Honor Those Who Serve This Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is fast approaching, so now is a good time to plan for the weekend if you haven’t already done so. It’s also the unofficial start of summer, giving us even more to celebrate. Albuquerque is the perfect place to both remember our veterans and enjoy the freedoms they fought for. Here’s a few events we can look forward to this Memorial Day Weekend in Albuquerque and the surrounding area.

Memorial Day Ceremony at New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Park
This special Memorial Day ceremony at New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Park features patriotic music and guest speakers. The ceremony takes place from 10am – noon on Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Ceremony in Rio Rancho
This remembrance ceremony will honor both those service members and first responders from the community. The ceremony for service members begins at 11am at the Veterans Memorial Park, featuring speeches from the mayor and military personnel. There will be a dedication ceremony after the ceremony for the new Metro Area First Responders Monument.

New Mexico Philharmonic Concert at the Zoo
The New Mexico Philharmonic brings it’s “Hooray for Heroes” concert to the Albuquerque Biopark Zoo. You can eat your picnic in the grass while enjoying American favorites along with the Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ competition winners. The concert takes place on Saturday, May 26, at 8 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. There will be pre-concert entertainment for early birds and military discounts.

Albuquerque Blues and Brews
Round out the Memorial Day weekend with Blues and Brews, featuring top blues bands and non-stop samples from local craft breweries. Have a great time with raffles, games, a cocktail bar and much more. All this happens on Sunday from 2pm – 6pm.

Have an Amazing Memorial Day Weekend!