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 January - 2016
  2016 Mesilla Valley Outdoor Expo in Las Cruces, NM  

Mesilla Valley Outdoor Expo

January 9 - 10, 2016

The Mesilla Valley Outdoor Expo is the premier outdoor and sporting event in southern New Mexico/El Paso region transforming the Las Cruces Convention Center into an adventurists Mecca. Come join us to find products on fishing, hunting & archery, camping, RV's & Campers, food & cooking, and any outdoor fun! 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sunday. $8 general admission, $5 military or with hunting or fishing license, 10 and younger get in free.

Las Cruces Convention Center
680 E. University Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 526-0112

 February - 2016
 

Annual For the Love of Art Month

 

Annual For the Love of Art Month

February 1 through 29, 2016

February is proclaimed by the City of Las Cruces to be For the Love of Art Month. Activities include studio and gallery tours, art shows and art venues all around the city.

Check with any local gallery for a tour map
Las Cruces, NM

 

Wrestle Mania in Las Cruces

 

Harlem Globetrotters

February 14, 2016

Celebrate the Globies 90th anniversary as they embark on their most epic tour in history! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Tickets for their 2:00 PM performance, start at just $27 can be purchased at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000, and Ticketmaster.com. For more ticket information, please call 575-646-1420.

NMSU Pan American Center
1810 East University Ave.
Las Cruces, NM

 

2016 Gem and Mineral Show in Las Cruces

 

Museum Rocks! Gem & Mineral Show

February 20 - 21, 2016

Gems, Jewels, Raw Stones & Finished Stones. This fourth-annual event is sponsored by the Friends of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum and features more than 60 vendors from throughout the Southwest. The show brings together wholesale and resale dealers of both cut and uncut gemstones, rocks, minerals, fossils and meteorites. Educational displays and jewelry supplies are also part of the event. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the 20th and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the 21st. Tickets are $5 for ages five and older.

NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-4100
Map and directions

 March - 2016
 

Cowboy Days at the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, NM 2016

 

Cowboy Days

March 5 - 6, 2016

Held at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. The museum’s largest event of the year features two days of family fun that includes cowboy demonstrations, chuck wagon cooking, children's activities, cowboy music, gunfight re-enactments, stagecoach and pony rides, and much more. Lots of fun for the whole family. Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. $5, kids under five years old are free.

NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-4100
Map and directions

nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

 

2016 Annual Bataan Death March, Las Cruces, NM

 

25th Annual Bataan Death March

March 20, 2016

The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range, conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and, in many cases, their very lives. If you wish to participate, there are two routes to choose from.

(575) 674-4205
Click here for more info.

 April - 2016
 

La Viña Winery Spring Wine Festival 2016

 

La Viña Spring Wine Festival

April 30 - May 1, 2016

Located in La Union, NM. Over 20 wines will be available for tasting and purchase. Admission includes a souvenir glass and choice of nine wines to taste or a glass of wine. Adult admission to the festival is $20 and includes a souvenir glass and a choice of 9 wines or a glass of wine. $10 admission for 12-20 years of age and those under the age of 12 will be admitted free. Noon to 7:00 PM.

La Vina Winery
(575) 882-7632
Map and directions

lavinawinery.com

  Las Cruces Country Music Festival 2016  

Las Cruces Country Music Festival

April 29 - May 1, 2016

A three day celebration of country music in downtown Las Cruces! The event features up and coming country music acts from Nashville and around the country! The festival showcases the music this city loves and the beautifully restored downtown! Bring your dancin' shoes!

Friday’s heritage headliners include country legends Lee Ann Womack and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Saturday night continues the party with rising stars David Nail and Cam. The line-up also includes Rick Trevino and Aaron Watson who are sure to get the crowds on their feet. New this year, the 4th Annual LCCMF includes two stages for a true festival feel. Tickets are now on sale.

Las Cruces, NM
575-541-2444

lascrucescountrymusic.com

 May - 2016
 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta - Mesilla, NM 2016

 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

May 7 - 8, 2016

Spanish for "Fifth of May." This celebration is celebrated across the United States and Mexico. The date is observed in the U.S. as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Held in Mesilla, NM. Arts and crafts, and food vendors line the plaza for the two day event. Mexican music fills the air for a fun celebration. On the plaza in Old Mesilla. Noon to 10:00 PM. Free to attend.

Mesilla, NM
(575) 524-3262
Map and directions

 

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival

 

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival

May 28 - 30, 2016

Bringing together wineries from around the state in a relaxed setting, the Southern New Mexico Wine Festival is the place to be Memorial weekend! Find the wines you like through sampling, purchase a glass to enjoy on site and buy bottles to take home to enjoy later. Plus, enjoy the delicious foods, dance to live music and shop the arts & crafts booths! Must be 21 years old or accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Please bring valid photo ID. $15 adult in advance, $20 at the gate, includes souvenir wine glass. Ages 13-20, $5.00 and under 12 are free. Designated driver ticket, $5. Festival is from Noon - 6:00 PM.

FREE SHUTTLE from Las Cruces to the Fairgrounds!!! You can pick up the FREE SHUTTLE at the Mesilla Valley Mall and take round-trip transportation out to the festival.

Southern NM State Fairgrounds
12125 Robert Larson Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 636-2199
Map and directions

 July - 2016
 

4th of July 2016 Fireworks Celebration in Las Cruces, NM

 

4th of July Electric Light Parade, Celebration & Fireworks in Las Cruces

July 3 - 4, 2016

Commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Las Cruces celebrates with a parade of floats decorated with electric lights. Experience live entertainment throughout the day plus a spectacular fireworks display at night. All events are free and open to the public.

Field of Dreams
2501 Tashiro Dr.
Las Cruces, NM
Map and directions

 

4th of July Fireworks Celebration in Mesilla NM 2016

 

4th of July Celebration in Mesilla

Monday July 4, 2016

The Fourth of July celebration in Mesilla is on the Plaza from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Come enjoy a live performance by Latin Funktion. The firework show kicks off at 9:00 PM at the corner of Avenida de Mesilla and Calle de Mercado. Free admission.

The Plaza
Mesilla, NM

 September -2016
 

Franciscan Fine Arts Festival in Las Cruces, NM 2016

 

Franciscan Fine Arts Festival

September 3 - 4, 2016

This is an outdoor show on the beautiful grounds of the Holy Cross Retreat Center. It features 70-80 artists who display a variety of fine arts, including paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, wood works, jewelry, and more. The show also features an enchilada dinner and other of food vendors, a silent auction, a raffle, live music on two stages, and a beer/wine garden. Donation for admission.

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Holy Cross Retreat Center
4889 South Main St.
Mesilla Park, NM
(575) 524-3688
Map and Directions

 

Hatch Chile Festival in Hatch, NM 2016

 

Hatch Chile Festival

September 3 - 4, 2016

Held annually on Labor Day weekend in Hatch, NM. The Hatch Chile Festival draws visitors from all over the country. There are vendors selling all sorts of foods, interesting arts and crafts, a carnival, horseshoe tournaments, a beer garden, and of course lots of chile. Hatch is famous for the chile it produces and with the Mesilla Valley being the chile capitol of the world, what better place to have a festival. $10.00 per car load – good for both days! Lots of fun and live entertainment!

Hatch Municipal Airport
1 mile west of town on Hwy 26
Hatch, NM
Map and directions

 

New Mexico Wine Harvest Festival, Las Cruces, NM 2016

 

New Mexico Wine Harvest Festival

September 3 - 5, 2016

The Southern NM Wine Festival. Over 50 arts, crafts and agricultural product vendors, and food vendors. Live music. Grape stomping contests every day! $20 for adults, includes souvenir glass. Designated Drivers or Minors 16 – 12: $10. 15 and Under, Free. Tickets include commemorative glass and unlimited tastes. All those under 21 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. $3 Discount on Adult Tasting Tickets for Military. Available at the door only. ID required. Festival is from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM all three days. Online tickets here.

Southern NM State Fairgrounds
12125 Robert Larson Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-1232
Map and Directions

 

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta, Mesilla, NM 2016

 

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta

September 17 - 18, 2016

The celebration kicks off with a parade along Avenida de Mesilla. While vendor booths line the plaza offering a variety of arts, crafts and games. There will be mariachi music and folklorico and flamenco dancers, amusement rides, piñatas and the traditional greased pole climb, with a chance to win cash rewards. It is a great day of fun for the whole family.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, September 17

11:00 AM - Parade along Avenida de Mesilla
12:00 PM - Adrian Cisneros, Master of Ceremonies
Welcome by Mayor Nora L. Barraza
Invocation, Father Richard Catanach, Basilica of San Albino
Colors Presented by NMSU ROTC
National Anthem by Orlando Antonio Jimenez
El Grito by Consul General Marcos Bucio Mujicas, Mexican Consulate
Mexican Anthem
12:30 PM - Ballet Folklorico Tierra del Encanto with Con Junto
2:00 PM - East Picacho Elementary Ballet Folklorico
3:00 PM - Mariachi Estrellas de El Paso
4:00 PM - Las Perlitas de Pueblo with Mariachi Flores Mexicanas
5-6 PM - Greased pole climb sponsored by Andele Restaurant; Piñatas
6-10 PM - Latin Funktion

Sunday, September 18

12:00 PM - Welcome by Mayor Nora L. Barraza
National Anthem by Linda Goff
12:30 PM - Ballet Folklorico Tierra del Encanto with Mariachi Azteca
1:30 PM - Ballet Folklorico Erencia Mexicana
2:30 PM - Mariachi Aguilas w/ Orlando Antonio Jimenez (Special tribute performance to Juan Gabriel)
3:30 PM - Greased pole climb sponsored by Andele Restaurant; Piñatas
4-7 PM - Sancho Katz

Mesilla Plaza
Mesilla, NM
(575) 524-3262
Map and directions

 

Mesilla Valley Maze, Las Cruces, NM 2016

 

Mesilla Valley Maze

October 1 - October 30, 2016

Open weekends, through the last weekend of Oct. 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Weekdays, school field trips only) Continuing a family tradition that started in 1999, the Mesilla Valley Maze and Family Fun Farm has all kinds of amazing activities for the whole family, student groups and community organizations. You're always welcome here at the farm! Adults: $12, children under 12: $10, children under 2yrs: FREE.

Mesilla Valley Maze
3855 West Picacho Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 526-1919
Map and directions

 October - 2016
 

Southern New Mexico State Fair Carnival, Las Cruces, NM 2016

 

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo

September 28 - October 2, 2016

Exhibits, special events, musical entertainment, rodeo and more. Check back for more info and a schedule of events.

Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds
12125 Robert Larson Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 524-8602
Map and directions

 

Salsa Fest in Las Cruces 2016

 

Salsa Fest

October 1 - 2, 2016

This year’s event is shaping up to be more exciting than ever with live music, a catered outdoor dining experience, salsa dancing classes, live performances and music, a kids tent, and great food vendors and, of course, our salsa making competition! Check back for more info and a schedule of events.

Downtown Main Street
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 525-1955

 

Jazz Band at the Mesilla Jazz Happening, Las Cruces, NM 2016

 

Mesilla Jazz Happening

October, 2016

Free live music on the Historic Mesilla Plaza and at the Mercado Plaza. Free to attend. Check back for more info and a schedule of events.

Old Mesilla Plaza
Mesilla, NM
(575) 524-3262

Map and directions

 

The Latin Comedy Jam with Paul Rodriquez in Las Cruces, NM 2016

 

Latin Comedy Jam

October 8, 2016

Check back for more info.

Las Cruces Convention Center
680 E. University Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 526-0100

 

Annual Frontier Days at Fort Selden 2016

 

Annual Frontier Days

October 8, 2016

Fort Selden staff dress up in historic time garments to honor the soldiers who served at Fort Selden. Take a trip back in time and honor the civilians and soldiers who lived at the fort and protected local residents.

Fort Selden State Monument
1280 Fort Selden Rd.
Radium Springs, NM
(575) 526-8911
800-429-9488
Map and directions

 

La Viña Winery Wine Festival 2016

 

La Viña Wine Festival

October, 2016

Located in La Union, NM. Over 20 wines will be available for tasting and purchase. $20 adult admission includes a souvenir glass and choice of nine wines to taste or a glass of wine. $10 admission for 12-20 years of age and those under the age of 12 will be admitted free. Noon to 7:00 PM both days. Check back for more info and a schedule of events.

La Vina Winery
4201 S. Highway 28
La Union, NM

(575) 882-7632
Map and directions

 

Dia de los Muertos at Mesilla, NM 2016

 

Dia de los Muertos

October 29 to 30, 2016

Held in the plaza in La Mesilla. Lots of music, dancing, a parade, food, activities for kids and arts vendors. This community event is free to the public. Donation of non-perishable food items is encouraged & will be
given to the Casa de Peregrinos Food Pantry. Check back for more info and a schedule of events.

Mesilla, NM
(575) 639-1385
Map and directions

 November - 2016
 

Renaissance Arts Faire in Las Cruces, NM 2016

 

Renaissance Arts Faire

November 5 - 6, 2016

One of the largest cultural events in Southern New Mexico, this juried art show showcases local and regional artists, crafts-people and entertainers. Lots of food and fun for the whole family! 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. $6, children 12 and under are free. Check back for more info and a schedule of events.

Young Park
1905 Nevada Ave.
(575) 523-6403
Map and directions

 December - 2016
 

Luminarias on the Mesilla Plaza in Old Mesilla, NM 2016

 

Christmas Carols and Luminarias on the Plaza

December 24, 2016

The Town of Mesilla will host the annual Luminarias and Christmas Carols on the Plaza, Dec. 24. The choir will lead in singing Christmas carols from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Luminarias are placed in the plaza and around town beginning at dusk. Absolutely beautiful!

Mesilla, NM
(575) 524-3262
Map and directions

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