your guide to some of the best Albuquerque festivals

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Albuquerque hosts some of the best annual events you’ve ever experienced! Here’s your guide to the best Albuquerque festivals that draw people from around the world.

7 of the Best Albuquerque festivals

1. Albuquerque Restaurant Week: March

The Albuquerque restaurant scene is booming! The city is well-known for its unique local cuisine, as well as many ethnic restaurants. During Albuquerque Restaurant Week, you can get great deals at some of the area’s finest restaurants.Try several restaurants during the week for unforgettable meals around town!

2. Gathering of Nations: April

This is a magnificent celebration of Native American tribes coming together! See beautiful clothing and amazing dance performances. The annual Gathering of Nations is the best choice for those wanting to learn more about New Mexico’s Native American culture.

3. ABQ Beer Week: May-June

Albuquerque has a thriving craft beer scene! Enjoy local craft brews during ABQ Beer Week in restaurants all over town. It’s a tasty and memorable experience for anyone who loves a delicious, handcrafted beer!

4. Lavender in the Village Festival: July

The Lavender in the Village Festival takes place in the Village of Los Ranchos, just a couple of miles from the Bottger Mansion on Rio Grande Blvd. Enjoy live music, food, lavender soaps, lotions and other products, arts and crafts, and strolling through the beautiful lavender fields.

5. Route 66 Summerfest: July

The Route 66 Summerfest in Albuquerque is always a blast! This free event offers concerts and a parade, as well as artists and food vendors. Bring your family and friends out for some quality entertainment! This is one of the most fun things to do in Albuquerque at night during the summer.

6. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: October

The world’s largest balloon festival takes place right here in Albuquerque, NM! The Albuquerque International Balloon Festival is the most photographed event in the world. Enjoy watching hundreds of colorful hot air balloons as they inflate and launch into the early New Mexico morning. Don’t miss the evening Balloon Glow, fireworks and concerts.

7. Old Town Holiday Stroll: December

The Christmas season is so festive in Albuquerque, NM! Attend the Old Town Holiday Stroll and see thousands of luminarias and beautiful decorations. Watch the lighting of the giant Christmas tree, shop and dine! This is truly a traditional local event, and we always see friends and neighbors there.


Where to stay while enjoying exciting Albuquerque festivals

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There’s always something happening in Albuquerque, so make sure you enjoy your vacation to the fullest! Stay at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town, a historic bed and breakfast in Albuquerque, to complete your trip to this exciting city. We offer comfortable rooms, outstanding amenities, and friendly hospitality to guarantee you have a wonderful time here. Explore the many attractions of Albuquerque or simply relax in the peace and quiet of our cozy inn. Our beautiful oasis in New Mexico is waiting for you, so check our availability and book your stay today!

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