Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Music in the Park
Every Sunday (May through September). A 14 week musical extravaganza with an eclectic mix of music performed by local, regional and nationally recognized artists. All are FREE outdoor concerts beginning at 7 pm at Klein Park located at 155 N. Mesquite Street, at Apodaca Park located at 801 E. Madrid Street, and at Young Park located at 1905 E. Nevada Avenue.
Historic District Tours
On Demand Basis walking tour. All tours start at St. Genevieve's Church Monument on North Main Street, across from the Rio Grande Theater. Tours are $15.
Part 1 - 2nd Saturday of the month (Mesquite Historic District & Original Town site-Neighborhood Tour)
Part 2 - 3rd Saturday of the month (Mesquite Historic District & Original Town site-Downtown Tour)
Part 3 - 4th Saturday of the month (Alameda Depot Historic District)
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and water are recommended.
The annual Las Cruces Salsa Fest will take place on Main Street Downtown between Las Cruces and Griggs Street. The festival will feature live entertainment, salsa dancing lessons, food and beer vendors, and most especially a salsa-making competition that will conclude the event. Admission Cost: Call. Event Hours: Call.
Franciscan Festival of Arts
Regional artists come together to exhibit and sell their work for this festival that will be held at Holy Cross Retreat-address: 600 Holy Cross Rd (south on hwy 478). Food booths, music, and even a silent auction. Hours: 9 am to 5 pm. Cost: Call. Call 575-524-3688 for more information.
New Mexico Wine Harvest Wine Festival
Celebrate the festival with wine tasting, grape stomping, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, children activities, and wine seminars. Twelve noon to 6 pm each day $13 adults 21 and older; younger than 21 free, but must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. $3 discount for active duty military on Monday. Located at Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds off I-10 west of Las Cruces at either exit 127 or 132 (follow the signs).
Las Cruces Comic Con
A celebration of comics-including a cosplay, a Masquerade ball, panels, vendors, costume contest, artists and tournaments. Fun for all ages! Time: Call or see website. Cost: $20-40
Annual Frontier Days at Fort Selden State Monument
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 for more information.
St. Genevieve Church Annual Fiesta and Celebration
Fun for the entire family! Location: St. Genevieve Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave, Las Cruces, NM. Hours: Saturday 11 am to 10 pm, Sunday 10 am to 8 pm. Free admission. Call (575) 524-9649 for additional information.
White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational
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. Admission: $3 per person (2013 pricing).Call (575) 437-6120 or 800-826-0294 for more information.
Mesilla Valley Maze
An old fashioned corn maze for the kiddos and the "kids at heart". Take a hayride 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 end of September through end of October. Fees apply.
Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo
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.
Mesilla Jazz Happening
Free live jazz music at both Mercado Plaza and on the Historic Old Mesilla Plaza. Both venues will have a special wine garden featuring eight New Mexico Wineries with wine tasting opportunities. Free transportation via horse drawn wagons will be available between the Mercado and historic Old Mesilla Plaza. Call (575) 526-2620 for additional information.
Trinity Site Tour
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 the first Saturday in October. Considered more of an open house event than a guided tour. No charge and no reservations required.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration
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 (November 2 at 6 pm to the cemetery). San Albino Church is located in Old Mesilla Plaza and is the address listed for the plaza so you can locate this awesome plaza!
Come enjoy a weekend with Kings and Queens at the 36th Annual Renaissance Arts Fair 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 theme.