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Historic Old Town Salsa Fiesta

Enjoy the hottest spot in Albuquerque!


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Sep 10, 2016
12:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Historic Old Town
303 Romero NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Spice up your day at the 12th Annual Salsa Fiesta in Historic Old Town where you get to choose who has the best salsa in the City. Watch as contestants make their homemade salsa on site.

Taste delicious salsas and vote for the best recipe for free. Enjoy free childrens activities and dance to tunes by local salsa bands throughout the day.

End the night with a unique performance by national headliner Frankie Morales, known for his passionate well-crafted voice, and the Albuquerque All-Stars, a group of talented local musicians, as they collaborate to put on an unforgettable show!

Enter the Competition

Apply to participate as a competitor for the 2016 Salsa Fiesta.

Tasting Passes

New this year- Taste and vote for your favorite homemade salsa for free!

Tasting Schedule

  • Noon - Watch the competitors make their salsa around the Old Town Plaza.
  • 2:30 p.m. - Salsa tasting and voting begins
  • 5 p.m. - Voting ends

Tasting Passes will be available on a first come, first served basis. Tasting passes are limited so please arrive with plenty of time to taste, vote and enjoy the music.

Entertainment Schedule

  • Noon-1:30 p.m. - Mala Maña
  • 1:45-3 p.m. - Terra Plena
  • 3:15-4:30 p.m. - Sabor Canela
  • 5-7 p.m. - Frankie Morales and the Albuquerque All-Stars


Free parking and shuttle service will be available from the lot on 18th Street and Bellamah NW.

Shuttles will run from the lot on 18th and Bellamah to the Albuquerque Museum parking lot.

There will also be parking lots and street parking available in the surrounding area, please be sure to follow all parking laws.

Free shuttle service provided by Airport Parking.

Stay tuned for more information!

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