July 2023 Events - LasCruces.com

EVENTS CALENDAR

July 2023 Events

Saturday, July 1

7 p.m.
Spaceballs
Rio Grande Theatre
The 2023 Classic Film series presents Mel Brooks absurdist parody of the Star Wars francise, in which a group of misfits set out to rescue a princess from the insidious Dark Helmet, who covets her oxygen rich planet.
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July 1 – 2

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
July Jamboree
Zenith Park, Cloudcroft
The largest arts and crafts show in the region, featuring local and regional artists and crafters displaying and selling their wares, along with food, drink, live music and activities for the entire family.
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 Monday, July 3

9 – 11 p.m.
Electric Light Parade
Las Cruces
The community comes together to enjoy the electrifying spectacle of community groups and club floats covered in hundreds of twinkling lights cruising the streets of Las Cruces.
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Tuesday, July 4

9 – 11 p.m.
Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park,
The City of Las Cruces and NMSU’s annual celebration of our nation’s birth, kicking off with a free concert by the a top national performer or band, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
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July 5 – 16

Multiple start times
Hamilton
Plaza Theatre
The winner of the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Awards, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Hamilton takes the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and creates a revolutionary moment in theatre, with a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway.
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Saturday, July 15

5 – 11 p.m.
7th Annual Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival
Plaza de Las Cruces
Featuring 40+ tequilas to sample, live Lucha Libre wrestling, local taco trucks, Mariachis, DJs, lawn games, salsa sampling, vendors and more!
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Wednesday, July 19

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Wrap
Rio Grande Theatre
Film Las Cruces presents a monthly film screening for Las Cruces and Doña Ana County artists with work to show, including short films, commercials, music videos, documentaries or time-lapse reels.
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July 20 – 30

12 – 10 p.m.
Plaza Classic Film Festival
Plaza Theatre
Taking place in and around the historic Plaza Theatre in downtown El Paso, the festival celebrates classic movies with screenings and special guests, as well as being a showcase for regional filmmakers.
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Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces
Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The award-winning, outdoor Farmers & Crafts Market spans seven full blocks of North Main Street in Downtown Las Cruces.
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First Friday Art Ramble
First Friday of Every Month, 5-8 p.m.
The Downtown Las Cruces Partnership hosts this monthly event showcasing a dozen participating museums and galleries in the Arts & Cultural District.
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Second Saturday Art Hop
Second Saturday of Every Month, 6-9 p.m.
The City of Truth or Consequences comes alive with local art, downtown in the commercial/hot springs district.
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Les Salon Des Art Divers
Downtown Blues Coffee
Wednesday Nights, 7 – 9 p.m.
Spend an evening with writers, poets, song poets, essayists, and local musicians, including the Blazing Butlers, at a free weekly cultural event for the ages.
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Branigan Cultural Center
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This historic locale hosts changing cultural exhibits, as well as educational programs, classes, and other special events.
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Las Cruces Museum of Art
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hosting a changing slate of exciting contemporary art exhibits, programs for visitors of all ages and an extensive art studio class program.
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Las Cruces Railway Museum
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Located in a historic Santa Fe Railroad depot, the museum interprets the railroad history of Las Cruces and the impact of the railroad on southern New Mexico.
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Museum of Nature and Science
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
A museum about looking and understanding – looking up to the stars, looking out to the desert, and looking down to see ancient fossils.
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New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Discover the backbone of New Mexico, via this 47-acre interactive museum that chronicles the state’s 3,000-year history of farming and ranching.
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Amador Patio Bar & Grill
The entertainment district comes alive with diverse restaurant choices, upscale nightlife and live music events.
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Amaro Winery & Taproom
Locally owned and operated winery and tasting room, with a Karaoke night, open mic, and rotating list of live events.
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Boneyard Cantina
Delicious street food paired with Icebox craft beer and appearances by local musicians on the main stage.
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Don Felix
Located on the corner of the Mesilla Plaza, with delicious New Mexican cuisine and live music on the patio.
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Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery
Serving craft beer, craft spirits, killer grub and a mix of local and travelling musical acts to chase the blues away.
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Palacio Bar
A neighborhood watering hole since 1936, they don’t serve food, but the music is lively and the drinks are plentiful.
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Truth or Consequences Brewing Company
A cozy little taproom, featuring craft beers and live music on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.
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Vintage Wines
New Mexico wines, beers and cigars in Old Mesilla, with a relaxing patio and live music several nights a week.
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Through Summer 2023
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Honesty of Construction: The WPA and Spanish Colonial Style Furniture
Branigan Cultural Center
Drawing from the University Museum collection at New Mexico State University, the exhibit features a wide range of furniture pieces that were made during a 1930s community vocational training program that was established in Las Cruces at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (now New Mexico State University). The furniture was made in the Spanish Colonial style that is characterized by the use of Ponderosa pine, mortise and tenon joinery, rounded edges, and decorative embellishments.
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