The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta fills the sky every October.

The Best Fall Festivals in New Mexico

When autumn settles over New Mexico, it brings crisp temperatures, clear skies, and brilliant colors, especially to the cool mountains. Therefore, fall is a great time to visit and enjoy a number of festivals and events in this southwest state. From the dazzling hues of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta to the delicious tastes and smells of the Santa Fe Indian Market, to the engaging songs of Native American ceremonial dances, there are exciting events to please every type of traveler around this time of year.

Girls in traditional dress with skull facepaint walk down in the street in the Marigold Parade.

Festivals and Events in Albuquerque

From the nine day extravaganza that is the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival to the Marigold Parade celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead, here are festivals and events worth traveling to see.

Silhouette of a wireframed sculpture of native american men on horseback.

Native American Roots in Montana and Wyoming

The culture and lives of indigenous people have powerfully defined the identities of both Montana and Wyoming. Both states offer tremendous opportunities for those interested in learning about and experiencing Native American history, traditions, and contemporary life.

Low grasses grow on a sandy shore on Harkers Island in North Carolina.

Exploring Harkers Island and its Woodworking History

Woodworking on grand scale has defined the culture of the people of Harkers Island, as it is home to generations of boat builders whose creations are as elegant as they are reliable. Plan a trip to Harkers Island to explore this region’s rich history.