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Here’s where you can find events that are so popular, they return every year! Find out more about annual events in Las Cruces like the Renaissance Arts Faire, Southern New Mexico State Fair, and Fourth of July festivities, plus regional events like the Deming Duck Races, White Sands Invitational Balloon Fiesta, and the Silver City Blues Festival. Check it out!


May

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Silver City Blues Festival

Fri, May 27, 2022 11:00 am - Sun, May 29, 2022 8:30 pm

The Silver City Blues Festival showcases three days of music every Memorial Day weekend. Supported by local businesses, individual blues lovers and donations from attendees, it guarantees something for everybody, including out-of-state and local performers, unique vendors from Silver City’s very own Makers Market, beer gardens, food vendors and more. Read More

@Gough Park

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Las Cruces Wine Festival

Sat, May 28, 2022 12:00 pm - Mon, May 30, 2022 6:00 pm

The New Mexico Wine Festival in Las Cruces brings the excitement of harvest across New Mexico for this three day event, featuring a wide selection of red, white and sparkling wines, as well as exceptional food trucks, talented artisans, and award-winning musicians. Read More

@Dona Ana County Fairgrounds

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July

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Annual 4th of July Electric Light Parade

Sun, Jul 03, 2022 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Electric Light Parade, hosted by the City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU), brings the Las Cruces community together every July 3rd, to enjoy the electrifying spectacle of community groups and club floats covered in hundreds of twinkling lights.

@Solano Avenue

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Annual 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

Mon, Jul 04, 2022 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU) team up every 4th of July weekend to host the City’s free annual celebration, held at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, on the NMSU campus, with an opening concert, followed by a fireworks display.

@Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park

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Tequila, Taco, & Cerveza Summer Festival

Sat, Jul 16, 2022 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The annual Tequila, Taco, & Cerveza Summer Festival fills Plaza de Las Cruces with distributors presenting 40+ tequilas to taste, along with salsa sampling, live Lucha Libre wrestling, local taco trucks, Mariachis, DJs, lawn games, and so much more.

@Downtown Plaza de Las Cruces

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Plaza Classic Film Festival

Thu, Jul 28, 2022 12:00 pm - Sun, Aug 07, 2022 10:00 pm

The El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival takes place in and around the historic Plaza Theatre in downtown El Paso, celebrating classic movies with screenings and special guests, as well as being a showcase for regional filmmakers.

@Plaza Theatre

August

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Plaza Classic Film Festival

Thu, Jul 28, 2022 12:00 pm - Sun, Aug 07, 2022 10:00 pm

The El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival takes place in and around the historic Plaza Theatre in downtown El Paso, celebrating classic movies with screenings and special guests, as well as being a showcase for regional filmmakers.

@Plaza Theatre

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Deming Great American Duck Race

Thu, Aug 25, 2022 10:00 am - Sun, Aug 28, 2022 6:00 pm

Every August thousands flock to Deming to laugh and cheer at the Tournament of Ducks Parade, the Duck Royalty Pageant and the hundreds of lucky ducks that enter the race for cash prizes, not to mention  the Great American Tortilla Toss, the Great American Outhouse Race, and the Great American Horseshoe Tournament.

 

September

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Hatch Chile Festival

Sun, Sep 04, 2022 10:00 am - Mon, Sep 05, 2022 5:00 pm

The Hatch Chile Festival, held annually in the “Chile Capital of the World” over Labor Day weekend includes chile roasting, food and craft vendors, contests and fun for the kids, a carnival, and entertainment provided by local businesses along with volleyball, soccer, and softball tournaments.

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Harvest Wine Festival

Sun, Sep 04, 2022 12:00 pm - Tue, Sep 06, 2022 6:00 pm

Raise a glass over Labor Day Weekend at the Las Cruces Harvest Wine Festival, featuring over 100 of New Mexico’s finest wines, direct from 16 New Mexico wineries, giving samples and selling by the glass and the bottle, along with grape stomping, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities, food trucks and live music, from indie to jazz, throughout each day.

 

@Southern NM State Fairgrounds

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White Sands Balloon and Music Festival

Sun, Sep 18, 2022 12:00 pm - Mon, Sep 19, 2022 6:00 pm

The White Sands Hot Air Balloon & Music Festival takes place every year at both Ed Brabson Balloon Park in Alamogordo, where local performers entertain, and the beautiful White Sands National Park, where you can sit atop the dunes to watch as the colorful balloons lift off into the brilliant blue skies of southwestern New Mexico.

@Ed Brabson Park & White Sands National Park

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Mesilla Valley Corn Maze

Sun, Sep 25, 2022 11:00 am - Mon, Oct 31, 2022 7:00 pm

One of the biggest draws of the Fall season is the Mesilla Valley Maze in Fairacres, a family tradition since 1999 and considered the oldest giant corn maze in the state, it features a wide range of attractions that are good old-fashioned fun for the entire family.

@Fairacres

October

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Mesilla Valley Corn Maze

Sun, Sep 25, 2022 11:00 am - Mon, Oct 31, 2022 7:00 pm

One of the biggest draws of the Fall season is the Mesilla Valley Maze in Fairacres, a family tradition since 1999 and considered the oldest giant corn maze in the state, it features a wide range of attractions that are good old-fashioned fun for the entire family.

@Fairacres

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Annual Truth or Consequences Film Fiesta

Sat, Oct 22, 2022 9:00 am - Mon, Oct 24, 2022 10:00 pm

For three straight days, the Annual Truth or Consequences Film Fiesta offers movie-goers a full slate of cinematic entertainment, including screenings, panels, raffles, a movie warehouse auction, special guest appearances and after parties.

@El Cortez Theatre

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Dia de Los Muertos Celebration

Sun, Oct 30, 2022 12:00 pm - Mon, Oct 31, 2022 9:00 pm

Every year, in the town of Mesilla, an age-old tradition plays out as loved ones who are no longer with us are remembered and their souls are welcomed back to the land of the living, via gorgeous and unique “ofrendas,” or altars displayed on the historic Mesilla Plaza.

@Mesilla Plaza

November

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Renaissance ArtsFaire

Sun, Nov 06, 2022 10:00 am - Mon, Nov 07, 2022 4:00 pm

The Doña Ana Arts Council regularly celebrates all things medieval with their Renaissance ArtsFaire, at Young Park, featuring arts and crafts vendors and entertainment at the Queen’s and the Crimson Bear Courts, on the Main Stage, in the Children’s Realm, over at the Jousting Field, around the Lake, and at the Dragon’s Eye Tavern. 

@Young Park

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HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market

Sun, Nov 20, 2022 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum presents its annual HomeGrown Food Show and Gift Market, every November as an opportunity to sample and shop for New Mexico’s award-winning food products. Over 35 vendors will be representing a variety of food companies from around the state, all of which are New Mexico —Taste the Tradition® and Grown with Tradition® members.

@The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

December

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Christmas Carols and Luminarias on the Plaza

Sat, Dec 24, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thousands of luminarias line the streets of Mesilla, while on the Plaza, carolers sing, vigils are held and hot chocolate and cookies provided by Andele’s Restaurant are consumed. An enduring tradition that brings people from miles around to celebrate the season with simple, no-frills joy and good will.

 

@Las Cruces Plaza

February

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Museum Rocks!

Sun, Feb 19, 2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Museum ROCKS! Gem & Mineral Show brings together wholesale and resale dealers of both cut and uncut gemstones, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and jewelry-making supplies. A long-time regional favorite, the gem and mineral show is a great value for the entire family.