CALENDAR

Jun
23
Sat
Clovis’ Draggin’ Main Music Festival @ Curry County Events Center
Jun 23 – Jun 30 all-day

Draggin’ Main and the Clovis Music Festival are officially one combined event called Clovis’ Draggin’ Main Music Festival. Clovis will truly rock this
year with the tour of classic drive-ins, three nights of concerts that span several genres, Saturday’s Gearhead Gathering, and the Saturday night Draggin’ Main cruise down Main Street.

Vi Petty began the Clovis Music Festival 31 years ago, celebrating Clovis’ rockin’ history and Norman Petty’s innovative recording studio. The week of events–tour of classic drive-ins, musical concerts, and cruising down main–combine for one of the largest annual events in Clovis. Over 15,000 people crowd Downtown Clovis for our Draggin’ Main event, shop and eat at local businesses, and rock out at our concerts.

We have a three-day musical extravaganza this year and we are proud to announce that our Wednesday night performance will be country artist Doug Stone. Thursday night will be a tribute to the late Bobby Vee who recorded with Norman Petty, and performed many times at past Clovis Music Festivals. Headlining Friday night at Marshall Auditorium will be rock groups Warrant and Steelheart.

Since the 40’s draggin’ Main Street has been tradition in Clovis and many other communities around the world!  In Clovis, this activity was THE social event for all high-schoolers and young adults.  This was our Facebook before there was internet!  Main Street was where boys met girls, where friends gathered to talk about everything under the sun, where street light drag races were common, where disputes were started and settled, where dates were spent, and even where people went to find parties.  This tradition went on until the early 1990’s.

Draggin’ Main was founded in 2014 by Bryan Boone and Gene Porter to have something for all of the car enthusiasts and to bring back that hometown feeling with Clovis’ Historic downtown.  This project began as simple conversation amongst car buddies and grew into an exciting new adventure! As we moved forward with ideas, we began to realize how an event like this would assist downtown business owners, provide entertainment to the community, and satisfy the hunger to mingle with other car/truck/bike guys and gals.  Our eagerness and excitement turned into a challenge…”Let’s stop talking about it and start doing it!” Draggin Main was finally born!

We hope Clovis’ Draggin’ Main Music Festival will not only be a fun event, but will carry on a tradition for the entire family!

 

2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

June 23 Races at High Plains Motor Speedway

June 25-28 at 5 p.m. – Tour of Clovis’ Classic Drive-Ins

  • June 25 Foxy Drive In, 720 W. 7th St.
  • June 26 Taco Box, 136 W. 21st St.
  • June 27 Twin Cronnie Drive In, 709 Commerce Way
  • June 28 Wienerschnitzel, 1220 N. Main St.

June 27-29 Clovis Music Festival

  • June 27 Doug Stone (Country Concert) at Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce Way
  • June 28 4:30-6:30 p.m. Days Inn Rocks! Reception
  • June 28 Remembering Bobby Vee featuring The Killer Vees (50’s Concert) at Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce Way
  • June 29 Warrant with special guests Steelheart (Rock Concert) at Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce Way
  • June 28-30 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tours of the Rock & Roll Museum and Norman Petty Studio

June 30 Draggin’ Main Event

  • 9 a.m.-3 pm. Gearhead Gathering at Marshall Middle School Practice Field-Food, fun, & shopping with vendors and food trucks, kid zone, stereo contest
  • 5 p.m.-midnight Draggin’ Main Cruise along Main Street
Jun
24
Sun
Shakespeare on the Plaza @ Civic Center Plaza
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Shakespeare on the Plaza 2018

Every Thursday – Sunday from June 8 – July 1

Civic Plaza shows starting at 7:45 p.m.

Enjoy a free public theatre program and spend an enchanting evening on Civic Plaza Thursdays – Sundays from June 8 – July 1. The City of Albuquerque and The Vortex Theatre present “As You Like It” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” this summer. Grab a bite from a local food truck and those of age can enjoy a glass of wine or beer at this family-friendly event. Experience classical theatre as it clashes with the urban cityscape of Downtown Albuquerque.

Additional information about Shakespeare on the Plaza can also be found here. 

Schedule

Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:45 p.m.

  • Friday, June 8 – As You Like It
  • Saturday, June 9 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Sunday, June 10 – As You Like It
  • Thursday, June 14 – As You Like It
  • Friday, June 15 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Saturday, June 16 – As You Like It
  • Sunday, June 17 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Thursday, June 21 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Friday, June 22 – As You Like It
  • Saturday, June 23 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Sunday, June 24 – As You Like It
  • Thursday, June 28 – As You Like It
  • Friday, June 29 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Saturday, June 30 – As You Like It
  • Sunday, July 1 – Merry Wives of Windsor

Theatre Accommodations

Come experience theatrical lighting, sound and a fully-costumed play of roughly two hours in length. Because seats are limited, feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy true theatre.

Jun
28
Thu
Los Alamos Farmers Market @ Mesa Public Library parking lot
Jun 28 @ 7:00 am – 12:30 pm


The Los Alamos Farmers’ Market, a Los Alamos institution for decades welcomes you to enjoy and take part in our market. Our outdoor market operates on Thursday mornings weekly from May through October each year. On peak days we feature more than forty vendors of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, pestos, jams, breads, and much more. Average vendor participation in 2009 was 33 vendors. 2009 estimated sales were $485,000 of which more than $400K was by farmer/rancher vendors. On busy days, more than 2000 patrons frequent the market.

Our monthly winter markets are also popular community events.

We are always on the look-out for new and interesting vendors. Contact the market manager for more information.

The Los Alamos Farmers’ Market is a project of Los Alamos MainStreet.

Produce
Organics
Vegetables
Fruits
Flowers
Meats
Cheeses
Breads
… much more

The Los Alamos Farmer’s Market is the place to be on Thursday mornings May through October from 7:00 AM until 12:30 PM in the Mesa Public Library Parking lot in downtown Los Alamos. For more information, contact Market Manager Cindy Talamantes. Email or 505-581-4651 H 505-929-6579
… and fun!

Shakespeare on the Plaza @ Civic Center Plaza
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Shakespeare on the Plaza 2018

Every Thursday – Sunday from June 8 – July 1

Civic Plaza shows starting at 7:45 p.m.

Enjoy a free public theatre program and spend an enchanting evening on Civic Plaza Thursdays – Sundays from June 8 – July 1. The City of Albuquerque and The Vortex Theatre present “As You Like It” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” this summer. Grab a bite from a local food truck and those of age can enjoy a glass of wine or beer at this family-friendly event. Experience classical theatre as it clashes with the urban cityscape of Downtown Albuquerque.

Additional information about Shakespeare on the Plaza can also be found here. 

Schedule

Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:45 p.m.

  • Friday, June 8 – As You Like It
  • Saturday, June 9 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Sunday, June 10 – As You Like It
  • Thursday, June 14 – As You Like It
  • Friday, June 15 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Saturday, June 16 – As You Like It
  • Sunday, June 17 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Thursday, June 21 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Friday, June 22 – As You Like It
  • Saturday, June 23 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Sunday, June 24 – As You Like It
  • Thursday, June 28 – As You Like It
  • Friday, June 29 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Saturday, June 30 – As You Like It
  • Sunday, July 1 – Merry Wives of Windsor

Theatre Accommodations

Come experience theatrical lighting, sound and a fully-costumed play of roughly two hours in length. Because seats are limited, feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy true theatre.

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

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music Artists and Dates Announced

Zoo Music and Summer Nights to liven up summer evenings in Albuquerque.

May 1, 2018 – Pretty soon, evenings at the ABQ BioPark are going to get a lot groovier.

Zoo Music and Summer Nights concerts start June 7 and 8 and will occur weekly into August.

“As always, we have brought a great mix of local and nationally recognized bands, representing a variety of genres,” said Maryann Torrez, ABQ BioPark operation and events supervisor. “We have nearly 20 concerts to choose from. Whether you like funk, smooth jazz, contemporary, Latin or bluegrass, there is something for everyone.”

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, funk, smooth jazz, Latin rock, Celtic, bluegrass and pop-rock, while Summer Nights highlights local and regional talents with folk and Americana sounds.

Zoo Music will take place Fridays at 7:30 p.m. from June 8-August 3 at the Zoo. Summer Nights will occur Thursdays at 7 p.m. from June 7-August 9 at the Botanic Garden. Gates open at 6 p.m. for all concerts.

All concerts are lawn seating, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Tickets for summer concerts are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors (65+) and children (3-12). Children 2 and under get in for free and New Mexico BioPark Society members receive a 50-percent discount with their member code. More information about individual summer concerts and online tickets can be found here: www.abqbiopark.com/summer-music. Tickets can also be purchased on site starting today at the Zoo and Botanic Garden admissions buildings.

Zoo music is sponsored by KOB 4, 100.3 The Peak and 94 Rock. Summer Nights is sponsored by KRQE News 13, KBQI Big I 107.9 and KBQI 98.1 The Bull, KASY My 50 TV, KWBQ The New Mexico CW and Fox New Mexico.

Full 2018 Schedule

Summer Nights

June 7: JeeZ LaWeeZ
June 14: Higher Ground
June 21: Farewell Angelina
June 28: Jaribe Mexicano
July 5: The Railsplitters
July 12: Incendio
July 19: Luna Llena
July 26: I Draw Slow
August 2: Reviva
August 9: The Blue Hornets

Zoo Music

June 8: Enter the Haggis
June 15: Big Sam’s Funky Nation
June 22: Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
June 29: Reckless Kelly
July 6: Cowboy Junkies
July 13: Sax Pack
July 20: Grace Kelly
July 27: Ryan McGarvey
August 3: Lisa Loeb
Jun
29
Fri
Los Alamos Summer Concert Series
Jun 29 all-day

The Torch has been Passed! Abe Gordon and Kara Robertson have booked a full summer of Friday concerts at Ashley Pond.

The FREE Summer Concert Series begins May 25th,
with Dre Z Melodi—on the Pond, 7 to 10pm.

The Summer Concert Series is presented FREE to the public by the County of
Los Alamos and the businesses, professionals, and neighbors in our community.

The Series, has been coordinated and managed for 28 years by Russ Gordon of Gordons’ Concerts. The torch has been passed, and the Concert Series will be managed by Russ’ son and future daughter-in-law, Abe Gordon and Kara Robertson. This series of Friday evening concerts-in-the-park spans the summer from late May through August and is held at Ashley Pond, the centerpiece of Los Alamos.

Each year thousands of residents and visitors take advantage of our beautiful Ashley Pond Park. Pull up a lawn chair and enjoy an eclectic variety of talent from rock to blues, jazz, country, Latin, Americana, African & World rhythms and more, including Russian Rokenroll. At the Pond each week you’ll find a variety of hot and cold food and drinks provided by our many vendors.

Don’t miss it!

Rio Rancho Annual Pork & Brew @ Santa Ana Star Center
Jun 29 all-day

15TH ANNUAL PORK & BREW

JUNE 29 – JULY 1, 2018

The 15th Annual Pork & Brew as seen on “The Cooking Channel’s Carnival Eats” will return to the Santa Ana Star Center June 29-July 1. Bringing together the best barbecue vendors from around the region, this three-day festival featuring BBQ, beer, live music, cooking demos and interactive family activities will be one of the biggest events of the summer. Galloping Grace Youth Ranch will be returning to the event, showcasing a petting zoo and pig races throughout the weekend.

The 15th Annual Pork & Brew, hosted by the Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau, will feature an indoor/outdoor format, ensuring the 15,000 expected attendees can enjoy all the festival has to offer rain or shine. This is quite possibly the best way to kick off your 4th of July weekend this summer in New Mexico. One major change to this year’s event is the elimination of “BBQ Bucks”. Vendors will now be accepting cash and credit cards for payment. Between chomps of fantastic BBQ, you can check out local arts and crafts, burn off some calories by dancing to live music and even take the kids for a face painting and a few trips through the bouncy houses. There will also be kid’s watermelon and adult pie eating contests twice daily.

Event Times:
Friday, June 29th, 3PM – 9PM
Saturday, June 30th, 11AM – 7PM
Sunday, July 1st, 12PM – 6PM
 
General Admission: $6
Active Military w/ID, Adults 65+ and Kids 3-12: $4
Kids Under 3: Free

Buy Tickets Now

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE/BAND LINE UP

MAP & DIRECTIONS
Santa Ana Star Center – Map & Directions
Event Map

More Event Info

The Pork & Brew, New Mexico’s Original Food Festival is hosted by the Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau, with close to 15,000 in attendance each year has become one of the largest events in New Mexico.

Participants and Vendors

Visit the Pork & Brew Info Page for participation details.

No pets allowed, service animals only. 
Alcoholic beverages purchased inside must be consumed inside. 
Alcoholic beverages purchased outside must be consumed outside. 

ABQ Bio Park Zoo Music @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music Artists and Dates Announced

Zoo Music and Summer Nights to liven up summer evenings in Albuquerque.

May 1, 2018 – Pretty soon, evenings at the ABQ BioPark are going to get a lot groovier.

Zoo Music and Summer Nights concerts start June 7 and 8 and will occur weekly into August.

“As always, we have brought a great mix of local and nationally recognized bands, representing a variety of genres,” said Maryann Torrez, ABQ BioPark operation and events supervisor. “We have nearly 20 concerts to choose from. Whether you like funk, smooth jazz, contemporary, Latin or bluegrass, there is something for everyone.”

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, funk, smooth jazz, Latin rock, Celtic, bluegrass and pop-rock, while Summer Nights highlights local and regional talents with folk and Americana sounds.

Zoo Music will take place Fridays at 7:30 p.m. from June 8-August 3 at the Zoo. Summer Nights will occur Thursdays at 7 p.m. from June 7-August 9 at the Botanic Garden. Gates open at 6 p.m. for all concerts.

All concerts are lawn seating, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Tickets for summer concerts are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors (65+) and children (3-12). Children 2 and under get in for free and New Mexico BioPark Society members receive a 50-percent discount with their member code. More information about individual summer concerts and online tickets can be found here: www.abqbiopark.com/summer-music. Tickets can also be purchased on site starting today at the Zoo and Botanic Garden admissions buildings.

Zoo music is sponsored by KOB 4, 100.3 The Peak and 94 Rock. Summer Nights is sponsored by KRQE News 13, KBQI Big I 107.9 and KBQI 98.1 The Bull, KASY My 50 TV, KWBQ The New Mexico CW and Fox New Mexico.

Full 2018 Schedule

Summer Nights

June 7: JeeZ LaWeeZ
June 14: Higher Ground
June 21: Farewell Angelina
June 28: Jaribe Mexicano
July 5: The Railsplitters
July 12: Incendio
July 19: Luna Llena
July 26: I Draw Slow
August 2: Reviva
August 9: The Blue Hornets

Zoo Music

June 8: Enter the Haggis
June 15: Big Sam’s Funky Nation
June 22: Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
June 29: Reckless Kelly
July 6: Cowboy Junkies
July 13: Sax Pack
July 20: Grace Kelly
July 27: Ryan McGarvey
August 3: Lisa Loeb
Shakespeare on the Plaza @ Civic Center Plaza
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Shakespeare on the Plaza 2018

Every Thursday – Sunday from June 8 – July 1

Civic Plaza shows starting at 7:45 p.m.

Enjoy a free public theatre program and spend an enchanting evening on Civic Plaza Thursdays – Sundays from June 8 – July 1. The City of Albuquerque and The Vortex Theatre present “As You Like It” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” this summer. Grab a bite from a local food truck and those of age can enjoy a glass of wine or beer at this family-friendly event. Experience classical theatre as it clashes with the urban cityscape of Downtown Albuquerque.

Additional information about Shakespeare on the Plaza can also be found here. 

Schedule

Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:45 p.m.

  • Friday, June 8 – As You Like It
  • Saturday, June 9 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Sunday, June 10 – As You Like It
  • Thursday, June 14 – As You Like It
  • Friday, June 15 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Saturday, June 16 – As You Like It
  • Sunday, June 17 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Thursday, June 21 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Friday, June 22 – As You Like It
  • Saturday, June 23 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Sunday, June 24 – As You Like It
  • Thursday, June 28 – As You Like It
  • Friday, June 29 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Saturday, June 30 – As You Like It
  • Sunday, July 1 – Merry Wives of Windsor

Theatre Accommodations

Come experience theatrical lighting, sound and a fully-costumed play of roughly two hours in length. Because seats are limited, feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy true theatre.

Jun
30
Sat
Chuckwagon BBQ Supper & Shows @ WildLife West Nature Park
Jun 30 all-day
Chuckwagon Supper Shows  June 30, July 14, August 11 & 25, Sept 1  Saturday Nights 6 PM  Featuring The Watermelon Mountain Jug Band
crowd_fsOur Saturday night Chuckwagon Supper Shows are a local favorite. Suppers include a traditional barbecue dinner of brisket and chicken (vegetarian option is always available), wildlife presentation, our unique falcon show, and live music–typically western, bluegrass or an acoustic mix. Shows take place rain or shine in our all-weather amphitheater or our enclosed and heated Bean Barn. Sign up for Park updates. New Mexico can get cool after sunset, so make sure to bring a jacket or other warm garments! Call the park for reservations. Local – (505) 281-7655 Toll-Free

Chuck Wagon Suppers

Join us for dinner and music at one of central New Mexico’s most enjoyable attractions, just 20 minutes east of Albuquerque in Edgewood! The park is open to chuckwagon guests at 5:30; the falcon show begins at 6:00; hayrides run from 6:00 to 7:00; and dinner is served at 7:00. The music starts approximately 8:00 and usually runs for about an hour._DSC9754

Just before the show starts, a special free-flight Peregrine Falcon demonstration will be presented by world-renowned falconer Tom Smylie. The audience will experience these magnificent birds close up and learn how the fastest raptor on earth survives in the wild.  A puppet show, created by youth, tells a fun and heart-warming story of other animals in the Park._DSC9746

Reservations are required by 2:00 PM on the day of the show; vegetarian options must be requested at time of reservation. To make reservations, please contact us by phone:

Local – (505) 281-7655
Toll-Free – (877) 981-9453

International Santa Fe Trail Balloon Rally @ La Mesa Park Airport
Jun 30 all-day

International Balloon Rally

Hot air balloons will fly at 6:30am (weather permitting).

If you are a pilot interested in participating, please print and complete both a Pilot Application and Pilot Agreement.

Location: La Mesa Airfield Hwy 555 Raton NM 87740 USA
Tickets: 
Free
Rio Rancho Annual Pork & Brew @ Santa Ana Star Center
Jun 30 all-day

15TH ANNUAL PORK & BREW

JUNE 29 – JULY 1, 2018

The 15th Annual Pork & Brew as seen on “The Cooking Channel’s Carnival Eats” will return to the Santa Ana Star Center June 29-July 1. Bringing together the best barbecue vendors from around the region, this three-day festival featuring BBQ, beer, live music, cooking demos and interactive family activities will be one of the biggest events of the summer. Galloping Grace Youth Ranch will be returning to the event, showcasing a petting zoo and pig races throughout the weekend.

The 15th Annual Pork & Brew, hosted by the Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau, will feature an indoor/outdoor format, ensuring the 15,000 expected attendees can enjoy all the festival has to offer rain or shine. This is quite possibly the best way to kick off your 4th of July weekend this summer in New Mexico. One major change to this year’s event is the elimination of “BBQ Bucks”. Vendors will now be accepting cash and credit cards for payment. Between chomps of fantastic BBQ, you can check out local arts and crafts, burn off some calories by dancing to live music and even take the kids for a face painting and a few trips through the bouncy houses. There will also be kid’s watermelon and adult pie eating contests twice daily.

Event Times:
Friday, June 29th, 3PM – 9PM
Saturday, June 30th, 11AM – 7PM
Sunday, July 1st, 12PM – 6PM
 
General Admission: $6
Active Military w/ID, Adults 65+ and Kids 3-12: $4
Kids Under 3: Free

Buy Tickets Now

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE/BAND LINE UP

MAP & DIRECTIONS
Santa Ana Star Center – Map & Directions
Event Map

More Event Info

The Pork & Brew, New Mexico’s Original Food Festival is hosted by the Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau, with close to 15,000 in attendance each year has become one of the largest events in New Mexico.

Participants and Vendors

Visit the Pork & Brew Info Page for participation details.

No pets allowed, service animals only. 
Alcoholic beverages purchased inside must be consumed inside. 
Alcoholic beverages purchased outside must be consumed outside. 

Shakespeare on the Plaza @ Civic Center Plaza
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Shakespeare on the Plaza 2018

Every Thursday – Sunday from June 8 – July 1

Civic Plaza shows starting at 7:45 p.m.

Enjoy a free public theatre program and spend an enchanting evening on Civic Plaza Thursdays – Sundays from June 8 – July 1. The City of Albuquerque and The Vortex Theatre present “As You Like It” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” this summer. Grab a bite from a local food truck and those of age can enjoy a glass of wine or beer at this family-friendly event. Experience classical theatre as it clashes with the urban cityscape of Downtown Albuquerque.

Additional information about Shakespeare on the Plaza can also be found here. 

Schedule

Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:45 p.m.

  • Friday, June 8 – As You Like It
  • Saturday, June 9 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Sunday, June 10 – As You Like It
  • Thursday, June 14 – As You Like It
  • Friday, June 15 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Saturday, June 16 – As You Like It
  • Sunday, June 17 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Thursday, June 21 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Friday, June 22 – As You Like It
  • Saturday, June 23 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Sunday, June 24 – As You Like It
  • Thursday, June 28 – As You Like It
  • Friday, June 29 – Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Saturday, June 30 – As You Like It
  • Sunday, July 1 – Merry Wives of Windsor

Theatre Accommodations

Come experience theatrical lighting, sound and a fully-costumed play of roughly two hours in length. Because seats are limited, feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy true theatre.

Jul
1
Sun
International Santa Fe Trail Balloon Rally @ La Mesa Park Airport
Jul 1 all-day

International Balloon Rally

Hot air balloons will fly at 6:30am (weather permitting).

If you are a pilot interested in participating, please print and complete both a Pilot Application and Pilot Agreement.

Location: La Mesa Airfield Hwy 555 Raton NM 87740 USA
Tickets: 
Free
Rio Rancho Annual Pork & Brew @ Santa Ana Star Center
Jul 1 all-day

15TH ANNUAL PORK & BREW

JUNE 29 – JULY 1, 2018

The 15th Annual Pork & Brew as seen on “The Cooking Channel’s Carnival Eats” will return to the Santa Ana Star Center June 29-July 1. Bringing together the best barbecue vendors from around the region, this three-day festival featuring BBQ, beer, live music, cooking demos and interactive family activities will be one of the biggest events of the summer. Galloping Grace Youth Ranch will be returning to the event, showcasing a petting zoo and pig races throughout the weekend.

The 15th Annual Pork & Brew, hosted by the Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau, will feature an indoor/outdoor format, ensuring the 15,000 expected attendees can enjoy all the festival has to offer rain or shine. This is quite possibly the best way to kick off your 4th of July weekend this summer in New Mexico. One major change to this year’s event is the elimination of “BBQ Bucks”. Vendors will now be accepting cash and credit cards for payment. Between chomps of fantastic BBQ, you can check out local arts and crafts, burn off some calories by dancing to live music and even take the kids for a face painting and a few trips through the bouncy houses. There will also be kid’s watermelon and adult pie eating contests twice daily.

Event Times:
Friday, June 29th, 3PM – 9PM
Saturday, June 30th, 11AM – 7PM
Sunday, July 1st, 12PM – 6PM
 
General Admission: $6
Active Military w/ID, Adults 65+ and Kids 3-12: $4
Kids Under 3: Free

Buy Tickets Now

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE/BAND LINE UP

MAP & DIRECTIONS
Santa Ana Star Center – Map & Directions
Event Map

More Event Info

The Pork & Brew, New Mexico’s Original Food Festival is hosted by the Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau, with close to 15,000 in attendance each year has become one of the largest events in New Mexico.

Participants and Vendors

Visit the Pork & Brew Info Page for participation details.

No pets allowed, service animals only. 
Alcoholic beverages purchased inside must be consumed inside. 
Alcoholic beverages purchased outside must be consumed outside. 

Jul
2
Mon
International Santa Fe Trail Balloon Rally @ La Mesa Park Airport
Jul 2 all-day

International Balloon Rally

Hot air balloons will fly at 6:30am (weather permitting).

If you are a pilot interested in participating, please print and complete both a Pilot Application and Pilot Agreement.

Location: La Mesa Airfield Hwy 555 Raton NM 87740 USA
Tickets: 
Free
Jul
4
Wed
Freedom Fourth @ Balloon Fiesta Park
Jul 4 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Freedom 4th

Be a part of one of the largest Fourth of July celebrations in New Mexico!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | 3-10 p.m.

Balloon Fiesta Park 

Join us at Balloon Fiesta Park to celebrate our country’s Independence Day. Enjoy the largest firework show in the state, food, local beer in the Microbrew Garden and free children activities during Freedom 4th presented by True Health New Mexico.

Performers

National Headliner – Jo Dee Messina

Jo Dee Messina is a seasoned veteran in the music industry, always evolving and reintroducing herself and her sound as she gains new experiences in life. Jump-starting her career, Jo Dee’s breakout song, “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” made her a household name. Following the success of her debut, Jo Dee posted nine No. 1 hits, sixteen Top 40 songs, sold over five million albums worldwide, and was honored by the ACM Awards, CMA Awards, and GRAMMY Awards. As Jo Dee’s resumé grew, she proved to be a trendsetter and history-maker, becoming the first female in country music history to celebrate three consecutive multi-week, chart-topping songs. Fueled by faith, belief, and love, Jo Dee pours her heart and soul into everybody she meets and everything she touches, which is perhaps why Jo Dee Messina is such a timeless name in the music industry. Enjoy this country icon as she performs her emotionally-driven songs during this year’s Freedom 4th event.

Entertainment Schedule

  • 4 p.m. – Slim and the Bluetones
  • 5:10 p.m. – Native Roots
  • 6:30 p.m. – Severo y Grupo Fuego
  • 7:50 p.m. – 4th of July Ceremony – National Anthem by New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus
  • 8 p.m. – Jo Dee Messina
  • 9:15 p.m. – Fireworks

2018 Freedom 4th Opening Bands png

Slim and the Bluetones takes the influence of old and new-school Blues and rock and creates a sound that respects the two traditions. The band’s stage will be filled with an entertaining mix of  swinging Blues and West Coast Blues. Their tunes are sure to showcase the talents of all four band members. 

Native Roots was formed in 1997 by musician John L. Williams (Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux) and lyricist/vocalist Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia (Santa Ana Pueblo) to reach out with a message of pride, unity, and respect among all nations, through the universal language of music. This dynamic and award winning combination has produced three albums that have propelled Native Roots into the Native American and Reggae music scene as the premier Native American Reggae band whose music is Native American written, produced, and performed.

Severo y Grupo Fuego was formed when Latin superstar, Severo Martinez, joined bringing cumbia flavor and a touch of tropical rhythm with him. The band has won the hearts of audiences across the Southwest with their high energy, Latin dance music. Experience the variety of styles as we celebrate our country’s independence during this year’s Freedom 4th!

Admission & Transportation

Freedom 4th is free to the public and is a rain or shine event.

Park & Ride

Beat the traffic with Park & Ride Service. With two locations on each side of town, it is sure to be accessible to all. Catch a ride from either the Cottonwood or Coronado Mall location.

Bus service to the event will start at 3 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Return trips to the two Park & Ride locations will begin immediately after the conclusion of the fireworks show. The last bus will leave Balloon Fiesta Park at 11 p.m.

Park & Ride Rates

  • Adults: $1
  • Seniors 62 & Up and Handicapped Citizens: .35 cents
  • Students (age 10-18): .35 cents
  • Children 9 and Younger: Free

All rates are round trip. Cash only. Exact change is needed.

*Tents and canopies are not allowed on Park & Ride buses.

Getting There By Car

All parking at Balloon Fiesta Park is $10 per vehicle upon arrival.

Balloon Fiesta Park can be accessed off of the Southbound Frontage Road to Balloon Fiesta Parkway. (View Map)

Getting There By Bike

Take advantage of the free Bike Valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Education Center. (View Map)

RV Reservations

Enjoy the view of the fireworks from the comfort of your own RV. Overnight RV camping will be available the night of Wednesday, July 4th. To reserve your spot today, complete and submit a registration form and fee. (Registration Form)

Food & Drink

Freedom 4th will feature Albuquerque’s favorite sweet and savory treats from local food vendors. Enjoy a variety of delicious food such as grilled burgers, fried chicken, roasted corn and good ol’ American hot dogs from local food vendors. Stay cool and grab a cold beverage, some ice cream or a snow cone.

Microbrew Garden

Visitors can also head to our Microbrew Garden for a great view of the main stage and grab a beer, wine, or spirit from one of many local establishments.

Children’s Activities

Freedom 4th will be a great time for all ages. Bring the children for free fun including jumpers, two rock walls, free face painting and more.

Be in the Know

Permitted Items:
– Chairs
– Service Animals
– Umbrellas
– Tents or Conopies*
– Coolers*
– Strollers
* All tents and canopies must be staked down. Tents and canopies are not allowed on Park & Ride buses.
* All coolers and bags will be searched upon entry.

Prohibited Items:
– Alcoholic beverages
– Glass containers of any kind
– Drug Paraphernalia / Weapons
– BBQ Grills
– Pets
– Fireworks

Freedom 4th is free to the public. This is a rain or shine event.

Freedom 4th is presented by

2018 True Health NM Logo

Jul
5
Thu
Los Alamos Farmers Market @ Mesa Public Library parking lot
Jul 5 @ 7:00 am – 12:30 pm


The Los Alamos Farmers’ Market, a Los Alamos institution for decades welcomes you to enjoy and take part in our market. Our outdoor market operates on Thursday mornings weekly from May through October each year. On peak days we feature more than forty vendors of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, pestos, jams, breads, and much more. Average vendor participation in 2009 was 33 vendors. 2009 estimated sales were $485,000 of which more than $400K was by farmer/rancher vendors. On busy days, more than 2000 patrons frequent the market.

Our monthly winter markets are also popular community events.

We are always on the look-out for new and interesting vendors. Contact the market manager for more information.

The Los Alamos Farmers’ Market is a project of Los Alamos MainStreet.

Produce
Organics
Vegetables
Fruits
Flowers
Meats
Cheeses
Breads
… much more

The Los Alamos Farmer’s Market is the place to be on Thursday mornings May through October from 7:00 AM until 12:30 PM in the Mesa Public Library Parking lot in downtown Los Alamos. For more information, contact Market Manager Cindy Talamantes. Email or 505-581-4651 H 505-929-6579
… and fun!

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

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music Artists and Dates Announced

Zoo Music and Summer Nights to liven up summer evenings in Albuquerque.

May 1, 2018 – Pretty soon, evenings at the ABQ BioPark are going to get a lot groovier.

Zoo Music and Summer Nights concerts start June 7 and 8 and will occur weekly into August.

“As always, we have brought a great mix of local and nationally recognized bands, representing a variety of genres,” said Maryann Torrez, ABQ BioPark operation and events supervisor. “We have nearly 20 concerts to choose from. Whether you like funk, smooth jazz, contemporary, Latin or bluegrass, there is something for everyone.”

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, funk, smooth jazz, Latin rock, Celtic, bluegrass and pop-rock, while Summer Nights highlights local and regional talents with folk and Americana sounds.

Zoo Music will take place Fridays at 7:30 p.m. from June 8-August 3 at the Zoo. Summer Nights will occur Thursdays at 7 p.m. from June 7-August 9 at the Botanic Garden. Gates open at 6 p.m. for all concerts.

All concerts are lawn seating, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Tickets for summer concerts are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors (65+) and children (3-12). Children 2 and under get in for free and New Mexico BioPark Society members receive a 50-percent discount with their member code. More information about individual summer concerts and online tickets can be found here: www.abqbiopark.com/summer-music. Tickets can also be purchased on site starting today at the Zoo and Botanic Garden admissions buildings.

Zoo music is sponsored by KOB 4, 100.3 The Peak and 94 Rock. Summer Nights is sponsored by KRQE News 13, KBQI Big I 107.9 and KBQI 98.1 The Bull, KASY My 50 TV, KWBQ The New Mexico CW and Fox New Mexico.

Full 2018 Schedule

Summer Nights

June 7: JeeZ LaWeeZ
June 14: Higher Ground
June 21: Farewell Angelina
June 28: Jaribe Mexicano
July 5: The Railsplitters
July 12: Incendio
July 19: Luna Llena
July 26: I Draw Slow
August 2: Reviva
August 9: The Blue Hornets

Zoo Music

June 8: Enter the Haggis
June 15: Big Sam’s Funky Nation
June 22: Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
June 29: Reckless Kelly
July 6: Cowboy Junkies
July 13: Sax Pack
July 20: Grace Kelly
July 27: Ryan McGarvey
August 3: Lisa Loeb
Jul
6
Fri
Los Alamos Summer Concert Series
Jul 6 all-day

The Torch has been Passed! Abe Gordon and Kara Robertson have booked a full summer of Friday concerts at Ashley Pond.

The FREE Summer Concert Series begins May 25th,
with Dre Z Melodi—on the Pond, 7 to 10pm.

The Summer Concert Series is presented FREE to the public by the County of
Los Alamos and the businesses, professionals, and neighbors in our community.

The Series, has been coordinated and managed for 28 years by Russ Gordon of Gordons’ Concerts. The torch has been passed, and the Concert Series will be managed by Russ’ son and future daughter-in-law, Abe Gordon and Kara Robertson. This series of Friday evening concerts-in-the-park spans the summer from late May through August and is held at Ashley Pond, the centerpiece of Los Alamos.

Each year thousands of residents and visitors take advantage of our beautiful Ashley Pond Park. Pull up a lawn chair and enjoy an eclectic variety of talent from rock to blues, jazz, country, Latin, Americana, African & World rhythms and more, including Russian Rokenroll. At the Pond each week you’ll find a variety of hot and cold food and drinks provided by our many vendors.

Don’t miss it!