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Albuquerque's history comes alive!
Fiestas de Albuquerque celebrates the history and culture of Albuquerque.
Featuring the five eras in Albuquerque’s history. Enjoy live music, performances, food and demonstrations throughout Historic Old Town.
- Native American Era
- The Founders' Spanish Era
- The Mexican Era
- The Territorial Era
- Albuquerque Now!
There will also be a children's activities area, with fun for the whole family!
Here is a full schedule of the day's event.
Romero at Mountain
10:00 a.m. Mariachi San Jose
10:30 a.m. Founders Ceremony and Blessing
11:00 a.m. Founders Procession from Statue to Gazebo
Albuquerque Now at the Gazebo
Noon - Buffalo Soldiers Society of NM (in the park)
10:00 a.m. Blessing for the Day - United Native Council
11:00 a.m. Founders Procession and Presentation
11:30 a.m. Filipino Cultural Group
Noon - African American Drumming and Spoken Word
12:30 p.m. Yjastros Flamenco/ with PAPA Flamenco Flash Mob
1:00 p.m. Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana
1:30 p.m. Territorial Brass Band
2:00 a.m. NMJACL Okinawa Dance Group
2:30 p.m. Syd Masters
3:00 p.m. Presentation of Proclamations and everybody join in singing Happy Birthday and Mañanitas with Mariachi Nuevo Sonido/ Mariachi San Jose
4:00 p.m. USA Dance Formation Team
4:30 p.m. Lumbre Review
Native American Era at Romero and Church Street
Noon - Navajo Code Talkers
Noon - United Native Council
3:00 p.m. Red Feather Performers
4:00 p.m. Shelley Morningsong
Spanish Founders Era at the Museum Sculpture Garden
Noon - Demonstrations of Santeros: Jerry Montoya, Eric Gonzales, Celeste Medina, Jannina Carriaga Lambert, Adan Carriaga, Salavador Carriaga Lambert, and Tin Makers
Noon - PAPA Charter Scholl
1:00 p.m. Los Primos
2:00 p.m. Ballet En Fuego with Cielo, Castanetes Workshop
3:00z p.m. Yjastros Flamenco
Mexican Era at Plaza Hacienda
11:00 p.m. La Rondalla de Albuquerque
12:00 p.m. Los Tapatios
1:00 p.m. Mexican Cousulate
2:00 p.m. Valley High School Folkorico
3:00 p.m. Folkorico Fiesta Mexicana
4:00 p.m Mariachi Nuevo Mexico
Territorial Era at Old Town Rd. and San Felipe St.
In Colaboration with the Western Festival Association
Noon - Apple Mountain Strings
1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bill and Dr Jo (Singer/Songwriters)
1:45 p.m. Ralph Estes (Billy the Kid program and author)
2:30 p.m. Leather Guild Presentation
3:15 p.m. Historian discussing Territorial Era
3:45 p.m. Doug Figgs (Singer/Songwriter)
Albuquerque Now North Stage at San Felipe St. and Charlevoix St.
11:00 a.m. Performance Dance, Song and spoken Word
Noon - Three Leaf Shamrock
1:00 p.m. Red Feather Dancers + Roaming
2:00 p.m. Angelo Pagliocco
3:00 p.m. Trio Habana
4:00 p.m. Cornbread Blues
Childrens Area Plaza Don Luis
Explore community and family heritage at The Albuquerque Museum
At 1pm, drop in at our Family Art Workshop to craft a family trunk to load up with your family treasures
Pick up a family guide at the Admission desk any time during the day and explore the exhibition, Albuquerque Along the Rio Grande, which traces the fascinating history of our community through cool historic objects!