This week in Albuquerque is filled with a spooky cycling event, many a costume contest, and a new twist on Halloween decor!
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!
Grab your best Halloween costume and hop on your bike because Day of the Tread is back and celebrating its 12th year! This family-friendly biking event has courses to match all skill levels. The courses are filled with fun, motivating music and many themed recharge stations throughout – including one at El Pinto Restaurant that includes fresh sopapillas with honey and live music! Proceeds from this event will benefit Pegasus Legal Services for Children.
Another popular Albuquerque Halloween tradition with a big anniversary this year is Zoo Boo! The ABQ BioPark is celebrating 30 years of safe Halloween fun – with lots of games, haunted habitats, costumes and of course – candy! Children and their families can trick-or-treat from dozens of sponsoring businesses and civic organizations that will be set-up throughout the zoo. This event offers discounted admission for children, a great reason to bring the whole family!
Halloween isn’t just for kids to enjoy – the Natural History Museum is hosting an adult-only Fright Night Party. Don your most ghoulish outfit for the costume contest, dance the night away in the atrium while sipping on wickedly good themed beverages provided by Left Turn Distilling, and then head over to the planetarium for a spooky show. For an added treat – VIP tickets are available which include a skull bath bomb-making workshop and other peculiar perks!
Get to know some of Albuquerque’s more haunted locales by exploring them for yourself! Climb aboard a ghostly trolley that stops at haunted locations usually off-limits to the general public. One of the first stops will be at the newly opened Painted Lady Bed & Brew. Bring your own flashlight, walking shoes and get ready to bravely explore. Paranormal investigating instruction and equipment will be provided to each tour guest. This tour is not recommended for children.
Luminarias are a Christmas time favorite…but they also make great Halloween decorations! Bring your own carved pumpkins and decorated BOO-luminarias to this family-friendly event. Or, create your BOO-luminarias with supplies provided once you arrive. Pumpkins and luminarias will combine to make a festive design on the North Grounds of the museum. Other activities include story time, music, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating throughout the museum and much more!
Kiddos and their families are invited to come dressed in their Halloween best to learn about the not-so-spooky critters of the Rio Grande bosque’s ecosystem. Partcipants will receive a “passport” to be stamped while exploring the Visitor Center and talk to volunteers dressed as local plants and animals who call the bosque home. Completed passports earn a special prize! Don’t miss out on “Boosque” themed arts and crafts, snack and more! Space is limited; please call to reserve a spot.
Dogs are cute, but a dog in a costume is even cuter! Grab your furry friend and head over to Marble Brewery this Sunday for a dog Halloween costume contest. Best-dressed pooches will take home prizes from RoRo Pet Products. Watermelon Mountain Ranch will also be having an adopt-a-thon, and $1 of every pint purchased will benefit dogs in need.