Harvest Wine Festival
LAS CRUCES, NM. Arts, crafts, and food vendors;
live music; and grape stomping at the
Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds.
The Texas Showdown Tattoo
and Music Fest
EL PASO. Live tattooing, 20 national
bands, vendors, celebs, and more.
Chile Pepper Challenge
EL PASO. More than 900 cyclists ride through
the scenic Mesilla Valley for charity.
SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 2
Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo
LAS CRUCES, NM. Performances, competitions,
rides, a rodeo, and more fun.
Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
RUIDOSO DO WNS, NM. Join Old West
storytellers, musicians, artists, and
craftsmen for three days of events, cowboy
competitions, horse demonstrations, western
swing dancing, a kids rodeo, and much more.
Day of the Dead Celebration
MESILLA, NM. Honor the dead and celebrate
life at this traditional Mexican celebration.
Boo at the Zoo
EL PASO. The city’s annual Halloween festival.
Renaissance Arts Faire
LAS CRUCES, NM. Regional artists,
craftspeople, entertainers, music, and food.
YMCA Turkey Trot
EL PASO. Annual 5K run, 3K walk.
Sun Bowl Parade
EL PASO. Balloons, marching bands, and
more kick off the annual Sun Bowl football
game at UTEP.
Christmas on the Pecos
CARLSBAD, NM. Holiday lights boat ride.
EL PASO. The annual football game that’s now
an El Paso tradition kicks off at the Sun Bowl
Stadium at UTEP. sunbowl.org
El Paso Puzzler Mountain Bike Race
EL PASO. Guys and girls see who finishes first
in 13-, 35-, 50-mile races. elpasopuzzler.com
El Paso Chamber Music Festival
EL PASO. World-renowned international
musicians perform in concerts throughout
the month of January. elpasopromusica.org
LAS CRUCES, NM. Shootin’, ropin’, chuckwagon
cookin’, historical re-enactments, and music
at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage
28th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM. Honors the
men of the New Mexico National Guard
along with other Americans and Filipinos
who surrendered to the Japanese during
WWII and were forced to march throughout
the jungle. bataanmarch.com
First Thanksgiving Celebration
EL PASO. Historical portrayal commemorates
the arrival of the first Spanish settlers in this
area in April 1598, who gave thanks after their
perilous crossing of the Chihuahuan desert.
11th Annual Poppy Fest
EL PASO. Celebrate spring, enjoy the poppies,
and learn about nature at the El Paso
Museum of Archaeology.
Las Cruces Country
LAS CRUCES, NM. A three-day celebration
of country music in downtown Las Cruces.
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta
Billy the Kid Festival