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A guide to City of Albuquerque family-friendly music events, street festivals and parades, hosted by the Cultural Services Department.

Discover what makes Albuquerque such a wonderful city for visitors and residents alike.

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Signature Events

Albuquerque Summerfest

Albuquerque's free summertime bashes include music, dance, food, children's activities and so much more. View more information.

Freedom 4th

Bring the family to Independence Day fun and fireworks at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque. View more information.

Albuquerque Renaissance Faire

Celebrate the Middle Ages with the City of Albuquerque and the Society for Creative Anachronism. View more information.

Shakespeare on the Plaza

The Vortex Theatre Presents Shakespeare on the Plaza. View more information.

Twinkle Light Parade

Step into the holiday season with floats, bands, antique cars and costumed-characters lighting up the night. View more information.

Tribute Events

Martin Luther King Day

Commemorate the achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. with a community-wide ceremony and parade.

Memorial Day

Join this respectful observance of our nation's military sacrifices at Veterans Memorial Park.

Veterans Day

Honor the men and women of America's armed forces at Veterans Memorial Park.

Venues & Services

Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza

Civic Plaza is the social and ceremonial center of our special community. View more information.

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