St. Patrick’s Day Festivities:: In and around Albuquerque

St. Patrick's Day Festivities Albuquerque moms blog

I love to celebrate. If only my check-book agreed.  I love any reason to celebrate life. But there is one celebration that tugs at my heart every year.

St. Patrick’s day. 

I love St. Patrick’s day!

Here is the thing though. It’s not about the beer, the green, or the luck. Back in my College years, yes, it was all about the luck. Okay, okay and the beer too.

But it has always been a celebration I loved, because it was my fathers birthday and I am IRISH. and German. and American. and some Spanish. BUT hey, My last name is Murphy, so I claim IRISH all the way. Its was fun to celebrate my fathers birthday on St. Patrick’s day. Now in memory of him I carry on that celebration tradition with my kids.  

On St. Patrick’s day we will enjoy a local festivity, cook the traditional Cornbeef and Cabbage, celebrate life and Jesus Christ. Did you know  shamrocks  are a St. Patrick tradition because St. Patrick used them to explain the trinity? There is so much rich history behind this day. So today I have provided a list of St Patrick’s Celebration festivities in and around Albuquerque.

May the luck of the Irish be with you. 

ShamRock Fest 

Held at the Balloon Museum this event has so much going on, there is sure to be something to satisfy your Celtic side.  Be sure to purchase tickets before March 10th to receive the discount 

When: March 11, 2017

Time: 11am-6pm

Admission: $5 – $10

Location: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum


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Shamrock Shuffle

Want to get your fit on. Grab the kids and enjoy the Shamrock shuffle.  There is 10 Miler, 10K, 5K and Kids K

When: Sunday – March 12, 2017:

Start Times: 10-Miler: 8:30 A.M.
10K: 8:45 A.M.
5K: 9:00 A.M.
Kids K: 10:15

Where: Held In Rio Rancho starting at the Aquatic Center. Course Map click here!

Aquarium Overnight Sleepover 

When: Mar 17, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 AM

2601 Central Avenue NW
Albuquerque NM 87104

Price: $30 per person

Experience the ultimate sleepover at the Aquarium. Pack your pajamas and pillow for a night of learning about ocean animals and their nighttime behavior. 

Irish – American Society of New Mexico

Annual St. Patricks day Party

Time: 6:00pm

Admission: $5 adults; $2 children 2-12 (to pay the entertainers)

If you want to purchase food, YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION! RSVP to Norita Callahan (298-2708; [email protected]) by March 13!

Tickets for Food: $10 (to cover the cost of the food and as an IAS fundraiser)

ENTERTAINMENT: A Jug O’ Punch, Mac-Tíre of Skye Pipes and Drums, Ceili Dancing, Celtic Steps Irish Step Dancers, Jim Brauer & Derek Swinson!
FOOD: Corned beef and cabbage, Irish bread, dessert

Popejoy Hall Presents: Altan

When: March 17th 

Time: 8:00pm

Enjoy Irish Music with one of the largest selling Irish bands in the world,  Altan.  With the sounds of a fiddle, guitar, and accordian this is sure to give the music lover a great way to celebrate St. Patricks Day.  

 St. Patrick’s Day Hot Air Balloon Rally 

Where: Belen Eagle Park & Community Center.  

When: March 18th-19th.

Admission: Free to the Public

Enjoy watching special balloons lift off, a Car show, and much more. 

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2 Responses to St. Patrick’s Day Festivities:: In and around Albuquerque

  1. faerltorres
    faerltorres March 3, 2017 at 8:35 am #

    Every year we go to the Brother Mathias Cornbeef and Cabbage dinner at the Convention Center. There is bag pipe music and traditional dancing and all proceeds benefit the Brother Mathias foundation. It’s lot’s of fun too!

  2. Rochelle
    Rochelle March 3, 2017 at 10:39 am #

    Thanks Faerl for letting us know about the Brother Mathias. I will add that one to our list. 😉