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10th Annual Historic Old Town Salsa Fiesta

Who makes the best Salsa in Albuquerque? At the Old Town Salsa Fiesta, contestants make their salsa on site and you can sample them all and vote for your favorite.

10th Annual Historic Old Town Salsa Fiesta

Saturday, September 13th

Join us at the Old Town Salsa Fiesta to taste the flavors, feel the rhythms, and dance to the sounds of salsa.

Salsa Recipe Competition

A Salsa Fiesta in New Mexico wouldn't be complete without a salsa recipe competition. This contest showcases the best salsa recipes from non-professional cooks in the region. The best salsa is decided by public vote. Participants can taste and vote for their favorite.

Salsa Music

The Salsa music will come from every direction in Old Town throughout the day on four stages.

Schedule of Events:

  • Salsa Preparation  noon - 2 p.m.
  • Salsa Tasting & Voting 2:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Winner Announced 5:30 p.m.

The Chefs’ Choice Award: The winner of this award will be decided by local professional Chefs.

And More!

Free kids' activities including face painting and climbing wall

In addition to the wonderful Old Town restaurants, food trucks will be in attendance.

Salsa too hot? Bottled water will be available for $1.

Old Town shops will have sales and specials all day.

Slate at the Museum will have food and a cash bar available in the Museum Courtyard.


Free parking and shuttle! Park and catch the shuttle to the event. Parking located at the Saw Mill lot (Bellamah & 18th Street- behind the Museum of Natural History).


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