6 Cinco de Mayo events in Albuquerque

Cinco de Mayo kicks off the summer fiesta season in Albuquerque, and there are lots of events to attend–pick the one that you like best. All of these events are on Saturday, May 5th. Albuquerque loves to throw a party, so you can enjoy live music, food, drinks, art, fireworks and dancing. Here are six ways to have a great time no matter which one you choose.

Cinco de Mayo Folk Art Fest in the North Valley

Saturday, May 5, 2018 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

at La Parada 8917 Fourth Street NW

11th Annual Cinco de Mayo Folk Art Fest with Guest Artists Tami Sioux (Seattle) repurposed antique silverware jeweler, Jerry Montoya (Grants) Tin Repujado, and Bottle Cap Queen Goldie Garcia Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM.

Back for another exciting year, local artists Kenny Chavez and David Fisher, present in collaboration with Farm & Table and La Parada Mercantile, the 11th Annual Cinco de Mayo Folk Art Fest, Saturday, May 5 from 10 am – 4 pm. This FREE event is open to the public and will take place at Farm & Table/La Parada, located at 8917 4th St. NW, south of Alameda on 4th Street.

In addition to the guest artists, 40 other local arts and crafts vendors will be selling unique gifts and one-of-a-kind treasures throughout the day, including jewelry, paintings, recycled art, arts and crafts, the Sol Harvest Farm stand, door prizes at La Parada, festival food from Farm and Table Restaurant (10-2:00), a serape contest, live music and a DJ.

Farm & Table will be open for normal brunch hours (9 am – 2 pm).

Parking: Note, in addition to parking at Farm & Table, attendees to the Folk Art Fest will be permitted to park along 4th Street adjacent to the restaurant as well as across the street on the east side of 4th Street.

Cinco de Mayo celebration at the South Broadway Cultural Center

Saturday, May 5, 2018 12:00-5:00 p.m.

1025 Broadway Avenue SW

For a family-friendly Cinco de Mayo celebration, go to the South Broadway Cultural Center for a celebration starting with arts and crafts for kids (12-1:00 p.m.), dancing featuring Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana (1-2:00 p.m.) and the movie “Selena” at 2:15 p.m. (Get a sitter for the kids and enjoy more adult entertainment later in the evening–see other events below!)

Cinco de Mayo at the Gazebo at Old Town

Saturday, May 5, 2018 7-9:00 p.m.

2005 North Plaza Street NW

Enjoy the music of ” Mariachi Tradicional” 7-9:00 p.m. at the gazebo on the Plaza at Old Town. Bring your lawn chairs, drinks and snacks, and join our friendly neighbors on the first weekend of summer entertainment in Old Town. We have lots of great restaurants in Old Town if you’d like to spend more time here and make a full day of it. See the entire Summertime in Old Town entertainment schedule for more events this summer.

Cinco de Mayo at Gardunos at Old Town

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Gardunos at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

indulge in margaritas, Mexican beers and specialty drinks, live music by Carlos Medina y El Trio Los Gallos, New Mexican food, chips and salsa, and a Cinco de Mayo menu of delicious dishes! Here is a listing of their drinks and menu specials:

Drink Specials-
$4 Mexican Bottled Beers
$5 Sauza Margaritas
$8 Avión Margaritas
$8 Olmeca Altos Margarita

La Fiesta-
Nachos Tradicionales
Shrimp Avocado Cocktail
Quesadilla
Red Chile Wings
Carne Asada Fries
Los Favoritos
Rolled Taco Combo
Machaca Empandas
Tacos Al Pastor
Mahi Mahi Street Tacos
Carne Asada Street Tacos
Carnitas Street Tacos
Cheese Enchiladas
Green Chile Cheese Burger
Zia Salad

Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico Cinco de Mayo and Fireworks at Isotopes Park

Saturday, May 5, 2018 beginning at 6:35 p.m.

Isotopes Park, 1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

The first Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico game will be a Cinco de Mayo celebration, an ideal night to debut the team’s new identity. A post-game fireworks extravaganza choreographed to mariachi music will finish off the night, presented by Rio Metro RTD and New Mexico Rail Runner Express.

That Friday will also be Little League Night at the ballpark with gates opening early at 5:00 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo at Q-Bar at Hotel Albuquerque

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

For more a adult celebration of Cinco de Mayo later in the evening, celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Q-Bar at  Hotel Albuquerque with drink specials and dancing all night.

Sounds by DJ Justin Credible
Salsa & Bachata 8pm-10pm
10pm Latiin & Top 40

$4 Mexican beers
$5 El Jimador shots/margaritas
$8 Herradura shot/margaritas

Prizes including sombreros and other Cinco de Mayo fun!

Stay at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town

Indulge in a fantastic Cinco de Mayo celebration, then spend the night in our comfortable, convenient accommodations. Enjoy a night out, then stay with us at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town, a historic bed and breakfast in the fabulous city of Albuquerque, NM. We provide lovely rooms, luscious amenities, and friendly hospitality, along with a delicious breakfast that will help you start your day off right. Discover something new to do in Albuquerque or simply savor the peace and quiet of our cozy inn. Your room in Albuquerque is waiting for you, so check our availability and book your stay today!

Photo Credit: Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau/Marble Street