Every month is full of fun events in Albuquerque. In May, experience everything from heritage festivals to historical tours. Here's a sampling of what’s happening in Albuquerque in May. For a full list, visit our events calendar.

USA Cycling 2024 Collegiate Road National Championships

Cyclists prepare to race during the 2023 USA Cycling Road National Championships

May 3-5 at Balloon Fiesta Park

Check out some of the best college cyclists in the country as they ride through the city. An exciting way for fans to cheer on the athletes is during the criterium course at Balloon Fiesta Park on May 5. This event is taking place in conjunction with the Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival, so you’ll be able to enjoy two unique events at once on May 5!

2926’s 1st Anniversary Return to Tractor

A look at the front of the AT&SF 2926 locomotive

May 4 at Tractor Brewing

Steam Locomotive 2926 will commemorate the anniversary of its first public journey by returning to Tractor Brewing. Experience a piece of history up close.

Albuquerque Turkish Festival

A graphic for the Albuquerque Turkish Festival with text that says Free Admission and Saturday, May 4, 2024 11:00 AM-7:00 PM

May 4 at Raindrop Foundation

The Albuquerque Turkish Festival will feature samples of Turkish-Mediterranean cuisine, cultural exhibits, folk dances, art and more.

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival

A graphic for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival happening May 4, 2024 from 10 am to 3 pm

May 4 at The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

Cultural performances and music, bright Japanese floral arrangements, Chinese art activities and more will be featured at this festival. The event is included with museum admission.

Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival

Bagpipe players play as a crowd of people watches

Photo Credit: Facebook

May 4-5 at Balloon Fiesta Park

Celebrate New Mexico’s Celtic community with traditional Celtic dances, athletics, games, music, arts, history and more.

Bard Crawl

A graphic for the Bard Crawl 2024 events

May 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 19, 22 and 24 at Various Locations

This year’s Bard Crawl with Duke City Repertory Theatre will travel to 11 locations throughout the month of May. Watch the Shakespearean comedy “As You Like It” at a local venue.

Walking Tours with FollowEric

A picture of Eric from FollowEric with the text "FollowEric Walking Tours"

Monthly at the Downtown Artwalk, Downtown Growers’ Market and Rail Yards Market

FollowEric is bringing back historic walking tours during the market season. Starting May 3, dive into the colorful world of downtown murals during the monthly Artwalk festivities. This free monthly tour showcases the diverse array of murals around downtown Albuquerque. The Century of Steam Rail Yards Tour starts May 5 at the Rail Yards Market. This free monthly tour highlights the architecture, stories and significance of the historic structures at the Rail Yards. The free, monthly Downtown Century Stroll begins May 11 at the Downtown Growers’ Market. You’ll explore some of Albuquerque’s architecture and history from the 1920s to now.

Bike to Wherever Day

Bikes on the Rio Grande, Routes Bicycles

Photo Credit: Routes Bicycle Tours and Rentals

May 17 in Albuquerque

Join the City of Albuquerque in biking to work, school or wherever you need to be on May 17. Commit to ride online and visit a pop-up table at locations throughout the city to pick up some free swag and safety gear.

Boots in the Park

Graphic advertising the Boots in the Park country music festival

May 18 at Balloon Fiesta Park

Don’t miss the Southwest’s premier country music festival coming to Albuquerque. Listen to a lineup of country music stars, line dance, explore interactive art installations and more.

Tails, Trails & Treats

Graphic advertising the Tails, Trails and Treats event

May 18 at the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway

It’s dog day at the Tram! Bring your furry friend and enjoy a day on the mountain. There will be local dog companies, complimentary dog treats, live music and more. Please note only service animals are allowed on the tramcar.