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Jun
15
Sat
Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
Jun 15 – Jun 22 all-day

The National Institute of Flamenco is proud to present Festival Flamenco International de Alburquerque. Distinguished as the most important and longest standing flamenco event outside of Spain, Festival Flamenco is a true celebration of cultural exchange and of course, flamenco.

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque returns for a 32nd year of incredible artistry, culture, and inspiration! Our 2019 edition features 6 amazing companies and 5 U.S. Premieres!

 

Jun
24
Mon
San Juan Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jun 24 all-day

San Juan Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jun
28
Fri
Entreflamenco Summer @ El Blamenco
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 1 @ 10:00 pm

TICKET PRICES
Section 1 $40/seat, Section 2 $32/seat, Section 3 $25/seat

GROUP DISCOUNTS
Group of 10 or more 10% off  /  Group of 25 or more 15% off

DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN (12 and under)
Each child must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.
Daily: $25 tickets in all zones.Free admission Thursdays. Call for reservations

 NM RESIDENTS DAY
Thursdays $10 off Sections 1, $5 off  Section 2. Only available at the door. Must present NM ID. Cash Only.
Jul
4
Thu
Las Vegas Fourth of July Fiestas and Las Vegas Days Rodeo @ Plaza Park
Jul 4 – Jul 7 all-day

Fourth of July Fiestas in Las Vegas is celebrating 131 years  of tradicion, life and culture. The celebration of our Lady of Sorrows.

The City of Las Vegas was once the Capital of New Mexico, a railroad city and the wild west of the southwest. As the state of New Mexico grew, Las Vegas stayed a small City situated on the foothills of the Mountains. The community is rich in history and culture with over 900 historic buildings on the Historic National Registry. They celebrate the history and culture each year with one big celebration called Fiestas de Las Vegas.

The history of the Fiestas dates back to 1888 as celebration for the farmers to have water and good crops for the season. Today, thousands of people visit the event as the community continues to celebrate. The event draws families, friends and tourists from all over the world and fill every campground, RV park, hotel and motel in the City.

This years Fiestas Committee will include some new events and entertainers as throughout the Fiestas, you will find a carnival, rodeo, Laser Light Show, Mariachis, Parade, Reina Dance and over 20 entertainers!

Jul
14
Sun
Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day

Annual Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
25
Thu
Santiago Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 25 all-day

Santiago Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
26
Fri
Santa Ana Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 26 all-day

Santa Ana Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Aug
10
Sat
San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita
Aug 10 all-day

August 10 – San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita

Sep
2
Mon
Acoma Pueblo Feast Day – San Estevan Feast – Harvest Dance @ Pueblo of the Acoma
Sep 2 all-day

Acoma Pueblo is situated on top of a mesa, hundreds of feet above the surrounding land. It commands a breath-taking view of the countryside, other mesas and the distant mountains – no wonder it is called Sky City.

Like the hillside towns of Italy, the location was chosen for protection from marauding enemies, but the incredible beauty of this panoramic view of the world must have had something to do with the decision for the Indian people have an intense visual sensitivity, which anyone familiar with their art can easily attest.

Acoma, which means People of the White Rock, has been inhabited since before the twelfth century. Most of the present day people have residences in other parts of the reservation or in several farming villages but at no time is the Pueblo on the mesa without several families living in the old houses and caring for the Franciscan mission church of San Estevan, established in 1629 which, with the entire Pueblo has been proclaimed a National Historical Landmark.

The ancient cemetery still stands outside the church, surrounded by an integrating wall surmounted by guardian heads.

The thin walled and delicately decorated pottery of Acoma is among the most prized of Indian crafts. Many fine pieces are on display and for sale in the Visitors Center at the base of the mesa. The Center has a fine museum and features One Thousand Years of Clay, Pottery and History.

There is also a restaurant, shops and an information counter where tours of the Pueblo may be arranged. Throughout the year, there are a number of festivals and celebrations which visitors may attend.

San Pedro’s day is celebrated in June. St. James and the Corn Dances of Santa Ana’s day is in July.

The most popular festival is the feast of San Estevan, patron saint of the Pueblo in September.

Some of the dances are performed in the satellite villages.

Sep
4
Wed
Isleta Pueblo Feast Day – St. Augustinito
Sep 4 all-day

Isleta means “Little Island” in Spanish, but Isleta Pueblo is hardly “little” having and area of 211,002 acres and a population greater than three thousand.

Isleta has had a troubled history. When the Pueblo Revolt began, many of the members fled to Hopi settlements in Arizona, while a number of Isleta people accompanied the Spanish in their retreat to El Paso del Norte. After the rebellion was brought under control, the Isleta people returned to their former home, some bringing Hopi mates and half-Hopi Children.

When some members of the Laguna Pueblo and the Acoma Pueblo joined the Isleta community in the eighteen hundreds, friction within this heterogeneous society led to internal disagreement over religious and ritual matters.

The solution to this conflict resulted in the creation of the satellite settlement of Oraibi. The Pueblo today is comprised of two small communities. Oraibi and Chicale and the the main Pueblo, Isleta.

The language is generally Tiwa with most people speaking English as well. Agriculture is the principal occupation of the Isleta people. Additional revenue is derived from land leased to local business concerns and to the United States Government.

A high portion of the population works outside the reservation, but a recent revival of pottery making is giving work to a number of artisans.

The Chiwiwi family, which is noted for its high quality work, has created fine products in the traditional style of pottery which are gaining the attention of collectors. Embroidery and jewelry-making are also experiencing a revival.

Isleta is also known for excellent bread baking.

The Isleta Pueblo performs several dances open to the public during June, July and August as well as September Fair and Christmas festivals.

Camping and fishing at Sunrise Lake on the Isleta Reservation are popular vacation attractions.

Sep
5
Thu
Santa Maria Feast – McCarty @ Pueblo of the Acoma
Sep 5 all-day

May – First Sunday in May – Santa Maria Feast in McCarty

Sep
8
Sun
Pueblo of Laguna – Encinal Village Feast -Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Feast Day
Sep 8 all-day

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Feast Day. Harvest and social dances at Village of Encinal, Laguna Pueblo

Laguna is surrounded by enchanting mesas and is situated at the foothills of the beautiful mountains of Mount Taylor.  Laguna is located 45 miles west of Albuquerque on Interstate 40. The reservation consists of approximately 500,000 acres of land situated in Cibola, Valencia, Bernalillo and Sandoval counties.  The residents of Laguna Pueblo live in six villages which are Laguna, Mesita, Paguate, Seama, Paraje, and Encinal.  The Tribal administration building is located in the village of Laguna. You can experience the uniqueness of our Pueblo by visiting in person.

Sep
25
Wed
Pueblo of Laguna – Paguate Village -St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day
Sep 25 all-day

St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day. Harvest and Social Dances at Village of Paguate, Laguna Pueblo

Jun
17
Wed
San Antonio Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jun 17 all-day

San Antonio Feast Day- Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jun
24
Wed
San Juan Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jun 24 all-day

San Juan Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
14
Tue
Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day

Annual Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
25
Sat
Santiago Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 25 all-day

Santiago Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
26
Sun
Santa Ana Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 26 all-day

Santa Ana Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Aug
10
Mon
San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita
Aug 10 all-day

August 10 – San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita

Sep
2
Wed
Acoma Pueblo Feast Day – San Estevan Feast – Harvest Dance @ Pueblo of the Acoma
Sep 2 all-day

Acoma Pueblo is situated on top of a mesa, hundreds of feet above the surrounding land. It commands a breath-taking view of the countryside, other mesas and the distant mountains – no wonder it is called Sky City.

Like the hillside towns of Italy, the location was chosen for protection from marauding enemies, but the incredible beauty of this panoramic view of the world must have had something to do with the decision for the Indian people have an intense visual sensitivity, which anyone familiar with their art can easily attest.

Acoma, which means People of the White Rock, has been inhabited since before the twelfth century. Most of the present day people have residences in other parts of the reservation or in several farming villages but at no time is the Pueblo on the mesa without several families living in the old houses and caring for the Franciscan mission church of San Estevan, established in 1629 which, with the entire Pueblo has been proclaimed a National Historical Landmark.

The ancient cemetery still stands outside the church, surrounded by an integrating wall surmounted by guardian heads.

The thin walled and delicately decorated pottery of Acoma is among the most prized of Indian crafts. Many fine pieces are on display and for sale in the Visitors Center at the base of the mesa. The Center has a fine museum and features One Thousand Years of Clay, Pottery and History.

There is also a restaurant, shops and an information counter where tours of the Pueblo may be arranged. Throughout the year, there are a number of festivals and celebrations which visitors may attend.

San Pedro’s day is celebrated in June. St. James and the Corn Dances of Santa Ana’s day is in July.

The most popular festival is the feast of San Estevan, patron saint of the Pueblo in September.

Some of the dances are performed in the satellite villages.