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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 Summerfests

Albuquerque's free summertime bashes 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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Albuquerque Renaissance Faire

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

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Local Band Showcase

Jam out to a variety of Albuquerque's favorite bands on Civic Plaza.

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Historic Old Town

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

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Shakespeare on the Plaza

The Vortex Theatre Presents Shakespeare on the Plaza.

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Twinkle Light Parade

Step into the holiday season with floats, bands, antique cars and costumed-characters lighting up the night

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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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The Yards

This historical landmark was once an integral operation of the country during the industrial age. The diversity of the venue allows for events ranging from corporate and networking events to trade shows and fundraisers.

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New Mexico Veterans' Memorial

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

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Contact Information

Cultural Services

(505) 768-3556

or
Dial 311 (505-768-2000)