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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.