This week in Albuquerque is filled with marigolds & sugar skulls, underwater pumpkin carving, and ghosts in Old Town! 

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!  

  • 26th Annual South Valley Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade & Celebration

Dia de los Muertos is an ancient tradition rooted in Mexico, celebrating life and honoring those who have passed on. This particular celebration draws influences from Jose Guadalupe Posada’s early 1900s portrayal of personalities and professions as skeletons of Calaveras. People from all over Albuquerque will be dressed in their best Calavera attire to watch the colorful parade floats pass by, honoring this unique tradition.

  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving

Not only are the Albuquerque BioPark Divers experts in fish care; they also can carve amazingly spooky jack-o-lanterns underwater! Watch divers in the Shark Tank carve pumpkins, as sea turtles snack on the leftovers and curious fish swim through the pumpkins.

  • Haunted House: Dragon's House of Horror

The current Guinness World Record holder for the longest haunted house, Dragon’s House of Horror is the perfect Halloween event. Take a few friends with you as you explore the winding, haunted corridors filled with zombies and other ghoulish creatures.

  • Boos & Brews

Boil, boil, toil and trouble! Rio Bravo Brewing Company is hosting a spooky Halloween party tonight. Come dressed in your Halloween best for $3 drafts all night and a costume contest that will be judged by the bar staff. 

Legends, folklore and ghost stories come to life as you depart on an intriguing excursion through 306 years of haunted history.  The historic buildings and dark alleys of Old Town Plaza conceal long-forgotten secrets of battles, murders, and hidden cemeteries. This 90-minute lantern-lit tour will reveal to you some of the secrets that the oldest part of our city has to hide.

  • Dia de los Muertos Activities at Explora

Get hands on experience with the Day of the Dead, by creating gorgeous paper marigolds that will be used to decorate Explora’s Dia de los Muertos Parade float. Then on Saturday, all of the paper marigolds will be gathered up for the community to help fill the float. If marigolds aren’t your thing, there will also be sugar skull decorating and colorful Papel Picado banners to be made.

  • New Mexico Philharmonic Presents - Spanish Flame: Piazzolla & Falla

Begin with Bernstein, for the second of three consecutive New Mexico Philharmonic Classics Concerts, and his rousing Slava! A Political Overture for Orchestra. Then the bracing rhythms of Astor Piazzolla’s Bandoneon Concert, “Aconcagua” ahead of his musical gem, “Adiós Nonino” – featuring Peter Soave, the world’s foremost master of the bandoneon and concert accordion. Finally, “the fiery soprano”- Catalina Cuervo- takes the stage for a sizzling-hot performance of Manuel de Falla’s The Three Cornered Hat.