Enjoy this beautiful spring day with shopping, food trucks and live entertainment Saturday May 21 in Historic Old Town. Shop the great variety of stores in Historic Old Town and get everything from handmade jewelry and priceless art to souvenirs and delicious homemade salsa. Dance to live music on the Gazebo, grab a bite to eat from a food truck or one of the great Old Town restaurants. Bring the kids to climb the rock wall and much more at this free event. Stay after the event for the Santacruzan at the Plaza celebration presented by the Filipino-American Foundation of New Mexico.
- 12-1:30 p.m.- La Rondalla
- 1:30-1:45 p.m.- Mariachi Nuevo Sonido
- 1:45-3:15 p.m.- RoundAbout
- 3:15-3:30 p.m.- Mariachi Nuevo Sonido
- 3:30-5 p.m.- Lone Piñon
La Rondalla makes music from New Mexico, México and Latin America come alive via harp, guitar, guitarron, vihuela, jarana, violin, mandolin, manjo-uke (mandolin/banjo/ukelele) and voice!
RoundAbout brings a polished musical mix and showmanship that can only be fined-tuned by years of experience. Six professional musicians collectively combining their talents to create the best variety band you will hear anywhere.
Lone Piñon is a dynamic acoustic trio whose music celebrates New Mexico's cultural roots. Using violin, guitar, guitarrón, and harmony vocals in English, Spanish, and Nahuatl, the group has revived and updated the Chicano stringband style that flourished in New Mexico in our grandparents' day. Clustered around a single microphone, they breathe explosive energy and devoted musicianship into Northern New Mexican polkas and chotes, virtuosic Mexican huapango and son calentano, and classic boleros.
Mariachi Nuevo Sonido is a mariachi band that will liven up the party with its fun musical entertainment, featuring full instrumentation and giving you the full dedication of the traditional Mexican and New Mexican music. Mariachi Nuevo Sonido performs music ranging from Mexican to New Mexican popular and folk music.
Bring the your favorite little excursionist to climb large scale rock wall. Get festive with face paintings or get creative with arts and crafts like, small wood retablos, papel picado, and Native American ojos. All of these activities are available free of charge.
Eason is a painte, avid collector and writer with a passion for cactus, Navajo and Pueblo jewelry, tribal art and glass. If you have an interest in southwestern art with a distinctive new flair, the work of Eason Eige will definitely draw you in. Born and raised in Iowa, Eason was educated in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and Art History at the Kansas City Art Institute - Parsons and Winterhur. For 21 years he was chief curator of the Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia. Eason began painting again in 2004 after 30 years of his busy museum profession.
Adan Carriaga is a traditional New Mexican artist from Albuquerque. His art includes both bultos (traditional wood carvings of saints), retablos (traditional paintings of saints on carved wooden surfaces), and more. He uses gesso of his own make and natural pigment water colors to create his work. He started carving at the age of eight while watching santero George Sandoval carve. He apprenticed under master santero Alcario Otero. He displays and sells his art at Santa Fe's annual Spanish Market located on the Santa Fe Plaza as well as at San Felipe De Neri's Santero Martket in Old Town, Albuquerque
And Many More
Discover great deals and specials at participating shops around Old Town. Find unique goods at local merchant booths including Wild Hare, Gabby's Handmade Soaps, Painted Sky Gallery, Jason Younis y Delgado, Wild Moon Boutique, Treasure House Books, where you can find paintings, jewelry, soap, book signings and more!
Feed the hunger you will get from all the shopping you will do, by grabbing a bite to eat from a delicious local food truck. Or take some time to relax and dine it at one of the classic restaurants in Historic Old Town.
Take a trip back in time with the Classic Chevy Club of Albuquerque, and enjoy all the beautiful classic cars ranging from trucks to hot rods, el caminos, impalas and more.
Santacruzan at the Plaza
After Summertime Stroll hang out for the Santacruzan at the Plaza celebration. This event will showcase the music, dancing, costumes and customs of indigenous Filipino people. From 6-7:30 p.m. enjoy song, dance, even puppet shows!