Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
NM ShamRock Fest & No Run Zero k!
Join us as we Paint Albuquerque Green, with our Celtic community, in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. Revel in the fun with themed activities throughout the day and help support High Desert Pipes and Drums and the Albuquerque Balloon Museum Foundation.
The 4th Annual NM ShamRock Fest will include a jam-packed stage of Celtic music and dance. Engaging activities for the little ones include arts & crafts projects, face painting, bounce houses, circus performers, bike rodeo, and more.
Tasty food selections, artisan vendors, hands on demonstrations, and interactive displays will deliver all day fun and entertainment for everyone. Beer, Wine & Spirits will be available for purchase.
The All Fun, No Run Zero K (0.0 Mi) will allow attendees to experience the shortest race of their life while supporting the Balloon Museum Foundation. A Zero K race is for those individuals who wish to have fun without the run. There is no training required and everyone who participates is on an even playing field. As soon as the race starts it is over. Well, there will be a little fun in between. Regardless of your heritage or skill level, this race will have you feeling the luck of the Irish. The only requirements: sneakers and lots of green garb. The ShamRock N Roll will offer a 5k run and fitness walk and a 1k kids fun run. Use your imagination to dress creatively in your most outrageous costume or wacky race outfit to run, walk, or crawl.
New This Year!
Poetry Readings from works by Irish, Scottish and Welsh poets and bards. Poets who will be reading include: Nathan Brown (former Oklahoma Poet Laureate), Jules Nyquist, Bill Nevins, John Roche, Don McIver and more.
The screening of “Fanatic Heart the Story So Far of Black 47” a dynamic documentary about the great Irish American rock band Black 47 and their singer/songwriters Larry Kirwan and Chris Byrne. The film features an onscreen appearance by Rory Kirwan, who will appear for Q & A after the screening.
Get your “Green” on at the Balloon Museum as we celebrate our Celtic community and Saint Patrick’s Day.