Your Guide to Some of the Best Albuquerque Festivals

Albuquerque hosts some of the best annual events you’ve ever experienced! Here’s your guide to the best Albuquerque festivals that draw people from far and wide to participate.

7 of the Best Albuquerque Festivals

1. Albuquerque Restaurant Week: March

Albuquerque is well-known for their delicious, one-of-a-kind local cuisine. During Albuquerque Restaurant Week, you’ll be able to get great deals at some of the area’s finest restaurants. Attend this event to have unforgettable meals around town!

2. Gathering of Nations: April

This is a beautiful celebration of different cultures coming together! Featuring gorgeous costumes, amazing dance performances, extraordinary food, and much more, the annual Gathering of Nations is the best choice for those wanting to learn more about the area’s history and traditions.

3. ABQ Beer Week: May/June

Albuquerque has a thriving craft beer scene! This particular part of local culture is celebrated through an annual week-long festival, ABQ Beer Week, held in late May/early June. This beer fest in Albuquerque features different beer and food pairings hosted in restaurants all over town, creating a tasty and memorable experience for anyone who loves a delicious, handcrafted beer!

4. Route 66 Summerfest: July

A beloved tradition in Albuquerque, the Route 66 Summerfest is always a blast! This free event offers concerts as well as artist and food vendors. Bring your family and friends out for some quality entertainment! This is one of the most fun things to do in Albuquerque at night during the summer.

5. Salsa Fiesta: September

We love our salsa here in New Mexico! Head to the annual Salsa Fiesta in September to taste a variety of different salsas and vote for your favorite. There will also be food trucks, vendors, entertainment, and much more. This is a great event for the whole family.

6. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: October

The world’s largest balloon festival takes place right here in Albuquerque, NM! The Albuquerque International Balloon Festival is a highly-anticipated annual event that features countless, colorful balloons and an abundance of additional entertainment.

7. Old Town Holiday Stroll: December

The Christmas season is so festive in Albuquerque, NM! Attend the Old Town Holiday Stroll to treat yourself to sights of gorgeous light displays, beautiful decorations, and much more. You can shop, dine, and watch the annual Christmas tree lighting!

Where to Stay While Enjoying the Exciting Albuquerque Festivals

There’s always something happening in Albuquerque, so make sure you enjoy your vacation to the fullest! Stay with us at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town, a historic bed and breakfast in Albuquerque, to complete your trip to this exciting city. We offer comfortable rooms, outstanding amenities, and friendly hospitality to guarantee you have a wonderful time here. Explore the many attractions of Albuquerque or simply relax in the peace and quiet of our cozy inn and all its excellent qualities. Our beautiful oasis of New Mexico is waiting for you, so check our availability and book your stay today!

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