The Albuquerque International Festival – ABQIF – is a FREE daylong multicultural event that celebrates the International District of Southeast Albuquerque, bringing in diverse entertainment, food and arts & crafts. This year’s ABQIF – the Ninth Annual Festival – will be held on September 30th at the NM Veteran’s Memorial Park, Louisiana and Gibson Avenue from 10a-5p.
The purpose of the FREE event is to highlight the International District and provide a showcase for local International items from throughout the metro area. As a benefit to potential small businesses and neighborhood residents, economic development organizations, health organizations and personal and business services offer information at booths located throughout the festival site. S. San Pedro Neighborhood Association, Elder Homestead Neighborhood Association, with help from the South East Heights community, and District 6, organizes this FREE event.
The City of Albuquerque is the festival’s major sponsor, providing most of the funding. The City agencies are also participating in health & wellness information, and family oriented entertainment. This year’s event is shaping up to be even better than previous years.
Entertainment will range from Lion/Ribbon Dancer, Karate Demos to Asian dance to poetry, to Native American rock to Thai Dancer/Musicians, to New Mexico music. Ethnic food and a variety of jewelry, baskets, food items and other crafts will be available for purchase throughout the venue plus a FREE kidz zone with petting zoo, 20’ water slide, face painting, carnival games, photo booth, Lucky Paws & car/truck/motorcycle/bike show.
For more information on the ABQ International Festival, become a fan on face book, www.facebook.com/S-San-Pedro-Neighborhood-Association-in-Albuquerque-NM or Donna Orozco-Geist (505) 265-2511