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CALENDAR

May
23
Thu
ABQ Beer Week
May 23 – Jun 2 all-day

ANNUAL ABQ BEER WEEK

May
25
Sat
Albuquerque Wine Festival @ Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
May 25 – May 27 all-day

ALBUQUERQUE WINE FESTIVAL

  • Dates: May 25 – May 27, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Balloon Fiesta Park
  • 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy., Albuquerque, NM 87113
  • Phone: 505-768-6050
  • Time: 11:30am-7pm
  • Price: $20 for ages 21+

Sip into Summer at New Mexico’s biggest wine event: The Albuquerque Wine Festival.

We invite you to join us for another fabulous event at Ballon Fiesta Park.

This three day event features a wide selection of red, white and sparkling wines that range from soft and sweet to bold and dry. Share the experience with friends and family or grab a date for this annual Memorial Day Weekend tradition.

VivaVino!

Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
May 25 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.We’re located in historic Robinson ParkThe Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
May 25 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
May
26
Sun
Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
May 26 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
ABQ Blues & Brews @ Sandia Resort and Casino
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

When:

Sunday, May 26, 2019 (Memorial Day Weekend)
General Admission 3p-6p
Early Access Hour 2p-3p

Where:

Sandia Resort & Casino
Click here for directions

What:

• Live Music – TOP BLUES BANDS
• Dozens of Regional Craft Breweries
• Collectible quality event program featuring bands & breweries
• Raffles, Games, Homebrew Demonstrations, Vendor Booths, and more!

Who:

ABQ Blues & Brews is a project of Feel Good Festivals.

PLEASE NOTE:

No one under 21 admitted.

No Pets
No Coolers

Jun
1
Sat
Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Jun 1 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.We’re located in historic Robinson ParkThe Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Jun 1 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
Jun
2
Sun
Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Jun 2 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
Jun
7
Fri
Albuquerque ARTScrawl – First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Create Your ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday Gallery Tours!

The Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday are self-guided gallery walking tours that take place each month. We provide a listing of participating member galleries with details about their current shows and you use our listings and gallery map to plan your custom tour.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

ARTFUL SATURDAY
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

SPECIAL EVENTS
Some of our members present events that don’t fall on the first Friday or third Saturday, we still want you to know about them! Our Special Events section includes our members’ non-ARTScrawl events.

Jun
8
Sat
Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Jun 8 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.We’re located in historic Robinson ParkThe Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Jun 8 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
Albuquerque PrideFest @ Expo New Mexico - Gate 3
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Remember the Past Create…Future

Dance|Music|Friends|Fun|Diversity

JUNE 8, 2019 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Time: 10:00am     Day: Saturday     Ages: All Ages  

This year’s Albuquerque PrideFest will continue to be a three day celebration designed to bring our diverse LGBTIQ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration of our past, present and future while raising funds for Albuquerque Pride’s Community Programs geared towards educating the public about the historic and continued civil rights battle facing our community.

Days

  • Thu, Jun 6 @ 7:30 PM – Candlelight Vigil (Morningside Park)
  • Fri, Jun 7 @ 6:00 PM – FREE Night PrideFest & Art Reception
  • Sat, Jun 8 @ 10:00 AM – PRIDEFEST MAIN EVENT

Features

  • Live entertainment on 2 stages with locally and nationally known talent
  • KiDz PaRk for family friendly activities
  • Indoor Dance Club featuring the best DJs in town
  • Wet & Play Area featuring over-sized water slides and water sports
  • Art Show featuring local artists with varied medias
  • Car Show showcasing remodeled classics
  • Health Fair with free STD testing and screening
  • Pride History and Archives
  • Exhibitors with an extraordinary variety of shopping opportunities and community resources
  • Food Vendors offering great deals for yummy treats
  • Beer and Liquor Gardens for those 21+

Families and Children

  • Children under 10 receive Free Admission
  • KiDz PaRk for Family Fun

Parking

Parking is available for $5 at the gate.

Volunteer Opportunities

If the admission price is economically taxing, FREE ADMISSION to the Festival may be arranged by becoming a PRIDE VOLUNTEER and volunteering a minimum of 4 hours. To sign-up, click here.

Festival Accessibility

An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be available at the Main Stage. Please see the PRIDE OFFICE located north of main stage for more information once you arrive.

Lost & Found

Lost items can be picked up at the PRIDE OFFICE located north of main stage. After the event, you can contact Albuquerque Pride at info@abqpride.com.

No Pets Allowed!

As a consideration for our visitors, ABSOLUTELY NO PETS are allowed on the grounds (with the exception of SERVICE DOGS, which MUST be harnessed). This rule applies to ALL pets.

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!

Jun
9
Sun
Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Jun 9 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
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
15
Sat
Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Jun 15 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.We’re located in historic Robinson ParkThe Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Jun 15 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
Albuquerque Folk Festival @ Bosque School
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

The Albuquerque Folk Festival is focused on public participation. It is about teaching, not just entertainment. Our goal is to pass on knowledge, skills, and traditions to ensure the survival of folk activities. We enlist organizations and individuals to demonstrate and teach wide-ranging folk activities that include old American, New Mexican, Middle Eastern, and other international traditions. We see the teaching of folk activities as a process of encouraging creative expression and fostering a sense of community. Participation in folk activities can reconnect individuals with their neighbors, and participation in folk activities across cultures may encourage cultural tolerance. We aspire to remind people of the days when they could create their own entertainment by going to the community dance, telling stories to their families, or playing music on the front porch with friends. We seek to create alternatives to the public trend of relying on passive entertainment: participation instead of observation.

The Folk Ethic

The Albuquerque Folk Festival is committed to the Folk Ethic. The Folk Ethic is focused on self-expression, community, friendship building, and social consciousness. It is non-commercial. It embraces acoustic music with the focus on open participation rather than virtuoso talent. Enjoyment is sought through personal involvement rather than fame through performances and recordings. Those who are skillful at an activity are willing to teach beginners, for they were once beginners themselves who learned from others willing to help without cost. The Folk Ethic believes that enriching others through sharing in folk activities and sharing of each other’s resources is the best form of self-expression

Our Mission

The Albuquerque Folk Festival provides an opportunity for the public to experience and participate in folk music, song, dance, and storytelling through educational workshops, demonstrations and performances. Folk activities enhance community expression and the continuance of cultural traditions. Festival. Remember, the Festival is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so the donation is tax deductible.

The Folk Festival will run from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Saturday, June 15 at the Bosque School in Albuquerque.

If you want an overview of everything that’s going on during the day, download a complete schedule as a PDF file.

Friday, June 14

Saturday, June 15

  • 8:00 AM – Instrument Checkroom available
  • 10:00 AM – Gates open, arts and craft vendors and food vendors open
  • 10:00 AM – Sandia (Outdoor) Stage performance kicks off with Peter Chase and the Quadrupeds
  • 10:00 AM – Start signing up for the Band Scramble
  • 10:00 AM – KUNM starts broadcasting live from the festival grounds
  • 10:00 AM – Signups start at the Sign-up Stage.
  • 10:00 AM – New Mexico Music Guild’s Musical Petting Zoo opens
  • 10:30 AM – All venues open
  • 3:45 PM – Final deadline for Band Scramble signup
  • 4:15 PM – Band Scramble assignments announced
  • 4:30 PM – Some venues close for Band Scramble practice
  • 4:00 PM – Instrument Petting Zoo closes
  • 5:00 PM – Band Scramble at the Outdoor Stage
  • 6:00 PM – Singalong at the Outdoor Stage
  • 7:30 PM – FolkMADS Contra Dance with the Albuquerque Megaband and Erik Erhardt begins in the Cafeteria Dance area.
  • 9:00 PM – Last call to get your instruments from the instrument check room.
  • 9:30 PM – Raffle drawing (hope you bought a bunch of tickets!)
  • 10:00 PM – The party’s over…until next year!
  • Perfomance StagesMany great performers are scheduled on three stages from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

    Back this year: Several performers are performing more than once, so you’ll have more choice balancing all the other things there are to do at the Festival.

    Back this year: We’re staggering the schedule of the Sandia (Outdoor) and Jemez (Indoor/Theatre) stages to allow even more flexibility in planning your day. The Sandia (Outdoor) Stage will begin at 10 a.m. and run on the hour all day; the Jemez (Indoor/Theatre) and Bosque (Indoor/Band Room) stages will begin at 10:30, running on the half-hour. Now you can catch performances that might otherwise overlap!

  • Sign-up StageThis year, the Sign-Up Stage will have performances from 10 am to almost 10 pm, with a new performer every 45 minutes.
  • Dance ProgramGet moving with dance workshops in two venues plus an evening contra dance on Saturday night.
  • Jam With The Band!Here’s where musicians can play or sing along with a few of our great bands. It’s ok just to listen too. Come on out and play with many of our main stage performers.
  • Hosted Jams:At the hosted jams, hosts are there to encourage musicians to pick a song or start a song and to make sure that everyone gets an opportunity to participate. In addition, hosts bring their own unique flare to the jam.
  • Band Scramble:Our popular Band Scramble gives musicians and dancers of all levels a chance to be a Main Stage Performer at the Albuquerque Folk Festival.
  • Music Workshops:Participation is the name of the game at our wide variety of music and song workshops. Bring an acoustic musical instrument and/or your singing voice and join the fun.
  • Storytelling:Hear a wonderful tale from some of our best local storytellers.
  • Children’s Tent:While all of our workshops are open to participants of all ages, sessions at the Children’s Tent are tailored to get kids and families started enjoying home made music.