Gravel Bike Rides

Multi-surface group rides, that range from 10-25 miles. Routes and meet-up location are posted Tuesdays and rides begin every Thursday ~6:30/7PM. For more information go to Monumental Loop | Facebook

Hatch Chile Festival

Hatch, New Mexico Hatch, NM

Parade, Carnival, Chile roasting, Restaurants, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, Entertainment, Chile Eating & Watermelon Eating Contests, and fun for the kids. Be prepared to walk or to catch complimentary shuttles. Bring your water, sun-screen, and a hat. Don’t forget the stroller for that young one. And enjoy the sights and smells of roasting chile in […]

Sunset Stroll at White Sands

White Sands National Monument 19955 Highway 70 West, Alamogordo, NM

The Sunset Stroll is a leisurely, ranger-guided stroll through the gypsum sand dunes. It is a splendid opportunity to experience the dunes first-hand while learning about the uniqueness of our geology, plants, and animals. As an added bonus, the stroll is timed to end at sunset, providing a panoramic view of the sun setting over […]

Family Fun Walks series

Desert Trail community Park 3492 Sonora Springs, Las Cruces, NM

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer Family Fun Walks! These 5-kilometer walking events will be on Saturdays during July through September. This series consists of five 5K walks. These events will offer giveaways, water, and fruit for all participants. The final walking event in the series on Sept. 3, 2022, […]

Guided hike by Friends of OMDP to La Cueva

Organ Mountains Dripping Springs Natural Area 15000 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM

Help us celebrate Monuments to Mainstreet and Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks' 10th Anniversary with a guided hike! MORE INFO Informational guided hike to visit La Cueva Archeological site about 3 miles- Easy-Intermediate Trail contains some steep climbs PARKING: Parking available at the La Cueva Parking lot This is a free event but there […]

Franciscan Festival of the Fine Arts

Holy Cross Retreat 600 Holy Cross Road, Mesilla Park

The Franciscan Festival of Fine Art is sponsored by the Holy Cross Retreat Center (HCRC) to promote appreciation for fine artists and their work. All participants are approved by a committee with a desire to present the highest quality arts. All proceeds from the festival support the activities of the Retreat Center. This is an […]

Guided Tour of Fort Selden

Fort Selden 1280 Fort Selden Rd., Radium Springs, NM

Join Ranger Flo for a guided tour of the Fort Selden ruins. Explore 1400 years of history from the Mogollon to the Spanish and the American military. Tour included in general admission. Event Address/location: 1280 Fort Selden Rd. Radium Springs, NM 88054/Fort Selden Historic Site Event Times: 11:00am-12:00pm Admission: General Admission to historic site: $5/adult. […]

Harvest Wine Festival

Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds 12125 Robert Larson Blvd, Las Cruces, NM

Sample over 200 wines from New Mexico’s finest wineries. Find your favorite to enjoy by the glass. Purchase by the bottle or case to enjoy all Summer. Click here for more info

Bird Walks for Mesilla Valley Audubon Society

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park 5000 Calle Del Norte, Las Cruces

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park:   1st Monday of the month bird walk.  Meet at the visitors center. Walk leader will be Wayne Treers, substituting for Mark Pendleton. Please contact Wayne by telephone (575-528-8696) at least 2 days before the walk to be sure there are still spaces available.

Trail Talk

The Boneyard Cantina 139 N Main St, Las Cruces

The Loco Loop: Scrambling Up the Three Highest Peaks in the Potrillo Mountains in a Day. The Potrillo Mountains Wilderness Area is a located on the remote southern end of the OMDP National Monument. Join Tom and Terry as they share their logistics, challenges, and vistas from a March 1, 2022 rock scramble up Mount […]

Gravel Bike Rides

Multi-surface group rides, that range from 10-25 miles. Routes and meet-up location are posted Tuesdays and rides begin every Thursday ~6:30/7PM. For more information go to Monumental Loop | Facebook

Full Moon Hike at White Sands National Park

White Sands National Monument 19955 Highway 70 West, Alamogordo, NM

Have you ever wanted to hike the dunes under the magical glow of the full moon? This is your chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of this elusive environment and experience unique stories of the park. Full moon hikes are offered once a month on the night before the full moon. Program 1.5 hours. […]

Bird Walks for Mesilla Valley Audubon Society

Sagecrest Park 601 N Roadrunner Pkwy., Las Cruces, NM

Sagecrest Park / East of Las Cruces Dam:  2nd Saturday of the month bird walk.  Group leader:  Joel Gilb.  Meet at Sagecrest Park by the MVAS “Keep the Park Beautiful” sign. The group will proceed to the trail leading west.

Campfire Cooking

Fort Selden 1280 Fort Selden Rd., Radium Springs, NM

Join Ranger Mike and learn some basic campfire cooking. Recipes and tips will be provided. Demonstration and ranger interaction included in general admission. *Ranger Mike’s ability to cook over a live fire dependent on state and local fire restrictions. Admission: General Admission to historic site: $5/adult. Children 16 years and under free. Event Phone Number: […]

Movies in the Park – Soul

Apodaca Park 801 E. Madrid Ave., Las Cruces, NM

All movies are free. Bring the family and enjoy an evening of fun! ***Movies start at dusk!***

Full Moon Nights at White Sands National Park

Enjoy the radiance of the dunes beneath a full moon with this night of extended park hours. The park will have extended closing hours until 11:00 pm to enjoy the park under the wonderfully bright full moon. There is no fee for the program, only Park Entrance Fee. Event Dates: Saturday, September 10,  7  – […]

Sunset Stroll at White Sands National Park

White Sands National Monument 19955 Highway 70 West, Alamogordo, NM

FEE: Free. No fee for program, park entrance fees apply. LOCATION: Meet near the sunset stroll sign parking area, a 5-mile (8.05 km) drive from the fee station. Days: Every week on Sunday, Friday, and Saturday Dates:  September 11 – October 1, 2022 Time: 6:00 PM Duration: 1 hour The Sunset Stroll is ranger-guided stroll […]

Gravel Bike Rides

Multi-surface group rides, that range from 10-25 miles. Routes and meet-up location are posted Tuesdays and rides begin every Thursday ~6:30/7PM. For more information go to Monumental Loop | Facebook

2022 White Sands Balloon & Music Festival!

Ed Brabson Balloon Park 700 Lavelle Rd., Alamogordo

The 2022 White Sands Balloon & Music Festival combines the beauty of the Tularosa Basin Landscape, Red Dirt Country Music, Hot Air Balloons, and Family-Friendly Activities. The Alamogordo Center of Commerce has partnered with the New Mexico Tourism Department to ensure a successful comeback. We have exciting details in-store that we cannot wait to announce! […]

Diez Y Seis De Septiembre Fiesta

Mesilla Plaza 2372-2420 Calle Principal, Las Cruces, NM

September 17-18 – Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta, Old Mesilla, near Las Cruces, New Mexico Mexican Independence Day! Join the village of Mesilla as they commemorate Mexico’s independence. Be sure to catch folklorico dances, mariachi music, and authentic Mexican cuisine and have a really good time. Old Mesilla Plaza. (575) 524-3262. https://www.mesillanm.gov/events/ For more […]

Mason’s Fort/ WWII Bombing Site Hike

Help us celebrate Monuments to Mainstreet and Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks' 10th Anniversary with a hike and brunch! MORE INFO We will carpool to location. Meet up location tbd at 7am. We'll email participants when it gets closer to the date. Hike led by Devon Fletcher, co-author of Exploring the Organ Mountains Hike […]

Ranger talk -“Trade Along El Camino Real”

Fort Selden 1280 Fort Selden Rd., Radium Springs, NM

Join Ranger Flo and learn about the history of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, one of North America’s oldest roads. Walk on a portion of the trail and check out some of the goods that were traded along the trail. Demonstration and ranger interaction included in general admission. Event Times: 11:00am-12:00pm Admission: General Admission […]

15th Annual Car Show

Young Park 850 S. Walnut St., Las Cruces, NM

Registration Fee: $25 day of event/$20 per registration before September 5th. Vendors $80 Day of event/$75 pre registration before September 5th. Set Up Time: 7 am – 10:30 am, show time: 11 am – 3 pm. Music Food Family Fun Information: Lupe Jimenez (575) 649-7814/email: phattrios@gmail.com

Bird Walks for Mesilla Valley Audubon Society

Tellbrook Park 4290 E Winchester Rd., Las Cruces, NM

Tellbrook Park: Third Wednesday of the month bird walk.  Group Leader:  Wayne Treers, substituting for Mark Pendleton.  Meet at the park entrance. Please contact Wayne by telephone (575-528-8696) at least 2 days before the walk to be sure there are still spaces available.

Gravel Bike Rides

Multi-surface group rides, that range from 10-25 miles. Routes and meet-up location are posted Tuesdays and rides begin every Thursday ~6:30/7PM. For more information go to Monumental Loop | Facebook

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day - Free entrance to White Sands National Monument (NPS) and BLM-managed recreation areas (Dripping Springs, Aguirre Springs, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site) "Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people […]

Yoga on the Monument

Organ Mountains Dripping Springs Natural Area 15000 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM

Help us celebrate Monuments to Mainstreet and Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks' 10th Anniversary with Yoga on the Monument! LOCATION La Cueva Amphitheater at the large La Cueva Group site $5 parking- La Cueva Parking lot (Larger picnic area, not lower parking lot) MORE INFO Bring your own mat Free event Guests are responsible […]

Archaeology Fair

Organ Mountains Dripping Springs Natural Area 15000 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM

Event will be held in Ice Canyon (Behind the A.B. Cox Visitor Center) at Dripping Springs Natural Area. Open to the public No entry fee for the event  

Ranger-Guided Tour of Fort Selden

Fort Selden 1280 Fort Selden Rd., Radium Springs, NM

Join Ranger Mike for a guided tour of the Fort Selden ruins. Explore 1400 years of history from the Mogollon to the Spanish and the American military. Tour included in general admission. Admission: General Admission to historic site: $5/adult. Children 16 years and under free. Event Phone Number: 575-526-8911 Event Website: nmhistoricsites.org

La Viña Fall Wine Festival

La Viña Winery 4201 Highway 28, Anthony, NM

Event Dates:  September 24th & 25th, 2022. La Viña Winery, 4201 Highway 28, Anthony, NM  88021. More Info

Movies in the Park – Ghostbusters Afterlife

Apodaca Park 801 E. Madrid Ave., Las Cruces, NM

All movies are free. Bring the family and enjoy an evening of fun! ***Movies start at dusk!*** Family friendly movies all summer – select Saturdays June to September.

Stargazing

Sierra Vista Trail Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM

Help us celebrate Monuments to Main street and Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks' 10th Anniversary with a guided hike! MORE INFO Come learn about the night sky and night-dependent wildlife all ages welcome Bring a blanket or chair to sit on PARKING: Parking available at the Sierra Vista Trail parking lot This is a […]

Yoga on the Monument

Organ Mountains Dripping Springs Natural Area 15000 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM

Help us celebrate Monuments to Mainstreet and Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks' 10th Anniversary with Yoga on the Monument! LOCATION Ice Canyon behing the Dripping Springs Visitors Center $5 parking- Dripping Springs Parking lot MORE INFO Bring your own mat Free event Guests are responsible for $5 parking fee *Not recommended for children CLICK […]

2022 Salsa Fest!!

Amador Live 302 S. Main St., Las, NM

12th Annual SalsaFest celebrates “ALL THINGS SALSA” with the Salsa Triple Threat! Salsa Tasting, Salsa Music and Salsa Dancing at the AmadorLive Eatery & Entertainment District, Sunday Sep 25th, GATES OPEN at NOON! ALSO FEATURING SOME OF THE BEST BARTENDERS AROUND AS THEY COMPETE FOR CASH PRIZES FOR BEST BLOODY MARY AND BEST MARGARITA IN […]

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo

Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds 12125 Robert Larson Blvd, Las Cruces, NM

September 28 – October 2 – Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo, Las Cruces, New Mexico The Southern New Mexico State Fair has something for everyone; a midway, an auction, food, music, livestock shows and a cowboy rodeo. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. (575) 524-8602. www.snmstatefair.com Children Under 6 Years of Age – Free […]

Gravel Bike Rides

Multi-surface group rides, that range from 10-25 miles. Routes and meet-up location are posted Tuesdays and rides begin every Thursday ~6:30/7PM. For more information go to Monumental Loop | Facebook

Bird Walks for Mesilla Valley Audubon Society

Leasburg Dam State Park 12712 State Park Road, Radium Springs, NM

Leasburg Dam State Park.  Last Saturday of the month bird walk.  Group leader: CJ Goin.  Meet at the park visitor’s Center at 8:00 AM and plan to carpool to the picnic area on the Rio Grande.  Walk the Mogollon Trail for approximately one mile.  Return to picnic area via upper road or trail.