This week in Albuquerque, events include rock shows, beer festivals, and the New Mexico State Fair! 

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!  

  • 11th Annual Albuquerque Hopfest

New Mexico's Biggest Beer Festival celebrates its 11th year at Isleta Resort & Casino! This year’s event features over 60 fantastic breweries, ciders & spirits - unlimited craft beer sampling, three stages with 7 of the city’s best local bands, games vendors, and so much more.

  • 80th Annual New Mexico State Fair

The New Mexico State Fair celebrates its 80th birthday! Ranked by as the 2nd best state fair in the country and 3nd most affordable state fair in the nation by Home2Go, the New Mexico State Fair includes a PRCA rodeo and performances by nationally-known country  stars, plus Indian and Spanish villages, all in the heart of Albuquerque. Visitors can explore art, agriculture, animals, entertainment, food, carnival rides, exhibits and shopping at one of the largest state fairs in the country.

  • 2018 New Mexico State Fair Rodeo-Concert Lineup

Almost every night of the New Mexico State fair features a top-notch concert or PRCA Rodeo. This week’s lineup includes: Friday – DNCE, Saturday - PRCA Xtreme Bulls and Dustin Lynch, Sunday – Rank Lil Buckers Rodeo, Tuesday – Wrangler National Patriot PRCA Rodeo (standalone rodeo)

  • 12th Annual Southwest Funnyfest

Come out for an adults night of no holds barred, side-splitting comedy featuring four of the nations top female headlining comedians from Showtime, The Tonight Show, Logo, Last Comic Standing, OWN, and TBS. This year’s comedians are Gloria Bigelow, Bridget McManus, Suzanne Westenhoefer, and will be hosted by Dana Goldberg. Ages 16 and up!

  • Concert: Def Leppard/Journey

Two of classic rock’s most timeless will be coming to Albuquerque in concert! Journey is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music. They have continued to tour and record into the 21st century, firing on all cylinders and making sure their fans will never stop believin’. With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the USA, Def Leppard continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike.

  • Albuquerque's Latino Film Festival ¡Cine Magnifico!

¡Cine Magnífico! celebrates Spanish and Latin American culture through presentation of some of the best of modern cinema in a weekend-long program, featuring work by first-time filmmakers and established masters alike. The subject matter runs the gamut from comedies, action, romances and documentary films, to dramatic masterpieces. Some of the riskiest and most innovative films of recent years will be included. 

  • Zoo Brown Bag Lectures

Come out during your lunch hour for a series of informal lunchtime lectures presenting the science of conservation! These great lectures take place twice each month and rotate between the three ABQ BioPark locations.