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Route 66 Summerfest

Join us for a free family-friendly event in Albuquerque's Historic Nob Hill

Route 66 Summerfest

From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Historic Nob Hill.

Logo for Summerfest 2017.

Mayor Richard J. Berry, Nob Hill Main Street, and New Mexico Jazz Festival invite you to the annual celebration.

Located in Historic Nob Hill, will take place on Central Ave. between Carlisle Boulevard and Girard Boulevard, this free event features fun for the whole family including the Route 66 Car Show, Mother Road Art Market, Kids' Zone, food trucks and live entertainment on three stages throughout Nob Hill.


Los Lobos

National Headliner - Los Lobos

Originally called Los Lobos del Este (de Los Angeles), a play on a popular norteno band called Los Lobos del Norte, the group originally came together from three separate units. Lead vocalist/guitarist Hidalgo, whose arsenal includes accordion, percussion, bass, keyboards, melodic, drums, violin and banjo, met Perez at Garfield High in East LA and started a garage band. Rosas, who had his own group, and Lozano launched a power trio.

They were Sunset Strip regulars and a Grammy-winning band (Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance) by the time they recorded How Will the Wolf Survive. Perez, once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music "the soundtrack of the barrio."

Three decades, two more Grammys, the global success of "La Bamba" and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well -- and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973.

Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage: Monte Vista & Girard


East Stage: Central & Carlisle (Nob Hill Business Center)


Cork & Tap: Bryn Mawr (South of Central)


Food & Drink

Great food and delicious drinks for those of all ages can be found on just about any corner in Nob Hill at Route 66 Summerfest. Grab something quick from a food truck, or relax in one of the many amazing restaurants in the area.

Cool down with a beer, glass of wine or cocktail in our Cork & Tap | Wine and Beer Garden or at any of the numerous local bars for the 21+ crowd. Grab a drink from companies including:

Mother Road Art Market

Stop by our artisan market for anything and everything. One of many local artisans has what you're looking for. Find that special piece that brings any room together, get your next favorite T-shirt or a gift for that special someone.

There will be plenty to choose from such as handmade soaps, jewelry, art, housewares and so much more.

Children's Activities

Heights Summerfest is the perfect place to bring the kids, there will be loads of free children's activities. Get your face painted or try your hand on the 25-foot rock climbing wall. They can also reach for the stars in one of the many jumpers.

Route 66 Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. This is a rain or shine event.

Route 66 Car Show 

The Route 66 Car show will be back to wow car enthusiasts of all ages. Pre-registration is now open until July 7 for you to show off your ride at the event. Apply to be a part of the Car Show today. 

Getting There


Parking is available at the lot on the southwest corner of Lomas Blvd and University Blvd (view map). Free shuttles will run from the lot to Johnson Field throughout the event. 

Getting There by Bike

Take advantage of the free Bike Valet. Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center will provide free bike valet.



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Transportation Sponsor

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