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Sep
20
Fri
¡Globalquerque! Annual World Music Festival @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day

15TH ANNUAL ¡GLOBALQUERQUE! WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • Dates: September 20, 2019 – September 21, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • 1701 Fourth St. S.W., Albuquerque, NM 87102

2019 Lineup:

47SOUL (Palestine/Jordan)
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore with The Guilty Ones (USA)
Natu Camara (Guinea)
La Cuneta Son Machín (Nicaragua)
Dat García (Argentina)
Garifuna Collective (Belize)
Lucibela (Cabo Verde)
Carlos Medina (Las Vegas, New Mexico)
Mdou Moctar (Niger)
Sahba Motallebi (Iran)
Pamyua (Inuit/Yup’ik)
Le Vent du Nord (Quebec, Canada)
Yandong Grand Singers (China)
And more to be announced!

Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 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.

7-5 Baracutanga, Latin, World

7-6 Tylor Brandon Band, Country

7-11 Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style

7-12 Funk of the West, Blues, Soul, Funk

7-13 On Tap, Covers of R&B/Soul/Funk

7-18 Calle 66, Salsa

7-19 DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock

7-20 Raven and the Sweet Potato Pie Band, Blues

7-25 Nosotros, Salsa

7-26 The Incredible Woodpeckers, Classic Rock/Blues/Reggae

7-27 Memphis P. Tails, Blues

8/1 – Terra Plena, salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bolero, and timba
8/2 – Silver Crow Asylum Band,  Americana
8/3 – Rhythm Divine, Rock, Blues, Country
8/8 – Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style
8/9 – Monica & The KREW, Old School, Spanish, Country, RnB, Top 40, Latin & Oldies
8/10 – John Patrick Nieto, Blues, Jazz
8/15 – Nosotros, Salsa
8/16 – TBD, 
8/17 – Ron Crowder Band, Retro Rock and Soul
8/22 – Calle 66, Salsa
8/23 – Felix Y Los Gatos, Zydeco, Tejano, Django Swing, Blues
8/24 – DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock
8/29 – IVON ULIBARRI & Café Mocha, Salsa
8/30 – Funk of the West, Funk, Soul, Blues
8/31 – Memphis P. Tails, Blues

Sep
21
Sat
St. Jude Walk/Run Albuquerque @ Manzano Mesa Park
Sep 21 all-day

Are you ready, Albuquerque?

Join us for the St. Jude Walk/Run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, to raise money for the kids of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for anything. Let’s end childhood cancer. Together.

Learn more about why St. Jude matters to Albuquerque.

CATEGORIES

Walk – $10Ages 6 and up
Fun Run – $10Ages 6 and up

ages 5 and under are free

LOCATION

Manzano Mesa Park
501 Elizabeth St SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 21 @ 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
Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 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.

7-5 Baracutanga, Latin, World

7-6 Tylor Brandon Band, Country

7-11 Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style

7-12 Funk of the West, Blues, Soul, Funk

7-13 On Tap, Covers of R&B/Soul/Funk

7-18 Calle 66, Salsa

7-19 DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock

7-20 Raven and the Sweet Potato Pie Band, Blues

7-25 Nosotros, Salsa

7-26 The Incredible Woodpeckers, Classic Rock/Blues/Reggae

7-27 Memphis P. Tails, Blues

8/1 – Terra Plena, salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bolero, and timba
8/2 – Silver Crow Asylum Band,  Americana
8/3 – Rhythm Divine, Rock, Blues, Country
8/8 – Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style
8/9 – Monica & The KREW, Old School, Spanish, Country, RnB, Top 40, Latin & Oldies
8/10 – John Patrick Nieto, Blues, Jazz
8/15 – Nosotros, Salsa
8/16 – TBD, 
8/17 – Ron Crowder Band, Retro Rock and Soul
8/22 – Calle 66, Salsa
8/23 – Felix Y Los Gatos, Zydeco, Tejano, Django Swing, Blues
8/24 – DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock
8/29 – IVON ULIBARRI & Café Mocha, Salsa
8/30 – Funk of the West, Funk, Soul, Blues
8/31 – Memphis P. Tails, Blues

Sep
22
Sun
Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Sep 22 @ 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
Sep
24
Tue
Albuquerque Film & Music Experience
Sep 24 – Sep 29 all-day

 

The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience is a socially conscious and impactful event that represents creative achievement in film, music, arts and entertainment. AFME programming includes new media and technology, domestic and international movies, food and art, engaging conversations, panels and time with industry leaders in attendance. This year’s international program will spotlight filmmaking and artistry from Latin America. There will be incredible networking events, screenwriting, art and photography competitions for students, poetry readings by celebrity guests, a star-studded pet fashion show and opportunities to share stories as we gather with some of the most creative minds in the industry.

The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) is Albuquerque’s premier film and music festival. Now in its 7th year, AFMX features domestic and international movies, engaging industry panels and workshops, exciting networking events and parties, live music and more.

Sep
26
Thu
Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 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.

7-5 Baracutanga, Latin, World

7-6 Tylor Brandon Band, Country

7-11 Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style

7-12 Funk of the West, Blues, Soul, Funk

7-13 On Tap, Covers of R&B/Soul/Funk

7-18 Calle 66, Salsa

7-19 DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock

7-20 Raven and the Sweet Potato Pie Band, Blues

7-25 Nosotros, Salsa

7-26 The Incredible Woodpeckers, Classic Rock/Blues/Reggae

7-27 Memphis P. Tails, Blues

8/1 – Terra Plena, salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bolero, and timba
8/2 – Silver Crow Asylum Band,  Americana
8/3 – Rhythm Divine, Rock, Blues, Country
8/8 – Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style
8/9 – Monica & The KREW, Old School, Spanish, Country, RnB, Top 40, Latin & Oldies
8/10 – John Patrick Nieto, Blues, Jazz
8/15 – Nosotros, Salsa
8/16 – TBD, 
8/17 – Ron Crowder Band, Retro Rock and Soul
8/22 – Calle 66, Salsa
8/23 – Felix Y Los Gatos, Zydeco, Tejano, Django Swing, Blues
8/24 – DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock
8/29 – IVON ULIBARRI & Café Mocha, Salsa
8/30 – Funk of the West, Funk, Soul, Blues
8/31 – Memphis P. Tails, Blues

Sep
27
Fri
Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 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.

7-5 Baracutanga, Latin, World

7-6 Tylor Brandon Band, Country

7-11 Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style

7-12 Funk of the West, Blues, Soul, Funk

7-13 On Tap, Covers of R&B/Soul/Funk

7-18 Calle 66, Salsa

7-19 DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock

7-20 Raven and the Sweet Potato Pie Band, Blues

7-25 Nosotros, Salsa

7-26 The Incredible Woodpeckers, Classic Rock/Blues/Reggae

7-27 Memphis P. Tails, Blues

8/1 – Terra Plena, salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bolero, and timba
8/2 – Silver Crow Asylum Band,  Americana
8/3 – Rhythm Divine, Rock, Blues, Country
8/8 – Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style
8/9 – Monica & The KREW, Old School, Spanish, Country, RnB, Top 40, Latin & Oldies
8/10 – John Patrick Nieto, Blues, Jazz
8/15 – Nosotros, Salsa
8/16 – TBD, 
8/17 – Ron Crowder Band, Retro Rock and Soul
8/22 – Calle 66, Salsa
8/23 – Felix Y Los Gatos, Zydeco, Tejano, Django Swing, Blues
8/24 – DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock
8/29 – IVON ULIBARRI & Café Mocha, Salsa
8/30 – Funk of the West, Funk, Soul, Blues
8/31 – Memphis P. Tails, Blues

Sep
28
Sat
Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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
Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 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.

7-5 Baracutanga, Latin, World

7-6 Tylor Brandon Band, Country

7-11 Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style

7-12 Funk of the West, Blues, Soul, Funk

7-13 On Tap, Covers of R&B/Soul/Funk

7-18 Calle 66, Salsa

7-19 DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock

7-20 Raven and the Sweet Potato Pie Band, Blues

7-25 Nosotros, Salsa

7-26 The Incredible Woodpeckers, Classic Rock/Blues/Reggae

7-27 Memphis P. Tails, Blues

8/1 – Terra Plena, salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bolero, and timba
8/2 – Silver Crow Asylum Band,  Americana
8/3 – Rhythm Divine, Rock, Blues, Country
8/8 – Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style
8/9 – Monica & The KREW, Old School, Spanish, Country, RnB, Top 40, Latin & Oldies
8/10 – John Patrick Nieto, Blues, Jazz
8/15 – Nosotros, Salsa
8/16 – TBD, 
8/17 – Ron Crowder Band, Retro Rock and Soul
8/22 – Calle 66, Salsa
8/23 – Felix Y Los Gatos, Zydeco, Tejano, Django Swing, Blues
8/24 – DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock
8/29 – IVON ULIBARRI & Café Mocha, Salsa
8/30 – Funk of the West, Funk, Soul, Blues
8/31 – Memphis P. Tails, Blues

Sep
29
Sun
Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Sep 29 @ 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
Oct
3
Thu
Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 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.

7-5 Baracutanga, Latin, World

7-6 Tylor Brandon Band, Country

7-11 Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style

7-12 Funk of the West, Blues, Soul, Funk

7-13 On Tap, Covers of R&B/Soul/Funk

7-18 Calle 66, Salsa

7-19 DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock

7-20 Raven and the Sweet Potato Pie Band, Blues

7-25 Nosotros, Salsa

7-26 The Incredible Woodpeckers, Classic Rock/Blues/Reggae

7-27 Memphis P. Tails, Blues

8/1 – Terra Plena, salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bolero, and timba
8/2 – Silver Crow Asylum Band,  Americana
8/3 – Rhythm Divine, Rock, Blues, Country
8/8 – Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style
8/9 – Monica & The KREW, Old School, Spanish, Country, RnB, Top 40, Latin & Oldies
8/10 – John Patrick Nieto, Blues, Jazz
8/15 – Nosotros, Salsa
8/16 – TBD, 
8/17 – Ron Crowder Band, Retro Rock and Soul
8/22 – Calle 66, Salsa
8/23 – Felix Y Los Gatos, Zydeco, Tejano, Django Swing, Blues
8/24 – DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock
8/29 – IVON ULIBARRI & Café Mocha, Salsa
8/30 – Funk of the West, Funk, Soul, Blues
8/31 – Memphis P. Tails, Blues

Oct
4
Fri
Albuquerque ARTScrawl – First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl
Oct 4 @ 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.

Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 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.

7-5 Baracutanga, Latin, World

7-6 Tylor Brandon Band, Country

7-11 Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style

7-12 Funk of the West, Blues, Soul, Funk

7-13 On Tap, Covers of R&B/Soul/Funk

7-18 Calle 66, Salsa

7-19 DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock

7-20 Raven and the Sweet Potato Pie Band, Blues

7-25 Nosotros, Salsa

7-26 The Incredible Woodpeckers, Classic Rock/Blues/Reggae

7-27 Memphis P. Tails, Blues

8/1 – Terra Plena, salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bolero, and timba
8/2 – Silver Crow Asylum Band,  Americana
8/3 – Rhythm Divine, Rock, Blues, Country
8/8 – Son Como Son, Salsa Cuban Style
8/9 – Monica & The KREW, Old School, Spanish, Country, RnB, Top 40, Latin & Oldies
8/10 – John Patrick Nieto, Blues, Jazz
8/15 – Nosotros, Salsa
8/16 – TBD, 
8/17 – Ron Crowder Band, Retro Rock and Soul
8/22 – Calle 66, Salsa
8/23 – Felix Y Los Gatos, Zydeco, Tejano, Django Swing, Blues
8/24 – DCN Project, Covers of R&B/Funk/Classic Rock
8/29 – IVON ULIBARRI & Café Mocha, Salsa
8/30 – Funk of the West, Funk, Soul, Blues
8/31 – Memphis P. Tails, Blues

Oct
5
Sat
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta @ Balloon Fiesta Park
Oct 5 – Oct 13 all-day

For nine days in October, the Albuquerque skies are colorfully painted as more than 500 balloons lift off from Balloon Fiesta Park. Plan now to attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, the world’s largest balloon festival, and be part of an amazing hot air balloon experience. Walk among the moving picture show of hot air balloons lifting gently through the crisp, fall air. It’ll feel like you’re in a dream.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than three decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air. Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year. You won’t want to miss this city-wide celebration!

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than four decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air.

From its modest beginnings in 1972 with 13 balloons launching from a shopping mall parking lot, the Balloon Fiesta has grown to multiple events launching year-round at the custom-designed, 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. Our signature event remains Balloon Fiesta—which, with over 600 balloons, is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States.

Imagine 54 football fields, all put together. That’s the size of Balloon Fiesta Park’s 78-acre launch field! And at this Park’s “playing field,” there are no losing teams and no viewing stands. Guests walk the field and are part of the action.

Hundreds of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the big blue New Mexico sky. What you can’t hear until you walk our field at nightfall is the thrilling roar of hundreds of burners simultaneously igniting, turning the Park into a huge lighted Christmas tree of colorful balloons. What you can’t feel until you join us is the massive joy everywhere around you.

Balloon Fiesta Park is located north of Alameda Boulevard, one mile west of I-25.

https://balloonfiesta.com/files/galleries/2019_Schedule_4-10-19_no_CS.pdf

Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Oct 5 @ 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
Oct 5 @ 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