NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – This Memorial Day in New Mexico, there are many events to put on your calendar to honor those who have died serving our country and to celebrate the holiday. Below is a list of some places around the state that are hosting special events.
Memorial Day Events
- Memorial Day Madness – Take part in golfing at the Desert Lakes Golf Course in Alamogordo. $50 plus a green fee, register by May 26. Details here.
- Albuquerque Memorial Day Ceremony – Musical prelude at 9 a.m. Ceremony from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial on Louisiana Boulevard. Details here.
- Historic Fairview Cemetery – The cemetery will host a ceremony at 10 a.m. Speakers will be stationed throughout and visitors can explore the grounds to learn some of Albuquerque’s history.
- New Mexico Wine Festival – The New Mexico Wine Festival will run from Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. It will be held at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque. Details here.
- Albuquerque Beer Week – Beer Week in Albuquerque runs from May 25 to June 4. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Memorial Day Brew Lab 101 Beer and Cider Company will host Singo Music Bingo. Details here.
- Flying J Ranch Opening Weekend – The Flying J Ranch in Alto, NM, hosts pony rides, stage shows, a chuckwagon-style BBQ dinner, and more on Memorial Day starting at 5:30 p.m. Details here.
- Angel Fire Memorial Day Ceremony – Ceremony from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Country Club Road. Details here.
- Old Church/Holy Trinity Parish – The church will host a mass beginning at 9 a.m. on Memorial Day. Details here.
- Belen Memorial Day Ceremony – Ceremony from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Eagle Park. Refreshments will be served at the Henry Byrd III Visitors Center following the ceremony. Details here.
- Parade – A parade will be held on Church and Mesa Streets with the lineup starting at 8 a.m. The route will be down Mesa Street and Boyd Drive and will end at the Carlsbad Cemetery. Details here.
- Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery Ceremony – The Lawn Haven Cemetery will host a ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. The event will host various speakers. Details here.
- Elks Lodge Free Veterans Lunch – The Elks Lodge will host a free veteran’s and active duty lunch cookout starting at 1 p.m. Details here.
- San Ysidro Cemetery – The San Ysidro Cemetery in Corrales will hold a ceremony on Memorial Day beginning at 1 p.m. Details here.
- Elephant Butte Cemetery – The American Legion Post 44 will host a ceremony starting at 9 a.m. The ceremony will be at the New Cemetery at 9 a.m., the Hot Springs Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., the T or C Veterans Wall at 10 a.m., and Rotary Park at 10:30 a.m. Details here.
- Boys and Girls Club Ceremony – The club will host a ceremony at the Healing Field beginning at 6 p.m.
- Fort Bayard Memorial Day Ceremony – The ceremony will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Details here.
- Hillcrest Cemetery Ceremony & Parade – The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. with weath placement. Parade linup begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Gurley Collision Center. The Parade starts at 11 a.m. from Eighth Street on Aztec heading east. The Memorial Day Ceremony starts at 11:30 a.m. Details here
- Prairie Haven Cemetery Ceremony – The Prairie Haven Cemetery will host a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Details here.
- Isleta Pueblo Veterans Cemetery – The cemetery will host a ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. Details here.
- Veterans Memorial Park Candlelight Vigil – A candlelight vigil will be held beginning at 8 p.m. Details here.
- Guaje Pines Cemetery Ceremony – The cemetery will hold a ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Details here.
- Portales Cemetery Ceremony – The Portales Cemetery will hold a ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m. Details here.
- Rio Rancho Memorial Day Ceremony – Remembrance ceremony and celebration beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 12 p.m. at the Veterans Monument Park on Pinetree Road. Details here.
- Roadside Distraction on the Sky Railway – Roadside Distraction will perform on the Santa Fe Sky Railway beginning at 1:30 p.m. Details here.
- Santa Fe National Cemetery Ceremony – The cemetery will host a Memorial Day ceremony beginning at 10 a.m.
- Shiprock Cemetery Ceremony – The cemetery will host a ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Details here.
- Isidro Baca Park – There will be a Memorial Day ceremony at the park beginning at 11 a.m. in Socorro. Details here.
- Live at Molly’s – The Atomic Balm band will perform live at Molly’s Bar in Tijeras at 1:30 p.m. Details here.
Truth or Consequences
- Hot Springs Cemetery – The cemetery will host a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Details here.
- Veterans Memorial Park Ceremony – The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Details here.
- Rotary Park – A ceremony will be held at Rotary Park beginning at 10:30 a.m. Details here.
- Veterans Memorial Park Ceremony – The Zuni Veterans Program will host a ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Details here.