Tuesday was the first day of autumn in ABQ, and you can already feel the difference in our cool mornings and evenings. Everyone’s back in school, Balloon Fiesta’s around the corner, and pumpkin lattes and beers abound.
But one thing will never change with the season: Albuquerque weekends that boom with activities. Here are a few happenings on the top of our list this week.
That’s right. In honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day, everyone is invited to Tingley Beach for some free fishing on Saturday, Sept. 27. The Beach will be open from dawn until dusk (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.-ish) The only thing you need to bring is your fishing gear. Although you don’t need a license, all other fishing rules do apply.
Bring the whole family, have a picnic, tramp through the nearby Bosque, and catch some fish. This is the only day of the year where no license is required, so reel ’em in while you can!
This year marks the Albuquerque International Sunport’s 75th anniversary. To celebrate, the airport will be hosting the Tug & Run on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event will include a 5K fun run and walk, an airplane pull, and plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy.
Gates open at 8 a.m. The 5K, which will take place on a Sunport runway, starts at 9 a.m. That’s right, a runway. Wouldn’t you want to tell your friends you got to strut your stuff at least once in your life? The airplane pull starts at 10 a.m. and is exactly what it sounds like, but includes a little friendly competition. Teams of 20 will pull a 100,000 pound Boeing 727. The fastest team to pull the plane 12 feet wins.
Live bands, food trucks, and kids’ activities will pepper the grounds. The 5K is $10 and the airplane pull is $100. Register at holdmyticket.com or at the airport the day of the event. Parking is free, off Girard Boulevard just south of Gibson Boulevard. A shuttle will haul guests in. All Tug & Run ticket proceeds will benefit the shelter dogs at Kennel Kompadres Inc.
This drag crowd is definitely not a drag.
On Sunday, Sept. 28, Scalo Northern Italian Grill will host a Drag Queen Bingo Brunch from noon to 3 p.m. The event’s hosted by New Mexico AIDS Services and The Dolls. Costumes aren’t required, but it’s $25 in advance or $30 at the door to get in. Have some brunch and play some bingo, but with flair. All ages are welcome.
There’s no excuse to sit around the house all weekend!
What are your weekend plans?