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 January - 2015
  Mesilla Valley Outdoor Expo in Las Cruces, NM  

Mesilla Valley Outdoor Expo

January 9 - 11, 2015

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! Starts at 1:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM Saturday and Sunday. $8 general admission, $5 military, 10 and younger get in free.

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

 February - 2015
 

Annual For the Love of Art Month

 

Annual For the Love of Art Month

February 1 through 28, 2015

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

 

Gem and Mineral Show in Las Cruces

 

Museum Rocks! Gem & Mineral Show

February 21 - 22, 2015

Gems, Jewels, Raw Stones & Finished Stones. This third-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. There will be geology discussions and films, as well as children's activities and food and beverages for sale. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Tickets are $5 for Ages four & up. Admission gets you into the show as well as the entire museum.

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

LCMuseumRocks.com

 March - 2015
 

Cowboy Days at the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, NM 2014

 

Cowboy Days

March 7 - 8, 2015

Held at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. The museum’s largest event of the year features two days of family fun that includes children’s activities, cowboy food and music, cowboy mounted shooting, horseback and stagecoach rides, living history, gunfight re-enactments, arts and crafts vendors, roping, horseshoeing and many other demonstrations. Lots of fun for the whole family. 9:00 AM to 5:00 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

 

Annual Bataan Death March, Las Cruces, NM

 

25th Annual Bataan Death March

March 22, 2015

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) 678-1134
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 April - 2015
  Las Cruces Country Music Festival  

Las Cruces Country Music Festival

April 24 - 26, 2015

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!

The festival begins on Friday with merchandise vendors, food, dancing, an area for kids and of course live music on two stages – all culminating with a special performance by Kenny Rogers, Dustin Lynch, The Swon Brothers, RaeLynn and Las Cruces’ very own Bri Bagwell!

Gates open Saturday at 4:00 PM but the day really starts at 8:30 AM with the Farmers & Crafts Market on Main Street also downtown. Rated one of the top farmers markets in the country, the market features over 300 locals vendors. Also make sure you head over to New Mexico State University for the NMSU College Rodeo featuring college teams from around the Southwest. The action heats up back downtown at 3:00 PM with live music on the local stage along with more vendors, dancing and activities for the kiddos. And make sure to check out the New Mexico TRUE area featuring vendors and artisans from all over New Mexico. Music begins on the main stage at 5:00 PM with Saturday’s headliner DL taking the stage at 9:00 PM!

Make sure to get your tickets for the Country Breakfast Sunday morning at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. The morning features a home-cooked country meal, acoustic performances buy festival artists as well as a western wear fashion show!

Main St. Downtown
Las Cruces, NM
575-522-1232

lascrucescountrymusic.com

 

La Viña Winery Spring Wine Festival

 

La Viña Spring Wine Festival

April 25 - 26, 2015

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

 May - 2015
 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta - Mesilla, NM

 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

May 5, 2015

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.

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

 

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival

 

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival

May 23 - 25, 2015

Held at the Southern NM State Fair Grounds. Wineries from all over the region set up large displays offering wine tasting and purchasing of bottles of their wines. Food vendors, arts and craft vendors, a live band, grape stomping contests and much more. Must be 21 years old or accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Please bring valid photo ID. $15 adult in advance, $20 at the door, includes souvenir wine glass. Noon - 6:00 PM.

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

snmwinefestival.com

 July - 2015
 

Fireworks Celebration in Las Cruces, NM

 

4th of July Electric Light Parade, Celebration & Fireworks

July 3 - 4, 2015

The celebration begins with an Electric 5K Fun Run, an Electric Light Parade and ends with a fantastic fireworks display. Held at a new location this year, the Field of Dreams. Check back for more a schedule of events.

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

August - 2015
 

Franciscan Fine Arts Festival in Las Cruces, NM 2014

 

Franciscan Fine Arts Festival

August 29 - 30, 2015

The annual Franciscan Arts Festival. The festival features 95 artists, a beer and wine garden, food booths, door prizes, silent auction and live music. 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM. Admission is free. Check back for more info.

Holy Cross Retreat Center
600 Holy Cross Rd.
Mesilla Park, NM
(575) 524-3688
Map and Directions

 

Hatch Chile Festival in Hatch, NM 2014

 

Hatch Chile Festival

September 5 - 6, 2015

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, water park, horseshoe tournaments, a beer garden, super bull 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! Check back for a schedule of events.

Hatch, NM
(575) 267-5050
Map and directions

 

New Mexico Wine Harvest Festival, Las Cruces, NM 2014

 

New Mexico Wine Harvest Festival

September 5 - 7, 2015

The Southern NM Wine Festival. Over 50 arts, crafts and agricultural product vendors, and food vendors. Live music. Grape stomping contests every hour! $20 for adults, under 21 FREE with parent or legal guardian. 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM all three days.

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

 September -2015
 

Annual Frontier Days at Fort Selden 2014

 

Annual Frontier Days

September 12, 2015

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

nmhistoricsites.org

 

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta, Mesilla, NM 2014

 

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta

September 12 - 13, 2015

The celebration kicks off with a parade along Avenida de Mesilla. While vendor booths line the plaza offering a variety of arts, crafts, games, drinks and food. It is a great day of fun for the whole family.

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

 

Mesilla Valley Maze, Las Cruces, NM 2014

 

Mesilla Valley Maze

September 26 - October 31, 2015

Open weekends, the last weekend of Sept. 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: $10.95, children under 12: $8.95, children under 2yrs: FREE.

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

 

The Whole Enchilada Fiesta, Las Cruces, NM 2014

 

The Whole Enchilada Fiesta

September 25 - 27, 2015

Held at the Meerscheidt Center Complex, the fiesta has something for just about everyone. The highlight of event is the cooking of The World's Largest Enchilada by the Fiesta’s founder, Roberto Estrada. The Whole Enchilada is listed in the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records as the largest, flat, three-layer enchilada. Other activities include a parade, food eating contests, games, a 5K run and much more. Lots of food and fun at this family friendly event. $10 for adults, 12 and under are free.

Meerscheidt Center Complex
1600 E Hadley Ave
(575) 526-1938
Map and directions

 October - 2015
 

Southern New Mexico State Fair Carnival, Las Cruces, NM 2014

 

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo

September 30 - October 4, 2015

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

 

La Viña Winery Wine Festival 2014

 

La Viña Wine Festival

October, 2015

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.

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

(575) 882-7632
Map and directions

 

Jazz Band at the Mesilla Jazz Happening, Las Cruces, NM 2014

 

Mesilla Jazz Happening

October 2 - 4, 2015

Free live music on the Historic Mesilla Plaza and at the Mercado Plaza. The Plazas will host free live jazz music at two venues. A special Wine Garden at each venue featuring eight NM Wineries will provide wine tasting. Horse drawn wagons will offer free transportation between the Mercado and the historic plaza. Saturday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Free.

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

Map and directions

 

Dia de los Muertos at Mesilla, NM 2014

 

Dia de los Muertos

October 31 to November 2, 2015

Held in the plaza in La Mesilla. Lots of music, dancing, a parade, food, activities for kids and arts vendors. Friday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, with a procession to the San Albino Cemetery beginning at 6:00 PM. Free to attend, however canned good donations are appreciated.

Mesilla, NM
(575) 647-2639
Map and directions

 November - 2015
 

Renaissance Arts Faire in Las Cruces, NM 2014

 

Renaissance Arts Faire

November 7 - 8, 2015

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.

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

 

International Mariachi Competition and Mercado, Mesilla, NM 2014

 

International Mariachi Competition & Mercado

November, 2015

Mesilla Plaza
Mesilla, NM
Map and directions

 December - 2015
 

Luminarias on the Mesilla Plaza in Old Mesilla, NM 2014

 

Christmas Carols and Luminarias on the Plaza

December 24, 2015

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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