Jack-O'-Lantern Fest at Sandia Speedway, Albuquerque
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Jack-O'-Lantern Fest

A Grin that Glows

Nothing gets you in the mood for Halloween quite like a jack-o'-lantern—the warm glow of a candle within, the toothy grin and the bright orange color—it's everything bright and fun about this time of year. So what could make it better? Turn it into a real lantern that will fly up into the sky! Roll on over to Sandia Motor Speedway on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5-9pm for the Jack-O'-Lantern Fest. Don your finest outfit for a chance to win a prize for best costume, and draw spooky faces on paper lanterns to be sent up into the cool night air. Make sure to bring candy for trick-or-treaters. Tickets are $35 with our Alibi Tix program, otherwise they're $45 for adults in advance and $50 day of, $7 for kids 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. (Renée Chavez)

Friday Oct 28, 2016

100 Speedway Park Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121




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Enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s'mores, balloon artists and more.


At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. Before sundown friends and families can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s'mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes and fondest dreams.


Gates open at 3pm. 

Lanterns will fly when the sun goes down. Be sure to arrive early enough to park, check-in and find a place to enjoy the event.


Feel free to bring cold food (chips, sandwiches, etc) and water. Please do not bring in a hard sided cooler, glass bottles, or alcohol. It will be confiscated. No tailgating.

A blanket or chairs for sitting

A jacket in case you get chilly 

A smile, because you’re never fully dressed without it

Some money or a credit card to buy a snack or drink

Your dancing shoes!

Oh and one more thing, please try to carpool. The venue may be charging for parking.

If we have to postpone or cancel the event for any unforeseen circumstances, ie. extreme weather, you will be notified by email and social media 1 hour before the gates open to give you updated event information.