Every Sunday (May through October). Bring a picnic or your favorite wine snack and enjoy an afternoon of music-a little folk, country, and rock and roll. La Vina wine tastings, and a family and pet friendly environment. Free admission.
Dance ballroom, swing and Latin styles to live music. Time: 8-10 pm. Call for rates.
A 14-week musical extravaganza offering a mix of music performed by local, regional and nationally recognized artists. Time: 7 pm. Free admission. Locations: (1) Klein Park, located at 155 N. Mesquite Street (between Organ and Grigg), Las Cruces NM 88001. (2) Apodaca Park, located at 801 E. Madrid Avenue, Las Cruces NM 88001. (3) Young Park, located at 1905 Nevada Avenue, Las Cruces NM 88001.
Second Wednesday of the Month (May through October). Live entertainment and vendors with a wide selection of arts and crafts, food, fresh produce, fine arts and more. Location: Main Street Downtown, Las Cruces. Hours: 5-9 pm.
The San Juan Turtle Fiesta includes a golf tournament on Friday, a dance on Saturday, and turtle racing on Sunday. Where: south of Las Cruces in Tortugas at Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Time: Friday 8 am, Saturday 8 pm (doors open at 7 pm), Sunday 2 pm (turtle registration at 11 am). Cost: Friday golf tournament $100, Saturday dance $5, Sunday free.
Wine and beer tasting, VIP parking, exclusive VIP tent, and more! Pre-sale at St. Clair, Las Cruces Event Planning or online. Hours: Friday 5-10 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon-6 pm. Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate.
Enjoy the annual 4th of July Electric Light Parade, an independence day celebration with live entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks display that night. All events are free and open to the public.
The Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum invites you to come and enjoy one of America's favorite treats-ice cream. Enjoy making and eating homemade ice cream, enter the ice cream sandwich eating contest and experience living history. Regular admission applies - - $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children 4 to 17, and free for children 3 and under.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum will be hosting a Men Who Cook event, sponsored by the Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation. This one-of-a-kind event features "celebrity" Dona Ana chefs who will be cooking for the attendees!
Celebrate the festival with wine tasting, grape stomping, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, children activities, and wine seminars. Located at Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds off I-10 west of Las Cruces at either exit 127 or 132 (follow the signs). Hours: 12-6 pm each day. See website for pricing.
This festival will be held on the beautiful grounds of Holy Cross Retreat Center, located at 600 Holy Cross Rd (south on hwy 478), Mesilla Park NM 88047-two miles south of University Avenue and Highway 10 in Las Cruces. (If using GPS or Googlemaps, 4889 South Main St. Mesilla Park, NM brings you to our entrance.) Some 80-90 regional artists will come together to exhibit and sell their fine arts-including paintings, photography, sculptures, ceramics, wood works, jewelry, and more. The festival features an enchilada dinner and other food vendors, a silent action, a raffle, live music, and a beer/wine garden.
Come enjoy the colorful balloons as they fill the skies above the white gypsum sand dunes of White Sands National Monument. Located 45 miles east of Las Cruces on Highway 70. Time: 7 AM launch, weather permitting. Admission: $3 per person (2013 pricing). Call (575) 437-6120 or 800-826-0294 for more information.
Come celebrate Mexican Independence Day at Old Mesilla Plaza - enjoy mariachis music, flamenco and folklorico dancers, games, arts, crafts, food and drink. Time: Saturday noon to 10 pm (with parade from 11 am to noon), Sunday noon to 7:30 pm. Call (575) 524-3262.
Come enjoy food, music, an auction, livestock shows and of course a cowboy rodeo. Located at Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds off I-10 west of Las Cruces at either exit 127 or 132. Call (575) 524-8602 for additional information.
An old fashioned corn maze for the kiddos and the "kids at heart". Take a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch to select your perfect Jack-O-Lantern, and go on to discover the many twists and turns of the corn field maze. Saturday and Sunday's from 11 am to 7 pm from September 30-October 29, 2017. Admission: $12 for Adults, $10 for Children under 12, FREE for Children under 2.
Trinity Site (location of the first atomic bomb explosion on earth) is open to the public twice a year (on the first Saturday in April and on the first Saturday in October). Considered more of an open house event than a guided tour. No charge and no reservations required. For more information, see websites http://www.white-sands-new-mexico.com/military.htm
Step back in time and walk the ruins of a fort originally built by the US Army in 1865, and get a feel for where civilians, and soldiers lived protecting local residents. Fort Selden State Monument is located off I-25 at exit 19. Please call (575) 526-8911 or (800) 429-9488, or visit www.nmculture.org for more information.
La Vina Winery located in La Union NM, the oldest winery in New Mexico, is hosting a fall harvest wine festival that will feature food, entertainment and delicious wines. Over twenty wines will be available for tasting and purchase. Adult admission is $20 and includes a souvenir glass and a choice of nine tastes or a full glass. A $10 admission is charged for guests 12-20 years of age, and guests 11 and under are admitted free of charge. Hours: noon to 7 PM (both Saturday and Sunday).
Come Celebrate Day of the Dead with lots of music and food at Old Mesilla Plaza. A giant pinata will be broken open and homemade altars on display, and the dead are remembered by way of a candlelight procession on November 2nd at 6 pm on the plaza to the cemetery. The Dia de los Muertos Celebration hours are Saturday, noon to 7 PM. Sunday, noon to 5 PM. San Albino Church is located in Old Mesilla Plaza and is the address listed for the plaza so you can locate this awesome event!
Come enjoy a weekend with Kings and Queens at the Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire at Young Park. Artisans will gather together to participate in a juried art show and exhibition. High quality arts and crafts are for sale and are accompanied by live theater, dancing, music and food; all with a Renaissance flare.
Annual event showcasing foods and food products grown and produced here in New Mexico. With the holiday seasons around the corner, visitors are invited to come and purchase the best that New Mexico has to offer. The event is a partnership between the Museum and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture as more than 50 vendors from around the state will be at this show and market.
29th Annual Bataan Death March. A challenging annual march through the high desert of White Sands Missile Range in honor of the service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health, and, in many cases, their lives. Where: White Sands Missile Range on Highway 70 E. Begins at 6 am.
Trinity Site (location of the first atomic bomb explosion on earth) is open to the public twice a year (on the first Saturday in April and on the first Saturday in October). Considered more of an open house event than a guided tour. No charge and no reservations required. For additional information please visit websites http://www.white-sands-new-mexico.com/military.htm or www.wsmr.army.mil.
A traditional Mexican fiesta honoring Mexico's second revolution will take place in historic Old Mesilla Plaza. This fiesta will include traditional Mexican music, food and dancing. Hours: Saturday, noon to 10 PM; Sunday noon to 7:30 PM.
Come enjoy the annual Southern New Mexico Wine Festival held at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Wine sampling is available, as well as live entertainment and local vendors. See website for hours and cost.