Albuquerque (pop: 519,250) is the largest city in the state of New Mexico where it is also the county seat of Bernalillo County and is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande.
The city hosts the annual New Mexico State Fair for 17 days in September at Expo New Mexico, formerly the New Mexico State Fairgrounds.
Albuquerque also has the largest hot air balloon gathering in the world. It is called the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and it is held during early October. It was started in 1972 with 13 balloons. It progressed and in 2000 there were a record 1000 balloons that attended and lifted off in a mass ascension. Since 2000 the officials keep it to no more than 700 registered balloons for safety, and it is the most photographed event in the world.
The city is also home to the annual Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow, an international event featuring over 3, 000 indigenous Native American dancers and singers representing more than 500 tribes from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Dancers and singers participate socially and competitively at the event, held in April.
Albuquerque is a vibrant center of live theatre in the Southwest, boasting more than 30 theatrical production companies that produce a wide variety of theatrical presentations throughout the year. The Albuquerque Theatre Guild is an umbrella organization of theatres and theatre practitioners founded in 2007 to provide information about live theatre in Albuquerque.
Albuquerque also annually hosts Bubonicon which is among the largest Science Fiction conventions in the South West.
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Please note that Albuquerque New Mexico is heavily visited in the summer (May-August) which makes getting reservations difficult. The best time to visit is March / April / September / October when there is beautiful weather and less competition for reservations. Albuquerque New Mexico area code is 505.
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