Top 10 Annual Events in New Mexico: Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Taos

Top Ten Annual Events in New Mexico

showcasing the diversity of events in New Mexico

Taos Winter Wine Festival (January in Taos) - Enjoy the slopes of Taos, and afterward taste the region’s best vintages. Grand tastings and wine dinners are the highlights. 

Gathering of Nations Pow-wow (April in Albuquerque) - The largest gathering of Native Americans in the nation takes place in Albuquerque during the last weekend of April. The pow wow takes place at the University of New Mexico basketball stadium (The Pit) and includes drumming and dancing by some 500 tribes in traditional native costume, concerts and the Miss Indian World pageant.

Flamenco Festival Albuquerque (June in Albuquerque) - Distinguished as the most prominent and longest standing flamenco event outside of Spain

Traditional Spanish Market (July in Santa Fe) - Santa Fe celebrates its authentic Hispanic history as artists line the plaza and sell traditional wooden saint statues, pressed tinwork, straw applique and furniture and more

International Folk Art Market (July in Santa Fe) - Discover hundreds of artists from around the globe on Santa Fe's museum hill

Fiestas de Taos (July in Taos) - A two-day celebration of the tri-cultural traditions of Taos including musical and dance performances on the plaza, parades, a commemorative mass, and plenty of food, drink and art

Santa Fe Indian Market (August in Santa Fe ) - This market has taken over the streets of Santa Fe every August for almost a century. The juried market attracts the 1,100 Native American artists who gather to sell their wares on the plaza and surrounding neighborhoods.

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival (September in Santa Fe) - 90 national wineries and 75 of the city's best restaurants gather in Santa Fe for this five-day festival

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (October in Albuquerque) - In early October the largest balloon festival in the world ascends from Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta Park.

Las Cruces Country Music Festival (October in Las Cruces) - Three days of chart-topping country legends and up-and-coming artists

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