ABQ Kids Rock Fest

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Presented by Civic Plaza Presents at Civic Plaza, Albuquerque NM

Aug 11
ABQ Kids Rock Fest

Civic Plaza Presents announces the fourth annual ABQ KIDS ROCK FESTIVAL, a fun event with a focus on young people that features a live animal show, musical performances by kids, a rock climbing wall, acrobats, magic, kids’ crafts, jumpers, vendors, a visit from and AFD fire truck, games, food trucks and much more (including beer and wine for the adults)! ABQ Kids Rock Festival is also a fundraiser for supplies for Albuquerque Public School students in need. In addition, we are partnering with PullTogether to make this a great event!

ABQ Kids Rock Festival is on Saturday, August 11 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and admission is **FREE**.

Check out all we have in store for you:

SCALES AND TAILS UTAH will be on hand with an entertaining, educational, and interactive reptile show followed by a chance for kids to get up close and handle the animals! There will be a giant lizard, a giant snake, tortoises, scorpions, spiders, and more! Don’t spiders miss this live animal attraction from our friends at Scales and Tails Utah!

The ABQ Kids Rock Fest will also feature performances by several students of the ROCK 101 NM MUSIC ACADEMY. This group of kids share a deep love for music and have been learning how to collaborate with each other in a band setting. Their proficiency and ability to rock are impressive. The instructors at the Rock 101 NM Music Academy are accomplished musicians from well-known local bands and their moto is “Empowering Albuquerque youth through music.” That commitment will be amply evident at the ABQ Kids Rock Fest.

The evening closes with the Top Kid 2018 – 4th Annual Youth 1.vs.1 Bboy/Bgirl Battle, an urban dance competition for kids ages 7 to 15 put on by The Dancing Turtle and Check-It Productions. A variety of categories are available for kids to compete in with over $200 in cash prizes (details can be found on the Free Soul Battle event page). The Free Soul Battle: Top Kid Edition 2018 is a high energy, fast paced, and crowd inclusive highlight that will be great entertainment for all.

The OFFCenter Arts Arts will be on site with a kids’ craft area. Come check out the NEW Civic Plaza fountain & splash pad, along with the new playground. In addition, Civic Plaza’s Imagination Playground, a large collection of big foam shapes designed by award winning architect David Rockwell, will be available for kids to play and build with. The City of Albuquerque Public Arts Department will have games and chalk art. This is a *FREE* event but there will be a small fee for the various jumpers, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Albuquerque Public Schools Educational Foundation for school supplies for students in need.

Civic Plaza Presents events are produced by the Albuquerque Convention Center. Additional information about Civic Plaza Presents events can found on CivicPlazaPresents.com and on the Albuquerque Civic Plaza Facebook page or by calling (505) 768-4575.



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All Civic Plaza Presents events are family friendly / dog friendly / bike friendly. Parking is available beneath the plaza for a small fee, and free parking is available in the area. Civic Plaza is in close proximity to the Downtown Rail Runner station and a BICI bike share station is located across the street at the Convention Center front doors.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



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1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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