Seven Super Summer Events Near Mariposa

Seven Super Summer Events Near Mariposa

Posted on May 12, 2022

The area around Mariposa has so many summer events it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve narrowed down our list to a few favorites during the months of May and June. There are multiple options for all ages and price ranges to discover, connect and create new summertime memories.

  1. Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball, all May, June, July
    Batter up! Enjoy baseball in the best way. The Albuquerque Isotopes are a Minor League Baseball team of the Pacific Coast League and the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. They play home games at Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque.
    Things to know before you go:
    Location: 1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, Albuquerque, about 30 miles from Mariposa
    Cost: The average cost of a single-game Isotopes ticket is about $27, but fans can sometimes find seats for as low as $9. Tickets for a full season of baseball cost between $685 and $1,600. For kids, $1 discount for ages 2-12, also discount for military and seniors.


  1. Rio Rancho Annual Community Yard Sale, May 21
    It’s always fun to browse around Rio Rancho’s Biggest Yard Sale on May 21 at the Cabezon Community Center. You’ll find craft vendors and food trucks amongst the yard sale treasures. Enjoy a day in the park and find a treasure that you have been searching for!
    Location: Cabezon Community Center, 2307 Cabezon Blvd SE, Rio Rancho
    Cost: Free


  1. Albuquerque Blues and Brews on May 29, Memorial Day Weekend
    Join in on one of the largest beer celebrations in the state! New Mexico has great beer and we love to celebrate it. Enjoy unlimited samples from local and regional breweries. About 60 breweries will be on hand for you to sample their delicious brews. PLUS, they’ll have some of the best local blues musicians around.
    ABQ Blues & Brews supports multiple local charities.
    Sandia Resort and Casino, 30 Rainbow Rd., Albuquerque, about 25 miles from Mariposa
    Cost: General Admission for 3 hours of sampling, $35, tickets vary, purchase in advance.


  1. Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival, June 4-5
    Attend a celebration of the lifeways, traditions, cultural heritage and contributions of the Celtic nations. The Festival assembles a kaleidoscope of Celtic song, dance, traditional clothing (aye, the kilt), foods, language revival, stories, poetry, humor, history, traditional and Celtic inspired music.
    Balloon Fiesta Park, 9401 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy., Albuquerque, about 20 miles from Mariposa
    See website


  1. Baby Shark Live: 2022 Splash Tour on June 9
    Gather up the kids to see Baby Shark Live at the Rio Rancho Events Center. Their catchy lyrics and fun dance moves make them popular with children and adults alike.
    3002 Civic Center Circle, Rio Rancho
    Cost: Tickets start at $30


  1. Heights Summerfest June 11
    On June 11, grab your family and friends to attend a concert series that features an Artisan Market with handcrafted products, food trucks with freshly made cuisine, libations created by breweries, wineries and distilleries, entertainment by local talent and a production by a national headliner. Pets are welcome on leashes.
    North Domingo Baca Park, 7521 Carmel Ave. NE, Albuquerque, about 23 miles from Mariposa
    Cost: Free


  1. Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque, Dinner Show and Matinee, all May, June and July
    Experience flamenco in its most intimate, powerful setting in the heart of historic Old Town Albuquerque, featuring premier artists from Spain and the United States. Proceeds from the Tablao support the National Institute of Flamenco for the preservation, promotion and advancement of this powerful art form.
    Location: Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd., NW, Albuquerque
    Cost: Friday and Saturday dinner show, $85, Sunday matinee, $35

Whether you choose to kick back, kick up your heels or catch some baseball, enjoy one of New Mexico’s most popular seasons!

Looking for a new home in New Mexico? Mariposa is a master-planned community 30 minutes north of Albuquerque in the appealing town of Rio Rancho. Near so much of what New Mexico offers, Mariposa is designed for living naturally. Mariposa offers a fully equipped fitness center, indoor lap pool and outdoor pools, parks, sports courts, miles of trails, abundant open space and endless views at the 2,200-acre Mariposa Preserve and surrounding mountains. Learn more at


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