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Published: 06/16/2009

Music, art and cultural events infuse the city of Albuquerque this summer & fall

Albuquerque, N.M. –Visitors will enjoy a diverse array of events in Albuquerque this summer and fall. During any given week choose from concerts, festivals, markets, exhibits, sporting events and more. Visit www.itsatrip.org for additional events and details on Albuquerque.

 

ALL SUMMER

Summerfest, June-August 2009
An outdoor music festival for families.

www.cabq.gov/crs

Zoo Music Concert Series, Friday Evenings, June-July 2009 
Rio Grande Zoo, www.cabq.gov/biopark

Albuquerque Isotopes AAA Baseball, April-September 2009
Isotopes
Park, www.albuquerquebaseball.com

Summer Nights, Thursday Evenings, June-August 2009
Outdoor concert series.

Albuquerque Aquarium/Botanic Garden, www.cabq.gov/biopark

Salsa/ Jazz/ Blues Under the Stars, Friday and Saturday nights, May –August 2009
Live music and dancing. Albuquerque Museum of Art & History Amphitheatre, www.nmjazz.org

Downtown Growers’ Market & Festival, Saturdays, June –October 2009
Robinson Park, www.downtownabq.com

ONGOING

lAND/aRT, June – November 2009
Land/Art is a collaborative exhibition that features more than 60 artists and 25 organizations over six months. The exhibition explores relationships of land, art and community through exhibitions, site-specific art works, lectures and a culminating book. Various venues, www.landartnm.org

AUGUST

2009 Ballet Pro Musica Festival, August 7- 9, 2009
This premium summer festival presents virtuosi dancers and musicians from international companies in programs based exclusively on the world's most beloved chamber music masterpieces—and always with live music!

National
Hispanic Cultural Center, www.balletpromusica.org

The Great Southwestern Antique Show, August 7-9, 2009
A premier antique event in New Mexico celebrating its 11th year.

Expo New Mexico, www.greatsouthwesternantiqueshow.com

“Hot Time in Old Town” Salsa Fiesta, August 15, 2009
Taste delicious salsa and enjoy live music and dance entertainment.

Old
Town, www.cabq.gov/crs

Rio Grande Community Farm – Maize Maze, August 29 – November 1, 2009
Navigate a community farm corn maze. www.riograndefarm.org


SEPTEMBER

New Mexico Wine Festival, September 5-7, 2009
The state’s oldest wine festival offers wine tastings from several of New Mexico’s wineries plus live entertainment, food and high-quality arts and crafts. Loretto Park in Bernalillo, www.nmwine.com

New Mexico State Fair, September 11-27, 2009
One of the largest fairs in the nation featuring PRCA rodeo, nationally known country recording stars, and Indian and Spanish villages. Expo New Mexico,
www.exponm.com

¡Globalquerque!, September 25-26,2009
An annual celebration of world music and culture featiring a myriad of international performers, food, crafts, educational workshops, an international film series and more.

National
Hispanic Cultural Center,
www.globalquerque.com

GO! Arts Festival, Septemer 25-27, 2009
Experience downtown Albuquerque with ourdoor art exhibits, live musical and dance performances, a children’s activity area, a food court and a beer garden. Downtown Albuquerque,
www.downtownabq.com/go

 

OCTOBER

21st Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival, October 2-4, 2009 & October 9-11, 2009
Ranked No. 1 juried art show in the Southwest. Featuring 250 fine artists and craftsmen, entertainment, food and fun. Under the big tent at I-25 and Paseo del Norte, www.riograndefestivals.com

Fall Indian Market, October 3-4, 2009
Buy direct from more than 50 Native American artisans. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, www.indianpueblo.org

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, October 3-11, 2009
Experience “Mass Happiness” at this year’s Balloon Fiesta. Over 700 balloons in Mass Ascensions, competitions, Balloon Glows and Special Shape Rodeos. Balloon Fiesta Park, www.balloonfiesta.com

Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, October 9-15, 2009
Presented by closet Cinema, featuring over 100 films. Various locations throughout Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Various venues, www.closetcinema.org

Day of the Tread, October 25, 2009A fun day filled with cycling, running, beautiful scenery, unrivaled support and friendly volunteers. There is an easy flat 25-mile route and a more challenging 50-mile route. There will be plenty of stops for fun, musical entertainment and a lot of crazy contests along the way. Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa, www.dayofthetread.com 

Visit www.itsatrip.org for additional event details and information on Albuquerque. Images are available to accompany most of these event descriptions upon request

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