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EVENTS CALENDAR

40 Days and 40 Nights

What’s going on in JUNE?

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Desert Exposure would like to include your special events, from any southern New Mexico community. Please submit your event title, time, location and contact information to editor@desertexposure.com; Desert Exposure 1740-A Calle de Mercado, Las Cruces, NM 88005; or call Elva at 575-443-4408.

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

Silver City/Grant County

Adult Children of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional Families meeting — 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 615 N. Texas St. Info: 575-567-9410.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Square Dancing — 1-3:30 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Square dancing and refreshments. Info: 575-313-9971 or 505-804-3842.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: The Senators — 8-11 p.m. at Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery, 200 N. Bullard St. Silver City. Electric folk from the Arizona desert. Info: 575-956-6144.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Launch Pad Lecture — 9-11 a.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 2nd Floor, 3198 State Route 2001, Alamogordo. Info: 575-437-2840.

First Friday Alive After 5 — 5-8 p.m. on New York Avenue’s downtown district. Stores stay open late for some evening shopping fun.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Tacos and Tequila Festival — 4-9 p.m. at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino, 26225 U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs. Celebrates beer, tequila, tacos and live music. Info: 575-378-4431.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at Pope Street and College Avenue in Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket.info.

Artisans Market — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 106 E. Market Street, Downtown Silver City behind the Grant County Art Guild Gallery. Info: annex@gcag.org.

Live Music: Blues Dawg — 8-11 p.m. at Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery, 200 N. Bullard St. Silver City. Blues to get you on your feet. Info: 575-956-6144.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m., Tractor Supply parking lot, 2920 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: farmersmarketsnm.org.

Desert Rhythm Dance, evening of music — 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Dancing Dog Gallery, 220 Granado St., in Tularosa. Info: 575-585-2724.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Farmers Market — 8:30-11 a.m. at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside at Cedar in T or C. Fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, prepared foods and handmade items. Info: 575-894-9375.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Great High Mountain Bed Race and Green Chile Cookoff —9 a.m.-noon at Sudderth Drive and Wingfield Park. Catch the parade through Midtown at 9 a.m., then watch as teams race their beds back to the park for a chile cookoff. Info: www.highmountainyouth.org.

Papa Doo Run Run — 8 p.m. at the Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Road, Alto. Info: 575-336-4800.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

MONDAY, JUNE 6

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Rock & Gem Society — 6 p.m. at the Truth or Consequences Civic Center, 400 W. 4th St. T or C. Meetings are free, participation in field trips requires membership. Info: 575-740-2927.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7                                                                                                       

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Doña Ana Photography Club: Technical Presentation — 7 p.m. via Zoom. Color Cast Correction – Seth Madell discusses abnormal tints in photographs and demonstrates how to correct them in post editing. Info: www.daphotoclub.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8

Silver City/Grant County

Entrepreneur Story Time: Jerky Store & More — 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Little Toad Creek Brewery, 200 N. Bullard St., Silver City. Storytellers G-Boyz Beef Jerky telling stories and socializing. Info: 575-538-5555.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Ranch House Tour — 10-11:30 a.m. at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, 409 Dog Canyon Road. Info: Katherine.german@state.nm.us.

Middle Eastern Dance Class — 5:15-6:30 p.m. at Otero Artspace, 1118 Indiana Ave, Alamogordo. Longtime dance teacher Claudia Powell offers this class. Cost: $5 over 65 and $8 under 65 donation to Otero Arts. Info: 575-442-3029 or claudia@tularosa.net.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

Gemcrafters & Explorers Club — 6:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan auditorium, 3011 Buena Vida Circle, Las Cruces. Rose Flowers talks about her participation in a Mastodon dig in Arizona. Flowers is a paleontologist and a rock and mineral dealer based in New Mexico with her husband. Bring a rock or mineral starting with the letter J. Info: 575-635-2020.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 9

Silver City/Grant County

Adult Children of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional Families meeting — 6:30-:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 615 N. Texas St. Info: 575-567-9410.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Square Dancing — 1-3:30 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Square dancing and refreshments. Info: 575-313-9971 or 505-804-3842.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

Silver City/Grant County

Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo — 7 p.m. start time at the Southwest Horseman’s Arena, 1928 Highway 180 E. Silver City. Info: silvercityprorodeo.com.

Live Music: DJ Mischievous — 9 p.m. -midnight at Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery, 200 N. Bullard St. Silver City. “For when music matters.” Info: 575-956-6144.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Family Program: Andy Mason — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Under the big shade tree at the Alamogordo Public Library, 920 Oregon Ave., Alamogordo. Children must be registered for the free summer reading program to attend. Info: 575-439-4140.

The Tens’ Broken Romantic Tour — 6-9 p.m. at 575 Brewing Company, 234 W. 8th St. Alamogordo. Groove-crooning-rockers out of Los Angeles. Info: thetensofficial.com.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

Silver City/Grant County

Artisans Market — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 106 E. Market Street, Downtown Silver City behind the Grant County Art Guild Gallery. Info: annex@gcag.org.

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at Pope Street and College Avenue in Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket.info.

Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo — 7 p.m. start time at the Southwest Horseman’s Arena, 1928 Highway 180 E. Silver City. Info: silvercityprorodeo.com.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m., Tractor Supply parking lot, 2920 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: farmersmarketsnm.org.

Science Saturday — 10 a.m., at Pizza9 in the White Sands Mall, offered by the New Mexico Museum of Space History.  Presentation by the New Mexico Museum of Space History’s Education Department. Info: 575-437-2840, ext. 41132.

Alamogordo Ghost and History Tour — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. starting at the Roadrunner Emporium Finer Arts Gallery Antiques & More, 928 New York Ave. in Alamogordo. Cost: $20. Info: 707-880-6238.

Seven Stone Rocks the VFW — 8-11:55 at the VFW, 700 U.S. Highway 70 W. in Alamogordo. Info: 575-437-0770.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Farmers Market — 8:30-11 a.m. at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside at Cedar in T or C. Fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, prepared foods and handmade items. Info: 575-894-9375.

Second Saturday Art Hop — 6-9 p.m. Downtown Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-894-6673.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

“Panda the Project Manager Builds Her First Home” author reading — 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Pioneer Bank, 3831 E. Lohman Ave., Las Cruces. Author Amanda Jewell will be on hand to sign and read from her book. Info: 575-532-7500.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: 3 Rivers — Noon at the Tranquilbuzz Coffee House, 300 N. Arizona St., Silver City.

Live Music: The Oversouls — 2-5 p.m. at Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery, 200 N. Bullard St. Silver City. Soulful rockin’ groovtastic local music. Info: 575-956-6144.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 13

Silver City/Grant County

Widows and Single Persons of Grant County — 10:30 a.m. at Cross Point Church, 11600 U.S. Highway 180 E. The speaker is Charmeine Wait, executive director of the Silver City MainStreet Project Cost: Lunch is $12. All singles are welcome. Info: jimccord@yahoo.com.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Full Moon Hike at White Sands — 8:15 p.m. at White Sands National Park. A guided walking tour on the Dune Life Nature Trail. Registration required. Info: 1-877-444-6777.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

Alamogordo/Otero County

Middle Eastern Dance Class — 5:15-6:30 p.m. at Otero Artspace, 1118 Indiana Ave, Alamogordo. Longtime dance teacher Claudia Powell offers this class. Cost: $5 over 65 and $8 under 65 donation to Otero Arts. Info: 575-442-3029 or claudia@tularosa.net.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 16

Silver City/Grant County

Adult Children of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional Families meeting — 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 615 N. Texas St. Info: 575-567-9410.

¡Fiesta Latina! — 8 p.m. at Western New Mexico University Regent’s Square. Mariachi Los Camperos kicks off the event with a concert. Info: 575-538-6469.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Square Dancing — 1-3:30 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Square dancing and refreshments. Info: 575-313-9971 or 505-804-3842.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

Silver City/Grant County

¡Fiesta Latina! — 4 p.m. at Western New Mexico University Regent’s Square. Artisan Mercado runs through to 8 p.m. and the opening night dance with Cuarenta y Cinco and Darren Cordova begins at 7 p.m. Info: 575-538-6469.

Live Music: The Gila River Band — 8-11 p.m. at Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery, 200 N. Bullard St. Silver City. Classic country songs. Info: 575-956-6144.

 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Ruidoso Tattoo Expo — 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso. Tattoo artists from across the country full three days with tattoos, liver performances, contests and more. Info: ruidosotattooexpo.onuniverse.com.

Live Music: Lady A — 8-11 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.) on the outdoor state at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, Mescalero. Info: 575-464-7059.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at Pope Street and College Avenue in Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket.info.

Artisans Market — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 106 E. Market Street, Downtown Silver City behind the Grant County Art Guild Gallery. Info: annex@gcag.org.

¡Fiesta Latina! — 10 a.m.-late at Western New Mexico University Regent’s Square. Events all day include mercado, children’s activities, performance, tequila tasting and live music. Info: 575-538-6469.

Tacos, Pots and Tales: La Llorona and Other Tales We Tell — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Silco Theater, 312 W. Broadway, Silver City. Presented by Las Cruces Folklorist Camille Acosta. Info: silvercitymuseum.org.

Live Music: Famous Raymos — 8-11 p.m. at Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery, 200 N. Bullard St. Silver City. Four of Siler City’s finest musicians join forces for covers from the 70s, 80s, and 90s mixed with dance groove originals. Info: 575-956-6144.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m., Tractor Supply parking lot, 2920 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: farmersmarketsnm.org.

Nichols Ranch Cherry Festival — 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at Nichols Ranch, 236 Cottonwood Canyon, 7 miles east of La Luz. There are food and arts and crafts booths, live music and cherries for sale and self-pick. $10 per car. Info: 575-224-2023.

Juneteenth — 11:30-1:30 at Otero Artspace, at the corner of 12th Street and Indiana Avenue. The program features Oracle Award winner and Griot Storyteller Sarah “Juba” Addison. Warren Robinson is the keynote speaker. Refreshments will be served. Info: 575-439-7184.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Ruidoso Tattoo Expo — 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso. Tattoo artists from across the country. Full three days with tattoos, live performances, contests and more. Info: ruidosotattooexpo.onuniverse.com.

Brewdoso: Party in the Pines Concerts at Wingfield Park — 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at Wingfield Park in Ruidoso. Part of the annual Brewdoso Beer and Wine Festival with music with Memphis, the Justin Kemp Band, Chase Bryant and Pat Green. Info: 575-973-0967.

Live Music: Ja Rule & Ashanti — 8-11 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.) on the outdoor state at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, Mescalero. Info: 575-464-7059.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Farmers Market — 8:30-11 a.m. at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside at Cedar in T or C. Fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, prepared foods and handmade items. Info: 575-894-9375.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

Silver City/Grant County

¡Fiesta Latina! — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Western New Mexico University Regent’s Square. Events all day include mercado, children’s activities, performances and live music. Info: 575-538-6469.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Golden Gears Father’s Day Car Show — 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Alameda Park, 1523-1599 N. White Sands Blvd. Alamogordo. Info: 575-491-9804.

Nichols Ranch Cherry Festival — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Nichols Ranch, 236 Cottonwood Canyon, 7 miles east of La Luz. There are food and arts and crafts booths, live music and cherries for sale and self-pick. $10 per car. Info: 575-224-2023.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Ruidoso Tattoo Expo — 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso. Tattoo artists from across the country full three days with tattoos, live performances, contests and more. Info: ruidosotattooexpo.onuniverse.com.

Brewdoso: Party in the Pines Concerts at Wingfield Park — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Wingfield Park in Ruidoso. Part of the annual Brewdoso Beer and Wine Festival with music with Memphis, the Justin Kemp Band, Chase Bryant and Pat Green. Info: 575-973-0967.

Live Music: Teo Gonzalez and Rogelio Ramos with DJ Kage — 8-11 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.) on the outdoor state at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, Mescalero. Info: 575-464-7059.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 21

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Spaceport America Cup Opening Day — 10 a.m. at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Kickoff for the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association when 140 collegiate teams across the world gather to compete in their rocketry skills. Info: www.spaceportamerica.com.

 

 

Doña Ana Photography Club: Photo Sharing — 7 p.m. via Zoom. Members share photographs on the theme “Figures.” Photos are submitted in advance and shared to facilitate composition and technique discussion. Info: www.daphotoclub.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Middle Eastern Dance Class — 5:15-6:30 p.m. at Otero Artspace, 1118 Indiana Ave, Alamogordo. Longtime dance teacher Claudia Powell offers this class. Cost: $5 over 65 and $8 under 65 donation to Otero Arts. Info: 575-442-3029 or claudia@tularosa.net.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers — 1-3 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Square dancing and refreshments. Info: 575-313-9971 or 505-804-3842.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

Silver City/Grant County

Adult Children of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional Families meeting — 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 615 N. Texas St. Info: 575-567-9410.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Square Dancing — 1-3:30 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Square dancing and refreshments. Info: 575-313-9971 or 505-804-3842.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: The Casual Fridays — 8-11 p.m. at Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery, 200 N. Bullard St. Silver City. Ska with elements of soul, reggae, punk and 50s American music. Info: 575-956-6144.

 

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Fourth Friday at the Alameda Park Zoo — 6-10 p.m. at 1021 N. White Sands Blvd, Alamogordo. The band is the Roadrunners. Info: 575-539-4279.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at Pope Street and College Avenue in Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket.info.

Artisans Market — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 106 E. Market Street, Downtown Silver City behind the Grant County Art Guild Gallery. Info: annex@gcag.org.

 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys Under Direction of Jason Roberts — 8 p.m. at the Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Road, Alto. Texas Swing band features 10 musicians on fiddles, keyboards and horns. Info: 575-336-4800.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Farmers Market — 8:30-11 a.m. at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside at Cedar in T or C. Fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, prepared foods, and handmade items. Info: 575-894-9375.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

Fireworks Show at Elephant Butte Lake — 9-10 p.m., Elephant Butte Lake State Park, U.S. Highway 195, Elephant Butte. Launched from Rattlesnake Island, park fees are waived for fireworks display viewers. Info: 575-744-5923.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m., Tractor Supply parking lot, 2920 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: farmersmarketsnm.org.

Purses and Personalities Fundraiser Auction— 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center Conference Center, 26669 Scenic Drive. Includes brunch, both live and silent auctions and a Back Room Boutique. This is a fundraiser to benefit the GCRMC Champion Cancer Center. Info: 575-443-7850.

Sun is Fun — 1-4:30 p.m. at the Alamogordo Public Library. Join Sunspot Solar Observatory and NMSU’s astronomy department using arts and crafts to teach children about the sun and its features. Info: 575-434-7190.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: Aage Birch — 1-4 p.m. at Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery, 200 N. Bullard St. Silver City. Raw, true, sad and honest. Info: 575-956-6144.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Middle Eastern Dance Class — 5:15-6:30 p.m. at Otero Artspace, 1118 Indiana Ave, Alamogordo. Longtime dance teacher Claudia Powell offers this class. Cost: $5 over 65 and $8 under 65 donation to Otero Arts. Info: 575-442-3029 or claudia@tularosa.net.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers — 1-3 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Square dancing and refreshments. Info: 575-313-9971 or 505-804-3842.

THURSDAY, JUNE 30

Silver City/Grant County

Adult Children of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional Families meeting — 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 615 N. Texas St. Info: 575-567-9410.

“The Last of the Mohicans” — 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Clara Armory. Film presented by the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society. Cost: free. Info: 575-388-4862.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Square Dancing — 1-3:30 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Square dancing and refreshments. Info: 575-313-9971 or 505-804-3842.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Cody Ray Slaughter’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute — 8 p.m. at the Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Road, Alto. Elvis impersonator performs all of Elvis’ moves, grooves and songs. Info: 575-336-4800.

FRIDAY, JULY 1

Alamogordo/Otero County

Launch Pad Lecture — 9-11 a.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 2nd Floor, 3198 State Route 2001, Alamogordo. Info: 575-437-2840.

First Friday Alive After 5 — 5-8 p.m. on New York Avenue’s downtown district. Stores stay open late for some evening shopping fun.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Ruidoso Downs Red Wine and Brews Festival — 11 a.m.-9 p.m.  at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino, 26225 U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs. Celebrates New Mexico craft beer, wine, ciders and spirits with live music. Info: 575-378-4431.

27th Annual Lincoln County Art Loop — 11 a.m. around Lincoln County. Studio tour of artists in their studios across the county. Info: www.artloop.org.

Smokey Bear Stampede — Starts at 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 101 5th St., in Capitan. Eight rodeos in four days. Nightly rodeos, kids events and nightly dances. Info: smokeybearstampede.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 2

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at Pope Street and College Avenue in Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket.info.

Artisans Market — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 106 E. Market Street, Downtown Silver City behind the Grant County Art Guild Gallery. Info: annex@gcag.org.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m., Tractor Supply parking lot, 2920 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: farmersmarketsnm.org.

Alamogordo Ghost and History Tour — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. starting at the Roadrunner Emporium Finer Arts Gallery Antiques & More, 928 New York Ave. in Alamogordo. Cost: $20. Info: 707-880-6238.

Big Bang Festival — 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at the Otero County Fairgrounds and Pavilion. Includes STEM education classes, build and launch your own starter rocket, kite flying, live music by Home Town Boyz and more. Info: 575-437-0318.

All Cello Mash-up Jubilee with the Shady Pines Chamber Players — 3-4:30 p.m. at Cloudcroft High School, commons area, 310 James Canyon Highway 82. Info: 361-557-1960.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Farmers Market — 8:30-11 a.m. at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside at Cedar in T or C. Fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, prepared foods and handmade items. Info: 575-894-9375.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Ruidoso Downs Red Wine and Brews Festival — 11 a.m.-9 p.m.  at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino, 26225 U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs. Celebrates New Mexico craft beer, wine, ciders and spirits with live music. Info: 575-378-4431.

Smokey Bear Stampede — Starts at 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 101 5th St., in Capitan. Eight rodeos in four days. Nightly rodeos, kids events and nightly dances. Info: smokeybearstampede.com.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Farmers and Crafts Market — 9 p.m. starting at Apodaca Park, traveling south on Solano Drive and then east on Hadley Avenue, ending at Maag Softball Complex. Info: 575-541-2454.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Ruidoso Downs Red Wine and Brews Festival — 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino, 26225 U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs. Celebrates New Mexico craft beer, wine, ciders and spirits with live music. Info: 575-378-4431.

Smokey Bear Stampede — starts at 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 101 5th St., in Capitan. Eight rodeos in four days. Nightly rodeos, kids events and nightly dances. Info: smokeybearstampede.com.

 

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Electric Light Parade — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

 

MONDAY, JULY 4

Silver City/Grant County

Ice Cream Social — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Silver City Museum, Annual fun in the summer  4th of July event. Info: 575-538-5921,

Independence Day Parade — 10 a.m. along Bullard and along Broadway. This year’s theme is “America the Beautiful” Info: 575-538-3785.

Independence Day Festival — 4 p.m. Downtown Silver City. Info: 575-538-3785.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Independence Day Parade — 10 a.m. along 10th Street from Oregon Avenue to New York Avenue in Alamogordo. This year’s theme is “America the Beautiful” Info: 575-437-6120.

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza — At dusk turn your view toward the International Space Hall of Fame to celebrate Independence Day. Info: 575-437-6120.

 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Smokey Bear Stampede and 4th of July celebration — Starts at 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 101 5th St., in Capitan. Eight rodeos in four days. Rodeos, campfire Dutch oven competition, mutton bustin’, fireworks and a dance. Info: smokeybearstampede.com.

 

Socorro/Socorro County

29th Annual 4th of July Celebration — 1-10 p.m. at the Socorro Rodeo & Sports Complex. There will be bands, dancing, picnicking, a waterslide and fireworks. Bands include Suavecito, Blue Monday, the Murillos, Flat Note Society and the Socorro Community Band. Info: 575-838-7517.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Fourth of July Celebration Concert: Plain White Ts and more — 6 p.m. at Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Drive on the New Mexico State University campus.  Followed by fireworks. Info: 575-805-6055.