March 31 - April 1, 2017, 7pm (+ SAT 9:30pm) at Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Ave NE. Ordinary people from all over the Pacific NW become weekend porn stars, making 5-minute dirty movies for cash prizes! Films run the gamut of LGBT+S sexual styles; funny, thought-provoking, sad, artistic, outrageous, and sexy-because they're real- created and performed by sex-positive people.
April 23, 2017, noon - 4pm at UNM North Golf Course, 2201 Tucker Ave NE, Albuquerque. Funds raised by HIV Walk New Mexico & 5K Fun Run 2015 support organizations that provide treatment, medication, prevention education, meals, housing, mental health services, child care, substance abuse counseling, pastoral care, and research to those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
June 9-10, 2017. The 41st annual PrideFest celebrating the LGBTIQ community in New Mexico. Saturday annual Pride Parade, 10am, along Central Ave. from Girard to San Pedro. Albuquerque PrideFest picks up from 11am at the Expo, 310 San Pedro Dr NE. The event averages about 9,000 people, bringing people from all over the Southwest. See more online:
June 9, 2017. Doors open at 9pm at Sidewinders, 8900 Central Ave SE. Dance party for bears, cubs and friends. DJ MATEO SEGADE (LA). Admission $7 before 10pm, $10 after.
August 18-20, 2017 at Rodeo de Santa Fe Arena, 3237 Rodeo Rd. Bull Riding, Bareback Bronc, Steer Riding, Chute Dogging, Roping Events, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending +more. Camp Events: Steer Decorating, Wild Drag Race, Goat Dressing. Friday + Saturday country dances 9-11pm. Next events: October 13-15, 2017, The World Gay Rodeo Finals Albuquerque, NM Fairgrounds.
October 6-15, 2017 (TBC), at the Guild Cinema. 10 days, screening over 100 features, shorts and documentaries in over 50 programs, representing over 20 countries, hosting an array of guests and filmmakers. With typical attendance of 4,000, SWGLFF is one of the top LGBTQ film festivals in the Southwest, celebrating their 15th annual event in 2017.
October 7-15, 2017 annual event from 6am daily at Balloon Fiesta Park, Balloon Fiesta Blvd (Alameda Blvd). Beautiful, magical sights as literally hundreds of hot air balloons, sail silently through crisp fall air. Afterglow fireworks. Guests from all over the world come to celebrate ballooning. See website for Park and Ride shuttles, public parking, maps, and advance admission tickets.