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.
October 13-22, 2017. 10 days, October 13 - 22, screen over 75 features, shorts and documentaries in over 30 programs, and represent over 20 countries, while hosting an array of guests and filmmakers - creating a truly regional experience. 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 20-22, 2017 at Albuquerque, NM Fairgrounds. THU Kick-Off Party. FRI + SAT + SUN Rodeo Competition Days plus Sidewinders Bar entertainment and IGRA Royalty events. SUN Banquet and Awards Dance 7pm-12am at Anasazi Ballroom | Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel. Next: August 17-19, 2018, Zia Regional Rodeo.
June 8-9, 2018. The 42nd annual PrideFest celebrates the NM LGBTIQ community. Saturday Pride Parade, 10am, along Central Ave., from Girard to San Pedro. Albuquerque PrideFest 11am-6pm at the Expo NM, 310 San Pedro Dr NE. The event averages about 9,000 people, bringing people from all over the Southwest. See Facebook.
August 17-19, 2018, venue TBA. Annual rodeo events, CW dances/ bar events - see website for info:
September 14-16, 2018 (TBC). This past year included: FRI night parade 7pm down Washington Ave to the Plaza and back north along Lincoln Ave to Federal Place. After parade dance on the Plaza - free event. SAT festival noon-6pm at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St Michaels Dr, Santa Fe. See lineup at website below. SUN Pride Brunch 10pm at Museum Hill Cafe, 710 Camino Lejo.