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Fiestas de Albuquerque

Come celebrate Albuquerque's Birthday in Historic Old Town!


Fiestas de Albuquerque 2017: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Old Town from Noon-5 p.m.


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. Fiestas de Albuquerque will be returning to Historic Old Town on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from Noon to 5 p.m. Don't miss the Founders' Procession at 3:30 p.m. 

Music Entertainment

Be taken back through Albuquerque's history with music and dance. Watch traditional Native American dances from the Sun & Fire Dance Group, enjoy Native American flute music from Marlon Magdalena, and of course Ballet Folklorico dancers from Los Tapatios and Mariachis group Mariachi Tradicional and ending it all will be Tanya Griego.

Tanya Griego

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Tanya Griego, born and raised in Grants, NM was introduced to New Mexico music at an early age. Being influenced prominently by her father’s love of Spanish music Tanya began dreaming early on about having her own album produced. This dream was fulfilled when her self entitled, New Mexico music, album was released in April 2011. The first single off of her new album, “Amor Platonico” is quickly hitting radio airwaves throughout the southwest. As New Mexico’s hottest rising star, Tanya Griego has started her career performing alongside the Tanya Griego Band throughout the state of New Mexico, along with having the honor of singing at the 2011 New Mexico Bowl. With her powerful, energetic and heartfelt performances there is much more to come from Tanya Griego.

Other Activities & Entertainment

Enjoy live performances from the New Mexico Gunfighters Association throughout the day all around Old Town or take part in other activities in panning for gold and learn how pioneers used to find gold.

Live art demonstrations by multiple local artists:

  • Adan Carriaga - Bultos and Retablos 
  • Jerry Montoya - Tin work
  • Carlos Otero - Bultos and Retablos 

Visit the Albuquerque Museum for free admission from 2-4 p.m.

Take a stroll through beautiful Historic Old Town and wind down in any of the various plazas and patios, you might event run into a musician or two.  

Find your newest addition to your family at Fiestas de Albuquerque with the help of the Lucky Paws Adoption Van.

Parking and Transportation 

Free parking will be provided at the parking lot on 18th and Bellemah with shuttles provided by Airport Parking taking attendees from the lot to the Albuquerque Museum through the entirety of the event. 

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


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