October Spook-Taculars!by Ozz on 10/05/18
Aside from Halloween, there's a lot of fun to be had in Albuquerque this month. Here are some local frights and more that everyone can enjoy!
A larger than life illuminated Dragon Lights display crafted by Chinese artisans from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern making. Along with the dazzling lights this spectacular event will include nightly performances, handicrafts, as well as a variety of Chinese food and beverages.
When: October 5th - December 2nd, Reoccurs weekly Tuesday-Sunday
Where: Expo New Mexico
Time: 6 pm - 10 pm
Price: $12 - $48
Event site: https://dragonlightsabq.com/
Original Ghost Tour of Old Town
Go on an unforgettable lantern-lit journey through the Old Town Plaza area in search of the lost souls of early Albuquerque residents. Experience everything from Civil War phantoms, spooks, specters, and wandering apparitions while immersing yourself in some of Albuquerque’s chilling history.
When: October 5th - December 31st, Recurring daily
Where: History & Ghost Tours of Old Town @ 303 Romero Street NW
Time: 8 pm
Price: $10 - $22
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Experience the largest ballooning event on earth and the biggest annual international event in the United States at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Witness hundreds of balloons take to the air in Mass Ascension during the early hours of morning or enjoy the magic of the Balloon Glows as they light up the night.
Call Me Ozz will also be doing some Karaoke at the Balloon Fiesta! Hope to sing you there. Check out Where Is Ozz Tonight to see when Ozz will be at the Balloon Fiesta: http://www.callmeozz.net/Where-Is-Ozz-Tonight-.html
When: October 6th - 14th
Where: Balloon Fiesta Park on 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE
Time: Mornings roughly 4:30 am - 11 am; Afternoon 1 pm - roughly 9 pm
Price: General Admission is $10; Kids under age 12 are free!
Learn More about the Balloon Fiesta Here: http://www.balloonfiesta.com/
Get Tickets Here: http://www.balloonfiesta.com/guest-guide/ticketing-information
New Mexico Brew Fest
Returning for its 9th year on Main street this is an event that will tantalize your taste buds with pints from over 20 breweries and 5 food trucks that serve everything from bratwurst to green chili cheeseburgers.
When: October 13th
Where: Expo New Mexico Mainstreet on 300 San Pedro Dr NE
Time: 1 pm - 6 pm; VIP Early Admittance at Noon
Price: General Admission is $28; VIP Early Admission is $38
Event Link: https://www.nmbrewfest.com/
Get Tickets Here: https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/311414
The Lantern Festival
Light the skies with your deepest regrets, hopes, or dreams. Enjoy an afternoon of music, dancing, s’mores, and lanterns.
When: October 27th
Where: Sandia Speedway on 100 Speedway Park Blvd SW
Time: 3 pm - Sundown
Price: General Admission $55; $15 for kids between 4-12
Get Tickets Here: https://albuquerque.thelanternfest.com/tickets
Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque
Experience the energy and passion of the Flamenco in an intimate and powerful setting in the very heart of Old Town. Tablao Flamenco features a world class line up of Flamenco performances from premier dancers from Spain and the United States.
When: October 5th - October 28th
Where: Hotel Albuquerque
Time: Thurs - Sat at 8 pm; Sundays at 6 pm
Price: $10 - $30
Event Details: http://www.tablaoflamenco.org/
Get Tickets Here: http://www.tablaoflamenco.org/schedule-new/
Red Velvet Underground-One Year Celebration!
Hops & Harvest
Join the Marble Brewery at the Albuquerque Downtown Grower’s Market for brews, raffle prizes, delicious food, pumpkin painting, and live entertainment. Show your support for the Market you know and love while listening to an amazing lineup of music from artists such as Gitano, Leeside, and Group Therapy.
When: October 20th
Where: Marble Brewery on 111 Marble Ave NW
Time: 2pm - 9pm
Price: $5 per pumpkin; larger donations appreciated
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/231957314160584/
Halloween In Old Town
A rockin’ fun spook-tacular evening of fun in historic Old Town for Halloween. Rock Music 101 Academy will be performing at the gazebo stage
When: October 31st
Where: Old Town Gazebo on 200 N Plaza St NW
Time: 4 pm - 6 pm
Price: This is a free event