22nd ANNUAL RIO GRANDE
NOVEMBER 25, 26, 27, 2022 | @ EXPO FAIRGROUNDS | ALBUQUERQUE, NM
JURIED FINE ART & FINE CRAFT
Kick-off holiday shopping while supporting artists! Shoppers can find the most memorable and original gifts, whether it’s a whimsical piece of pottery, a handmade leather belt, one-of-a-kind jewelry or a striking piece of fine art. It’s no surprise that this festival takes the turkey when it comes to New Mexico’s Thanksgiving Weekend traditions!
LIVE MUSIC & PERFORMANCES
Enjoy festive music all day long in both halls! Local carolers, musicians, bands, & pianists gather to spread holiday cheer. Take a break from your shopping to grab some food and listen to the tunes on one of the two plazas. Kiddos can also get in the spirit with entertainment & holiday themed activities just for them! View schedule.
FOOD & DRINK
Shop gifts that everyone will love – FOOD! Grab some fine chocolates, local honey, natural dips, hearty soup mixes, oils & more. Come for the gifts, stay for the samples! Make your way down Culinary Row with an empty stomach and you won’t be disappointed. To see which food vendors will be there this year, see program under ‘Vendors & Festivities’!
PLAN YOUR VISIT
November 25, 26, 27, 2022
Thanksgiving Weekend! Friday – Sunday
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
- $10 Day Pass
- $15 Festival Pass – admission to all show days for both weekends of Balloon Fiesta
Kids under 12 are free.
ONLINE TICKET SALES AVAILABLE SOON!
This festival takes place at Expo New Mexico in the Lujan Exhibit Complex! Enter from Gate 3 at Copper & San Pedro, and parking attendants will direct you to the show.
Parking & Accessibility:
Parking at Expo New Mexico is $7. Parking lot shuttles run throughout the grounds all weekend long. This event is fully handicapped accessible.
From visual arts & performing arts to kids crafts, there are festivities around every corner to get you in the spirit of the season.
See who’s participating in our 2022 event: view gallery.
ENTERTAINMENT & MORE
Stay tuned for our stage lineup.
Browse Holiday Show Artist Gallery
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