Halloween Fun This Weekend in Albuquerque

Pumpkin surrounded by candles

Are you ready to get spooky this weekend in Albuquerque? Here are some goulish events coming up that are perfect for any age!

Ghouls on Parade: Halloween Festival & Parade 2022

Sat, Oct 29, 10 PM – Sun, Oct 30, 1 AM
Morningside Park, 3901 Lead Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM

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.

Boo at the Zoo

Sat, Oct 29, 9 AM – 5 PM
ABQ BioPark Zoo
899 12th St SW, Albuquerque, NM

Presented by After Hours Pediatrics, Boo at the Zoo is back, and we hope you’re ready for a howling good time at the Zoo and trick-or-treating, too! We welcome you to eat, drink, and be scary as we turn our Zoo into a menagerie macabre for one day only. Lift your spirits with fun education activities, a craft and pumpkin-painting enrichment station, boo-riffic games and more!

This fun family event is a New Mexico BioPark Society fundraiser in support of the ABQ BioPark, so we invite you to come out and have a wicked good time for a ghoul-ishly good cause!

Great Pumpkin Chase

Sat, Oct 29, 8 – 10 AM
Rio Grande Park
1744 Kit Carson Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM

Yes, Charlie, there is a Great Pumpkin Chase! Register today for the 16th Annual Great Pumpkin Chase: 10K, 5K and Kids K. Enjoy hundreds of participants as they make their way through the scenic Albuquerque Country Club Neighborhood on a flat and fast loop course. Whether you come dressed in your costume as many do or just want to join in on the fun with Linus and his friends, this race is for you! We also feature a Pumpkin Dash Kids K! Great shirts, age group and overall awards including Best Costume Awards.

Victorian Halloween Cemetery Picnic

Sun, Oct 30, 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Fairview Memorial Park
700 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM

Historic Fairview Cemetery is holding a Victorian-style picnic on Sunday, October 30 from 11:00 a.m. until dark. Bring your own picnic foods and drinks, folding chairs, tables and decor, and wear your Steampunk finery! Activities include a scavenger hunt with prizes, sugar skull T-shirt painting, and on-site vendors of Muerto-themed items. Other surprises are in store. A participation fee of $15 will help cover the port-a-potty and T-shirts. Cash only at the event. Please RSVP to Lisa Roberts by October 24. Call or text to 505-331-2888. Your response will help us plan how many T-shirts to purchase. See you at this fun event in the cemetery!