It's that time of year again — the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world's largest hot air balloon festival will take place from October 1 to October 9, 2016. This vibrant, globally renowned event attracts thousands of people every year, and for good reason. Situated in the gorgeous Balloon Fiesta Park which offers panoramic mountain views, the festivities can draw in more than 80,000 spectators to the friendly atmosphere.

The fresh fall air, the aroma of warm food, and the celebratory ambiance fills the park as guests wait for these amazing shows. What can you expect? Well, that depends on your ticket. The Chasers' Club ticket is an upgraded experience that offers you special seating in an exclusive, alfresco patio right in front of the…

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camaro hot wheelsThere is always a lot going on throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho on the weekends.  Here are a few things you can go check out.....or visit the links at the bottom for full lists of things to keep you busy all weekend!   

2014 New Mexico International Auto Show

  • When: April 11 (12pm - 10pm), April 12 (10am - 10pm), April 13 (10am - 6pm)
  • Where: Albuquerque Convention Center (401 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM) 505-768-4575
  • Cost: $5-$10, FREE for children under 5

2nd Annual Albuquerque Balloon Museum Car Show

  • When: April 12, 2014 from 10am - 4pm
  • Where: Albuquerque Balloon Museum (9201 Balloon Museum Dr, Albuquerque, NM 87107)  505-768-6020
  • Cost: Regular museum admission

Fiestas de Albuquerque 2014

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Albuquerque Rail YardThe Rail Yard, located in the Barelas neighborhood is a building that I remember growing up.  It's a part of our history, a beautiful part of our history.  I love the windows and have always wanted to go down there and take pictures, lots of pictures.  

Unfortunately, for years and year it has sit, empty.  Yes, there have been several films that used the building (including Terminator, Avengers and Transformers) but for the most part, the buildings have been sitting there, unused and deteriorating.  It's depressing seeing the building getting old, breaking and more windows broken. 

There is a group (sponsored by 516 ARTS, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit) that is transforming the rail yard into something that we can all enjoy.  

Beginning May 4,…

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