Old Town is giving Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta eventgoers something to enjoy after the balloons have all lifted in the morning and prior to balloon glows in the evening.
The celebration in Old Town features a variety of performances featuring music from different genres that represent the Land of Enchantment. Each day features a different theme that celebrates the culture and heritage of New Mexico, according to Bree Ortiz, events and operations manager for the City of Albuquerque.
“The reason that we do this is, when people are out during the day, everyone wants to have lunch at Old Town,” Ortiz said. “We’re having entertainment. Each day is themed differently and geared toward New Mexico music. It’s all local music to add to their experience in Old Town for the day.”
Today’s theme is Latin Dance Day. Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana will perform from 11 a.m. to noon. The folklorico dance group will be followed by Tango Club of Albuquerque, which will hold dance demonstrations.
The dance orchestra, Q Tango, will perform from 12:45-2:15 p.m. Peruvian dance group, Killa Warmi Kuna, will close out the day’s entertainment. It performs from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 8, celebrate Flamenco Day with performances from Casa Flamenca from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.