32ND ANNUAL RIO GRANDE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL:
BALLOON FIESTA SHOW
Sept 30 – Oct 2 & Oct 6-9 | @ SANDIA RESORT & CASINO | ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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.
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
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!
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Dates & Times:
September 30 – October 2 & October 6 – 9
After the balloons go up!
Doors open at 9 daily
$10 Day Pass
$15 Festival Pass
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.
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.
Stay tuned for our 2022 lineup.
ENTERTAINMENT & MORE
Stay tuned for our stage lineup.
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!
Beyond the main tent, we will have a fabulous area for the kiddos to explore their creativity! Visit the Kids’ Creation Station where our team will assist the young-at-heart in creating free art projects to take home from the fest.