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.

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    Albuquerque Little Theatre
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    This classic musical circles around Lina Lamont, a Hollywood star, and her affair with Don Lockwood. Opening night is Friday, May 24, 2019 and the production runs on weekends through June 16 at the Albuquerque Little Theatre.

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    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. The market at historic Robinson Park runs on Saturday, May 25, from 8 a.m. to noon.

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    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, runs from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, and noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 27, at Balloon Fiesta Park. Tickets required and parking is free. 

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    Beer and snack samples at ABQ Beer Week
     ABQ Beer Week

    The annual Albuquerque Beer Week runs from May 23 through June 2, 2019. 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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    Sandia Resort & Casino

    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. The event takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Sandia Resort & Casino.

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

    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, May 25 and 26, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting.

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    Team Kirtland volunteers participated in the parade of state flags during the Memorial Day observance at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial.
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    Remember veterans who sacrificed their lives in service at a special Memorial Day ceremony at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Park. The ceremony on Monday, May 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon will feature patriotic music and guest speakers.

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    Memorial Day March in Rio Rancho

    On Monday, May 27, 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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