Summer is a great time to attend a multitude of fun events in Albuquerque. In July, experience everything from spectacular firework shows to mariachi concerts. Here's a sampling of what’s happening in Albuquerque in July. For a full list, visit our events calendar.

Freedom 4th

Graphic for the Freedom 4th celebration at Balloon Fiesta Park

July 4 at Balloon Fiesta Park

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Albuquerque! Bring the family to Balloon Fiesta Park to enjoy freshly made food from a variety of local vendors, adult beverages in The Cantina and free kids’ activities.

2nd Annual New Mexico Entertainment Awards

Graphic for 2nd Annual New Mexico Entertainment Awards

July 6 at Revel Entertainment Center

Recognize and celebrate individuals, businesses and organizations who contribute to the vibrant events and entertainment scene in New Mexico. This formal gala honors winners in various categories, including events, live entertainment, film, radio, music, comedy, arts, books and nightlife.

Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque

A mariachi group performs.

July 10-13 at Sandia Resort & Casino

Listen to world-renowned groups showcasing a variety of styles within the mariachi tradition. The performances are passionate, moving interpretations of classic mariachi songs.

New Mexico Tattoo Fiesta

A tattoo artist does a tattoo on someone's arm.

July 12-14 at Isleta Resort & Casino

This three-day event showcases the best tattoo artists from around the country, as well as local talent from New Mexico. Whether you’re a tattoo enthusiast, collector, or just looking for some new ink, you’ll have the opportunity to get a custom tattoo, consult with artists and browse amazing artwork.

Lavender in the Village Festival

Three buckets of lavender sit on a table at the Lavender in the Village festival

July 20 at Larry P. Abraham Agri-Nature Center

The largest lavender festival in the Southwest will celebrate 30 years with over 100 lavender vendors, free yoga, live music, seminars and more. Indulge in local beverages and food while you browse.

Route 66 Summerfest

A lowrider car sits in the street during Route 66 Summerfest.

July 20 along Central Avenue in Nob Hill

This free event includes multiple stages full of local bands, food trucks and more! This edition of the Summerfest series takes over a mile-long stretch on Central Avenue from Girard Boulevard to Washington Street. Bring the family, enjoy the fun and celebrate Route 66.

Brews & Boos Experience

Brews & Boos graphic at the Painted Lady

July 26 at Painted Lady Bed & Brew

During this experience, guests will gain an insight into the legend of the historic and haunted property of the Painted Lady Bed & Brew. Guests will enjoy a multimedia experience featuring historic photos, video footage and first-hand accounts of paranormal activity.