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Special Events & Festivals

A guide to City of Albuquerque family-friendly music events, street festivals and parades, hosted by the Cultural Services Department.

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Signature Events

Albuquerque Drive-Through
Grab & Go Series 

Satisfy hunger and support local businesses. 

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Albuquerque Renaissance Faire

Celebrate the Middle Ages with the City of Albuquerque and the Society for Creative Anachronism.

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Albuquerque Summerfest Series

Albuquerque's free summertime concerts include music, dance, food, children's activities and so much more.

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Freedom 4th

Bring the family to Independence Day fun and fireworks at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque.

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Historic Old Town

Experience the culture and heritage of Albuquerque through music and dance.

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Twinkle Light Parade

Step into the holiday season with floats, bands, antique cars and Jolly Ol' St. Nick as they all light up the night in Historic Nob Hill.

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Tribute Events

Memorial Day

Join this respectful observance of our nation's military sacrifices at Veterans' Memorial Park.

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Veterans Day

Honor the men and women of America's armed forces at Veterans' Memorial Park.

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Venues & Services

Event Permitting

Planning your own event? Events require advanced approval and permits from the City of Albuquerque. We are happy to help guide you through the Event Permitting process.

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Old Town's Plaza Vieja Gazebo

Old Town's Plaza Vieja Gazebo is the heart and soul of Albuquerque and an ideal location for weddings, graduations and other special occasions.

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New Mexico Veterans' Memorial

The Veterans' Memorial, amphitheater, and museum evoke memories for all veterans.

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