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Things to Do in and Around Albuquerque


Albuquerque is a bustling, thriving city. From the International Balloon Fiesta to Cinco de Mayo, the city is abuzz with music, dance, family fun and the sights and sounds of this unique cultural icon of the Southwest. Find out where to go and what to do in the Duke City.
  1. Albuquerque Facts and Figures
  2. Attractions & Events Calendar
  3. Annual Festivals and Events
  4. Annual Festivals Continued
  5. Art Festivals and Events
  6. Museums
  7. Holidays & Celebrations
  1. Dining Out
  2. Shopping & Services
  3. Pools, Amusement Parks, Water Parks
  4. Gardens and Zoos
  5. Sports and Recreation
  6. Tours and Day Trips

Albuquerque Facts and Figures

Valley View

How many balloons come to the annual Balloon Fiesta? What is Albuquerque's average rainfall? What is the weather like in Albuquerque? Find answers to these questions and more.

Attractions & Events Calendar

Looking for something to do? Albuquerque has many cultural events and festivals. Check our our monthly events calendars, or find the perfect attraction through this listing, which features live music, dance, theater, and plenty of family activities.

Annual Festivals and Events

Find family friendly events held every year in the greater Albuquerque area. A guide to Albuquerque's festivals and annual events, with something to celebrate every season.

Annual Festivals Continued

Scandinavian Dancers

More annual festivals and events to be found in the Albuquerque area.

Art Festivals and Events

Albuquerque and New Mexico are known for the arts. Find an art festival or special event.


Whatever kind of museum you're looking for, you'll find it, with some you would never think of, all in the greater Albuquerque area.

Holidays & Celebrations

Your guide to annual celebrations and events, with insights to what's local.

Dining Out

There's a whole lot more to the Albuquerque restaurant scene than New Mexican restaurants--though they're thriving for good reason. Find a spot to pick up your knife and fork.

Shopping & Services

Albuquerque has its share of malls and shopping centers. It also offers unique areas for finding the perfect gift in places like Old Town and Nob Hill.

Pools, Amusement Parks, Water Parks

Looking for a great way to spend some time with the kids? Or maybe you just want to cool down; not to worry, there's a place to make a splash somewhere nearby.

Gardens and Zoos

For most of the year, Albuquerque has sunshine and warmth enough to enjoy the outdoors. Discover what plants thrive in the high, painted desert, and enjoy the city's gardens and zoo.

Sports and Recreation

Albuquerque has the advantage of having lots of sunshine, warm weather, extensive bike trails, and nearby mountains for skiing and recreation.

Tours and Day Trips

Sidewalk Old Town

Tour Albuquerque in a variety of ways, taking in the culture and flavor of the city.

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