Living in Albuquerque means living near all sorts of entertainment venues, shopping opportunities, and outdoor activities, and the summertime brings enough activities to keep you busy from the first day of summer until the last. Whether you’re new to Albuquerque or have just moved into your new Albuquerque apartment, there are probably dozens of activities, festivals, and events you haven’t yet attended.
Here are some of the best activities and events you can enjoy this summer in Albuquerque.
Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque
Held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, see flamenco dancers perform throughout the first half of June. The performances are held at 1701 Fourth St. S.W., and they’re just south of the ABQ BioPark, which is also worth a visit this summer.
“The National Institute of Flamenco is proud to present Festival Flamenco International de Albuquerque. Distinguished as the most important and longest standing flamenco event outside of Spain, Festival Flamenco is a true celebration of cultural exchange and of course, flamenco. This global event includes a number of workshops along with spectacular performances by world-class performers. Events will be held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Rodey Theatre at UNM campus.”
Albuquerque has a vibrant history connected to the art of flamenco dancing, and a day spent at the National Hispanic Cultural Center is highly recommended, particularly if you’ve never visited.
Lavender in the Village
If you’re a fan of lavender – or even if you don’t have a particular affinity for it – Lavender in the Village is a beautiful event to visit. Held at the Agri-Nature Center, the festival of everything lavender-related takes place on July 15, and admission is just $8 for adults and $3 for kids age 4 to 12.
The official Lavender in the Village website shares:
“The Lavender in the Village Festival, founded over 13 years ago, is produced by the Lavender in the Village association. The mission of the Lavender in the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, is to preserve and enhance Los Ranchos public open space, stimulate an interest in sustainable agriculture, with an emphasis on educating the public, including such matters as historic agriculture, lavender and its uses, and fostering community spirit.”
In addition to all the lavender-themed displays, you’ll also get to enjoy local Albuquerque food and meals from local chefs and restaurants.
Annual Great Southwest Antique Show
2017 will be the 19th year of the largest antique festival in the region. The Annual Great Southwestern Antique Show is held on August 5th and August 6th, and admission is $12. If you love antiques and will attend both days, you can also get a 2-day pass for $20. The show is held at EXPO New Mexico, which is located at 300 San Pedro NE.
The show’s official site says:
“Shop & visit with over 200 quality antique dealers from across the U.S. Learn about the art of collecting and investing in Fine Art & Antiques, Ethnographic Tribal and Native American Art, Historic Photos, Rare Books, Jewelry & more. The Benefit Sneak Preview ($100 donation) will take place on August 4th from 1-6pm with 100% of Sneak Preview Admissions going directly to our KNME PBS Endowment. This endowment will provide funding for New Mexico art and education programming.”
Dorado Heights, Your Future Albuquerque Apartment Home
Would you like to live near these excellent summer events in Albuquerque? If you live at the Albuquerque apartments of Dorado Heights, you’ll be just a few minutes away from these and dozens of additional events held this summer. Contact our leasing office today for information on our apartment community and to arrange a tour.