St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Party at Balloon Museum

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – St. Patrick’s Day is coming up fast and the celebration begins this weekend.

Saturday, March 14, the Balloon Museum is hosting the party, but it also comes with a parade.

The High Desert St. Paddy’s Day Party and Parade will go from noon-5 p.m. Get their early because it will be jammed packed.

Enjoy a large selection of delicious food, crafty merchandise, face paintings and music.

The High Desert Pipes and Drums, who will play at 2:15 p.m., joined KRQE’s This Morning team Friday to show off a little bit of what patrons can expect.

There is also a Kid and Dog Costume Contest; this begins at 3:45 p.m.

For adults, admission is $6.

Children younger than 12 and who wear costumes will be admitted for no charge.

There are no advanced tickets for this event. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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