Final Albuquerque Summerfest of 2023 this weekend

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — All that back-to-school talk means summer is wrapping up and the final Albuquerque Summerfest of 2023 is this weekend.

The Westside Summerfest is this Saturday, August 5, from 5-10 p.m. at Ventana Ranch Community Park. The final Summerfest of the year is family-friendly and free, just like the other two fests.

The Westside Summerfest will feature 12 food trucks and 42 local vendors. The on-site Cantina is all set to have 14 breweries, wineries and distilleries.

Kids can also take advantage of some free activities, such as free face painting and inflatable jump houses. They can even Fight a Knight from 5:30-7:30 p.m, thanks to the Society for Creative Anachronism’s local chapter.

The SCA will also perform Middle Ages-era court dancing, melee battles and rapier duels by The Shops.

For many, the big draw of Westside Summerfest will be the two music stages with all Albuquerque bands:


  • Reviva – 5 p.m.
  • Chris Dracup: Funk of the West – 6:15 p.m.
  • Silver Sky Blues Band – 7:30 p.m.
  • Str8 Shot – 8:45 p.m.

Reviva is a reggae/ska band. Str8 Shot describes itself as a variety band specializing in New Mexico music and country/rock.


  • Burque Jazz Bandits – 5:15 p.m.
  • Big K and Blue Train – 6:30 p.m.
  • Felix y Los Gatos – 7:45 p.m.
  • Nathaniel Krantz – 9 p.m.

The band Felix y Los Gatos describes itself as a mix of blues, Tejano-style music and New Orleans swing. Nathaniel Krantz is a country artist who is native to Albuquerque.

The Ventana Ranch Community Park is around 10 minutes from Coors and Paseo. There will also be free park and ride at the CNM Westside Campus. SunVan shuttles will also take attendees to and from the park.

Pets are welcome on leashes but glass and alcohol aren’t permitted. This event will happen rain or shine, organizers say.

Learn more about the Westside Summerfest by clicking here.