Thousands of people gathered in Downtown Albuquerque's Civic Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 28 to celebrate the beauty and brilliance of our city. Last year, the event welcomed 25,000 attendees and estimates from event organizers estimated this year’s event brought event more — hence the move to Civic Plaza.

The festivities included local games, food and drink, vendors and local music. This year, the musical lineup included Def-I, Whipped Cream, Felix Cartal, Chicano Batman, Fad Vandals and BTSM as the headliner. Additionally, many local musicians and artists got the chance to perform and show off their talent to the public.

Kristina Tanberg is a freelance photographer at the Daily Lobo. She can be contacted at or on Twitter @dailylobo