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Albuquerque festivals - April 2010



Things are heating up in ABQ.  This month we have plenty to do outdoors with Easter celebrations, Albuquerque's Founders Day, Art gallery hopping, the largest PowWow in the nation, all rounded off with Earth Day at the BioPark. 

Gathering of Nations PowWow 2010
University of New Mexico Football Field
April 22, 23, 24, 2010
The time has arrived for the largest PowWow in the nation!
The UNM arena (The Pit), home of Gathering of Nations PowWow for the past 23 years, will be unavailable for this years’ event. Instead, the PowWow will be held outdoors at the University of New Mexico Football field located on Avenida Cesar Chavez across the street from The Pit.
Dancing, Drumming, Singing competitions, along with the Indian Traders Market, Stage 49, and the Miss Indian World crowning are part of the excitement. Each passing year draws a larger crowd from all over the US, Canada, and Mexico so purchasing on-line advance tickets is highly recommended.   
Founders Day Fiesta
Old Town Albuquerque
April 24, 2010 (12:00pm to 5:30pm)
Happy Birthday ABQ!
Come celebrate Albuquerque’s 304th birthday throughout Old Town. Loaded with tons of entertainment, food, music, drumming, dance, parades, gunfighters and so much more. 
Remember to come dressed in one of the 5 eras (Native American, Spanish, Mexican, Territorial, and Statehood) for a chance to win a prize in the costume contest.
Earth Day Celebration
Albuquerque BioPark
April 24, 2010 (10:00am to 2:00pm)
Celebrate Earth Day by learning about our planet and the many ways we can help protect our environment and animals. The Albuquerque BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, Garden, and Tingley Beach plan to have many discovery stations and interactive activities to help us learn about and appreciate our surroundings. The activities are sure to have something for everyone in the family complete with a Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition open to all ages.
All Earth Day activities are free with regular park admission:
                                    (13 yrs – 64 yrs)          (3 yrs – 12 yrs and over 65)    (under 3)
Zoo Only                                   $7                                $3                                free                 
Aquarium/Garden                   $7                                $3                                free
Zoo/Aquar/Garden                  $12                              $3                                free                 
Tingley Beach                         free                              free                              free
Aquarium and Botanic Gardens – 2601 Central Ave
Zoo – 903 Tenth Ave.
Tingley Beach – 1800 Tingley Drive

Easter Celebrations in the Albuquerque Area:

There is plenty to do Easter Weekend (April 3 & 4) in Albuquerque from Easter Egg hunts, doggie parades, and picture with the Easter bunny to Easter Enrichment Actities at the zoo.

Other activities to note this month:

First Friday Artscrawl -  April 2, 2010 (5:00-8:30pm) hosted by various galleries across Albuquerque.

Downtown Artscrawl - April 16, 2010 (5:00-8:30pm) hosted by various galleries

3rd Annual MADFest - April 17, 2010 /  April 18, 2010 (10:00am to 5:00pm)

 Lots to do this month, so get up and get out there!

Please visit my  Calendar of Events.


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