Things to Do in ABQ :: A Mom’s Guide to March

We’ve got your guide for all the happenings around town the month of March! 

Exclusive to March

Dancing With the Stars: LIVE! Light Up the Night

3/1 @ 7:30 PM Popejoy Hall. Straight from your TV to our City. Watch dances seen on the Dancing With the Stars television show performed live in front of your very eyes. From group numbers to duos to originally choreographed pieces come watch the best ballroom dancers in the country put on a show. All ages are welcome. Tickets can be found here.

30th Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show

3/2-4 Times vary Sandia Casino. The longest fiery foods show in Albuquerque makes its 30th appearance. Come try out every and all things chile. Spicy foods are a staple in our great city so come get your Albuquerquean on with the whole family! More info here

Alice in Wonderland Ballet

3/3 & 3/4 Times vary KiMo Theatre. The classic story of Alice’s Adventures put on by the Idaho Ballet. Tickets and times can be found here.  

Kids Rock! Geology Class

3/3 & 24 @10 am Mama’s Minerals. Kids ages 4 & up are invited for a FREE class to learn all about fossils, stones, crystals, and minerals. Visit the Mama’s Minerals website here

 Albuquerque Concert Band with special guests, The Baylor Wind Ensemble

3/4 @ 3pm Eldorado High School PAC. Go and check out our city’s Concert Band with the addition of the sweet sounds of the Baylor Wind Ensemble from Waco, TX. Learn more about the Albuquerque Concert Band here. 

Albuquerque Restaurant Week 

3/4-11 various times and locations. Back for its 9th year, Albuquerque Restaurant Week is a week celebrating some of our cities finest restaurants. Three course meals are being offered anywhere from $15-$45 a person depending on the location. For list of all restaurants check here

Club Read presented by Dion’s and Albuquerque Isotopes

3/5-7/20 Dion’s and the Albuquerque Isotopes are teaming up to promote youth literacy for the 15th annual Club Read program. Students can win prizes by completing a scorecard. Scorecards are available at Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe Dion’s locations, select public libraries, and Isotopes Park. For more information about Club Read visit their website here.

30th Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

March 9-11 Times vary Manual Lujan Building at Expo NM. For the 30th year in a row kick of your Spring by browsing through over 180 artists and craftsmen works of art. Live art demonstrations, foods to sample and music adds a touch of fun for the whole family. For more information on the Festival find the website here.

Children’s Musical: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!

3/12 @ 6:30 PM Kiva Auditorium. PBS Kids presents Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood live, a Mister Roger’s Neighborhood for a newer audience. To get tickets for this fun performance, visit the website here

The Lantern Fest

3/17 @ 3pm Sandia Speedway. Light the sky with visions of your hopes in dreams in the form of beautiful lanterns dancing in above the city. An evening filled with music, food, fun for the kids and much more. To experience the Lantern Fest with your family click here.

NM ShamRock Fest & The All Fun, No Run Zero k 2018

3/17 @ 11am Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Whether you want to participate in the very short 0k race, the 1k kids fun race, or the 5k run, come enjoy the festivities while reveling in a little Celtic culture. Everything from live dances and music, food, bounce houses, and more this will definitely be an event fun for the whole family. For more information on this event please click here

Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest

3/17-18 @ 10am Manuel Lujan Building at Expo NM. Enjoy two of lives sweetest pleasures by indulging yourselves in all things coffee and chocolate. Not a fan of either? This festival offers a lot more including fine wines, cheeses, baked goods and even a Kids Zone with free activities. All chocoholics can find out more info here.

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

3/17-18 times vary Popejoy Hall. The New Mexico Ballet Company joined with the New Mexico Philharmonic come together to present their take on this classic tale. For tickets and info please click here.  

PBR Ty Murray Invitational

3/16-18 times vary Dreamstyle Arena. Bull rider fans unite. One of the best Professional Bull Riding events Albuquerque has to offer is here once again. Bring the family and enjoy some fun! Check the website for more information.

Grand Opening of Pure Barre Albuquerque

3/24 Times vary. Join Pure Barre for their official GRAND OPENING. All classes on 3/24 will be FREE! Space is limited, so reserve your spot now! Email your full name and the class time you’d like to sign up for to [email protected] Classes are 50 min. each and start at 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm and 2:00 pm. Check the website for more information.

Paint me a Story with Corduroy

3/24 @ 9:30 am Art Attack. First the children enjoy a fun story, next they will paint an adorable two piece teddy bear box themed to the story. Great for ages 4 and up. $15 includes all materials. Reservations required. For more information and tickets please click here

Teen Skills Bootcamp

3/29-30 time and location TBA. We’ve reached a day and age where common adulthood skills are being learned less and less. This bootcamp was created to teach these skills including financial, home, car, school and job, to today’s teenagers. To learn more about this Bootcamp visit the website here. 


Aquarium Overnight

3/16 @ 6:30pm ABQ BioPark Aquarium. Bring your jammies and sleeping bags and come spend the night with the fishies and the sharks at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium. The theme of the month is Marine Mammal Madness. For information on tickets please visit the BioPark website.

Recurring Events

Kids Yoga at Yoga Art Space

Every Tuesday and Sunday. Each Tuesday and Sunday bring your child to get their yogi on at this half hour class. They offer classes for mamas as well! For more information on schedule, pricing, and instructors visit the website here.

Baby Flamenco Classes

Every Saturday through June. Start teaching your baby of the rich cultural roots of New Mexican Flamenco with classes created specifically for ages 3-4. For more information on schedule, pricing, and instructors visit the website here.

Family Art Workshop

Every Saturday through June. Fun and learning for the whole family at our Albuquerque Museum. There will be a different project every week—Class is free with Admission so the family can enjoy learning about our history before or after your art class! More info on the Art Workshops here.

Harmonic Kids Music Together

Recurring event through March. Children 0-5 are invited to take part in this music-making experience! Offered at three different locations and five different times, there’s sure to be something that can fit your schedule! For times, locations, and more information please visit Harmonic Kids Music Together.

Toddler Time at Explora

Every Monday @ 9-11am Explora. Enjoy all the exhibits at Explora as well as some special toddler activities every Monday with your little one. All the info on Toddler Time here.

Spring Family Fun Days

Every Sunday @ noon Bachechi Open Space. Where is the Wildlife? is the Spring Family Fun Day theme for the month of March. Enjoy different activites each and every Sunday with the whole family. To take part in this fun day click here for more information. 

Spook Troop Ghost Hunting Tour

Every Weekend @ 6 pm History & Ghost Tours of Old Town. A children friendly ghost hunting outdoor tour. Ages 6-12 JR. Ghost hunters are invited to come take part in this information filled tour. Check it out here


Do you know of anything else awesome happening this month? Email info {at} albuquerquemomsblog {dot} com with the details, and we will add it to the list.

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One Response to Things to Do in ABQ :: A Mom’s Guide to March

  1. Amy Cantrall March 12, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

    Great information! So much to do in March!💚 Who knew? Thanks Jessica🍀