Thursday, July 19, 2012

Route 66 Summerfest

Photo Courtesy of Open Threads

The Route 66 Summerfest is not an event to be missed here in Albuquerque. On July 21st from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Central Avenue will be closed to traffic and open for fun festivities.

From Girard you can begin with the art and artisans market where many local artists will display their crafts and talents. Moving down to Wellesley, enjoy the kid’s zone and rock climbing wall. Animal Humane will provide puppy hydration stations throughout the festival including a pool party at Carlisle.

As you cross Carlisle from 1:00pm to 8:30pm you will find the Old Route 66 Car Show where over 100 classic cars will be on display. The car show finale begins at 8:30 with the 12th Annual Neon Cruise where the cars becomes mobile and will parade down Central for all to see.

Between Montclaire and Sierra explore local wines, craft beers and music at the Rt 66 Cork & Tap. Food artisans and street vendors will be present throughout the event to tame the appetites of event-goers.

Amid all these festivities, don’t forget about the music. The New Mexico Jazz Festival  will feature 3 stages, 23 acts, and over 135 artists.

So many great things await you at the Route 66 Summerfest. Don’t miss out!

1 comment:

Scott, ABCLS Staff Member said...

This really is one of the best events around! Thousands of Albuquerque folk strolling the street, whole families together, pushing strollers and bikes, laughing and smiling, making the scene. Visit shops you always meant to get to. And if the music on one stage isn't to your taste, just stroll on down to the next one. A wonderful cross-section of our populace and culture.