This week in Albuquerque you can find lots of Halloween activities for the kids, adults, and even pets!
Watch our weekly segment on KRQE / Fox New Mexico (Channel 13-2) on Wednesday mornings at 7:35 to stay up to date with events in Albuquerque. Then check out our ABQ365 calendar to find all the event details and use the hashtags #ABQevents and #ThingsToDoABQ to join the conversation on social media!
Day of the Tread
The premier cycling event in New Mexico and one of the largest and most fun cycling events for all ages and skill levels offers a fun way to dress yourself and your bike up for the Halloween and Day of the Dead season!
Boo at the Zoo
For 30 years, The Zoo has enhanced the Halloween season for thousands by offering a safe and fun place for families to celebrate together. This year, the New Mexico BioPark Society is proud to continue the tradition of thrilling your family with our tricks and treats…join us at the new and improved Boo at the Zoo on Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. presented by After Hours Pediatrics! This long-standing event has now become an annual fundraiser, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the BioPark, which makes us so excited, it’s scary. The New Mexico BioPark Society is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit support organization for the ABQ BioPark.
2nd Annual Boosque on the Bosque
Kiddos and their families are invited to come dressed in your Halloween best and learn about the not-so-spooky critters of the Rio Grande’s Bosque ecosystem. Participants will receive a “passport” to be stamped while exploring the Visitor Center and different education and craft stations. The passport can then be turned in for a special prize! Activities include pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, face painting and more! This interactive event is fun for the whole family. Please call 897-8831 for more information.
Bring your furry friend and let them strut their stuff! The Mutt Masquerade is a fun costume contest for your pups! Prizes are awarded to the best-dressed pooches on the patio! Marble donates $1 from every pint sold during the event to the Watermen Mountain Ranch. WMR is also onsite with dogs that need a new fur-ever home! Adopt your new best friend today!
Thousands of lost, abandoned and stray animals are euthanized every year in New Mexico. When WMR was conceived a group of like-minded volunteers began to rescue and find homes for animals in Sandoval County and Albuquerque. Since that time, their rescue efforts have expanded to most of the counties throughout New Mexico as well as southern Texas and Juarez, Mexico. From its small beginnings to the present time, WMR has rescued and adopted out over 150,000 animals into loving homes. The dream has become a reality, and WMR is one of the premier not-for-profit facilities in the Southwest. The 10-acre facility has become New Mexico’s Largest No-Kill Animal Shelter. Must be 21+ to enter your furbaby. Registration begins at 11am on the patio.
Halloween Pub Crawl
Join ABQ Trolley Co. and the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory as we take over Downtown ABQ on Saturday, October 26, 2019 for the third annual Halloween Pub Crawl. Don your best costume creation for a Halloween-themed "hop-on, hop-off" brew cruise featuring some of the best beers in Burque! At just $25 ($23 online), your ticket gets you unlimited Trolley transportation during your 3-hour "flight." The Trolley will make stops at 7 participating breweries approximately every 30-45 minutes. Trolley riders enjoy exclusive discounts at each brewery and prizes for the best costumes! The Breweries: Red Door Brewing Company, Sidetrack Brewing Co., Boese Brothers Brewery, Marble Brewery, Rio Bravo Brewing Company, Hollow Spirits Distillery and Blue Grasshopper Brew Pub. The Halloween Pub Crawl begins downtown at the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory at 330 Tijeras Ave NW (inside the Hyatt Regency).
Ghouls on Parade: Halloween Festival & Parade 2019
Welcome to Ghouls on Parade presented by New Mexico Entertainment Magazine. Ghouls on Parade is a festival and costume parade celebrating the spirit of Halloween. The festival section of the event will take place at Morningside Park (between Aliso and Morningside and Silver and Lead) from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The festival will include a kiddie carnival corner with jumpers, face painting, local performers, and businesses sharing their goods and products. At roughly 6:15 pm, we will have a costume parade down Silver Avenue between Morningside Dr. and Washington St. During that time kids will be provided candy, adding to their Ghouls on Parade experience. We are currently looking for performers, participants, businesses, and vendors to take part. Contact us at NMEntertains@gmail.com or http://www.nmentertains.com/ghouls-on-parade for more information
Albuquerque Superhero Heart Run
The Albuquerque Superhero Heart Run is BACK & we are on a mission to “Save the Day for CHD”! Join forces with Heart Heroes & Lexiam Heart Foundation for the 2nd annual 5k/2k run aimed at raising awareness & funds for Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). Registration comes with superhero cape, finisher's medal, run bag & more!