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Taos festival celebrates NM brew masters

By Rozanna M. Martinez / Journal Staff Writer

Taos Ski Valley hosts its  Annual Brew Master’s Festival every December, inviting some of the best breweries from New Mexico,… more »

Cashiers at Old Navy wait for customers taking advantage of Thanksgiving deals inside the store at San Mateo Crossings. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

A new turkey day tradition in ABQ

By Jessica Dyer / Journal Staff Writer

No longer restricted to Black Friday, deals can be found even before dinner

A New York City police officer watches a balloon version of himself during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Julio Cortez/The Associated Press)

U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving

By Larry Neumeister / The Associated Press

NEW YORK – Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots …

RVers staying at the balloon fiesta park say they like it that they can wake up right where they need to be – front and center for a view on the balloons. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Visiting RVers set up Balloon Fiesta ‘town’

By Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer

Every year, in the week leading up to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, a small community of retired, mostly 60-plus… more »

Buffalo dancers at a recent Zuni Pueblo parade. (Courtesy of Zuni Tourism)

NM’s pueblos welcome visitors for festivals, feast days

By Donna Olmstead / Journal Staff Writer

With open invitations to visitors, feast days and festivals at any of the 19 pueblos in New Mexico offer immersion into another culture, if just for a day.

An opera patron sets the table for a tailgate party with friends. Tailgating, especially on opening night, is a favorite longtime tradition at the Santa Fe Opera. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

A beguiling pairing

By Emily Van Cleve / For the Journal

The Santa Fe Opera always presents five operas during its summer season, but this summer there’s a slightly different twist to the schedule. For the first time since 1993, the opera presents two short operas in one evening.

Guests admire the large retablos exhibit at last year's Spanish Market in Santa Fe. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Four cultural art markets showcase Southwest’s treasures

By Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer

Four of the Southwest’s best-known and most beloved markets displaying artwork from near and far will be in Santa Fe between May and September, showcasing the art of Native American and Hispanic artisans.

White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers from north central Arizona perform outside the Pit on Saturday. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Native pride

By Patrick Lohmann / Journal Staff Writer

Gathering of Nations draws hundreds of tribes

Audience members cheer for the burning of Zozobra in Santa Fe's Fort Marcy Park. Organizers are hoping to burn the puppet on the Friday of Labor Day weekend this year. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Zozobra moving back to Friday?

By Mark Oswald / Journal Staff Writer

Organizers hope to burn Old Man Gloom Labor Day weekend

Zozobra commemorates the decades

By Kathaleen Roberts / Journal Staff Writer

To mark the years leading up to the 100th anniversary of Zozobra in 2024, Old Man Gloom will be dressed… more »