get their face painted, and on select nights, brave a 25-foot tall climbing wall. Link to learn more below.
Every summer, the National Institute of Flamenco and the University of New Mexico host Festival Flamenco Alburquerque, bringing the finest flamenco artists in the world to Albuquerque. For eight days, the city is filled with the pulse of flamenco, and is transformed into a cultural epicenter for the art form. Link to learn more below.
New Mexico United, the state’s professional soccer franchise, brings the most popular sport in the world home to the Land of Enchantment. Fueled by a passion for community, New Mexico United’s promise is to provide a platform that brings New Mexicans together for a unique sporting experience, celebrating the unity and excitement inherent in world-class soccer. Link to learn more below.
In October the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® creates an enchanted world of special shape balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies. Link to learn more below.
New Mexico's premier boutique market event exclusively showcasing local New Mexican Artisans and whose mission is to help expand their creative economy. Link to learn more below.
Enjoy the magic of millions of twinkling lights and nearly 600 dazzling holiday displays at New Mexico’s largest walk-through light show! River of Lights was voted in the top 10 in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice for Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights in 2020. Link to learn more below.
Enjoy this annual Christmas Eve night tradition in Albuquerque without worrying about parking, driving through snow, annoying traffic delays, or wasting gas. The tour, which begins and ends at the Albuquerque Convention Center, takes approximately 45 minutes and travels through Old Town and the Country Club area. Link to learn more below.