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
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
Friday & Saturday, 7:30pm
Another packed house tonight and sold out tomorrow! Seems like everyone is looking to catch a glimpse of that elusive rabbit named Harvey!
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
Friday, 7 – 9pm
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
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Join us for Latin Dance Night. This special edition of Summertime in Old Town will have food trucks and, of course, music! Enjoy the sounds of Ivon Ulibarri & Café Mocha and bring your dancing shoes on Friday, August 23 from 6-9 p.m. in Historic Old Town. #CABQ #ABQOldTown Click the link in our bio for more information.
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
Friday, 8pm – 1am
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
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Only 12 Days until The Harvest Wine Festival. Gruet Winery. French Heritage and New Mexico Grown Grapes! Try their Wines at the Fest. Labor Day Weekend Balloon Fiesta Park. #abqtodo #abqwine #abqwinefest #abqtrue #nmtrue #nmwine #nmwines #abqfood #abqfoodie #trueabq #visitabq #abqeats
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.
Explore Captivating Succulents
BioPark Botanic Garden
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 9am – 5pm
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
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
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
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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