Noon-5 p.m. : Saturday, April 8, 2017, Historic Old Town
Celebrate Albuquerque's 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.
Don't miss the Founders' Procession at 3:30 p.m.
Be taken back through Albuquerque's history with music and dance.
Performances on The Gazebo include traditional Native American dances from the Sun & Fire Dance Group, Native American flute music by Marlon Magdalena, Ballet Folklorico dancers with Los Tapatios and the music of Mariachi Tradicional.
Fiestas de Albuquerque's entertainment concludes with New Mexican music sung by Tanya Griego.
Tanya Griego, born and raised in Grants, NM, was introduced to New Mexican music at an early age. Being influenced prominently by her father’s love of Spanish music, Tanya began dreaming early on about having her own album produced.
This dream was fulfilled when her self entitled, New Mexican music, album was released in April 2011. The first single off of her new album, "Amor Platonico" is quickly hitting radio airwaves throughout the southwest.
As New Mexico’s hottest rising star, Tanya Griego has started her career performing alongside the Tanya Griego Band throughout the state of New Mexico, along with having the honor of singing at the 2011 New Mexico Bowl. With her powerful, energetic and heartfelt performances there is much more to come from Tanya Griego.
Enjoy live performances from the New Mexico Gunfighters Association throughout the day as they stroll through Old Town. Take part in other activities in panning for gold and learn how pioneers used to find gold.
Live art demonstrations will display the talents of multiple local artists such as Adan Carriaga and Carlos Otero and their Bultos and Retablos and Tin Work by Jerry Montoya.
Kids will enjoy getting free face painting and the silly antics of Wise Fool and their ambient entertainment. They can also learn a little history from our Blacksmith on-site.
Find your newest addition to your family at Fiestas de Albuquerque with the help of the Lucky Paws Adoption Van.
Free parking will be provided at the parking lot on 18th and Bellemah.
Shuttles provided by Airport Parking will take attendees from the lot to the Albuquerque Museum.
Shuttles operate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Street parking is also available in the surrounding area, please obey all regular parking laws.