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Beware of the Altitude When Coming to Albuquerque

Beware of the Altitude When Coming to Albuquerque

Balloons Over Angel Fire

Watch a field of hot-air balloons at sunrise as they gracefully float up into the cool morning air of the Moreno Valley. Balloons Over Angel Fire is one of the few high-mountain hot-air balloon events in the country. Learn how the balloons work, talk to the pilots, take lots of pictures and spend Father’s Day weekend enjoying the laid-back pace of Angel Fire.

Saturday evening brings the spectacular balloon glow – when the pilots illuminate their balloons like enormous, colorful glowing bulbs. The valley floor transforms into a wonderland of fire, color and light.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019
7 AM Mass Ascension
7 AM-10 AM AF Rotary Burrito Breakfast
7 AM-11 AM Balloon Vendors open
8 AM-4:30 PM Taos Pueblo open
9 AM-4 PM Angel Fire Day Camp
9 AM-4 PM Chairlift Rides, Angel Fire Resort Bike Park
9 AM-5 PM Vietnam Veterans Memorial open
10 AM-6 PM Red River Art & Wine Festival, Brandenburg Park, Red River
4:30 PM-7:30 PM Friday Night Scramble, Angel Fire Resort Golf Course
5:00 PM-7:30 PM Music in Frontier Park

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019
7 AM Mass Ascension
7 AM-10 AM AF Rotary Burrito Breakfast
7 AM-10 AM Pilot Challenge Game sponsored by Enchanted Circle Pottery
7 AM-11 AM Balloon Vendors open
8 AM-4:30 PM Taos Pueblo open
9 AM-4 PM Chairlift Rides, Angel Fire Resort Bike Park
9 AM-5 PM Vietnam Veterans Memorial open
10 AM-6 PM Red River Art & Wine Festival, Brandenburg Park, Red River
7 PM Balloon Launch Field opens
9 PM Balloon Glow – bring your flashlight and camp chairs

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019
7 AM Mass Ascension
7 AM-10 AM AF Rotary Burrito Breakfast
7 AM-11 AM Balloon Vendors open
8 AM-4 PM Taos Pueblo open
9 AM-4 PM Chairlift Rides, Angel Fire Resort Bike Park
9 AM-5 PM Vietnam Veterans Memorial open
10 AM-2 PM Angel Fire Art + Farmers’ Market, Frontier Park
11 AM-3 PM Red River Art & Wine Festival, Brandenburg Park, Red River

All Hot-Air Balloon events happen at the Angel Fire Airport on NM Hwy. 434

STREET ADDRESS
Angel Fire Balloon Field, Mountain View Blvd.
Angel Fire, NM 87710

CONTACT NAME
Angel Fire Visitor Center

CONTACT PHONE
575-377-6555

MAILING ADDRESS
3365 Mountain View Blvd
Angel Fire, NM 87710

EMAIL
jimmy@angelfirefun.com

WEBSITE
www.BalloonsOverAngelFire.com

Brain Freeze Ice Cream Festival

Saturday, June 8
12pm – 5pm

Sunday, June 9
12pm – 5pm

Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque
5500 Balloon Fiesta Parkway Northeast, Albuquerque, NM

Adults, 13 and over, $12
Kids, 4-12, $10
3 and Under, Free
Parking, $5 per vehicle

Admission includes UNLIMITED Blue Bell ice-cream, foam parties, bounce houses, professional entertainment, face-painting.
EAT ALL THE ICE-CREAM YOU WANT.

The Brain Freeze Ice Cream Festival originated in Albuquerque, NM in 2018 as a fundraiser for the Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network.
7,000 ice-cream lovers attended!

In addition to satisfying ice-cream lovers of all ages with unlimited ice-cream, the mission of the Brain Freeze Ice Cream Festival is to support organizations that provide aid and assistance to the community of families and individuals whose lives have been impacted by a disability, a special need, or a mental illness.

The festival serves as a fundraiser for local organizations who support individuals with Down syndrome, in addition to any organization, club, or team willing to come and scoop ice-cream at the festival.

The 2018 Albuquerque event, in addition raising money for the Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network,  donated over $7,000 to 11 local charities, organizations, and kids sports clubs whose representatives volunteered their time to scoop ice-cream at the event.

We also provide free event space to any organization that provides support services to differently-abled individuals to help promote the organization’s services.

While great music fills the air, scoop stations come to life serving up 21 flavors of delicious, creamy, Blue Bell premium ice-cream.

The event is full of free activities for ice-cream lovers of all ages and we invite community businesses to take part and engage festival attendees in fun, creative ways.

The Brain Freeze Ice Cream Festival is an affordable, fun experience for ice-cream lovers of all ages. We hope to see you there.

Heights Summerfest

Heights Summerfest

Free, family, fun, concert-series.

2019 Heights Summerfest - Dumpstaphunk on Wood

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 5-10 p.m. | North Domingo Baca Park 

Join us as we kick-off the annual Summerfest series with Heights Summerfest. This free family-friendly event features fun for the whole family including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national acts.

Performers

National Headliner – Dumpstaphunk

Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz   arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, audiences can expect dueling baselines with the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while keys and funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. With three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on their own merit of material. Songs like “Dancin’ to the Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word, offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat from your choice of many local food trucks. Adults can unwind from the week in the Microbrew Garden with the best local brews, spirits and wines from local establishments.

Artisan Market

Shop local! Browse through a variety of local handcrafted artisans ranging from pottery and housewares to clothing, body products and jewelry. There will be plenty to choose from and these local artisans have what you’re looking for.

Children’s Activities

The kids’ area is full of fun activities including free face painting, inflatable obstacle courses and a 25-foot rock climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department.

Getting There

Parking

Free parking is available at La Cueva High School, with free shuttles taking event-goers from La Cueva parking lots to North Domingo Baca Park throughout the event. (Map)

Bike Valet

Skip traffic on the road, stick to the trails and take advantage of the free Bike Valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Education Center.

Event Specifics

Heights Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. Event goers can bring coolers. Glass containers and alcohol are prohibited. This is a rain or shine event.

ABQ Blues & Brews

 

When:

Sunday, May 26, 2019 (Memorial Day Weekend)
General Admission 3p-6p
Early Access Hour 2p-3p

Where:

Sandia Resort & Casino
Click here for directions

What:

• Live Music – TOP BLUES BANDS
• Dozens of Regional Craft Breweries
• Collectible quality event program featuring bands & breweries
• Raffles, Games, Homebrew Demonstrations, Vendor Booths, and more!

Who:

ABQ Blues & Brews is a project of Feel Good Festivals.

PLEASE NOTE:

No one under 21 admitted.

No Pets
No Coolers

Rise over Roswell Annual Balloon Rally

The Roswell Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that they will host the 31st Annual “Rise Over Roswell Balloon Rally,” formerly the “Old Timers Balloon Rally.” This family friendly event has been a great tradition that was started by Bill Glenn and a group of pilots who decided to have a rally featuring old timers, and the Roswell Chamber of Commerce wants to proudly continue this tradition.

They want all of Roswell and the surrounding areas to come out to the Cielo Grande Soccer Complex and enjoy these magnificent balloons, meet the pilots, and help them continue to make this a spectacular event that continues for another 31 years!

The event will start on Friday, May 3 with balloons launching at elementary schools in Roswell, followed by a balloon glow Friday night, and Sunrise Mass Ascensions Saturday and Sunday mornings. Follow the Roswell Chamber of Commerce on Facebook for up-to-date details on this event. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Candace Lewis at 575-623-5695 or via email at candace@roswellnm.org

Russ DeKay Athletic Field – NMMI
101 W College Blvd – N Grand Ave
Roswell, NM United States 88201
1st full weekend in May
Number of balloons: 50
Year began: 1988

Balloons travel to Roswell from the Southwest for a weekend of fun flying and friendship. FREE Admission!!! The Roswell OldTimers Balloon Club plans to host the Oldtimers Balloon Rally in Roswell, New Mexico the first full weekend of May each year. Proceeds benefit local charities in Roswell.

Old Timers Balloon Rally

Old Timers Balloon Rally

Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

 

EXPERIENCE NORTH AMERICA’S BIGGEST POWWOW

APRIL 25, 26 & 27, 2019

at the Powwow Grounds – Tingley Coliseum /Expo New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A.

In the past 36 years the Gathering of Nations has grown from an early, simple dream to one of the world’s most recognized annual festivals.

From the beginning the concept has always been to produce an event where Native people can come together each year to celebrate and share culture, and a place where singers and dancers can feel confident that competition is fair to all.

From those genuine and humble beginnings that the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow has evolved into the event you see today, as well as its role in many community outreach efforts. None of this could be have been accomplished without the loyalty and dedication of good volunteers, friends and family.

It was here at the Gathering of Nations that “powwow fever” has shed its warmth on such a wonderful lifestyle, and continues to be of great appeal and intrigue to young people interested in learning more about their own personal tribal traditions and the powwow way.

Flint Carney, a long time friend and member of the Kiowa tribe, who said, “The greatest thing about the Gathering of Nations is the respect that is shown to all Native people of the world.”

This is the way of powwow life and teachings, which are provided and handed down from the elders to the younger generations. The Gathering of Nations experience does not end when you leave and head for home, but rather continues in your heart and mind, remains with you down the road to the next event, powwow or your own personal family gathering(s).

Many people from around the world have made the Gathering of Nations Powwow their travel destination. The Gathering of Nations has grown to become more than just a “Powwow”, it’s an experience!

  • Thee Gathering of Nations has had the opportunity to blossom into the most enjoyable, cultural, and entertaining Native festival in North America.
  • Open with the Gathering of Nations song for grand entry, the powwow program also includes the crowning of Miss Indian World. Its pageantry, along with its cultural beauty, exemplifies the pride and dignity of the culture and traditions of Native women across the United States and Canada.
  • Only at the Gathering of Nations will you partake in the isles of shopping throughout the Indian Trader’s Market, enjoying the best of native foods, Horse & Rider Parade, music on Powwow Alley’s Stage 49 featuring the Best in Native American Music Performances and Entertainment!

Valencia County Earth Day Science Fiesta

We are very excited to introduce the very first Valencia County Earth Day Science Fiesta coming up on April 27th. Come down to Whitfield to experience over 20 different participants from 5 different regions with free hands on learning for the whole family. This is a great opportunity to learn about The Rio Grande, internship opportunities, trains, the sun, renewable energy, multiple tourism sites in and around Valencia County, animal habitats, Prehistorical Native American technology, planting, growing and germinating your own seeds, how to make wind chimes out of household materials, wild fire prevention including a real fire truck and a 25 foot hot air balloon!

While learning, don’t forget to also come and enjoy music, food, and a nature walk around Whitfield!

Where: Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Time: April 27th, 10am-2pm
Music: 12pm
Master Naturalist Walk around Whitfield: 1pm

Participants include: Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District, East Valencia Urban Gardens Program, National Park Service, Friends of Whitfield, Seviletta National Wildlife Refuge. B.E.M.P., Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Workforce Connections, Roads Less Traveled Tourism, Friends of Smokey Bear, Southwest Model Railroad Club, Los Lunas Recycling, Valencia County Renewables, Facebook, Environment New Mexico, Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, School of Dreams Academy, Valencia Community Gardens, Trees that Please Nursery, Belen Public Library, Timmy Telescope, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, and NRCS: Plant Material Center

40th Annual American Indian Week

The IPCC has something for everyone during American Indian Week: cultural Native dances several times each day, workshops led by Native art experts each afternoon, and artists offering authentic handcrafted work for sale. Pueblo Harvest will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner as usual, as well as host a special concession window in the courtyard!
Free with museum admission.

The IPCC has something for everyone during American Indian Week: traditional Native dances several times each day, workshops led by Native art experts each afternoon, and artists offering authentic handcrafted work for sale. The Pueblo Harvest Cafe will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner as usual, as well as host a special concession window in the courtyard!
Free with museum admission.

April 22 @ 9:00 am – April 28 @ 5:00 pm

Our courtyard transforms into a bustling marketplace with over fifty artist booths featuring pottery, jewelry, paintings, and more. Enjoy all the activities of our week-long cultural celebration with an extra emphasis on art.

Free with museum admission.

TRADITIONAL NATIVE DANCES

Cultural Dances Daily!

Monday 22nd
11am & 2pm Southern Slam Zia
12pm & 3pm Fontenelle Family Dance Group Zuni/Northern Cheyenne
Tuesday 23rd
11am & 2pm Southern Slam Zia
12pm & 3pm Oak Canyon Dancers Jemez
Wednesday 24th
11am & 2pm Acoma Dance Group Acoma
12pm & 3pm Oak Canyon Dancers Jemez
Thursday 25th
11am & 2pm Cellicion Traditional Dancers Zuni
12pm & 3pm Serpent Trail Dancers Ohkay Owingeh
Friday 26th
11am & 2pm Cellicion Traditional Dancers Zuni
12pm & 3pm Serpent Trail Dancers Ohkay Owingeh
Saturday 27th
10am & 1pm Zuni Olla Maidens Zuni
11am & 2pm Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group Acoma
12pm & 3pm White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers White Mountain Apache
Sunday 28th
10am & 1pm Zuni Olla Maidens Zuni
11am & 2pm Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group Acoma
12pm & 3pm White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers White Mountain Apache