Fiestas de Albuquerque is an annual event held in Old Town that celebrates the city’s unique cultural background. Every April, dance groups and bands perform at Old Town Plaza, attracting dozens of locals and visitors. The groups represent the stages of Albuquerque’s history, from pre-colonial New Mexico to the present. This year, the Sun and Fire Dance Group kicked off the festival with a traditional dance, followed by music and dances from other groups, including Baila! Baila! and Casa Flamenca. Some people carried umbrellas to take cover from the rain that fell throughout the day, while a busker played music on the sidewalk in between performances.