August Top Events & Festivals

Here are our top picks for things to do in Albuquerque in August.


Adult Night – Science of Wine
Explora
Friday, August 2nd
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According to science, wine is a solution! Explora and New Mexico Wine present Albuquerque’s first Science of Wine event! More than a wine tasting, the Science of Wine is an oenological odyssey as visitors journey through the chemistry, structure, and composition behind the wine.


New Mexico United – Meow Wolf Night
Isotopes Stadium
Saturday, August 3rd
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New Mexico United takes on Austin Bold for Meow Wolf Night! Dress up in costume for a chance to recieve a limited edition flag plus lookout for live painting by Meow Wolf artists, dance performances, stilt-walking and other types of performance art.


Downtown Summerfest
Civic Plaza
Saturday, August 3rd
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Free, family-friendly fun in the heart of downtown with an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national acts.


Qué Chola Farewell Party
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Sunday, August 4th
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We’re sad to see the amazing Qué Chola exhibit go but we’re thrilled that we get to say goodbye with a party! Head over to the museum for a free afternoon of music, food, arte and fun!


Pop Up Party – Salsa on the Patio
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Friday, August 9th
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There will be live Salsa music. It will be outdoor. It will be fun. Is there much else to say?


New Mexico Comic Expo
Albuquerque Convention Center
August 16 – 18th
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New Mexico’s largest Comic Expo brings top-tier creators from the comic book world along with A-list celebrities that have shaped the industry. Plus so much more!


Latin Dance Festival
Saturday, August 17th
National Hispanic Cultural Center
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Lace up those dancing shoes and get ready to turn up the heat at this four-day rhythm and movement celebration. Live performances by world-class dancers as well as non-competitive dance showcases, parties, and workshops.


Westside Summerfest
Saturday, August 17th
Ventana Ranch Community Center
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Free, family-friendly fun including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national acts at a city park all under the summer sky.


Bosque Chile Festival
Saturday, August 17th
National Hispanic Cultural Center
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A celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande. High-quality chile inspired and authentic New Mexican traditional, cultural, and heritage wares from local vendors PLUS a chicharron cooking contest!


Route 66 Street Rod Nationals
Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25
EXPO, New Mexico
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Street rods, customs, muscle cars and street machines will be on hand at Expo New Mexico this August as the National Street Rod Association® presents its inaugural Route 66 Street Rod Nationals.


Humble Birthday Bash
Saturday, August 24th
Humble Coffee
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Humble Coffee is turning 5! Come out and celebrate at their annual block party with live music, local vendors, food trucks, beer from High and Dry Brewery, and of course Humble Coffee drinks.


Mountain West Brewfest
Saturday, August 24th
Loretta Park, Bernalillo

Mountain West Brewfest

Showcasing NM’s highly acclaimed craft breweries. New Mexico has experienced a substantial growth in local craft breweries in the last year alone and what better way to try them all then in one place!


Harvest Wine Festival
Saturday, August 31, Sunday, September 1st & Monday, September 2nd
Balloon Museum
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Celebrate grape harvest season at the official festival of Labor Day Weekend. Sample and shop from 20 top wineries, dine on delicious local cuisine, and get down, get funky, get chill, get happy with a Dueling Piano show brought to you by Uptown Funk.


Prickly Pear Festival
Saturday August 31st
Three Sisters Kitchen
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The New Mexico Prickly Pear festival is the first in an annual series that seeks to celebrate everything prickly pear; food, art, music. The festival will feature vendors selling a vast variety of prickly pear products, cooking demonstrations showing visitors new and interesting ways to use prickly pear in their own kitchens, a prickly pear cocktail competition, live music, art, and much more.


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