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9 Albuquerque Events You Can’t Miss this Labor Day


What’s going down in the ABQ during this Labor Day weekend? 2017 has given us a lot so far, and there’s more in store with these nine fun Labor Day events around Albuquerque! Check them out if you need to break free from the status quo before the end-of-year responsibilities start stressing you out. (Relax. Breathe. Albuquerque’s got you covered.)


9) Movies on the Plaza: Sing (Sept. 1st @ Dusk – Albuquerque, NM)

Kick off your family’s extended Labor Day weekend with some song and dance at ABQ’s own Civic Plaza. When the sun sets, the microphones come out as “Sing” will be projected on the Plaza’s big (really BIG) screen. Bring folding chairs, a blanket, and snacks for this free film.

Visit Civic Plaza’s website for more details about this free event to start your holiday break this September.


8) Labor Day Hoopla (Sept. 2nd-3rd – Cloudcroft, NM)

Pack your Nissan Murano or Rogue up for a Labor Day road trip south! Cloudcroft’s two-day Labor Day Hoopla event starts on Saturday evening with a fun “street dance,” and is followed by a Sunday full of family fun, such as an ice cream social, games, activities, and live entertainment. The day ends with a pie auction, so save room in your crossover for a pie or two (or ten). Just don’t eat them all on your drive back home to the ABQ.

Read more about this annual Labor Day event at

7) Wildlife West Nature Park Harvest Festival (Sept. 2nd-3rd – Edgewood, NM)

Take a 30-minute trip through I-40 E from our Albuquerque Nissan dealer, and the Wildlife West Nature Park Harvest Festival awaits. In celebration of the area’s culture and agriculture, this weekend event features everything from wine samples to tractor-pull parades and local food to antique cars. Guests can even head to the blacksmith to learn about, well, blacksmithing. Book a hotel early before all of Edgewood, NM gets crowded.

Stay in the know about this Labor Day event near Albuquerque by visiting

6) Ultra Santa Fe Trail Runs (Sept. 2nd @ 4 AM – Santa Fe, NM)

Travel an hour northeast from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, NM, and then travel some more by foot through the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Runners can choose between 50-, 13-, and 1-mile races, all of which are at an elevation of about 12,000 ft. The 50-miler is a tough course, and many trail hikers group up to complete it. So, bring some pals!

Register to trek through one of these courses at


5) 46th Annual Hatch Valley Chile Festival (Sept. 2nd-3rd – Hatch, NM)

Make your way down past the Gila National Forest—feel free to stop there on your way back—to Hatch, NM, and feel the heat at the Hatch Valley Chile Festival. Bringing in over 30,000 visitors each year, this fan-favorite fest offers samples of some of the spiciest chiles known to man. For those with a lukewarm tongue, this Labor Day event also hosts horseshoe competitions, carnival games, and many other family activities.

Admission is just $10 per car, so be sure to load everyone into your Nissan Armada to get the most bang for your chile-loving buck. Read more about this local Labor Day festival here.

4) School’s Out Camp: “Science Fun at the Carnival” (Sept 4th @ 9 AM – Albuquerque, NM)

Your kids may be out of school for Labor Day, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn something new. Created for children (5 to 11 years of age), “Science Fun at the Carnival” will feature balloon animals and games, roller coasters, gymnastics, and many more kid-friendly activities. The roster of students is filling up, so register now for this one-day camp.

Find out how to register your child at


3) Harvest Wine Festival (Sept 2nd-4th – Albuquerque, NM)

Twenty top wineries. Hundreds of wines. One weekend. The Harvest Wine Festival pops its cork on September 2nd and runs all the way through Labor Day evening, so empty your calendar if you’ve got a craving for high-ABV “adult juice.” You can also meet the wine makers and ask questions about the fermentation process, which is interesting, to say the least. Of course, fine food and live entertainment will be accouterments to this tasty Labor Day event in Albuquerque.

Buy tickets to this Balloon Fiesta Park event at their website.

2) Cactus and Succulent Show (Sept. 1st-4th – Albuquerque, NM)

If you’re a cactus enthusiast looking for a fix, stuff your Labor Day weekend with activities at the Cactus and Succulent show. Hosted at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, this four-day event will feature both native and exotic cacti, beautiful plants, and local vendors selling their potting wares to the highest bidder. You can even learn some gardening “best practices” from experts.

View the schedule of activities at the site.

1) Summer Time Cars-n-Coffee on the Patio (Sept. 2nd @ 7:30 AM – Albuquerque, NM)

Free coffee? Antique cars? Diner food? Sold! Held at the Owl Café in ABQ, this free auto show is a local favorite for all those reasons and then some. All cars are welcome, even your decked-out Nissan Nissan 370Z Coupe, so there’s no excuse not to join in on the fun.

Check out The Owl Café’s Facebook page for more details.


Labor Day Deals on New Nissans near Bernalillo, NM

Even if you’ve overloaded your September calendar with these Labor Day activities, there’s always time to swing by our new and used car dealership near Bernalillo. To make it well worth your while, we are proudly offering numerous specials on select new Nissan models, used cars for sale, certified pre-owned Nissans. So, set aside a few hours in your busy schedule to visit Melloy Nissan, and you’re guaranteed to save on your next new ride.

Contact us at (505) 545-6420 or stop by our Albuquerque Nissan dealer at 7707 Lomas Blvd to take a test drive this Labor Day weekend.


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