This week in Albuquerque you can experience rock and roll from the kiddos, dance to salsa on the patio and witness lanterns light up Sandia Lakes!  

Watch our weekly segment on KRQE / Fox New Mexico (Channel 13-2)  on Wednesday mornings at 7:35 to stay up to date with events in Albuquerque. Then check out our ABQ365 calendar to find all the event details and use the hashtags #ABQevents and #ThingsToDoABQ to join the conversation on social media!  


5th Annual Kids ABQ

Civic Plaza Presents announces the fifth annual ABQ KIDS ROCK FESTIVAL, a fun event with a focus on young people that features a live animal show, musical performances by kids, a rock climbing wall, acrobats, magic, kids’ crafts, jumpers, vendors, a visit from and AFD fire truck, games, food trucks and much more (including beer and wine for the adults)! ABQ Kids Rock Festival is also a fundraiser for supplies for Albuquerque Public School students in need.  The ABQ Kids Rock Fest will also feature performances by several students of the ROCK 101 NM MUSIC ACADEMY. This group of kids share a deep love for music and have been learning how to collaborate with each other in a band setting. The instructors at the Rock 101 NM Music Academy are accomplished musicians from well-known local bands and their moto is “Empowering Albuquerque youth through music.” All Civic Plaza Presents events are family friendly / dog friendly / bike friendly.

A Pop Up Party: Live Salsa in the Patio by the Bosque

Presented by Melaza Music Productions, enjoy an evening outside, enjoying the beautiful Albuquerque summer evening as you listen and dance to live salsa music!

Red and Green Vegfest – The Future is Now

Join us to learn about all things vegan and its effects on you, the planet – climate, animals, spiritualism, food, nutrition, gardening, cooking and so much more. Come and listen to knowledgeable speakers who are taking veganism into the future to help the entire world and its population. See chef demonstrations, taste amazing food, mix and mingle and check out the Exhibit Hall, filled with cruelty free products and services available to you.

Water Lantern Festival Albuquerque

Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY!  Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water.  As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water as we Light The Water together. Watch your unique lantern drift out into the water as it joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection. It's a night that you'll never forget.


Dance Exposé Productions is a dance company that provides high-level productions that are affordable, accessible, and highlight local, multi-generational performers. Our repertoire includes something for everyone. We invite you to visit our website at to view footage of past productions and see for yourself why we have been successfully entertaining audiences for over twenty-seven years. 

Miss world America New Mexico & Miss Teen World America New Mexico Competition

Miss World America New Mexico & Miss Teen World America New Mexico preliminary competition and final competition

Poetry and Beer-Poetry Slam and Open Mic

Got something to say? Come out to Poetry and Beer – it happens here! Tractor Brewing Wells Park plays host to the longest-running open mic and poetry slam in Albuquerque. Come listen, judge, compete, or just read!