CALENDAR

Sep
21
Fri
Las Cruces La Gran Fiesta @ Plaza de Las Cruces
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

THE BIG EVENT…A Community that CAREs

CARE – Cancer Aid Resource & Education, Inc. is very proud to announce to our community our very special event:

2nd Annual “The Big Event….A Community that CAREs”.

September 21-23, 2018

Theme:  A Community that “Pays it Forward”

CARE – Cancer Aid Resource & Education, Inc. is very proud to announce to our community our very special inaugural event:  1st Annual “The Big Event….A Community that CAREs”.

The Big Event will celebrate southern New Mexico’s traditions, people and great food!  It will be held at the new city plaza!   Some will know it as “La Gran Fiesta”! The Big Event is expected to be a tourist attraction to scenic Las Cruces.  It will be built on the idea that attending The Big Event will be an adventure that feeds the soul.

We are expecting over 5,000 people to attend this special event!  We will be promoting this event through television, newspaper, radio, poster distribution, social media and word of mouth.   The event will include vendors, music, including mariachis and bands, entertainment including folklorico dancers, a walk, a fashion show, an enchilada cooking contest, games, possibly a carnival, fundraising, competitions and more. This inaugural event will also be free to enter.

CARE’s focus is to provide assistance to cancer patients and their families residing in Doña Ana County to help them cope with their cancer journey.  CARE provides financial assistance to patients in active treatment with basic life necessities:  gas cards to get to treatment, groceries, utilities, rent, lodging/meals, etc.  When businesses, organizations and individuals help their local community in this way, it spreads love and hope and helps cancer patients heal because they know that people care about their health while they are going through their treatment and recovery.  The Big Event is truly a unique community giving effort that helps save lives.

Movies on the Plaza: @ Civic Plaza
Sep 21 all-day

Movies on the Plaza is an open-air series of family-friendly movies on Civic Plaza also starting on Friday, May 18 and continuing every week through the end of September. All the movies are free and open to all residents of the city. Movies on the Plaza will use the newly installed, state-of-the-art video wall on the plaza stage. On Fridays, movies start at 8:00 PM, following the conclusion of the live music from ABQ Foods Fridays where moviegoers can have dinner prior to show time. Some seating is available but moviegoers can bring their own portable seats, blankets, and lawn chairs. Movies on the Plaza kicks-off the season on May 18 with Disney’s The Little Mermaid, the beloved animated classic. Movies on the Plaza takes place on Fridays but moves to and on some Wednesdays. The entire schedule for the season is listed below.

Civic Plaza Presents the MOVIES ON THE PLAZA Summer Series:

  • May 18 (Fri)  –  The Little Mermaid (8:00 PM)
  • May 25 (Fri)  –  The Sandlot (8:00 PM)
  • May 30 (Wed)  –  Ferdinand (7:00 PM)
  • June 6 (Wed)  –  Avengers (special presentation with Albuquerque Film & Music Experience – 7:00 PM)
  • June 13 (Wed)  –  Fantastic Mr. Fox (7:00 PM)
  • June 20 (Wed)  –  Willow (7:00 PM)
  • June 27 (Wed)  –  Lilo & Stitch (7:00 PM)
  • July 6 (Fri)  –  Grease (8:00 PM)
  • July 11 (Wed)  –  Toy Story (7:00 PM)
  • July 20 (Fri)  –  Goal (special presentation with ABQ Futsal Tournament – 8:00 PM)
  • July 27 (Fri)  –  Coco (8:00 PM)
  • August 3 (Fri)  –  The Wizard of Oz (8:00 PM)
  • August 10 (Fri)  –  Lion King (8:00 PM)
  • August 17 (Fri)  –  The Greatest Showman (8:00 PM)
  • August 24 (Fri)  –  Book of Life (8:00 PM)
  • August 31 (Fri)  –  Beetlejuice (8:00 PM)
  • September 7 (Fri)  –  Howl’s Moving Castle (8:00 PM)
  • September 14 (Fri)  –  Hidden Figures (8:00 PM)
  • September 21 (Fri)  –  Labyrinth (8:00 PM)
  • September 28 (Fri)  –  The Outsiders (8:00 PM)

All Civic Plaza Presents events are family friendly / dog friendly / bike friendly. Civic Plaza is in close proximity to the Downtown Rail Runner station and a BICI bike share station is located across the street at the Convention Center front doors. In case of inclement weather, the events may be cancelled.

Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Pueblo Harvest hosts live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening year-round. While you listen (and dance!), enjoy a festive taco bar, all-you-can-eat horno-baked pizza, handcrafted signature cocktails, craft beer from award-winning local breweries, and a creative menu of appetizers from our acclaimed culinary team.

Party on the Patio
May through October
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 6-9:30 pm
$12 cover
Live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s beautiful outdoor patio.

Aquarium Overnighters @ ABQ BioPark @ ABQ BioPark
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Aquarium Overnight – August

Join us at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium!

When

Aug 17, 2018 06:30 PM – Aug 18, 2018 08:00 AM

Where

ABQ BioPark Aquarium
2601 Central Avenue NW
AlbuquerqueNM 87104

Description

Pack your pajamas and pillow for the ultimate sleepover! This month’s theme is Sleeping with the Sharks.

Explore the Aquarium at night and learn in depth about ocean animals. Meet marine animals up close at the touchpools, play a game, get crafty (we provide ideas and supplies) and take in a marine movie at the Aquarium theater.

Check in is from 6:30-7 p.m. on Friday. Overnights last until 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Find more Aquarium Overnight events.

FAQs

Learn more about Aquarium Overnights on our Aquarium Overnight FAQs page.

Registration

Pre-registration is required and participation is reserved only after payment is received. No refunds for Aquarium Overnight ticket purchases. Group size is limited.

For more information, please call our Education Clerk at (505) 848-7180.

Price

$30, reservations required.
Sep
22
Sat
Albuquerque Mural Fest
Sep 22 – Oct 13 all-day

When Nature Calls

September 22nd – October 13th


Beautify, Unify & Showcase!

West Downtown, Downtown, EDo, South Broadway, Barelas, Wells Park, Nob Hill, International District, Indian Acres and @Midtown

 

This year’s theme When Nature Calls brings focus to Planet Earth’s climate crisis and how it is effecting all life on this floating rock we call home.  From California being on fire to Houston, Puerto Rico & Hawaii drowning in water and lava to New Mexico facing one of the worst droughts in history – we felt a need to bring our world community together through murals, music and culinary arts to highlight solutions we can all play a part in moving forward.

 

Beautify

We aim to build off of last years success and good vibes where we had 45 muralists on 12 locations throughout Downtown, EDo and Wells Park.  This year we plan to bridge the Central Corridor, blessing our city with positive pieces of art, celebrating Mother Earth and all she provides.

Sustainability, global warming, water protectors, farm-to-table, healthy eating habits and the strength of community to turn crisis into opportunity will be among the themes being painted in this year’s festival.

 

Unify

We are bringing artists, non-profits, local businesses, neighborhood associations & main streets, The City of Albuquerque and You together to celebrate our culture and the path to a safer, more sustainable future.

Mural Fest 2018 calendar dates align with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We will be offering the million visitors to our city with exciting adventures in art, music and cuisine spurring economic growth for local businesses and our artist community.

Mural Fest is a catylist in the development of a more unified, safer, beautiful city. We go about this in several different ways:

• Offering a Festival Pass which has over 100+ businesses along the Central Corridor with free, cool stuff and discounts on goods and services. We want to drive as much traffic as possible to these struggling merchants suffering from the construction of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project.

• The launching of The Hub ABQ: city guide, magazine, event calendar and on-line shop (August 2018). This is our love affair with The Land of Enchantment showcasing everything we do great! Offering marketing, design and consulting services to local businesses, non-profits and creators throughout New Mexico.

• Turn Albuquerque into an International Arts District for three weeks every year. We aim to keep the million visitors from Balloon Fiesta to stay in Albuquerque as well as attract art lovers from around the world. This will not only boost local, national and International tourism, but plant seeds of empowerment & pride in our local art scene.

• Form a non-profit alliance coalition: Mural Fest will offer non-profit organizations a space to share their mission online, in print and at several events throughout the festival along with year-round representation on The Hub ABQ. In doing so we want to plant seeds of communication and action steps that every organization can make to form greater partnerships with other civic-minded individuals and organizations.

• A marketing & promotional avenue for neighborhood associations, main streets, The City of Albuquerque, non-profits and our artist community. Mural Fest & The Hub ABQ are champions of our neighborhoods and their common mission moving forward as a safer, more economicly viable, inspiring place to raise a family. It has been proven that more foot traffic decreases crime and that murals squash vandalism while raising community pride and tourism.

 

Showcase

For twenty two days we aim to turn Albuquerque into an International Arts District, featuring some of the worlds most renowned muralists along side New Mexico’s best. There will also be community walls where emerging artists, youth and the entire family will have the opportunity to create a piece together.

We are coordinating with local businesses and non-profits to offer dozens of art, music and culinary events throughout the festival. There will be a full calendar paired with the Festival Pass giving participants free entry and discounted deals to over 100 restaurants and local shops.

There will also be a film being shot throughout the festival interviewing people of all walks of life on their views of what they love about our city and how we can improve it. Mural Fest is the foundation in which artists, non-profits and local businesses can roll their carts to, plant their seeds and dream up a brighter future for all citizens of our great city!

The problems we face as a city might be bigger than you, they might be bigger than me, but they are not bigger than you and me! Can you dig it?

Celebrate Mural Fest right with the 2018 Festival Pass!

Featuring Albuquerque’s best restaurants, bars and shops.

Get Free Food & Drinks,
Discounts to Your Favorite Shops,
Entry to Awesome Events

The pass is a mere $100 with a value of over $300 of cool free swag!
The pass will be availble to purchase online and at selected locations throughout ABQ & Santa Fe.
Check back soon for the full list 🙂

Get on the Pass!

Are you a local restaurant, bar or shop? Let us help drive our audience to you. It’s all about getting butts in seats. Come join the party.

Email us here for more info@MuralFest.com

Events

Check back soon for updates to the calendar!

Saturday Sept 22nd
Opening Ceremonies 
@ Banque Lofts Rooftop
219 Central Ave NW
Downtown
5:30pm
BanqueLofts.com

Sunday Sept 23rd
The Rail Yards Market
777 1st St SW
Barelas
10am – 2pm
RailYardsMarket.org

Fresco Exchange • Collective Exhibition
DJ Josh Burg & Grinch Muzik

@ OT Circus
709 Central Ave NW
Downtown
2-9pm
FrescoExchange.com

Saturday Sept 29th
TEDx ABQ
@ National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW
Barelas
TEDxABQ.com

@Midtown Block Party
@ Keshet Center for the Arts
4121 Cutler Ave NE 87110
@Midtown
6pm – 9pm
KeshetArts.org

Sunday Sept 30th
The Rail Yards Market
777 1st St SW
Barelas
10am – 2pm
RailYardsMarket.org

Flamenco Works Block Party
1010 Coal Ave SW
Barelas
12pm – 8pm
FlamencoWorks.org

Friday Oct 5th
First Friday Gallery Night

@ Duel, Relic, OT Circus, Boese Brothers, Gallery Chaco & Tortuga Gallery
7pm – till

Saturday Oct 6th
ABQ Corks & Brews

@ The Rail Yards Market
777 1st St. SW
Barelas
12-4pm
ABQCorksAndBrews.com

Sister Bar Concert
Alxxs Garza & Nosotros

407 Central Ave NW
Downtown
8pm – till
SisterTheBar.com

Sunday Oct 7th
The Rail Yards Market

777 1st St. SW
Barelas
10am – 2pm
RailYardsMarket.org

Nob Hill Block Party
Central & Tulane
Nob Hill
12pm – 7pm

Monday Oct 8th
Emerson Elementary School Block Party

3407 Central Ave NE
International District
6pm

Rustic Star Anniversary Party
3407 Central Ave NE
Nob Hill
all day

Friday Oct 12th
Family Style Vol. III • Collective Exhibition
@ Artichoke Cafe
424 Central Ave SE
EDo
6-10pm
ArtichokeCafe.com

Saturday Oct 13th
Octo Fair • EDo Block Party 

Central & Edith
EDo

Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Pueblo Harvest hosts live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening year-round. While you listen (and dance!), enjoy a festive taco bar, all-you-can-eat horno-baked pizza, handcrafted signature cocktails, craft beer from award-winning local breweries, and a creative menu of appetizers from our acclaimed culinary team.

Party on the Patio
May through October
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 6-9:30 pm
$12 cover
Live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s beautiful outdoor patio.

Sep
27
Thu
Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Pueblo Harvest hosts live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening year-round. While you listen (and dance!), enjoy a festive taco bar, all-you-can-eat horno-baked pizza, handcrafted signature cocktails, craft beer from award-winning local breweries, and a creative menu of appetizers from our acclaimed culinary team.

Party on the Patio
May through October
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 6-9:30 pm
$12 cover
Live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s beautiful outdoor patio.

Sep
28
Fri
Movies on the Plaza: @ Civic Plaza
Sep 28 all-day

Movies on the Plaza is an open-air series of family-friendly movies on Civic Plaza also starting on Friday, May 18 and continuing every week through the end of September. All the movies are free and open to all residents of the city. Movies on the Plaza will use the newly installed, state-of-the-art video wall on the plaza stage. On Fridays, movies start at 8:00 PM, following the conclusion of the live music from ABQ Foods Fridays where moviegoers can have dinner prior to show time. Some seating is available but moviegoers can bring their own portable seats, blankets, and lawn chairs. Movies on the Plaza kicks-off the season on May 18 with Disney’s The Little Mermaid, the beloved animated classic. Movies on the Plaza takes place on Fridays but moves to and on some Wednesdays. The entire schedule for the season is listed below.

Civic Plaza Presents the MOVIES ON THE PLAZA Summer Series:

  • May 18 (Fri)  –  The Little Mermaid (8:00 PM)
  • May 25 (Fri)  –  The Sandlot (8:00 PM)
  • May 30 (Wed)  –  Ferdinand (7:00 PM)
  • June 6 (Wed)  –  Avengers (special presentation with Albuquerque Film & Music Experience – 7:00 PM)
  • June 13 (Wed)  –  Fantastic Mr. Fox (7:00 PM)
  • June 20 (Wed)  –  Willow (7:00 PM)
  • June 27 (Wed)  –  Lilo & Stitch (7:00 PM)
  • July 6 (Fri)  –  Grease (8:00 PM)
  • July 11 (Wed)  –  Toy Story (7:00 PM)
  • July 20 (Fri)  –  Goal (special presentation with ABQ Futsal Tournament – 8:00 PM)
  • July 27 (Fri)  –  Coco (8:00 PM)
  • August 3 (Fri)  –  The Wizard of Oz (8:00 PM)
  • August 10 (Fri)  –  Lion King (8:00 PM)
  • August 17 (Fri)  –  The Greatest Showman (8:00 PM)
  • August 24 (Fri)  –  Book of Life (8:00 PM)
  • August 31 (Fri)  –  Beetlejuice (8:00 PM)
  • September 7 (Fri)  –  Howl’s Moving Castle (8:00 PM)
  • September 14 (Fri)  –  Hidden Figures (8:00 PM)
  • September 21 (Fri)  –  Labyrinth (8:00 PM)
  • September 28 (Fri)  –  The Outsiders (8:00 PM)

All Civic Plaza Presents events are family friendly / dog friendly / bike friendly. Civic Plaza is in close proximity to the Downtown Rail Runner station and a BICI bike share station is located across the street at the Convention Center front doors. In case of inclement weather, the events may be cancelled.

Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Pueblo Harvest hosts live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening year-round. While you listen (and dance!), enjoy a festive taco bar, all-you-can-eat horno-baked pizza, handcrafted signature cocktails, craft beer from award-winning local breweries, and a creative menu of appetizers from our acclaimed culinary team.

Party on the Patio
May through October
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 6-9:30 pm
$12 cover
Live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s beautiful outdoor patio.

Sep
29
Sat
Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Pueblo Harvest hosts live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening year-round. While you listen (and dance!), enjoy a festive taco bar, all-you-can-eat horno-baked pizza, handcrafted signature cocktails, craft beer from award-winning local breweries, and a creative menu of appetizers from our acclaimed culinary team.

Party on the Patio
May through October
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 6-9:30 pm
$12 cover
Live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s beautiful outdoor patio.

Oct
4
Thu
Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Pueblo Harvest hosts live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening year-round. While you listen (and dance!), enjoy a festive taco bar, all-you-can-eat horno-baked pizza, handcrafted signature cocktails, craft beer from award-winning local breweries, and a creative menu of appetizers from our acclaimed culinary team.

Party on the Patio
May through October
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 6-9:30 pm
$12 cover
Live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s beautiful outdoor patio.

Oct
5
Fri
Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Pueblo Harvest hosts live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening year-round. While you listen (and dance!), enjoy a festive taco bar, all-you-can-eat horno-baked pizza, handcrafted signature cocktails, craft beer from award-winning local breweries, and a creative menu of appetizers from our acclaimed culinary team.

Party on the Patio
May through October
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 6-9:30 pm
$12 cover
Live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s beautiful outdoor patio.

The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Oct
6
Sat
Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Pueblo Harvest hosts live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening year-round. While you listen (and dance!), enjoy a festive taco bar, all-you-can-eat horno-baked pizza, handcrafted signature cocktails, craft beer from award-winning local breweries, and a creative menu of appetizers from our acclaimed culinary team.

Party on the Patio
May through October
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 6-9:30 pm
$12 cover
Live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s beautiful outdoor patio.

The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Oct
7
Sun
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Oct
9
Tue
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Oct
10
Wed
The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Oct
11
Thu
Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Pueblo Harvest hosts live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening year-round. While you listen (and dance!), enjoy a festive taco bar, all-you-can-eat horno-baked pizza, handcrafted signature cocktails, craft beer from award-winning local breweries, and a creative menu of appetizers from our acclaimed culinary team.

Party on the Patio
May through October
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 6-9:30 pm
$12 cover
Live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s beautiful outdoor patio.

The Dragon Lights Festival – Albuquerque @ Expo New Mexico
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.