Thursday, May 19, 2016

Summer Guide: New Mexico Fests y Fiestas

BY ABQ FREE STAFF STAFF Albuquerque is known for its annual International Balloon Fiesta, but The Land of Enchantment actually offers an abundance of summertime festival fun. Throughout the arts and entertainment section of this issue of ABQ Free Press, you’ll find coverage of New Mexico summer festivals and fiestas, from the Beer Town guide to ABQ Beer Week to an exclusive interview with Levi Platero, whose blues-rock band The Plateros plays ABQ Blues & Brews Fest. If you’re looking for info on camping, hiking and swimming New Mexico this summer, peruse staff reporter Rene Thompson’s guide to camping locations, hiking trails, hot springs and other bodies of water online at Scope our fully hyperlinked 2016 New Mexico summer festival calendar below. From Pride to Globalquerque and beyond, read (and click) on for info about and tickets to summer’s hottest events. May 21-22 Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival & Games May 28-30 Albuquerque Wine Festival May 29 ABQ Blues & Brews Fest June 2-5 Rockabilly on the Route (Tucumcari, N.M.) June 9-12 Albuquerque Pridefest June 11-18 Festival Flamenco Internationale de Albuquerque June 16-19 New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival June 25 Festival Chispa June 30-July 3 Roswell UFO Fest (Roswell, N.M.) July 8-10 International Folk Art Market (Santa Fe, N.M.) July 13-16 Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque July 15-31 New Mexico Jazz Festival July 16-17 21st Annual Weed Bluegrass Festival (Weed, N.M.) August 5-7 Viva III (Belen, N.M.) Sept. 23-24Globalquerque

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