Itinerary: Memorial Day Weekend in Albuquerque

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer. Make the most of the long holiday weekend with plenty of outdoor fun, live music and delicious eats.


Friday, May 24th


Nativesque
Nativo Lodge
Friday, 5 – 9pm
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Nativesque is an all Indigenous group of visual and musical Artists coming together to share their perspective on “Native” art and it’s impact on society. Plus indigenous food, giveaways and more.


Summertime in Old Town
Old Town
Friday & Saturday, 7 – 9pm
Sunday, 1 – 3pm
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Head over to Old Town for Country music on Friday evening, Indie/Blues Rock on Saturday and Traditional New Orleans Jazz on Sunday.


The Post
The Box Performance Space
Friday, 10:15pm
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Albuquerque’s newest improv experience where performers take one audience suggestion and turn it into a completely improvised show. Always funny, unexpected and over too soon.


Saturday, May 25th


Beer Week Bowling Tournament
Silva Lanes
Saturday, 1 – 3pm
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Play against the La Cumbre employees in this laid-back tournament on Sunday afternoon at Silva Lanes. La Cumbre will be taking over the taps for the event.


A Concert for Champions
ABQ BioPark Zoo
Saturday, 6:30 – 8pm
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NMPhil returns to the ABQ BioPark Zoo for a special night honoring all who have served, or are currently serving our country – with a star-spangled concert of American favorites performed under the New Mexico sky.


Food Truck Battle
Red Door Brewing
Saturday, 1pm
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Four trucks. One winner. Side Door Kitchen, Street Food Sensations, Kamikaze, and Cheesy Street will battle it out for food truck supremacy!


Poets’ Picnic
Open Space Visitor Center
Saturday, 9am – 2pm
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Join dozens of local poets and artists in coming together for this unique celebration of spoken word and visual art on the Open Space’s grounds and galleries.


ABQ Blues & Brews
Sandia Resort & Casino
Saturday, 1:30 – 6pm
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One of the largest beer celebrations in the state. Listen to great blues music and enjoy unlimited samples of the best regional brews. 60 breweries with over 200 beers to sample.


Albuquerque Wine Festival
Saturday, 12 – 5:30pm
Sunday, 12 – 5:30pm
Monday, 12 – 5:30
Balloon Museum Park
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If red, white and sparkling is more your pace, check out the 19th Annual Albuquerque Wine Festival highlighting our state’s best wineries, exceptional food trucks, talented artisans and award-winning musicians.


Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento Rivercats
Isotopes Park
Saturday, 6:35pm
Sunday, 6:05pm
Monday, 1:35pm
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What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than with America’s favorite pastime?


Sunday, May 26th


Cliff’s Country Picnic
Cliff’s Amusement Park
Sunday, 1 – 5:30pm
Monday, 1 – 5:30pm
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A two day celebration with the the authentic BBQ you can eat, craft beer and country music.


ABQ Trolley Co. Mural Tour
Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory
3:30pm – 5:30pm
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Hop aboard the ABQ Trolley and check out over 50 murals and public artworks along the downtown, EDo, Barelas, South Broadway and Nob Hill corridors.


🇺🇸 Monday, May 27th


Memorial Day Bender Smokeout
Steel Bender Brewyard
Monday, 11am – 10pm
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Steel Bender is putting their smoker to work to serve up smoked meats alongside homemade sides and your favorite brews. Dirty Brown Jug Band will be playing in the afternoon.


Memorial Day Festival
Marble Brewery Downtown
Monday, 2 – 8pm
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Music by Todd Tijerina Duo, Zoltan and The Fortune Tellers, Joe Daddy and the Amazing HoneyBoys


Memorial Day Ceremony
New Mexico Veterans Memorial
Monday, 10am – 2pm
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Kick off your Memorial Day with a special ceremony honoring those we’ve lost with patriotic music and a very special guest speaker.


Old Fashioned Memorial Day Picnic
Rotary Park, Bernalillo
Monday, 10am – 12pm
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Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and umbrellas and swing by Rotary Park for a special ceremony followed by music, free hot dogs, drinks and merriment.


Trio Los Andinos
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Monday, 7:30 – 9:30pm
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The Puerto Rican ensemble features some of the most beloved compositions by Latin American composers. Much of Latin America’s romantic music has been written for and traditionally performed by trios, and the concert is designed to continue and preserve this tradition.


Old-Time Jam Circle
Tracor Brewing – Nob Hill
Monday, 7:30 – 10pm
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Join in a time-honored tradition of sitting in a circle and playing music. Bring your strings by Tractor Brewing and sit in the round or just listen to this awesome night of old-timey tunes.


Slow Roll
Robinson Park
Monday, 12 – 2pm
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Work up an appetite for the inevitable indulgence in Memorial Day BBQ food at this laid-back, family friendly cruise around downtown.


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