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Welcome Balloon Fiesta visitors and New Mexico friends!
Come to the Coronado Historic site by the Beautiful Rio Grande in Bernalillo.  See New Mexico and the native artists we treasure during Balloon Fiesta Week!

Native Arts Under the  Portal


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Hosted by the Friends of Coronado & Jemez Historic Sites Saturday, Oct. 1 - Sunday, Oct 9
(except for Tuesday, October 4, when the historic site is closed)
From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

A wide variety of Native Artisans' arts and crafts will be for sale under the Portal at the entrance to the Coronado Visitors' Center.  Artists will be available to talk about their work with you, and will change each day so there will always be more for you to see. 


Food will be available so stay and enjoy a picnic at one of the sheltered picnic sites or participate in one of the Docent Tours  at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 and 2:30 p.m at the site's regular $7.00/person fee.  Directions to the site and a preview of what you'll see when you visit, are below.

Find out more here about artist demonstrations,  performers, and the food vendors.  It will be a great day! 


Water:  Cold bottled water is available for sale in the Gift Shop
Parking:  Signs will guide you to convenient parking areas.
Restrooms:  Available on site as well as additional portable units

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Coronado Historic Site

485 Kuaua Rd., Bernalillo, NM  87004

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After you turn off I-25N at exit XXX, the site is located along NM Highway 550, 1 mile west of Bernalillo and 16 miles north of Albuquerque.  Turn at Kuana Road and follow it to the site..

Friends of Coronado Historic Site  |  485 Kuaua Road  |   Bernalillo, NM  87004  |

Balloon images courtesy of Dan White.

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