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Explore Events This Summer in Albuquerque

Ongoing Events

Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country Latin rock, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and pop-rock. Concerts are set at the ABQ BioPark Zoo on Friday evenings this summer.

Under the Stars

Enjoy music Under The Stars Fridays at the Albuquerque Museum’s Amphitheater. Genres of music include salsa, jazz and blues. Doors open at 6:30pm and shows occur rain or shine. Food and beverages are available for purchase, including full bar service, and are provided by Slate Street Cafe.

Garden Music Concert Series

Garden Music concerts are performed by local musicians in the beautiful setting of the ABQ BioPark's Botanic Garden on Thursday evenings this summer.

Movies in the Park

Bring the whole family to Movies in the Park. The event is free, with food vendors onsite. Seating is on a first come first served basis. Movies in the Park happen on Saturdays at various parks throughout the city.

Albuquerque Isotopes

Cheer on the local baseball team, the Albuquerque Isotopes. There are games from April to September. Many home games have special promotions, and feature fireworks shows afterwards.

New Mexico United

A New Mexico United game is always a fun time! Support the state's professional soccer team as they play at Isotopes Park from April to October. Somos Unidos!

Family Music Festivals at Wildlife West

Check out multiple bands at the Family Music Festivals this summer at Wildlife West Nature Park. Food trucks are available. Check out the zoo and the raptor show between bands.

Summertime in Old Town

Enjoy live music every weekend in June and July in Historic Old Town! Bands in a variety of genres will perform, including mariachi, jazz and Latin.

Events by Date

Route 66 Summerfest 

July 22, 2023

Route 66 Summerfest is a family friendly street festival celebrating Route 66. Central will be closed to traffic throughout the day and night to celebrate the past and present culture of Historic Route 66 in Albuquerque. This event will make for a great day with the whole family.

Twilight Tour at the Zoo 

June 20, July 18 and Aug. 8, 2023

Experience the sights and sounds of the Zoo at twilight! After dinner at home, observe interesting animal behavior while taking a tour of the Zoo in a small group led by your personal guide on these Twilight Tours.

Route 66 Summerfest

Night Walk at the Botanic Gardens 

June 13, July 11 and Aug. 1, 2023

Bring your family and explore the wonders of nightfall as you walk on a guided tour through the Botanic Garden in search of night-blooming plants, nocturnal animals and night pollinators.

New Mexico Shakespeare Festival

June 9 - July 8, 2023

Catch performances of some of Shakespeare's most popular plays on the weekends. The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival has performances this summer at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park.

Great Southwestern Antique & Vintage Show

Aug. 5-6, 2023

Check out the largest antique event of its kind in the Southwest. The Great Southwestern Antique & Vintage Show will have over 200 dealers of fine art, antiques, Native American and Western art, rare books, ephemera, vintage guitars, old pawn and estate jewelry.

Westside Summerfest

Aug. 5, 2023

Spend a fun evening at the Westside Summerfest at Ventana Ranch Park! With live music by local bands, food trucks, drinks from breweries, wineries and distilleries, shopping, and fun for the whole family, this will be an event that you won't want to miss!

Westside Event