Things to do in Albuquerque
With 310 days of sunshine a year, Albuquerque is the perfect place to relax, unwind and reconnect. Wondering about things to do in Albuquerque? Our newly renovated hotel is just minutes from popular Albuquerque activities and attractions like championship golf courses, shopping, recreation, the University of New Mexico and many corporate headquarters making it an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers.
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Founders' Day Fiesta: Happy Birthday, Albuquerque! Citizens fill the streets - and patios - of downtown Albuquerque to celebrate the heritage of this unique Southwest city.
Gathering of Nations: Over 3,000 Native American participants gather to celebrate their heritage with dancing and singing competitions.
Run for the Zoo: Every year, those who want to keep the Albuquerque Zoo open come out to support it in this full day of fundraising walking and running events.
Annular Eclipse: It's like that Johnny Cash song, only cooler. In an annular eclipse, the moon partially covers the sun, leaving nothing but a bright ring visible. See it at the petroglyph national monument.
Albuquerque Wine Festival: It's the event every wine enthusiast in Albuquerque looks forward to. Come to the Balloon Grounds for the wine and leave with a commemorative wine glass.
Albuquerque Comic Expo: Comic lovers in San Diego can't have all the fun. The Albuquerque Comic Expo features exhibitors, vendors, a gaming area, Artist Alley, and more.
Festival Flamenco International: Latin dance comes to Albuquerque. This flamenco event includes over 30 artists in seven spectacular performances, and 24+ workshops for students at every level beginner to profession.
Twilight at the Zoo: Ever wanted to see what those nocturnal zoo animals do when the zoo closes? Twilight at the Zoo gives you an opportunity to see these creatures up and active.
Bosque Moonlight Hike: The Bosque wetlands are home to creatures that shun the harsh desert sun. Enjoy a hike under the stars and catch a glimpse of creatures that start their day when most of us are ready to call it a night.
Salsa Under the Stars: This dancing is too hot for sunlight. Enjoy spicy salsa dancing under the stars at the Albuquerque Museum Amphitheatre
Bubonicon: The largest fan-run science fiction convention in New Mexico, Bubonicon featurs the best writers, artists, and film stars in the genre.
Globalquerque Music Festival: Ending with a two-day concert on the main stage, this festival features a myriad of international performers join representatives of New Mexico's varied cultural traditions, plus food and crafts from around the world, educational workshops, free family fun, dance classes and more.
Fall Festival of Flowers: Celebrate the beautiful flowers at the Botanical Gardens before autumn takes them away.
Albuquerque International Balloon Festival: The celebration that put Albuquerque on the map, the International Balloon Festival is a major draw to the city and has been internationally renowned for three decades.
Big 5 Duke City Marathon: Fight cancer at the city's longest running marathon, which attracts thousands of runners from across the state.
Doggie Dash and Dawdle: Created to help fun the Albuquerque Humane Society, this annual event is a celebration of the special relationship people have with their canine companions.
Festival of the Cranes: The cranes return to the Bosque Wetlands in November. This annual festival celebrates their return with over 100 lectures, workshops, tours, hikes and hands-on activities are planned, ranging from the popular Sandhill Crane Behavior to special photography tours to socializing with locals on the Plaza.
Ghost Tour of Old Town Albuquerque: Learn about 300 years of haunted history in ABQ with legends, folklore, ghost stories and more.
Dawn of Dinosaurs: The only Triassic exhibit hall in North America can be found in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History.