31st Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival: Balloon Fiesta Show

October 4-6 & 11-13 2019 | @ 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, Spanish guitarist Ronaldo Baca, 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, a brisket breakfast burrito, or enjoy a cold craft brew or margarita while taking in the views and music!

Festival Details

October 4-6 & 11-13 2019
After the balloons go up!
9-5 Daily: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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

$10 Day Pass
$16 "Festival Pass" 6 Day Unlimited Admission
$25 "Grande Pass" Admission & Free Parking at all 3 of our shows!
Kids under 12 Free
Tickets available at the door!

Parking at Sandia is free in the lot across the street from the tent. This event is fully handicapped accessible.

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