32ND ANNUAL RIO GRANDE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL:

BALLOON FIESTA SHOW

Sept 30 – Oct 2 & Oct 6-9 | @ SANDIA RESORT & CASINO | ALBUQUERQUE, NM

ART

JURIED FINE ART & FINE CRAFT

This juried show features the work of 200 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S., offering tourists and residents a unique, world-class art experience. The huge white tent rises alongside the PGA-level golf course of Sandia Resort & Casino – right in the heart of the action at the same intersection as the Balloon Fiesta itself.

ENTERTAINMENT

LIVE MUSIC & PERFORMANCES

Discover live music all day long in our outdoor pavilion; enjoy tunes from Syd Masters and the Swing Ryders, Mariachi Fiesta, local favorite Oscar Butler, jazz by Calvin Appleberry and more! Kiddos can also enjoy entertainment & art activities just for them!

FOOD & DRINK

CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Also beyond the big white tent is our Culinary Arts area, where attendees can browse & sample handmade soups, dips, salsas, chocolate, honeys & more. Grab a locally sourced Indian Taco, or enjoy a cold craft brew or margarita while taking in the views and music!

FESTIVAL DETAILS

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Dates & Times:

September 30 – October 2
October 6 – 9

After the balloons go up!
Doors open at 9 daily

Admission:

  • $13 Day Pass
  • $20 Festival Pass – admission to all show days for both weekends of Balloon Fiesta

ONLINE TICKET SALES AVAILABLE SOON!

Parking at Sandia is free in the lot across the street from the tent. This event is handicap accessible, but please note that there is some unpaved natural terrain surrounding the tent. Inside the tent is fully carpeted with turf.

Getting Here:

This festival takes place at Sandia Resort & Casino, in the big white tent near I-25 & Tramway!

If you’re coming from Santa Fe, head South on I-25 to Albuquerque, exit Tramway and turn left at the light. Go East on Tramway and you will see Sandia Resort on your left. Take a left on Rainbow Road into the resort, and follow the signs to the parking garage.

If you’re coming from the south side of Albuquerque, head North on I-25, exit Tramway and turn right at the light. Go East on Tramway and you will see Sandia Resort on your left. Take a left on Rainbow Road into the resort, and follow the signs to the parking garage.

ARTISTS

See who’s participating in our 2022 event!

ENTERTAINMENT & MORE

Stay tuned for our stage lineup.

Culinary Marketplace:

In a dynamic market-style addition to our outdoor pavilion, we host culinary and cottage industry booths in a tent of their own. Browse, sample and shop handmade gourmet treats and locally-sourced body products!

Balloon Fiesta Show Artist Gallery