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Mother's Day in Old Town

Celebrate Mom with food, fun, and free entertainment.

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Mother's Day in Old Town | Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 1-5 p.m. | Historic Old Town 

This free event celebrates Mom on her special day in Old Town and features food, shopping, music and more. Eat, dance, and enjoy time with the family in Historic Old Town!

Gazebo Entertainment Schedule 

1 p.m. – Nathaniel Krantz- Country 

2:45 p.m. – Baila! Baila!- Traditional Mexican Folk Dance 

3:30 p.m. – Picoso- Latin Variety


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Born and raised in the heart of the South Valley in Albuquerque, NM. Blue collar, father of two Nathaniel Krantz has shared the stage with county superstars such as Riley Greene, Shenandoah, and many more. Winner of 2022 Best Of The City Vocalist Of The Year. The stage performance and dynamic sounds of Nathaniel Krantz will have you singing and dancing all night long.








2024 Baila Baila OT

Baila! Baila! Dance Academy has been teaching children and adults the art of Ballet Folklorico or Traditional Mexican Folk Dance for over 27 years. They were originally started by sisters Israela & Felissa Garcia in 1990 with the goal of "preserving their culture through the arts". The Company is blessed to be able to spread their talents and love for their culture and what they do to their many students as well as to countless audiences throughout the beautiful State of New Mexico, the United States of America, and around the World. They know that this wouldn't be possible without the support of their amazing community, dancers, teachers and parent volunteers!





2024 Picoso OTLeading the group is one of New Mexico's premier vocalists, Christine V, with Ray Lucero on guitar, Tony Quinones on congas, Ray Avila on bass,  John Vigil on drums, and Benito Encinias. They have had the privelage to perform throughout New Mexico, the continental US, Europe, and Asia and are looking forward to many more performances in the future. 













Enjoy a bite to eat from local food trucks. Grab some barbeque from Craft Q BBQ, Desi street food from Tikka Spice, or a salad from Pack'n Bowlz. Favorite Old Town restaurants will be serving signature plates and running specials.


Treat Mom to the perfect gift! Old Town Merchants will have booths around the Gazebo, selling everything from soaps and candles to jewelry and art. Visit all the booths before making your way through the rest of Old Town to stop by your favorite shops and discover new ones. 


Enjoy free kids’ activities such as a 25-foot climbing wall, presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department, and free face painting.

Add another member to the family with pet adoptions sponsored by the City of Albuquerque Department of Animal Welfare. All adoption fees will be waived and each adoption will include spay/neuter, microchip, required vaccinations, and one free initial vet visit. For dogs, you will also receive one free dog training class.

Getting There 

Streets in and around Historic Old Town will be closed to traffic for the Mother's Day festivities. Plan accordingly and be respectful of residents and posted parking signs in the area. Free parking will be available at the Albuquerque Museum

Event Details

Mother's Day in Old Town is a rain or shine event. Well behaved pets on a leash are welcome. 

Opportunities for vending at Old Town events are reserved for Old Town Merchants. 


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