The East Mountain Celebration returns Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 from noon to 5 p.m. at Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 1/2 Old Hwy. 66 in Tijeras, NM (map). It’s a fun-filled day for the whole family with live music, dancing, dance performances, food trucks, craft beer and 58 artisan, business and nonprofit vendors. Last year the celebration could not be presented due to the pandemic.
“The East Mountain Celebration was first put on by Bernalillo County in 2002 and it has been a beloved community tradition ever since,” says District 5 Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty. “And we deserve a party after these last 18 months. ‘Fiesta for Life!’ is our theme and we’ll celebrate with live music, dancing, more dancing, food, beverage, shopping, a car show and more!”
The celebration begins at noon with a welcome by Commissioner Pyskoty, presentation of colors by the BCSO Color Guard, the National Anthem sung by Ane Romero and presentation of the Outstanding Citizen Award to Rita Rivera, and Outstanding Partner Award to Vida Pharmacy. From there it’s 5 hours of music, dancing, fun for the kids, shopping, fellowship and Fiesta for Life!
Please bring your mask. In accordance with Centers for Disease Control recommendations and the New Mexico public health order regarding COVID safe practices, Bernalillo County will require masks for all guests on shuttle buses, in any indoor areas and in crowded outdoor settings. Fortunately, the East Mountain Celebration is outdoors with room for social distancing while eating and drinking. But wear your mask over your nose and mouth when social distancing is not possible.
Free parking is available at nearby A. Montoya Elementary School (map) and Roosevelt Middle School (map) and there is a free park and ride at the Tijeras Village Hall (map). Watch for roadside signage pointing to the parking areas.
Additional information is available at Bernco.gov/emc or call 505-314-0240.