Top Labor Day Weekend Events in Albuquerque

Send summer off in style with a long weekend full of arts, culture and outdoor events. Here are our picks for this year’s top Labor Day weekend festivities in Albuquerque.


Take A Tour of the Constellations
Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
Friday, 6 – 10pm

Posted by Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, August 3, 2019

Join the Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge and The Albuquerque Astronomical Society for a free night of stargazing and guided constellation tours. Viewing equipment is provided and no experience is necessary. Free hot cocoa, tea and snacks.


Watch the Lighthearted Comedy, Harvey
Adobe Theater
Friday & Saturday, 7:30pm
Sunday, 2pm

Another packed house tonight and sold out tomorrow! Seems like everyone is looking to catch a glimpse of that elusive rabbit named Harvey!

Posted by The Adobe Theater on Saturday, August 24, 2019

Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a polite and friendly man with a very strange best friend—a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey.


Watch Beetlejuice on the Big Screen
Civic Plaza
Friday, 7 – 9pm

Posted by Albuquerque Civic Plaza on Monday, August 5, 2019

He’s guaranteed to put some life, in your afterlife! Don’t miss the otherworldy antics with Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Wynona Ryder, and Alec Baldwin in Beetlejuice on the Civic Plaza big screen. Entry is free, food and drinks are available for purchase.


Explore the Natural History Museum After Hours
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Saturday, 6 – 9pm

Explore all of the exhibits including the new animatronic Bisti Beast, plus updates to the Volcanoes exhibit. This is a 21 and up event with a cash bar, DJ & food truck.


Take in the Old Town Vibes
Historic Old Town
Friday & Saturday, 6 – 9
Sunday, 1 – 3pm

This is the last weekend of the Summertime in Old Town concert series. Catch free music at the gazebo with the Duke City Ska Jazz Syndicate playing Friday, Severo Y Grupo on Saturday and Kevin Herig Trio Sunday.


Get Your Groove On at Leftover Soul
Sister Bar
Friday, 8pm – 1am

Posted by Leftover Soul on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Leftover Soul is a monthly all vinyl soul dance party with a perpetually grooving dance floor. Djleftovers spins the best soul records you’ve never heard; to keep the boogie strong all night long.


Celebrate Everything Prickly Pear
Three Sisters Kitchen
Saturday, 10am – 6pm

The Prickly Pear Festival will feature vendors selling a vast variety of prickly pear products, cooking demonstrations showing visitors new and interesting ways to use prickly pear in their own kitchens, a prickly pear cocktail competition, live music, art, and much more.


Imbibe at the Harvest Wine Festival
Balloon Fiesta Park
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 11am – 6pm

Sample and shop from 20 top wineries, dine on delicious local cuisine, and get down, get funky, get chill, get happy with a Dueling Piano show brought to you by Uptown Funk Dueling Piano Bar.

Viva Vino!


Explore Captivating Succulents
BioPark Botanic Garden
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 9am – 5pm

Posted by ABQ BioPark on Monday, July 1, 2019

The Botanic Garden will be filled with the most curious and delightful cactus and succulent varieties this weekend. Come see some of the exotic, fascinating, occasionally confusing plants from the weird and wonderful world of succulents.


Pick Your Own Pods
Big Jim Farms, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 9am – 6pm

The green and red chile u-pick farm at Big Jim’s Farm opens Labor Day Weekend! The farm grows traditional variety chiles that have massive flavor and are organically grown. Visit the 9 acre farm, pick your own chiles and get it roasted onsite. The farm also has pre-picked chile available if you’d rather just kick back and enjoy the farm atmosphere.


Earn Your Sunday Brunch
Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory
Sunday, 12 – 2:30pm

Posted by Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Take a 2.5-hour pedal cruise through Al-brew-querque to one of the newest distilleries in town, Hollow Spirits, for brunch & drinks. After fueling up on delicious brunch items, enjoy a leisurely pedal to the Rail Yards Market followed by a stop at a downtown brewery or taproom.


Cheer on New Mexico United
Isotopes Park
Sunday, 4 – 6pm

New Mexico United is taking on Orange County SC for the 11th match in their inaugural season.


Indulge in Delicacies “On A Stick”
Cliff’s Amusement Park
Sunday, 11am – 9pm
Monday, 11am – 6pm

Posted by Cliff's Amusement Park on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The only food festival dedicated to dishes served à la stick. The best foods trucks and bakers in Albuquerque will be serving up unique dishes and concoctions all on a stick.

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