NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Check out the community events happening July 29 through August 4 around New Mexico.

Albuquerque

Events

July 1 – August 17U-pick sunflowers at Big Jim Farms – U-pick sunflowers will begin July 1 and we will be open daily throughout the summer and fall. Big Jim Farms is open daily until the end of October from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Located in the picturesque valley of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. No pets. Bring sunscreen, a hat and a bottle of water.

July 22 to July 31 – 18th Annual Black Film Festival – As tradition dictates, they will be bringing to the cinema screen ten incredible nights of film noir programming that spans nearly 50 years of twisted, devious, and not-quite-level stories.

July 26 to July 31Albuquerque Isotopes Vs. Las Vegas Airmen

July 29 – South Valley Growers Market – The Familia Growers Market is a place where locals can share fresh produce and live music for those looking to unwind at the end of the week. The market provides locally grown fruits and vegetables from South Valley farmers to South Valley residents. Every Friday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Dolores Huerta Park, the La Familia Farmers Market bustles with residents in search of art, food or agua frescas.

July 29 – Movies on the Plaza: Selena – Participate in a Summer Night in Albuquerque for a half-block piece of paradise and an entire summer on the big screen Civic Plaza. The movie starts at 7 p.m.

July 29Downtown Farmers Market – Albuquerque’s oldest farmers’ market takes place this Saturday in Robinson Park starting at 8 a.m. Small businesses bring fresh food, jewelry and crafts to the event.

July 29-31summer in the old town – Plan to visit the historic Old Town this weekend and enjoy free, live, local entertainment. For the full entertainment program, visit the city’s website.

July 30Retro Adult Skate Party – Skate-O-Mania organizes its retro adult skating party on Saturday evenings from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Only $6 for admission and $3 for skates if needed.

July 30TEDxABQ Main Event – During the general event TEDxABQ 2022, they will focus on connection. Fundamental to human existence, modified by public health challenges, and meanwhile the very fabric of meaning in all our activities. Now is the time to connect with each other and ideas worth spreading.

July 31 – Railway Yard Market– Chefs will compete for first place, as the number one creator of Frito pies, based on the votes of people who try the pies. Voting for your favorite chef will be done online. The famous Frito fundraiser will take place on Sunday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Located at the Rail Yards Market. For more information, you can visit their website.

Around New Mexico

July 30 Glenwood Street Market – Vendors sell craft items, food, jewelry, metal art, cutting boards, gourd art, plants, preserves, organic vegetables, and a variety of regulars to unusual. It takes place on Mile Marker 51 on Highway 180 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

July 30 Socorro Farmer’s Market – Visit the Socorro Farmer’s Market, part of the New Mexico Farmers’ Market Association. The only continuous market in New Mexico, during the winter from November to May, you will find them at the Teen Center at 1002 Ake Ave. Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

July 30Saturday Skating Night – Rockin’ Rollers is happy to announce its weekly event:
Saturday skating evening. The event is for ages 18 and up and starts at 8:00 p.m. at Rockin’ Rollers Event Area.

July 30Saturday morning on Becker – Saturday Mornings on Becker is a women-led initiative that seeks to engage the community in the joy of living with art. They welcome all local farmers, artists and artisans as market vendors. Their events are family friendly and suitable for all ages. The event starts at 8:00 a.m.

July 30-31 – 70th Annual Spanish Market – Started nearly 100 years ago to promote traditional Hispanic arts, the Traditional Spanish Market has grown to become the oldest and largest juried art exhibition and sale of its kind. More than 100 adult and youth artists compete for coveted prizes in 18 artistic categories. This annual Santa Fe heritage event attracts collectors, community residents and visitors from around the world.

July 31The Railyard Craft Market in Santa Fe – The Railyard Artisan Market, launched in 2009, represents a wide variety of New Mexico artists and artisans. The Sunday Market offers a unique opportunity to enjoy local art and music inside the Farmers Market Pavilion. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., you can find pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, textile arts, photography, mouth-blown glass, artisan teas, and herbal body products made by hand. Location: 1607 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe, 87501.

August 3-4Rio Rancho Children’s Summer Festival – Premiere Cinemas’ annual Summer Kids Fest film series is back. As in previous years, cinemas will offer free seats to the public for these screenings. The free screenings will take place between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

August 3 Las Cruces Farmer’s and Craft Market – Local cuisine, crafts and entertainment every Wednesday and Saturday in downtown Las Cruces. Market hours are Wednesday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Albuquerque Reviews

🔶 Water Utility Authority offering rebates for irrigation system upgrades – Efficient irrigation saves water. The following rebates help you be more efficient with your outdoor water use and reduce water waste:

  • WaterSense Smart Irrigation Controllers
  • Smart flow sensors
  • Smart pressure regulators

Rebate amount: 25% up to $100 residential or $500 commercial and includes the cost of professional installation.

🔶 Apply for cockroach control through the Water Utility Authority – It’s officially monsoon season, and with all the much-needed rain and humidity, come the cockroaches. Cockroaches often settle in the sewer covers of sanitary systems and breed, spreading to neighboring residences. If you see cockroaches around a manhole cover, you can report it and apply for cockroach control with the Water Utility Authority.

🔶 2022 Free Summer Lunch and Story Time in the Park

New Mexico Notice

🔶 What New Mexicans Need to Know About Tax Free Weekend 2022 – New Mexico Tax Free Weekend is just around the corner. New Mexico’s annual gross receipts tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on August 5, 2022 and end on August 7, 2022 at midnight.

🔶 Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive – Vitalant is in critical need of blood donations to help patients in hospitals in our area. The 12th annual Battle of the Badges kicks off Friday, July 15 at noon at Expo New Mexico, located inside Gate 3 of the state’s fairgrounds. Come donate with Sheriff Gonzalez, of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department this weekend. Everyone is encouraged to come out and donate to help patients in New Mexico. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged to ensure a reasonable wait time.

🔶 Rio Rancho Public Schools are in talks to change the location of bus stops – More Rio Rancho students may have to walk or commute to school next year. The district’s transportation department recommends expanding the walking zone distances around its schools. If approved, bus stops would not be located within 1.2 miles of an elementary school from a mile away. Walking zone distances around middle and high schools would also increase by half a mile. Students with special needs would not be affected. The district says it’s a way to address the shortage of school bus drivers. To check transportation availability, visit school district website.

🔶 Bureau of Land Management lifts fire restrictions in 12 New Mexico counties – The Bureau of Land Management Farmington District announces that all fire restrictions will be lifted July 1 on BLM lands in Colfax, Harding, McKinley , Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos and Union counties due to recent rainfall.