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Downtown Summerfest

Free, family, fun, concert-series.


Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 4-10 p.m. 

Civic Plaza  

This free family-friendly event features fun for the whole family including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national acts. 


2018 Downtown Headliner Robert Randolph & the Family Band

National Headliner - Robert Randolph & the Family Band

Today the Robert Randolph & the Family Band serves as inspiration for musical artists around the world. The band has received renowned recognition for their Got Soul album as it was nominated for a “Best Contemporary Blues Album” at the 2018 GRAMMY Awards. The renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Robert Randolph, led such a cloistered childhood and adolescence that he heard no secular music while growing up. Robert Randolph and the Family Band will ignite the spirit of Downtown Albuquerque as they take the stage on Civic Plaza during Downtown Summerfest.

Entertainment Schedule coming soon.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat from your choice of many local food trucks. Adults can unwind from the week in the Microbrew Garden with the best brews, spirits and wines from the Albuquerque Convention Center. 

Artisan Market

Shop local! Browse through a variety of local handcrafted artisans ranging from pottery, housewares, and baked goods to clothing, body products and jewelry. There will be plenty to choose from and these local artisans have what you're looking for. 

Become a Vendor

Be a part of the most anticipated summer concert series in Albuquerque! Apply today: Food & Artisan Summerfest Vendor Application

Children's Activities

The kids' area is full of fun activities including free face painting, an inflatable bounce house, slides and games and a 25-foot rock climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department.

Getting There 


Parking lots and street parking is available in the surrounding area, please be sure to follow all parking laws. 

Bike Valet

Take advantage of the free Bike Valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center. Bike Valet drop-off located on Marquette Ave. 

Downtown Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. This is a rain or shine event. 


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Transportation Sponsor

The official Transportation Sponsor of Albuquerque Summerfest, Lucky Boyz Limousine

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