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Albuquerque September Events Calendar


Albuquerque September Events Calendar
© Colleen Wallach

September in Albuquerque brings the New Mexico State Fair, harvest festivals, corn mazes, and other seasonal activities. There are also concerts, entertainment and other attractions. Find one that is just right for you.

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
See the abridged work of the master bard in a mere 97 minutes. The irreverent, fast-paced romp through the works features men in tights and all the usual suspects. Who can resist? Playing at the Albuquerque Little Theatre.
For 2013: August 30 - September 15

Fiesta de los Ninos
The Las Golondrinas living history museum presents Fiesta de los Ninos, a children's celebration. The Spanish colonial museum will present games, crafts and entertainment all weekend. There will be games, crafts and entertainment for the whole family.
For 2013: August 31 and September 1

New Mexico Wine Festival
Sample wines from over 20 different New Mexico wineries, enjoy food, music and entertainment. Take the Rail Runner, which has extra runs all weekend for the occasion. The festival is known for its wine and for its non-stop, top-notch entertainment. From noon to 7 p.m. daily.
For 2013: August 31 - September 3

Burning of Zozobra
This annual event draws huge crowds for a reason. When Old Man Gloom goes up in smoke, so do all your worries and cares. There will be musical entertainment, pyrotechnics and of course, fireworks. The burning takes place every year in Santa Fe.
For 2013: September 5

First Friday ARTScrawl
With over 20 different galleries throughout the city participating, you can choose which ones to visit to find out what's happening with guilds, individual artists and ongoing shows. This is a free event.
For 2013: September 6

The annual TED talks take place at Popejoy Hall. This year's theme is "Be Extraordinary." Hear 17 homegrown ideas from New Mexico's engineers, authors, farmers, artists and more. A party ensues after the talks.
For 2013: September 7

Open Space Movie Matinee: WALL-E
See free movies at the Open Space Visitor Center on Saturday afternoons in the media room, 1:30 - 3:30.
For 2013: September 7

Japanese Garden Painting Workshop
Vasili Katakis will teach a two-day pastel workshop at the Botanic Gardens' Japanese Garden.
For 2013: September 7 and 8

We Art the People Folk Festival and Parade
The 9th annual festival features more than 100 folk art vendors, music, dance, arts and crafts, and at 11 a.m., the Giant Puppet Samba Parade.
For 2013: September 8

9/11 Memorial Events
The anniversary of September 11 will be marked by a number of events in and around Albuquerque.
For 2013: September 11

New Mexico State Fair
Rides, gadgets, dances, trains, giant vegetables, farm animals, and more make the venue every year at the New Mexico State Fair, one of the biggest, and best events in Albuquerque. Make it more than once if possible, and go hungry so you can eat your way through a few meals.
For 2013: September 11 - 22

Stargazing and Music Making
The Albuquerque Astronomical Society will set up telescopes at Bachechi Open Space for a free star party. Bring your picnic basket and at 6 p.m. see through solar telescopes. Take a nature walk, and at 7 p.m. begin looking at the night sky. Live music by Ambrose Rivera. Family activities will be available in the education building.
For 2013: September 13

Albuquerque Mini-Maker Faire
The Maker Faire is the world's largest show and tell festival. It comes to Albuquerque as a mini event at Balloon Museum. The family friendly event features re-purposed and inventive creations. Maker Faire is an imaginative blend of science, technology and art.
For 2014: September 13 - 14

Salsa Fiesta
The annual Salsa Fiesta takes homemade salsa to another level. Enter your recipe to win cash prizes, with top prize bringing $1,000. Taste salsas and vote for your favorites; taste local wines; or just enjoy the salsa dancers. Hear the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. With entertainment for kids, art, music, stories and games, this can be a family affair. This is a free event, though salsa tasting is a $5 charge; taste and vote.
For 2013: September 14

Open Space Movie Matinee: Chicken Run
See free movies at the Open Space Visitor Center on Saturday afternoons in the media room, 1:30 - 3:30.
For 2013: September 14

International Community Day
Groups representing the diverse cultural groups in Albuqueqrue's international district will be at Hyder Park. The New Mexico Philharmonic will give a free concert. There will be food, dance, music and fun. The event is free and runs from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For 2013: September 14

Harvest Festival
The City of Albuquerque manages over 366 acres of farmland within the city limits, and will celebrate its agricultural heritage at its annual Open Space Urban Farm and Harvest Festival. There will be farmers, conservation organizations, hayrides, composting demos, wildlife rescue presentations, and more. Enjoy live music, a magic show and a children's parade and costume contest. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food. There will be plenty of activities for the kids. This is a free event.
For 2013: September 15

Fall Fiesta of Flowers
The Botanic Garden will be decorated with fall's bounty of flowers, hay bales, pumpkins and finery.
For 2013: September 16 - October 29

Open Space Movie Matinee: Ratatouille
See free movies at the Open Space Visitor Center on Saturday afternoons in the media room, 1:30 - 3:30.
For 2013: September 21

World Peace Day
See the new peace statue at the Balloon Museum, and explore the concept of peace through the exhibit Children of War, Voices of Peace. There will be a Taiko drumming demonstration, origami cranes, origami storytelling and more.
For 2013: September 21


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