Gathering of Nations Powwow
North America's largest powwow is in Albuquerque and features over 3,000 Native American dancers, a street fair and a trader's market. The Gathering of Nations Powwow is also where Miss Indian World is crowned each year.
International Wind Festival
This unique festival in nearby Edgewood, New Mexico is where kite lovers, wind and solar energy fanatics and device-builders converge to pay tribute to the power of wind. Competitions for wind-powered devices and kite flying, art exhibits, music and workshops are just some of the fun Wind Festival events.
Digifest Southwest Film Festival
This film competition pits seven digital filmmakers against each other in an effort to win the grand prize. Digiwest Southwest Film Festival is open to the public and also includes an animation festival held at Lodestar Astronomy Center in the Albuquerque Museum of Natural History.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
This Albuquerque festival draws over one million visitors annually to watch hundreds of colorful hot air balloons take the sky. Held over two weekends in October at Balloon Fiesta Park.
River of Lights | Holiday Light Fest
A long-time Albuquerque tradition, the River of Lights (also known as the Holiday Light Fest) is a month-long event when the community becomes alight with luminarias ("little lights"). The best places to visit during the Light Fest are the Rio Grande Botanic Garden, the Albuquerque Biological Park and the Rio Grande itself.
-- Albuquerque festival reviews by Avital Binshtock