Upcoming & Annual Events

Travelers wondering what to do in Albuquerque will be pleased to learn that the city offers a bit of something for everyone. Enjoy a compelling variety of things to do during your visit, including championship golf, excellent shopping, one-of-a-kind cultural activities, fine dining and so much more. Situated in the thriving Uptown area, Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown is a gateway to all the sights, sounds and experiences of the city. Begin planning your weekend getaway today.

ALBUQUERQUE COMIC EXPO

San Diego Comic Con may be the largest event of its kind in the United States, but that doesn’t make the Albuquerque Comic Expo less exciting. This popular event features an array of exhibitors, vendors, a gaming area, Artist Alley and more.

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Festival Flamenco International

Whether you’re a novice or pro, participant or spectator, you’ll find something to enjoy at Albuquerque’s Festival Flamenco International. This dancing event includes over 30 artists in seven spectacular performances, plus a variety of workshops for students of all levels.

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Twilight at the Zoo

Ever wonder what nocturnal animals do when they’re awake at night? Part of ABQ BioPark Zoo, Twilight at the Zoo gives you an opportunity to see these creatures up and active.

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Bosque Moonlight Hike

The Bosque wetlands are home to creatures that shun the harsh desert sun. Enjoy a hike under the stars and catch a glimpse of creatures that start their day when most of us are ready to call it a night.

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Salsa under the Stars

It’s a dance so hot that you can’t do it during the daytime. Salsa under the stars brings Latin spice to the Albuquerque Museum Amphitheatre.

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Bubonicon

For sci-fi fans, by sci-fi fans, Bubonicon is the largest science fiction convention in New Mexico. This convention features the best writers, artists and film stars in the genre.

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Globalquerque Music Festival

Cementing Albuquerque’s status as a globally-aware destination, this two-day musical event brings artists from around the world to the city for non-stop live entertainment.

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Albuquerque International Balloon Festival

One of the most popular things to do in the city, the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival is a world-class event that delights visitors of all ages.

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Big 5 Duke City Marathon

Fight cancer at the city’s longest running marathon, which attracts thousands of runners from across the state..

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Doggie Dash and Dawdle

Created to help fund the Albuquerque Humane Society, this event brings pet owners and their four-legged companions together for a celebration of the relationship between human and animals.

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Festival of the Cranes

The cranes return to the Bosque Wetlands in November. This annual festival celebrates their return with over 100 lectures, workshops, tours, hikes and hands-on activities are planned, ranging from the popular Sandhill Crane Behavior to special photography tours to socializing with locals on the Plaza.

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Ghost Tour of Old Town Albuquerque

Learn about 300 years of haunted history in ABQ with legends, folklore, ghost stories and more.

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Dawn of Dinosaurs

The only Triassic exhibit hall in North America can be found in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History.

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