May/June 2023 Events -

The Land of Enchantment is home to numerous exciting events. We’ve curated a list for May and June, but we’re always hearing about more! Find updated calendars online at and Things can change, so check details before attending.



ASNMSU Center for the Arts,
Las Cruces
7:30 p.m., 2 p.m.
The acclaimed musical about a small group of people helping Jesus Christ tell parables through audience participation brings messages of kindness, tolerance, and love.

MAY 3 – 31

My Masterpiece
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, Mesilla
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery continues its 20–year tradition in which gallery artists create a piece of art inspired by a famous artist, which is then associated with a clue. The entrant with the most correct responses wins a $250 gift certificate.


New Mexico Tamale Fest
Plaza de Las Cruces
5 – 11 p.m.
Party Tenders invites you to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the largest tamale sampling festival in the Land of Enchantment, featuring local food trucks, Mexican beer gardens, live music, games, and a night mercado.

MAY 5 – 7

Plaza Theatre, El Paso
8 p.m., 2 p.m.
The record–breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber — about one magical night spent with an extraordinary tribe of cats — hits the road for a new generation of theatergoers.

MAY 5 – 7

Truth or Consequences Fiesta
Downtown Truth or Consequences
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Get ready for three full days of family-friendly fun, featuring a parade, live performances, a beer garden, food vendors, arts and crafts booths, contests, games, tournaments, a rodeo, and much more.

MAY 5 – 21

Fully Committed
Black Box Theatre, Las Cruces
8 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
No Strings Theatre Company presents a devastatingly funny one–act, which follows a day in the life of an out–of–work actor who mans the red–hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number–one restaurant.


Santa Fe Sings!
United Church of Santa Fe
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Singers of all ages and backgrounds are invited to join the Santa Fe Desert Chorale for a day filled with beautiful music guided by Artistic Director Joshua Habermann.

MAY 6 – 7

Classics 4: Tchaikovsky
Atkinson Recital Hall
7:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Ming Luke, presents compositions by the Russian composer, including The 1812 Overture and Symphony No, 4 in F minor, Opus 36.


Mesilla Valley Chorale Spring Concert
Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces
3 p.m.
The Mesilla Valley Chorale presents its annual spring concert, which will include “Blue Skies,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Let the River Run,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “God Bless America,” and many other songs of hope.


3rd Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf FORE Kids’ Sake Tournament
New Mexico State University Golf Course, Las Cruces
8 a.m., 1 p.m.
The annual golf tournament benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region, with two flights during the day, and prizes awarded for the top three teams, as well as closest to the pin and longest drive.


Tuesdays With Morrie
Philanthropy Theatre, El Paso
2:30 p.m.
The El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series continues as Hector Serrano directs this stage version of the Mitch Albom best–seller about a journalist who reconnects with a dying professor.

The Mars Volta
Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso
8 p.m.
The Mars Volta rose from the ashes of El Paso punk–rock firebrands At The Drive–In in 2001, making music that fuses Latin sounds with punk and underground noise to create futuristic visions.

León Larregui: Prismarama USA Tour
Plaza Theatre, El Paso
8 p.m.
Best known as the charismatic frontman and guitarist for Latin Grammy Award–winning Mexican neo–psych–rock veterans Zoé, Larregui has since become a hit on U.S. indie rock radio.


The Wrap
Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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.

MAY 19 – 21

Las Cruces UkeFest
Doña Ana Community College East Mesa Campus, Las Cruces
Friday concert, 7 p.m.; Saturday,
9 a.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
A weekend of ukulele fun and instruction, featuring Heidi Swedberg, Daniel Ward, Craig McClelland, and John Bartlit. The festival includes a concert, Saturday and Sunday workshops, a jam session and open mics, and a Sunday morning ukulele swap meet. Pre–registration is required at, but concert tickets will be available at the door.


El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra Season Finale Concert
Plaza Theatre, El Paso
3 – 5 p.m.
Join the region’s finest young musicians in the opening concert of their 16th anniversary season, involving young musicians from El Paso, Juarez, and Southern New Mexico.

MAY 27

Silver City Blues Fest
Gough Park, Silver City
11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Supported by local businesses, individual blues lovers, and donations from attendees, the Silver City Blues Fest 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.

MAY 27 – 29

Las Cruces Wine Festival
Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, Las Cruces
12 – 6 p.m.
The excitement of harvest across New Mexico is celebrated during this three–day event, featuring a wide selection of wines, exceptional food trucks, talented artisans, and award– winning musicians.


Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery Spring Event
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, Mesilla
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
More than 20 gallery artists involved in the My Masterpiece exhibit will be on hand for the announcement of the My Masterpiece game winners, running all month long, along with free art lessons by gallery artist Frank Rimbach.

MAY 27 – 28

50th Annual Cloudcroft Mayfair Art Show
Zenith Park, Cloudcroft
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The work of regional and international artists is put on display, against the backdrop of the picturesque Sacramento Mountains, along with music, food, and fun for the entire family.

Native Treasures Art Market and Auction
Santa Fe Convention Center
Friday Night Market: 5 – 8 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Each year, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture hosts a spectacular line–up of more than 200 Indigenous artists, all specially invited to
showcase their museum–quality artwork. This year, the event includes a ticketed Night Market on Friday for those who want the first opportunity to shop the many treasures.


La Traviata
Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso
7:30 p.m.
El Paso Opera presents one of the world’s most beloved operatic masterworks about a Parisian courtesan who attempts to leave the life she knows behind, in a bid to finally find true love.


The Buckinghams
AmadorLive, Las Cruces
Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening with 1960s pop band The Buckinghams accompanied by a full orchestra conducted by Lonnie Klein.

JUNE 9 – 11

Turtleback Mountain Music Festival
Truth or Consequences
Municipal Golf Course
Friday 4:30 – 11 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. – midnight Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy three nights of live country and rock music on the luscious greens of Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course to benefit Uplyfting Spirits. Headliners include rising–star Nathanial Krantz, last year’s headliner Terry Bullard, and Merican Slang. There will be beer gardens and fun for the whole family.

JUNE 9 – 17

Festival Flamenco Albuquerque
Throughout Albuquerque
6:30 – 10 p.m.
Presented by the National Institute of Flamenco, in partnership with the University of New Mexico and the National Hispanic Cultural Center,
the oldest and largest flamenco festival outside of Spain brings the world of Spanish dance to New Mexico.

JUNE 11 – 16

New Mexico Youth Ranch
Management Camp CS Ranch, Cimarron
Open to all youth ages 15 – 19 who want to learn more about ranch management, including animal care, breeding management, industry strategies, marketing tools, and more.


Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Plaza Theatre, El Paso
7 p.m.
Best known as the frontman of The Four Seasons, who rose to fame in the ‘60s, as well as being one of the original Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli is still going strong as a solo artist 50 years later.


The Wrap
Rio Grande Theatre, Las Cruces
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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.


George Lopez: OMG Hi! Tour
Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso
7 p.m.
One of the most successful comedians of his generation brings his candid observational humor about his life as a Mexican American to El Paso for one big night.


Santa Fe Opera
8:30 p.m.
The Santa Fe Opera’s 66th season opens with Puccini’s timeless tale about a tenacious diva who is thrust into a no–win situation after her lover assists in the escape of a political prisoner. To see all of the season’s operas and full schedule, go to

JULY 1 – 2

July Jamboree
Zenith Park, Cloudcroft
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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.

29th Annual Santa Fe Wine Festival
El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe
12 – 6 p.m.
Sample hand–made fine wines from New Mexico wineries across the state, delectable edibles from local vendors, local arts and crafts, and lively music by local balladeers on the main stage.


Electric Light Parade
Downtown Las Cruces
9 – 11 p.m.
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.


Pancakes on the Plaza
Santa Fe Plaza
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A local tradition for five decades bringing together all the things we love about the holiday — art, music, and cars — along with that most delicious of breakfast treats, to create an event like no other. other. Presented by the Rotary Club of Santa Fe.

Fourth of July Fireworks
Santa Fe Place Mall
12 – 11 p.m.
The City of Santa Fe, in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club, hosts a full day of fun for the entire family, featuring live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, a beer garden, and a spectacular fireworks display.

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

JULY 6 – 9

International Folk Art Market
Santa Fe Railyard Park
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The world’s largest folk art market, hosting more than a hundred master artists representing dozens of countries, some venturing beyond their villages for the very first time to present their wares.

JULY 5 – 16

Plaza Theatre, El Paso
Multiple start times
The winner of several awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Hamilton takes the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and creates a revolutionary moment in theatre.


May 3 – 31, 2023
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
My Masterpiece
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery
More than 20 gallery members create a piece of art inspired by a famous artist, which then goes on exhibit, along with clues for the public to solve for the chance of winning a $250 gift certificate and art knowledge bragging rights.

Through May 6, 2023
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Gaspar Enríquez: Chicano Pride,
Chicano Soul
Museum of Art, Las Cruces
A showcase for the artist who has long defined the Chicano art scene by creating hyper–realistic and intimate airbrush portraits of people who interest him and whom he finds compelling.

Through May 20, 2023
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Echoes of an Empty Space
NMSU Art Museum, Las Cruces
Masters of Fine Arts candidates Ashley Diane Saldana, Yashoda Latkar, and Gus pull thoughts, ideas, and experiments surrounding connectivity and identity made during their time at NMSU into a singular thesis exhibition.

Through May 20, 2023
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ad Infinitum: Artists Against War and Imperialism
NMSU Art Museum, Las Cruces
A collection of war–era posters and artworks from the NMSU Permanent Art Collection, highlighting twentieth–century imperialism and its effects, such as militarization, the nuclear arms race, and more.

Through June 2023
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Rise, Explore, Persevere: Women in STEM
Museum of Nature & Science, Las Cruces
An exhibition promoting women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is presented, thanks to a grant from the Association of Science and Technology Centers.

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, Las Cruces
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.

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