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Albuquerque BioPark River of Lights now open every evening through Dec. 30

Albuquerque BioPark River of Lights now open every evening through Dec. 30 December 17, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The Albuquerque Biopark is always good for a wild time, but now through Dec. 30 its nightlife lights up, too. The 15th annual River of Lights at the Rio Grande Botanic Garden features light sculptures depicting flora and fauna throughout the grounds at New Mexico’s largest walk-through light show....

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Oct. 1-Oct. 9

September 26, 2011 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYnPiMxJcxg[/youtube]Grab your breakfast burrito and camera, it’s the 40th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Oct. 1 through Oct. 9. The largest ballooning event in the world sees 750 balloonist from around the globe gather in the Duke City for...

37th annual Taos Fall Arts Festival through Oct. 2

37th annual Taos Fall Arts Festival through Oct. 2 September 23, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Take the High Road to Taos this weekend for the 37th annual Taos Fall Arts Festival. The best artists in this world-famous art town share their work and explore ideas, and the public has the opportunity to make purchases at excellent prices. Held at the Taos Convention Center (120 Civic Plaza Drive)...

21st annual Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival

21st annual Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival September 23, 2011 | Events, Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Foodies and oenophiles rejoice, it’s time again for the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival, September 23-25. This celebration of all things hot and leggy includes wine seminars, cooking demos, guest chef tours, tastings and even a golf competition. New Mexico is the oldest wine growing region in the...

Taos Trade Fair Sept. 24-25

Taos Trade Fair Sept. 24-25 September 22, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Martinez Hacienda © SteveLarese.comTravel to Taos and travel back in time this weekend to the 24th annual Taos Trade Fair at La Hacienda de los Martinez, Sept. 24 10 a.m.-5 p.m, and Sept. 25 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrations depicting life in the mid-1800s, historic re-enactments, mountain men encampments,...

Santa Fe Renaissance Fair this weekend

Santa Fe Renaissance Fair this weekend September 16, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Grab your chain mail, adjust your codpiece and make haste to El Rancho de las Golondrinas this weekend, Sept. 17-18, for the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair. It’s a historical mash-up of all things sharp, showy and cool in a broadsword kind of way. Engage in sword fights, pirate battles, damsels in not-so-distress,...

After the balloons: Life after the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

After the balloons: Life after the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta September 16, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Albuquerque BioPark © stevelarese.com You’ve been up for hours, gorged on breakfast burritos and hot chocolate, seen the sun flow from behind the Sandía Mountains and watched hundreds of balloons paint the Albuquerque sky and touch back down to earth to be packed away for another day, all before...

New Mexico State Fair Sept. 9-25

New Mexico State Fair Sept. 9-25 September 8, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Put on your cowboy boots and dig out your corn dog pants, it’s the New Mexico State Fair! Rides, livestock, rodeo, horse racing, cultural music and dance, agricultural and art exhibits–not to mention freakishly large turkey legs and all manner of fried food–will thrill crowds Sept. 9-25. PBR bull...

iViva la Fiestas! in Santa Fe this Friday at 2 p.m.

iViva la Fiestas! in Santa Fe this Friday at 2 p.m. September 7, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Venture to the City Different and travel 319 years into to the past to witness the Entrada de Don Diego De Vargas–the Return of Don Diego de Vargas, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. in Santa Fe’s historic Plaza. The re-enactment commemorates the “bloodless” reconquest of Santa Fe by the Spanish in 1692,...

Meet the man behind Old Man Gloom

Meet the man behind Old Man Gloom September 6, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Zozobra with firedancer © SteveLarese.com For the past 21 years, Ray A. Valdez of Santa Fe has created a monster. And not just any monster, but Zozobra, the 50-foot-tall bow tie-clad bogeyman who every September meets a fiery fate as the unofficial start of Fiesta de Santa Fe. “It’s a marionette,...