8 Best Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Memorial Day, always observed on the last Monday in May, is a time to remember those who died while serving the United States military. It also marks the unofficial start of summer. Kick off the season at these top Memorial Day weekend events in Albuquerque, New Mexico—from official Memorial Day ceremonies to theater productions to beer and wine festivals.

As of May 5, 2020, when this article was last updated, most of the events below had announced cancelations or postponements. Please check official websites and local news for more details and updates.

01 of 08

Singin’ in the Rain Broadway at Albuquerque Little Theatre

Albuquerque Little Theatre
John Phelan/Wikimedia Commons

This classic musical circles around Lina Lamont, a Hollywood star, and her affair with Don Lockwood. The production runs on weekends at the Albuquerque Little Theatre.

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Downtown Growers' Market

Robinson Park new mexico
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The downtown market offers fresh produce, live music, yoga, and a wide variety of vendors. Parking is not a problem, with 500 free parking spaces within two blocks of the market.

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Albuquerque Wine Festival

People celebrating Albuquerque Wine Festival
New Mexico Wine  

Head out for three days of fun, rain or shine over the Memorial Day weekend at the Albuquerque Wine Festival, where you can sample wines from the many wineries throughout the state. Listen to great live music, taste mouth-watering selections from food vendors, and view the work of talented arts and crafts vendors. 

The wine festival, suitable for all ages takes place at Balloon Fiesta Park. Tickets required and parking is free. 

04 of 08

ABQ Beer Week

Beer and snack samples at ABQ Beer Week
 ABQ Beer Week

Enjoy beer tastings, beer tappings, trivia, live music, beer stein painting, and other events around town. This is your chance to discover some of the city's best breweries and pubs showcased throughout the week.

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05 of 08

Albuquerque Blues and Brews

Sandia Resort & Casino
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At the annual Blues and Brews, you'll hear live music from top blues bands, enjoy unlimited samples from dozens of regional craft breweries, participate in raffles and games, check out the cocktail bar, and more. 

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Flea Market at New Mexico Fairgrounds

New Mexico Fairgrounds
EXPO NM Home of the New Mexico State Fair

As of May 5, this event had been postponed with a start date of May 15. Check the official website and local news for updates past that time.

Wander the aisles of the flea market searching for treasures on Memorial Day weekend at the Expo New Mexico State Fairgrounds. The state's largest open-air market is open Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.

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Memorial Day Ceremony at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Park

Team Kirtland volunteers participated in the parade of state flags during the Memorial Day observance at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial.
Dennis Carlson/kirtland.af.mil 

Remember veterans who sacrificed their lives in service at a special Memorial Day ceremony at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Park. The ceremony will feature patriotic music and guest speakers.

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Memorial Day Ceremony in Rio Rancho

Memorial Day March in Rio Rancho
 rrnm.gov

The City of Rio Rancho will have a remembrance ceremony for service members who died while serving the country. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park and includes speeches from the mayor and military personnel. The new Metro Area First Responders Monument will be dedicated following the ceremony.

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