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7 Things You Can Do In Albuquerque Old Town For Free

There is much to see and do in Historic Old Town Albuquerque, including several at no cost! Here is a list of fun things to do in Old Town that are completely Free.

Free Live Music in the Old Town Plaza

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Did you know Albuquerque Old Town offers FREE live music each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Plaza? Enjoy music like bluegrass, flamenco, mariachi, rock, classical - you name it! Events usually start in the afternoon and last well into the night. 

Free Walking Tours of Old Town

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Want to learn more about the history of Old Town? Join one of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History walking tours for free. While you are at it, check out all the amazing sculptures around the museum for free as well. For their schedule: http://www.cabq.gov/museum. There are also low-cost walking tours offered daily through Tours of Old Town. 

Discover the Old Town Patios

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Albuquerque Old Town has many hidden nooks and patios to explore. Enjoy a stroll into each patio and discover new shops, benches, fireplaces, artwork, music, and entertainment. Patio Escondido, shown, has a hidden chapel in the back called Guadalupe Chapel, which is also free to visit. 

Free Entertainment in the Patios

As you explore the patios of Historic Old Town, you will no doubt encounter free entertainment! Dancing, live music, artist demonstrations, and more can be easily found for free throughout the winding paths of Old Town. 

Free Historical Gun Fights in Old Town

Heart-pounding excitement abound when you stumble upon a gun fight in Old Town! These free demonstrations and re-enactments by the New Mexico Gun Fighters Association are fun for the whole family and are held several weekends a month. Their schedule: http://www.newmexicogunfighters.com/

Luminarias in Old Town

Every year on Christmas Eve, Old Town is aglow with luminarias, or paper bags filled with sand and a candle, which have been meticulously placed in intricate patterns throughout the Historic District. You may choose to take a bus or bike tour, but you can also experience the beauty for free on foot. Be sure to visit those hidden patios which also display luminarias throughout. 

Meet Pueblo Artisans of New Mexico

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As the second oldest Indian Market in New Mexico, Albuquerque's Old Town Market is a treasure to behold! View quality artisan work, learn more about the artists themselves and the meaning behind the artwork produced. The market is available rain or shine, seven days a week.