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Fiestas de Albuquerque

Happy Birthday Albuquerque!

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Fiestas de Albuquerque 

Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Historic Old Town from noon to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Albuquerque's birthday and enjoy the history and traditions of our city with live entertainment, free children's activities, live artist demonstrations, local food, shopping, and fun for the whole family.

Gazebo Entertainment 

Be taken back through Albuquerque's history with music and dance. 

More event details coming soon!


Take part in a variety of activities throughout Historic Old Town. Free children's activities include face painting and braving the 25-foot rock climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department. 

Watch as demonstrators show how to make traditional art in the Plaza.    

Shop local and support all establishments throughout Old Town, in and around the event. There is plenty to choose from such as handmade soaps, jewelry, art, housewares and so much more. 


Every April since 1988, Founder's Day has celebrated the City of Albuquerque by reflecting the historic eras: Native American, Spanish, Mexican, Territorial and Statehood. The celebration commemorates a unique and historic event: the birth of our city. Founder's Day honors Governor Cuervo y Valdés for his vision, and honors the first community. It also pays tribute to every generation that has contributed to the growth and prosperity of this enchanted city that was named the Villa de Alburquerque in 1706. The founding of Albuquerque is a success story worth celebrating. 

Interested in holding a family flag through the Founders' Day procession? Please call 505.768.3556 for more information. 

Fiestas de Albuquerque is a rain or shine event. Well behaved pets on a leash are welcome.  

Street parking is available in the surrounding area, please obey all regular parking laws.



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