Top Choice Cultural in Pyramid Lake

Burning Man

For a week in August, 'Burners' from around the world descend on the Black Rock Desert to build the temporary Black Rock City, only to tear it all down again and set fire to an effigy of man. In between, there's pea…
Top Choice Cultural in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Indian Market

Over a thousand artists from 100 tribes and Pueblos show work at this world-famous juried show, held the weekend after the third Thursday in August. Around 100,000 visitors converge on the Plaza, at open studios, ga…
Top Choice Cultural in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Fiesta & Burning of Zozobra

This 10-day celebration of the 1692 resettlement of Santa Fe following the 1680 Pueblo Revolt includes concerts, a candlelit procession and the much-loved Pet Parade. Everything kicks off with the unmissable Friday-…
Top Choice Balloon in Albuquerque

International Balloon Fiesta

The largest balloon festival in the world. You simply haven't lived until you've seen a three-story-tall Tony the Tiger land in your hotel courtyard, and that’s exactly the sort of thing that happens during the fest…
Top Choice Rodeo in Prescott

World's Oldest Rodeo

While Payson to the east holds the title for having the world's longest continuously run rodeo, most acknowledge Prescott's event was the first professional rodeo. Busting broncos since 1888, it also involves a para…
Top Choice Cultural in Santa Fe

Spanish Market

Traditional Spanish Colonial arts, from retablos and bultos (carved wooden religious statues) to handcrafted furniture and metalwork, make this juried show in late July an artistic extravaganza, second only to the I…
Top Choice Cultural in Santa Fe

International Folk Art Market

The world’s largest folk art market draws around 150 artists from 50 countries to the Folk Art Museum for a festive weekend of craft shopping and cultural events in July.
Theater in Cedar City

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Southern Utah University puts on three of the bard's plays and three contemporary dramas each summer season in Cedar City. Productions are well regarded, but don't miss the extras, all free: 'greenshows' with Elizab…
Music in Las Vegas

Electric Daisy Carnival

The largest of its kind in the world, the Electric Daisy Carnival brings huge crowds of EDM (electronic dance music) fans to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for three nights of DJs and live acts and a series of parties…
Music in Phoenix

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Attracting headliners of the caliber of Beck and The Shins, 'M3F' is unique in that 100% of its profits go to two local charities: the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and UMOM New Day Center, the city's large…