ABQ To Do Visit Albuquerque Visitors Guide

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CALENDAR

Jun
8
Sat
ABQ Megaband Jam – 2019? @ Apple Mountain Music
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“The Albuquerque Megaband” is an open community band which provides an opportunity for musicians to get together and play acoustic string band music. Megaband practices are held on the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE (www.applemtnmusic.com/). The Megaband is also meeting at Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard SE, (http://www.winningcoffeeco.com/)  on the fourth Sunday of the month from 2 to 4pm. Please join us!

Heights Summerfest @ North Domingo Baca Park
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Heights Summerfest

Free, family, fun, concert-series.

2019 Heights Summerfest - Dumpstaphunk on Wood

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 5-10 p.m. | North Domingo Baca Park 

Join us as we kick-off the annual Summerfest series with Heights Summerfest. This free family-friendly event features fun for the whole family including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national acts.

Performers

National Headliner – Dumpstaphunk

Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz   arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, audiences can expect dueling baselines with the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while keys and funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. With three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on their own merit of material. Songs like “Dancin’ to the Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word, offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat from your choice of many local food trucks. Adults can unwind from the week in the Microbrew Garden with the best local brews, spirits and wines from local establishments.

Artisan Market

Shop local! Browse through a variety of local handcrafted artisans ranging from pottery and housewares to clothing, body products and jewelry. There will be plenty to choose from and these local artisans have what you’re looking for.

Children’s Activities

The kids’ area is full of fun activities including free face painting, inflatable obstacle courses and a 25-foot rock climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department.

Getting There

Parking

Free parking is available at La Cueva High School, with free shuttles taking event-goers from La Cueva parking lots to North Domingo Baca Park throughout the event. (Map)

Bike Valet

Skip traffic on the road, stick to the trails and take advantage of the free Bike Valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Education Center.

Event Specifics

Heights Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. Event goers can bring coolers. Glass containers and alcohol are prohibited. This is a rain or shine event.

Jun
13
Thu
ABQ BioPark Summer Nights Concert Series @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Nights musical concerts highlight local and regional talent in the beautiful ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, highlighting folk and Americana sounds.

The 2019 dates for Summer Nights are Thursdays, June 13-July 25.

Jun
14
Fri
ABQ Bio Park Zoo Music @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Concert Series

General lawn seating for both venues. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers, sharp knives or alcoholic beverages. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. Animal exhibits are open until 8 p.m. Events are rain or shine and tickets are available online or at the gate.

Zoo Music

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, Latin rock, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and pop-rock.

The 2019 dates for Zoo Music are Fridays, June 14-July 19.

Jun
20
Thu
ABQ BioPark Summer Nights Concert Series @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Nights musical concerts highlight local and regional talent in the beautiful ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, highlighting folk and Americana sounds.

The 2019 dates for Summer Nights are Thursdays, June 13-July 25.

Jun
21
Fri
ABQ Bio Park Zoo Music @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Concert Series

General lawn seating for both venues. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers, sharp knives or alcoholic beverages. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. Animal exhibits are open until 8 p.m. Events are rain or shine and tickets are available online or at the gate.

Zoo Music

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, Latin rock, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and pop-rock.

The 2019 dates for Zoo Music are Fridays, June 14-July 19.

Jun
27
Thu
ABQ BioPark Summer Nights Concert Series @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Nights musical concerts highlight local and regional talent in the beautiful ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, highlighting folk and Americana sounds.

The 2019 dates for Summer Nights are Thursdays, June 13-July 25.

Jun
28
Fri
ABQ Bio Park Zoo Music @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Concert Series

General lawn seating for both venues. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers, sharp knives or alcoholic beverages. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. Animal exhibits are open until 8 p.m. Events are rain or shine and tickets are available online or at the gate.

Zoo Music

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, Latin rock, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and pop-rock.

The 2019 dates for Zoo Music are Fridays, June 14-July 19.

Jul
4
Thu
Red, White, and Balloons @ Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Celebrate Independence Day at the Balloon Museum for the best family-friendly 4th of July experience in Albuquerque! Enjoy the sounds of the Albuquerque Concert Band at our exclusive patriotic concert on the lawn. Relax and enjoy the best view of Fireworks in Albuquerque!

Schedule:

5:00 pm – Gates and parking open.
5:00-6:00 pm – Lawn activities and purchase your tasty treats and beverages.
6:00-7:00 pm – Stars-N-Stripes Reserved Ticket Dinner in our VIP vewing gallery. Hurry – this will sell out.
7:00-8:00 pm – Performance by the Albuquerque Concert Band.
8:00-8:30 pm – Lawn activities and enjoy the summer evening with your family and friends!
8:30-9:00 pm – Exclusive Balloon Glow by Rainbow Ryders. (weather permitting)
9:00 pm – Fireworks! Enjoy the best view of the fireworks in all of Albuquerque!
Red, White, and Balloons Package Options

Your LAWN TICKET PACKAGE is the perfect way to experience 4th of July from the Balloon Museum lawn! You will have access to:

The Balloon Museum
Lawn Activities
The Albuquerque Concert Band’s concert
You can bring a picnic or purchase food from food trucks on the lawn. Glass containers and alcohol are not allowed.

A cash bar will be available with all of your favorite drinks to quench your thirst!

Don’t want to sit on the ground? Rent a table for your party! Tables of 4 are $10 each, and tables of 8 are $20 each. Limited number available.

The exclusive STARS & STRIPES DINNER PACKAGE includes all of the above, plus tasty 4th of July fare catered by The Cooperage. Dinner menu:

Garden Salad w. Fresh Vegetables, Cherry Tomatoes, Ranch Dressing & Homemade Croutons

Fresh Fruit Salad

Sliced Beef Brisket offered w. BBQ Sauce on the side

BBQ Glazed Chicken

BBQ Glazed Hot Links

Mac & Cheese

BBQ Beans

Dinner Rolls & Butter

Peach Cobbler

Chilled Watermelon Slices

Cherry Lemonade

Iced Tea

Iced Water

Please note: Red, White & Balloons is a rain or shine event. No Refunds. Due to Fireworks, please leave pets at home. Only service animals will be allowed.

ABQ BioPark Summer Nights Concert Series @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Nights musical concerts highlight local and regional talent in the beautiful ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, highlighting folk and Americana sounds.

The 2019 dates for Summer Nights are Thursdays, June 13-July 25.

Jul
5
Fri
ABQ Bio Park Zoo Music @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Concert Series

General lawn seating for both venues. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers, sharp knives or alcoholic beverages. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. Animal exhibits are open until 8 p.m. Events are rain or shine and tickets are available online or at the gate.

Zoo Music

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, Latin rock, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and pop-rock.

The 2019 dates for Zoo Music are Fridays, June 14-July 19.

Jul
11
Thu
ABQ BioPark Summer Nights Concert Series @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Nights musical concerts highlight local and regional talent in the beautiful ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, highlighting folk and Americana sounds.

The 2019 dates for Summer Nights are Thursdays, June 13-July 25.

Jul
12
Fri
ABQ Bio Park Zoo Music @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Concert Series

General lawn seating for both venues. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers, sharp knives or alcoholic beverages. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. Animal exhibits are open until 8 p.m. Events are rain or shine and tickets are available online or at the gate.

Zoo Music

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, Latin rock, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and pop-rock.

The 2019 dates for Zoo Music are Fridays, June 14-July 19.

Jul
13
Sat
ABQ Megaband Jam – 2019? @ Apple Mountain Music
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“The Albuquerque Megaband” is an open community band which provides an opportunity for musicians to get together and play acoustic string band music. Megaband practices are held on the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE (www.applemtnmusic.com/). The Megaband is also meeting at Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard SE, (http://www.winningcoffeeco.com/)  on the fourth Sunday of the month from 2 to 4pm. Please join us!

Jul
18
Thu
ABQ BioPark Summer Nights Concert Series @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Nights musical concerts highlight local and regional talent in the beautiful ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, highlighting folk and Americana sounds.

The 2019 dates for Summer Nights are Thursdays, June 13-July 25.

Jul
19
Fri
ABQ Bio Park Zoo Music @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Concert Series

General lawn seating for both venues. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers, sharp knives or alcoholic beverages. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. Animal exhibits are open until 8 p.m. Events are rain or shine and tickets are available online or at the gate.

Zoo Music

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, Latin rock, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and pop-rock.

The 2019 dates for Zoo Music are Fridays, June 14-July 19.

Jul
25
Thu
ABQ BioPark Summer Nights Concert Series @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Nights musical concerts highlight local and regional talent in the beautiful ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, highlighting folk and Americana sounds.

The 2019 dates for Summer Nights are Thursdays, June 13-July 25.

Jul
27
Sat
Contemporary Hispanic Market
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day

 

The market is open free to the public each year, during the last weekend of July. There will be 134 booths with many medium forms of artwork created by New Mexico Hispanic resident Artists.

 Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, 2019

  • 8am to 5pm

  • Located on Lincoln Ave , Santa Fe, NM

Las Vegas Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally (July 27–July 29): Inspired by Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, and their reunion held in 1899 in Las Vegas, this annual gathering of motorcycle riders from all over the country honors that camaraderie and sense of honor. There are lots of iron horses, interesting characters, three days of live music, a motorcycle rodeo, a bike show, and competitions.

About Us

Welcome to the 13th Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Always held on the last full weekend of July, this Rally was started by local motorcycle riders who came together in 2005 to plan a Rally around the area’s history and special environment. The name was chosen because Rough Riders had a long tradition in Las Vegas.

Early in 1898, Theodore Roosevelt recruited the 1st Volunteer Calvary Regiment from the western territories—New Mexico wouldn’t become a state for fourteen more years. He chose to enlist these men because of his confidence in their ability to adapt, their self-sufficiency and their spirit. The regiment’s performance during the Spanish-American War proved his belief in the frontier character. The men he chose came from various backgrounds and circumstances. Even so, these men all formed strong personal ties. Led by Theodore Roosevelt, the first reunion of the regiment was held in Las Vegas in 1899. Over 600 of the original 1000 soldiers attended. During the next 70 years, Rough Rider reunions were held to honor the regiment’s military service, but especially to celebrate the camaraderie and unique personalities that defined the Rough Riders.

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

For the past twelve years, the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally has brought motorcyclists from all walks of life, where camaraderie, unique bikes and personalities characterize the western spirit. Las Vegas’ historic Bridge Street which enters into our expansive Plaza is the backdrop for the Rally. Shops, businesses, vendors and restaurants provide rally goers the opportunity for unique experiences. The roads radiating out of the town and wind thru amazing scenery and villages give riders of the iron horse a variety of options. The roads radiating out of the town and wind thru amazing scenery and villages give riders of the iron horse a variety of options.

Check out the schedule of events for updates. Don’t forget to support the Rally and purchase a ticket for a round trip for two, to Las Vegas, Nevada with $500 spending cash. Be part of the tradition started by Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders over 100 years ago and ride in on your iron horse on the last weekend in July.

Aug
10
Sat
ABQ Megaband Jam – 2019? @ Apple Mountain Music
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“The Albuquerque Megaband” is an open community band which provides an opportunity for musicians to get together and play acoustic string band music. Megaband practices are held on the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE (www.applemtnmusic.com/). The Megaband is also meeting at Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard SE, (http://www.winningcoffeeco.com/)  on the fourth Sunday of the month from 2 to 4pm. Please join us!