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Fiestas de Albuquerque

Happy Birthday Albuquerque!

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Save the Date!

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | Noon to 5 p.m. | Historic Old Town 

Celebrate Albuquerque's 314th birthday and enjoy the history and traditions of our city with live entertainment, free children's activities, live artist demonstrations, local food, shopping, and fun for the whole family.

Stay tuned for the entertainment schedule!



Take part in a variety of activities throughout Historic Old Town including free children's activities.

Watch as demonstrators show how to make traditional art in the Plaza.    

Shop local and support all establishments throughout Old Town, in and around the event. There is plenty to choose from such as handmade soaps, jewelry, art, housewares and so much more. 



Every April since 1988, the founding of Albuquerque has been celebrated by reflecting the historic eras: Native American, Spanish, Mexican, Territorial and Statehood. The celebration commemorates a unique and historic event: the birth of our city. The event honors Governor Cuervo y Valdés for his vision, and honors the first community. It also pays tribute to every generation that has contributed to the growth and prosperity of this enchanted city that was named the Villa de Alburquerque in 1706. The founding of Albuquerque is a success story worth celebrating. 

Interested in holding a family flag in the Founders' Procession? Please call 505.768.3556 for more information. 

Getting There

Streets throughout Old Town will close to traffic to prepare for Albuquerque's birthday celebration. Please plan accordingly.


Event Details

Fiestas de Albuquerque is a rain or shine event. Well behaved pets on a leash are welcome.  

Street parking is available in the surrounding area, please obey all regular parking laws and do not block residential access.



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