Bernalillo County today welcomed residents to the Fiesta de Alameda community celebration in the North Valley.
The event, formerly known as the Spirit of the North Valley celebration, begins with a parade Saturday morning at 10:45 a.m. along 4th Street from El Pinto Restaurant south to Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center.
Live music, a car show and other activities are scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. at Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center, 9800 4th Street N.W.
Several North Valley residents will be honored for their volunteer work and public service at the event as well.
This year, the event’s name was changed back to Fiesta de Alameda, which was the original name of the event as organized by the Alameda North Valley Association many years ago in conjunction with a local church.
Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham, who represents the North Valley and much of the West Side, is also scheduled to appear at the event.
A summary of events includes:
Saturday, April 21, 10:45 a.m.: A parade begins from El Pinto Restaurant on 4th Street N.W., heading south along 4th Street and ending at Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center, 9800 4th Street N.W.
Noon-5 p.m.: The main event is located at Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center, 9800 4th Street N.W.
Admission is free.
Food vendors, live music, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities are available.
A ceremony honoring the 2012 Outstanding Citizens begins at 12:10 p.m.
Entertainment includes music from local schools, the Knight Kappers and the Samuel D. Band.
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