Every month is full of fun events happening in Albuquerque. In April, experience everything from a chocolate festival and a renaissance fair to a Native American pow wow. Here's a sampling of what’s happening in Albuquerque in April. For a full list, visit our events calendar.

New Mexico Renaissance Celtic Festival

People stand around ahead of a jousting tournament at the New Mexico Renaissance and Celtic Festival

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April 5-7 at Wildlife West Nature Park

More fun is coming this year to the New Mexico Renaissance Celtic Festival. Enjoy a medieval, pirate and viking celebration along with music, jousting, dancing and more.

Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Festival

A Chocolate Cartel employee smiles at the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Festival

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April 6-7 at EXPO New Mexico

The Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Festival is back and better than ever with delicious treats from 200 vendors, culinary classes and demos, live music and tastings.

Discovery After Dark Adult STEM Night

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April 12 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

Enjoy the Nuclear Museum after dark with an exciting science-powered party. Guests 21 and up can explore the museum, make slime, taste liquid nitrogen ice cream and more.

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Celebration

Poster for Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Celebration 2024

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April 13 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Join in a day of celebration honoring Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. Take part in a car show, live entertainment, a march for justice and more. The keynote speaker is Dolores Huerta.

Albuquerque’s Birthday

Dancers perform at the Old Town Gazebo for Albuquerque's birthday celebration

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April 20 in Old Town

Celebrate Albuquerque’s 318th birthday with local flair in the heart of the city. Performances include Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi Tenampa and Baracutanga. There will also be face painting, food, local artisans and more.

Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

People sit on the grass enjoying the Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

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April 20 at Balloon Fiesta Park

The area’s most popular food trucks will all be gathered in one place for you to enjoy at the Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival. There will be more than 30 food trucks along with different artisans.

Gathering of Nations

Dancers at the Gathering of Nations Powwow

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April 25-27 at Tingley Coliseum

The Gathering of Nations will host more than 750 tribes from the United States, Canada and around the world. Enjoy more than 3,000 traditional Native American singers and dancers competing for prizes and more.

Taste of Decolonization: Indigenous Food and Poetry

Taste of Decolonization Indigenous Food & Poetry graphic

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April 25-27 at Tiny Grocer

Indigenous chefs from the Southwest and beyond will gather in this public celebration of decolonizing the palate and plate. Enjoy a ticketed dinner, poetry, live music and more.

Brewers & Distillers Cup

A soccer player runs towards the goal at the Brewers & Distillers Cup

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April 27 at Balloon Fiesta Park

Check out this family-friendly craft beer and spirits festival showcasing a thrilling soccer tournament with local brewers versus distillers. Enjoy food trucks, craft beer and cocktails, local artisans, a kids zone and music.

South Valley Pride Day

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April 28 at the Westside Community Center

Celebrate the South Valley with a parade that ends at the Westside Community Center, where you’ll find live music, dancing, a car show, artisan vendors and a kids' play area.