Mother’s Day Weekend

Happy Mother’s Day, Albuquerque!

Show your mother how special she is this weekend by spending some quality time with her at these fun events happening all around the city! Give your mom a break from all of the craziness with a trip to the Rio Grande Nature Center where she can take in the peacefulness of nature. For a fancier evening, take your mom to dinner at Los Poblanos then head over to the Los Poblanos Open Space to watch the sunset while listening to the musical artists and performers they have lined up. For a full day of fun, what’s better than taking her to the Zoo and seeing all the brand-new babies and their mothers?! Now, if you really want to treat your mom, mark seeing Hamilton off her bucket list, live at Popejoy Hall! It’s a show you won’t want to miss. If you’re reading this and it’s almost Mother’s Day and you still haven’t found the perfect gift, head to Old Town for a shopping trip so she can pick out her own gift and enjoy the festivities they have happening all weekend!

Spring Garden Festival

Make this Mother’s Day a weekend of celebrations starting at the Rio Grande Nature Center for their Spring Garden Festival!

The little ones will be occupied with the awesome activities planned just for them, while mom can spend the day peacefully visiting the exhibitions, bird watching, and more. She can also enjoy guided walks around the park and live acoustic music.  

Free Community Concert on Mother’s Day Weekend

Give your mom the relaxing evening she deserves when you take her to Los Poblanos Fields Open Space on May 13th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Kick back and relax with a picnic dinner or dinner at the venue while listening to some great musical artists and performers. In addition, there will be paletas, face painting, the bosque traveling exhibit truck, a rock climbing wall, hands-on nature activities, and incredible views of your public lands under the light of the setting sun.

Mother’s Day at the Zoo

Show your mom that you aren’t the only wild animal out there when you take her to the ABQ BioPark Zoo for Mother’s Day! All moms will be celebrated during this special day whether they have toes, paws, hooves or claws.

See the newest additions to the zoo and their mothers, enjoy great music all around the grounds, and feed the infamous ducks at the duck pond. To make your mom feel even more special, have a picnic on the grass and take in the sounds of nature together!


Didn’t you know the way to your mother’s heart is with a musical? We’re pretty sure she doesn’t want to hear you sing, but what about taking her to an award-winning Broadway musical? Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now based on the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, this musical has created a revolutionary moment in theatre that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. If you’re vying for Child of the Year, this is the best Mother’s Day present to get her!

Mother’s Day in Old Town

Take your mom out for a day of fun in Historic Old Town from 1:00 – 5:00 pm! Walk around the Plaza and see all the amazing merchants who may just have the perfect gift for you to choose from.

There will be local entertainment from Levi Dean and the Mesa Rats, Fiesta Mexicana, and Son Como Son. Eat, dance, and have some fun. This event is the perfect way to celebrate the mom in your life!