Albuquerque's Birthday Celebration!

Albuquerque's Birthday Celebration | April 10-25, 2021 

It’s time to celebrate! Albuquerque’s Birthday Celebration will be from Saturday, April 10 to Sunday, April 25, 2021. The Department of Arts & Culture has teamed up with local businesses and artists to offer a variety of fun-filled festivities for families to join and wish the City a Happy 315th Birthday!

Click Here for the full line-up of celebrations and to check out the Grab & Go Shopping items!

Here's just some of what you can expect..


Balloon Museum- Complimentary family four pack of tickets with promo code ABQbirthday (tickets must be reserved in advance).

ABQ BioPark- Birthday Waffle Cones dipped with white and dark chocolate, with sprinkles and also topped with sprinkles. This will be available at Cones at the Zoo and Wildflower at the Aquarium.

Public Libraries- Featured works from local authors and about Albuquerque history.

Rude Boy Cookie- Custom birthday cookies will be available celebrating the occasion.

Guerrilla Graphix- Happy Burque shirts are available so you have something to wear to the party. 

NM Tea Company- Birthday tea time! Get a gift pack of New Mexico Breakfast and Roobios Blood Orange to enjoy.

Rebel Donuts- Birthday donuts will be available! Chose from “Christmas”- a green chile donut topped with a red chile glaze. Or try the special “Abq Birthday Bash”- a chocolate or vanilla donut dipped in a turquoise icing topped with a chocolate and vanilla swirl of buttercream with sprinkles. 

Blackbird Coffeehouse- A Birthday Latte will be offered throughout the party as well as a 10% discount on all menu items.

Safe House Distilling- It’s time for a custom cocktail! The Para Las Burque will be available during the month of April.

Boxing Bear Brewing- The Bearque IPA will be available in draft and cans!


Dazzling Displays- Art installations in ten local businesses featuring all things Albuquerque will be up during the celebration.


Lara Manzanares, local singer/songwriter, has written the “Albuquerque Song” for the party. It will be streamed on April 20.

Mariachi Tenampa will be virtually kicking off the week with rendition of Las Mananitas.

Lone Pinon will perform a Friday night concert on April 16 to take the party into the weekend.


Electric Playhouse- View the light shows every evening from the safety of your vehicle. Locations will be listed on the website.

KiMo Theatre- The KiMo will shine nightly to wish Albuquerque ahappy birthday.


Albuquerque Drive-Through Grab & Go online shopping for curated local birthday bundles will be available starting March 26 and go through April 19.

There are businesses throughout Old town that will also be offering specials and discounts. The list will be available on the website.

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