It’s hard to believe, but October is here. And there’s plenty of fun to be has this month in Albuquerque. While we may be missing the Balloon Fiesta, we can still enjoy a virtual presentation. The Gathering of Nations will also be hosting a virtual event as well. With other virtual events this month, you won’t miss out on the fun. Here’s what’s waiting for you this month.
DOWNTOWN GROWERS’ MARKET & FARM TO CAR
Downtown Growers’ Market
810 Copper Avenue NW, Corner of Central Avenue and 8th Street , Albuquerque, NM 87102
Recurring weekly on Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Market is open at Robinson Park for in person shopping through Saturday, November 7 with many new safety measures in place. Farm to Car is available for pre-order pick-ups at Robinson Park from individual vendors.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2020
September 15, 2020 – October 15, 2020
The unique cultures that make up our city and our communities are what make Albuquerque the incredible place that it is, all year long. For National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, you can celebrate and honor these cultures at home, from anywhere. Click here for ways to celebrate from home.
BALLOON FIESTA® LIVE! SIESTA EDITION
October 3, 2020 – October 11, 2020
Balloon Fiesta Live is the live-streamed program that broadcasts each session during Balloon Fiesta week. The Siesta Edition will feature expert commentary by long-time announcers/balloonists Glen Moyer and Art Lloyd Jr. in addition to video highlights from past Balloon Fiestas, live interviews with balloonists and Balloon Fiesta officials, and even offer specials on Balloon Fiesta merchandise. The Balloon Fiesta Live! team will also feature live shots of balloon launches and flights when available. On October 3 and 4, 2020, many hot air balloon pilots will join together as a symbol of thanks to frontline and essential workers, with a balloon launch called Lifting Spirits Around the World. Independent balloonists from around the world will take flight on these two days, flooding social media with pictures and videos of their flights.
DAY OF THE TREAD
October 25, 2020
Day of the Tread is a ‘Day of the Dead – Halloween’, themed bicycling event for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. There is truly something for everyone. Sunday, October 25, 2020 in the SAWMILL DISTRICT – 20th St. NW. The various routes go to some of the most scenic places in the Albuquerque metro area.