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Just when I think things might be slowing down they certainly are NOT! So many cool things coming up these next few weeks.

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Evening Market….

The Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market will be an evening market this Wednesday the 19th.

Taste of Las Cruces….

Get your tickets now for Casa de Peregrinos’ Taste of Las Cruces which promises to be an unforgettable culinary journey. Don't miss out on the chance to savor the best of Las Cruces' culinary scene. Happening this Thursday evening. See details below.

El Paso Rodeo….

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PCRA) Rodeo this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the El Paso County Coliseum. Details below.

La Posta de Mesilla Featured….

La Posta de Mesilla has been featured on America’s Best Restaurants. Watch the Video here and the Facebook Post here

Grand Opening….

Michaels has announced their grand opening is scheduled for June 22 at 2200 E. Lohman Ave.

NMSU Juneteenth Celebrations….

There are a number of events scheduled before, on and after June 19th to celebrate Juneteenth. Get the schedule here For more information about Juneteenth events, contact NMSU Black Programs at [email protected] or 575-646-4208

BLM Free Day is on June 19th also More Info



Monday, June 17th - Saturday, June 22

  • Spaceport Americas Cup | June 17th - June 22 | The Spaceport America Cup, is an intercollegiate rocket engineering competition, in partnership with the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association and New Mexico Spaceport Authority. Starts at the Las Cruces Convention Center with viewing at Spaceport America More Info also Read Article

Tuesday, June 18th

  • Girls in Aviation Day - Spaceport America Cup | Las Cruces Convention Center | 11 am - 12:30 pm | Girls ages 8-17 are invited to Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) in conjunction with the Spaceport America Cup, Intercollegiate Rocket Competition | Tickets |

  • Cutting | Armstrong Equine Service | 7 pm | La Mesa | We’ve got 30 head of fresh 500lb Hereford heifers in Thursday.  Anything goes: no tack or attire rules, one hand or two hands, no reining penalties. Coaching available; first-timers welcome.

Wednesday, June 19th

  • Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market | Downtown | ** Special Night Market | 5 pm - 9 pm |

  • Birds & Beers | Bosque Brewing Company | Mesilla Valley Audubon Society | Get to know your fellow members and see what they look like without binoculars and hats. We have the patio room reserved.

Thursday, June 20th

  • Pull Up A Chair - June with Historian, Dr. Timothy E. Nelson | Thomas Branigan Memorial Library | 12 pm - 1 pm | Dr. Nelson addresses and unpacks foundational issues in African American History, US West History, Borderlands History, and the African Diaspora. His work is the most in-depth research on Blackdom to date. He focuses on the economic and social ambitions of Afro-Frontierists (Black pioneers). Also on Zoom.

  • Taste of Las Cruces | Casa de Peregrinos | Thursday June 20th | 6 pm | An unforgettable evening of delicious food and great company to experience the best that Las Cruces has to offer. | Tickets

Friday, June 21st

  • 2024 Summer Music Series | Mesilla Plaza | June 21th | 8 - 10 pm | Calista | Free |

  • Mesilla Arts & Crafts Farmers Market | Mesilla Plaza | 11am-4pm

  • Ghost Moon Rising: A Silhouette Soiree | Southwest Expeditions | 7:30 pm - 10 pm | Pose for photos on the rooftop.

  • Starr Western Wear’s Rodeo El Paso | El Paso County Coliseum | June 21st 7:30pm, June 22nd 7:30pm, June 23rd 2:00pm | This is the best of the best in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) competing right here in our West Texas border town! This is fun for the whole family! Patriotic openings, Bareback Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Ladies Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, WPRA Barrel Racing, and BULL RIDING! Featuring Wrangler National Finals Rodeo personnel! We will have rodeo clowns, bull fighters, daring and dangerous roman riding, bullfighting barrel man, giveaways, rodeo merchandise and much much more. Tickets are on sale now and range from $15 - $100. Buy your tickets early and at the box office to get the best prices.

Saturday June 22nd

  • Paws for a Cause | Las Cruces Beauty | Saturday June 22 | 10 am - 4 pm | Join us for a fun-filled pet event with local vendors, food, drinks, and activities for your furry friends! Enjoy dog wash stations, nail care, pet-safe hair coloring, a photo booth, and even a doggy fashion show. All proceeds benefit ASMV to help dogs in need.

  • Yoga & Mimosas | D.H. Lescombes | Saturday, June 22 | 10 am – 11 am | Unwind, stretch, and sip with us as we welcome the day with relaxation and good vibes.

  • Class for Dads | Conscious Fathering Program of Southern New Mexico | 11 am - 1 pm | 1675 Hickory Loop | Lunch will be provided for all attendees. This hands-on class will prepare expecting fathers and fathers of newborns for taking care of their newborn babies. 

  • Cloudcroft Beer Fest | Cloudcroft Chamber | Zenith Park Cloudcroft | 12 pm - 6 pm | Indulge in traditional craft beers sourced from New Mexico Breweries. There will be over 50 venders to enjoy that consist of Food trucks, Wine, Mocktails, Live music, Artisan and Crafters. Families are welcome! $20 Entry | Tickets & More Info

  • Starr Western Wear’s Rodeo El Paso | El Paso County Coliseum | June 21st 7:30pm, June 22nd 7:30pm, June 23rd 2:00pm | This is the best of the best in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)

Sunday, June 23rd

  • 33rd Annual Turtle Races | Our Lady of Guadalupe San Juan Fiesta | 2pm - 3 pm | Is your turtle ready to race? There is no cost to register a turtle for the Turtle Races. Registration begins at 1100am and as part of the registration, each person registering a turtle will receive a turtle race t-shirts!

  • Mesilla Arts & Crafts Farmers Market | Mesilla Plaza | 11am-4pm

  • Starr Western Wear’s Rodeo El Paso | El Paso County Coliseum | June 21st 7:30pm, June 22nd 7:30pm, June 23rd 2:00pm | This is the best of the best in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)

Saturday, June 29th

Ongoing Events

Saturday, June 8th - August 4th

  • Trick Dog Challenge | Laughing Dog Farm | Saturday June 8th | 9 am | See how many new tricks you and your best friend can learn! Dates: June 8th & 29th, July 13th & 27th, and Aug 3rd or 4th (TBD)

Through Sunday June 30th

Movies in the Park 2024 Schedule

Free Movies in the Park return to Young Park this June through September! Bring your blanket, chairs, and an appetite (food vendors available). Shows start at dusk.

  • June 29 "Wonka," PG

  • July 13 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem," PG

  • July 27  "The Marvels," PG-13

  • Aug. 10 "Five Nights at Freddy’s," PG-13

  • Aug. 24 "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny," PG-13

  • Sept. 7 "Elemental," PG

  • Sept. 21 "The Little Mermaid," PG

Sunday, June 2nd - August 29th

  • Music in the Park Series | Young Park | 7 p.m. each Sunday from June 2 through August 25 at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave.

    June 23, 2024: Genie & the Starliners (Oldies and Variety); Guitar Slim (Rockin’ Blues). The concert will be at Young Park.

  • Thursday Night Music on the Plaza concerts will begin at 7 p.m. on July 18, August 15, and August 29 at Plaza de Las Cruces.

Cruces Creatives

  • Cruces Creatives is a non-profit makerspace that connects people with the tools, training, and community to make practically anything. Tools and space include 3D printers, CAD manufacturing tools such as CNC and laser, wood shop, bicycle shop, textile lab, audio-visual lab, electronics lab,  kids room, and more. Events Schedule

Farm & Ranch Museum

  • The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum has daily demonstration programs such as chair caning, wool spinning, weaving, quilting & blacksmithing. So keep them in mind if you are looking for things to do. Learn More

City of Las Cruces

  • The City of Las Cruces actually has an amazing list of weekly events for those searching for things to do. Way too many for me to list here but do check them out. Calendar of events.




Wednesday, June 19th

  • Jack Hansen | Picacho Hills Country Club | 5-8 pm | Live Music | Drink Special | Reservations Highly Recommended: [email protected] (575)523-8641 EXT 3

Thursday, June 20th

Friday, June 21st

  • Baroque on the Border | Atkinson Recital Hall NMSU | Camerata Del Sol | June 21 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Join us for "Baroque on the Border," the final concert of our 2023 Season! Enjoy a diverse selection of works by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Corelli, and others, featuring a cello concerto with principal cellist James Carney and a violin sonata by Elizabeth de la Guerre, a composer from King Louis XIV's court. Don't miss this refreshing conclusion to another great year! | Free with a suggested donation of $15 | Tickets

  • 2024 Summer Music Series | Mesilla Plaza | June 21st | 8 pm - 10 pm | Free | Calista

  • Dosage | Amaro Winery | 7 pm | Live Music

  • Abigail Maldonado | DH Lescombes | 6-9 pm | Live Music

  • Orlando Madrid Jazz | Grounded | 7 pm - 9:30 pm | Live Music

  • Dusty Low | Rio Grande Winery | 6-9 pm | Live Music

  • Comedy Night | Picacho Peak Brewing Co | 9 pm | Valente Rodriguez from "George Lopez" and "The Mentalist," with hilarious acts by Flo Hernandez and Josh Castro.

  • Dream Merchants | Miguel's On Mesquite | 8 pm - 11 pm | Live Music 

  • The Retroz | Pecan Grill & Brewery | 7 pm - 11 pm | Live Music | Acoustic duet playing classic hits from the '60s, '70s, '80s, Latin, and some country.

  • Jamie O’Hara | Picacho Peak Brewing | 6-9 pm | Live Music

  • Doug Adamz, Mark Mathias, Daniel Becker | NM VINTAGE WINES | 7 pm | Live Music | NM Vintage has moved to a new location.

  • 4th Annual Juneteenth Jazz Arts Festival | Las Cruces Downtown Plaza | 6-9 pm | Jazz performances by Tony Trejo and the Tenia Nelson Trio.

Saturday, June 22nd

  • Chris Baker | DH Lescombes | 6-9 pm | Live Music

  • Eli James Band | Picacho Hills Country Club | 7-10 pm | Live Music, Dancing & BBQ | RSVP |

  • Sebastien Lescombes | DH Lescombes Winery | 6-9 pm | Live Piano Music Every Saturday

  • Mammoth Cults | Rio Grande Winery | 6-10 pm | Live Music

  • Christopher Escarcega | Sparky’s BBQ Hatch | 12-3 pm | Live Music

  • Mixx Band | Game II | 7 pm - 11 pm | Soul, Funk, Rock, Blues & variety dance jams

  • Watkins & Blue | Picacho Peak Brewing | 6-9 pm | Sweet guitar riffs by Watkins and Daisy Blue and hilarious crowd interactions.

Sunday, June 23rd

  • Frank Zona | Rio Grande Winery | 4-7 pm | Live Music

  • Chris Baker | Sparky’s BBQ Hatch | 12-3 pm | Live Music

Friday, June 28th

Saturday, June 29th

Sunday, June 30th

  • 1964 The Beatles Tribute | NMSU Pan American Center | Sunday June 30 | 7 pm | Tickets | Hailed by critics and fans as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world, 1964 The Tribute takes audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in our hearts forever.

  • Mariachi Aguilas | Sparky’s BBQ Hatch | 12-3 pm | Live Music


September 28th

  • Way Out West Fest | El Paso Convention Center | Saturday September 28th | 5 pm | Featuring Billy Currington. Chili Challenge and Margarita Contest | Tickets |


Wednesday, October 9th

 To be successful at anything, the truth is you don't have to be special. You just have to be what most people aren't: consistent, determined and willing to work for it.

Tom Brady

Arts and Crafts


Wednesday, June 26th

  • Camino De Los Artistas | Amador Patio Bar Grill | Wednesday June 26 | 5:30 pm | Experience the vibrant Southwestern art scene at the Amador Patio, Bar, and Grill! 🎨🍷 On June 26th, from 5:30 PM, enjoy art, wine tasting, and hors d'oeuvres while exploring works from top local galleries. $10 entry, with proceeds benefiting the Mesquite Historic District Art Ramble. Don't miss out!

Ongoing Events

Through June 22th

  • Los Manteles De Mi Abuela | Branigan Cultural Center | through June 22th | By presenting sahumadores on contemporary oilcloth tablecloths, Robert Salas mixes the historic and contemporary aspects of his Hispanic and Indigenous Mexican heritage.

  • Tlazoh Amozochitl | Branigan Cultural Center | through June 22th | Examining pre-contact Mesoamerican culture while recognizing the influences of Spanish and American cultures upon them. Kindergarten through 5th grade students at Raices del Saber Xinachtli Community School learned about the history of corn, chocolate, and butterflies through traditional Mesoamerican stories. They then created artwork that reflected those stories. Come see over 40 pieces of artwork created by these multicultural students!

Through July 20th

  • Mata Ortiz: Highlights from The Lysbeth Warren Anderson Collection | New Mexico State University Art Gallery | Through July 20, 2024 | Free |   Witness the evolution of Mata Ortiz pottery! This exhibit showcases contemporary ceramics from over 25 artists, blending tradition with modern innovation. Explore the legacy of Juan Quezada, with pieces generously donated by Lysbeth Warren Anderson to the NMSU Permanent Art Collection.

Through August 4th

  • Vivid Landscapes Paisajes Vibrantes | NM Farm and Ranch | Daily | Local artist Jerry Hernandez captures oil on canvas the vast skies, breathtaking views, and unique scenery that makes New Mexico timeless. 

If you know of or have any upcoming Artists related events let me know and I will be happy to share 🙂 

Theatre & Film

June 14th - June 30th

  • A Walk in the Woods | No Strings Theatre Company | Various dates & Times June 14th - June 30th | "A Walk in the Woods" depicts the evolving bond between Russian and American arms negotiators, Andrey Botvinnik and Joan Honeyman, over a year of talks. Despite contrasting personalities, they forge a connection. Inspired by real 1982 events where two diplomats achieved a short-lived breakthrough during an unofficial "walk in the woods."

June 28th - June 30th

  • Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream | A Children's Theatre of the Mesilla Valley | Rio Grande Theatre | Friday, June 28h @ 7:00pm, Saturday, June 29th  @ 7:00pm, Sunday, June 30th @ 1:00pm | With two special school performances on Friday, June 28th  @ 9:45am, 12:00pm



Saturday, June 22nd

  • Nature Journaling the NMSU Demonstration Garden | •MVAS Nature Journal Club and Mesilla Valley Audubon Society | 8:30 am - 10:30 am | The NMSU Landscape Demonstration Garden displays more than 200 labeled genera of trees, shrubs, and groundcovers.

If you know of or have any upcoming gardening-related events let me know and I will be happy to share 🙂 Just reply to this email



Tuesday, June 18th

  • Tuesday Night Group Run | Bluebird Running Company | 6 pm | The course is a one mile loop from Water St to Bowman Ave. straight down Church St to the roundabout and back on Water St. 

Wednesday, June 19th

  • Wednesday Walk with a Ranger | Fort Selden Historic Site | Every Wednesday through Nov 20th, 2024 | 9 am - 10 am | 1280 Fort Selden Rd, Radium Springs, NM | $5 per adult. Children <16 years old & Seniors over 60 free | 575-526-8911 |

  • Campfire Kitchen at Fort Selden | Fort Selden Historic Site | 10 am - 11 am | An outdoor demonstration using some of the same recipes and cooking traditions the Buffalo Soldiers who were stationed at Fort Selden used in the 1800s.

Friday, June 21st

Tuesday, June 25th

  • Tuesday Night Group Run | Bluebird Running Company | 6 pm | The course is a one mile loop from Water St to Bowman Ave. straight down Church St to the roundabout and back on Water St. 

Wednesday, July 3rd

Recurring Events 

  • Wednesday Walk with a Ranger | Fort Selden Historic Site | Every Wednesday through Nov 20th, 2024 | 9 am - 10 am | 1280 Fort Selden Rd, Radium Springs, NM | $5 per adult. Children <16 years old & Seniors over 60 free | 575-526-8911 |

Pets of the Week

Venus #76017

Porsche #65092

❤️ Adoptions are FREE for the Pet of the Week. Spayed and Neutered. Because they have been here long-term and you know what that means. 
ASCMV.org or 575-382-0018

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