If you’ll be in Albuquerque during the weekend of April 12, you’ll have to make plans to attend the Fiestas de Albuquerque. This celebration is great for everyone—solo travelers, large families, and even for those traveling on a budget. Head out from your hotel room for a day of fun in Albuquerque!
1. You’ll Be Immersed in Culture
This event has so much to offer, you’ll want to get there as soon as you can.
At this year’s festival, you’ll be surrounded by the enriching historical culture that made Albuquerque what it is today. Throughout the day, groups will provide live presentations on various eras from the city’s history, including the Native American Era, the Founder’s Spanish Era, the Mexican Era, Territorial Era and present-day. Throughout the day, the following groups will perform:
- 12:00 — Re-Coil
- 12:45 — Valley H.S. Ballet Folklorico Del Sol feat. Adams M.S.
- 1:00 — National Institute of Flamenco
- 1:45 — Valley H.S. Ballet Folklorico Del Sol feat. Adams M.S.
- 2:00 — Cowboys and Indian
- 2:45 — Mariachi Sonidos del Monte and Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana
- 3:00 — Buffalo Bill
- 3:30 — Founders’ Day Procession Featuring Special Birthday Presentation
- 4:00 — Gonzalo
2. It’s a Tradition
This year’s event will mark the 307th year since this beautiful city began, making it one of the time-honored traditions in Albuquerque. After all, Fiestas de Albuquerque is all about celebrating the beginning of the city. Some even call it Albuquerque’s birthday party—and how could you pass up a birthday party?!
3. It’s All About Family-Friendly Fun
Think the Fiestas de Albuquerque is just for adults? Think again! This day is meant for the whole family. Your kids will especially love the “Albuquerque Along the Rio Grande” exhibit, where you can all trace the city’s history through exciting visuals and historic objects.
4. It’s Free!
Fiestas de Albuquerque already looks to be an incredible day of family fun, but one of the best things about it? It’s free! For those who are on a budget during their stay to Albuquerque, this day makes for the perfect outing from the hotel.
Time: 12 to 5 p.m.
Date: April 12, 2014
Place: Historic Old Town Plaza
200 Romero NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
For more information on this year’s Fiestas de Albuquerque, click here.