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Event Information

What, where, when and how to get there:

  • What:
    • A participatory festival where you can learn how to sing, dance and play or just jam with other musicians to your heart's content. Plus, great entertainment! See the Festival Overview for more information.
  • Where:
    • Albuquerque Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM (map)
  • When:
    • Saturday, June 3, 2017
      Gates open at 10 am. Activities go from 10:00 am - 10:30 pm.
    • Camping available Friday at 3 pm until Sunday at noon so you can spend the weekend at the Festival.
  • Parking:
    • Parking is FREE!
  • Bicycle Valet:
    • The Balloon Museum is conveniently located just off the North Diversion Channel bike path. You can ride your bike on this trail all the way to the festival where we have a secure bike valet, attended by volunteers who will tag and store your bike for you. The bicycle valet will be inside the southeast gate of the Balloon Museum (immediately off of the parking lot, to the far right of the front of the museum) and will be open from 8 am until 11 pm or whenever the last bike is picked up (whichever is earlier). A security guard will allow you to walk your bike through that southeast gate to check your bike in at the valet. Tickets are not sold at the bike valet gate; please drop by the admissions tent or ticket booth to get your wristband.
  • Food and Drink:
    • Basil’s Home Cooking - Filipino chicken adobo, Pansit (Filipino rice noodles), BBQ pulled pork, burgers and french fries, ribbon fries, fresh squeezed lemonade, iced tea.

    • Blazin Cajun - Po’Boy, Blazin’ Philly, Chicken and rice, Jambalaya, Hearty Seafood Gumbo, Jalapeno poppers with Remoulade Sauce, Cajun Fries, New Mexi-Cajun Fries, Fried Zucchini, Grilled Cheese Supreme Sandwich.Kids: Chicken fingers and fries, PB&J

    • Dine and Dash - Burgers, Frito Pie, Corn Dogs, Nachos, BBQ, Fries, Ice Cream

    • Gourmet Doner Kebab - European Street Food featuring spinning meats such as beef and lamb mix, marinated chicken. Offering sandwiches, wraps, salads, and entrees including a vegi mix and feta, fries.

    • Green Joe Coffee - Espresso, Americanos; Hot Iced or Blended Lattes and Specialty Latte’s; Cocoa varieties; Tea varieties; Milk and milk substitute choices

    • JP’s Custard - Frozen custard, Sundaes, Specialty Sundaes, Floats, Ice Coffee, Lemon Italian Ice, Drinks

    • Kimo Hawaiian BBQ - BBQ , Teri chicken, Teri beef, pulled pork plates and sandwiches, spam musubi, loco mocos, Hawaiian drinks, mac salad and rice

    • Krazy Lizard Taqueria - Tacos, assorted soft drinks, water

    • Pasión Latin Fusion - Tacos, Green Chili Honey Wings, Pork Sandwich

  • Dogs
    • Dogs are not allowed at the Festival.

      However, you may have your dog on a leash at the Festival camp site. If you choose to have your dog at the camp site, remember: Ensure its well-being (don't leave it in a car or on a short chain without water) and be sure to clean up after it.
  • Camping
  • Ticket prices:
    • $20 At the gate for all day Saturday (including evening dances). Bring an instrument and get $5 off any gate price!
    • FREE Children 11 and under and seniors (85+)
    • $10 Children 12-18
    • $35 Family Ticket for 2 adults and any number of children 0-18
    • $15 Seniors (65+), military, and students 18-25 (all with ID)
    • $15 Saturday evening after 5:30 pm
    • Advance tickets $15 (see below for ticket sales locations)
    • Discounted advance tickets are also available online through June 1.

    See our ticket information page for more details.


  • Advance Ticket Sales:
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  • What's Happening:

    • Performances on three stages
    • Music & Dance Workshops all day long
    • Evening Dance programs
    • Open jam sessions, all levels
    • Free Instrument Check Room! (Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm)
    • Plenty of places for spontaneous jam sessions
    • Vendors selling strings, instruments and folk related items.
    • Free camping (and jamming) on Friday and Saturday nights.
    • Bring "closet" instruments (instruments hanging around in closets) to donate to the festival.