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Find Summer Fun & Resources at the Alvarado Transit Center

ABQ RIDE Welcomes the Public to the Family-Friendly ‘Summer at the Alvarado’ Event Series
May 16, 2024

ALBUQUERQUE  – This summer, ABQ RIDE is hosting its first event series at the Alvarado Transit Center (ATC) in the heart of downtown. ABQ RIDE is bringing renewed life to the center by welcoming the public to enjoy resource and street fairs throughout the summer. The 7-part event series includes small resource fairs from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on May 22, July 20, and July 24, and street fairs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on May 25, June 29, July 27, and August 31.

The Summer at the Alvarado Resource Fairs will feature informational tables with educational materials on City of Albuquerque resources to best enjoy the summer season through family-friendly activities, programming, and fun summer sites that are welcome to the public. Summer at the Alvarado Street Fairs on the last Saturdays of the month will offer music, vendors, educational resources, nonprofits, local shops, entertainment, and food and drinks.

“These family-friendly events reinforce our commitment to revitalizing the heart of our city and moving downtown forward,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “They allow the community to experience for themselves the renewed life in the neighborhood, while getting helpful resources for making summer activity plans.”

The ATC is a historically-significant, Mission Revival-style building inspired by the City’s first train station, the Alvarado Hotel, and the Harvey Houses along the railroad. The Transit Department continues to deliver facilities improvements and operational efficiencies to the ATC including 24/7 security, new lighting, re-striping and curb painting, enhanced wayfinding, and will soon begin a beautification project for landscaping.

“While frequent public transit users are familiar with the facility, ABQ RIDE wants the entire community to engage with the ATC to encourage widespread usage of the transit system as a community resource,” said Transit Director Leslie Keener.


The official event pages for this event series can be found on