Ruidoso Pickleball Club will be hosting a Super Senior International Pickleball Association (SSIPA) Tournament on August 21-23, 2017 at the White Mountain Tennis Courts starting at 8:00 am each day. Anyone that is 60+ years of age is welcome to enter. Everyone is welcome to watch. Learn more>
Join Arizona Antique Shows LLC and The Noon Lions Club August 25, 26, 27, 2017 at the Ruidoso Convention Center – 111 Sierra Blanca Drive.
Hours are Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 11am-4pm.
The Zmed Brothers and their band have been paying a reverential, spot-on, educational tribute to the very aesthetics of The Everly Brothers at concert halls throughout the land to rave reviews. They now bring that iconic vibe to the acoustically supreme Spencer for a night of dreamy melodies and rockin’ love songs.
Join Inn of the Mountain Gods in saying farewell to summer with food, music and fireworks at the End of Summer Bash on Sunday, September 3. The family-friendly event begins at 3 p.m. with jumping balloons and concessions and at 5 p.m. guests can enjoy live music on the lawn. Once dusk settles in, fireworks will light the sky over Lake Mescalero as live music continues to play. Attendance to the End of Summer Bash is free, however jumping balloon tickets are $10 per person.
The All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs has a purse of $3 million and is the richest race for a two-year-old of any breed in North America.
Held in the beautiful mountains surrounding Ruidoso, the Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally attracts thousands of biking enthusiasts. 2015 AMA Road Riding Convention with a 86,000 square-foot trade show, 7 different poker runs, bike judging, and a new bike giveaway sponsored by Barnet Harley-Davidson in El Paso.
Build & fly your own kite, food & drinks, and kite demonstrations at the White Mountain Sports Complex. Spend a Sunday with family and friends. See the kites fly, see them swirl and see them do acrobatics in the sky. A perfect way to kick off fall with outdoor fun in a park setting. For more information call Parks & Recreation at: 575-257-5030
Charlie Daniels and Marshall Tucker are coming to Inn of the Mountain Gods stage October 6 at 8pm!
Each year at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium there is ALWAYS stellar entertainment, ALWAYS a chuckwagon cook-off, ALWAYS great family fun, and ALWAYS a great exhibition of western wares with over 100 vendors and their unique products for you to buy. Plus mounted shooting competition and equestrian demonstrations.
Great food, great beer, great music, arts & crafts - and "dressing for the occasion" is encouraged! Don't miss our very own Kinderhall featuring all kinds of fun and games for the kids! Food booths feature delicious German staples such as Bratwurst, schnitzels and sauerkraut.
Embrace the season and join the Ruidoso Greeters for a timeless and treasured tradition, the Christmas Jubilee at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Friday, November 10th noon till 6 PM, Saturday November 11th 10 AM - 6 PM and Sunday, November 12th 11 AM - 4 PM. Admission is only $1.00 and active military are free. Over 80 local merchants and a food court. There will be a Santa Room and Storytelling on Saturday and Sunday. Get a great start on your holiday shopping by visiting the Jubilee.
NM Flavor Fest features Beers, Wines, and Foods of New Mexico! + Live Art Exhibits, Auctions, Live Music, a Kids Fashion Contest, NM Fashion Show (featuring NM artists), Live Art Creations, Sculptors, Painters, Performers, Indian Tacos, Authentic Mexican and New Mexican Foods + other COOL Contests, and CASH Prizes! Also, enjoy overnight camping in a convenient location near the event center, you can also check out our lodging partners and enjoy our comfortable VIP lounge.
The Annual Butterfly Release is a fundraising event for Ruidoso Hospice Foundation featuring the release of 200 or more butterflies. Witness a magical event, commemorate the anniversary, death, or life of a precious friend or companion, and support your local hospice organization.
The Alto Artists' Studio Tour (AAST) celebrates its 14th Anniversary August 3 - 6, 2017. This free, self-guided tour in Alto, New Mexico, offers the chance to explore behind the scenes of the local art community. The public is invited to visit private studios to interact with the artists. To learn more, visit AltoArtistsStudioTour.com
More than 44 musicians with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra join a cast of 10 professional singers and dancers from the United States and Europe in Shining A New Light on the Arts. This original blend of cutting-edge classical & contemporary performing arts takes center stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017.
A great family event starting & finishing at Wingfield Park using 2 different running trails at Grindstone Lake in midtown Ruidoso. It is sanctioned by USA Track & Field and the American Trail Running Association. Great Ruidoso carved bears as awards. It is a benefit for the Ski Apache Adaptive Sports & Ecoservants.
This is an opportunity for runners to train in the high altitude and cooler temperatures of the Sacramento Mountains. There are three runs: a 4-mile course, an 8.5-mile course & a half marathon. Each run will begin and end in Wingfield Park in mid-town Ruidoso.
Fort Stanton will be hosting its fifth annual March on Rome World War II reenactment and Living History display on Saturday, July 28, 2017, on the grounds of the fort. Authentic camps for both Allied and Axis forces will be open to the public between 4 and 6 p.m. with a public show battle beginning at 5:30 p.m. Attendance is free to the public, although donations to Fort Stanton are welcome.
Distinguished as the best among the best, the winner of this summer’s quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will shine in the Spencer spotlights just a month after winning the most grueling piano contest in the world.
For information and tickets, visit http://www.spencertheater.com/Sum17/VanCliburn/index.html
Fine art lovers from around the southwest make an annual trip to Ruidoso for this juried fine arts show that features over 100 of the nation’s most talented artists showcasing a broad spectrum of mediums, showcasing collectible art and jewelry.
Join the fun and come out to watch this Pecos Professional League matchup between the Roswell Invaders and White Sands Pupfish at White Mountain Sports Complex. Game details and ticket sales, here.
The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they’ve had for over 50 years. Don’t miss this great group as they hit the stage at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino on Saturday, July 15 at 8 pm. Tickets start at $30.
This annual event brings costumed re-enactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, live music and a military ball which will have visitors dancing into the night! Additionally, the event brings authors, historians, photographers, artists and a variety of historical vendors to site to share their crafts and other handiwork. Local food vendors are on hand to provide sustenance for your day at the Fort.
Art Loop began as a creative venture amongst artists 18 years ago and continues to be one of the most successful studio tours in New Mexico. Throughout Lincoln County artists will open their studios, demonstrate their craft and discuss their creative process creating much more than simply a vibrant art market.
Come out and enjoy ALL the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort has to offer as we celebrate Independence Day 2017! The Star Spangled Celebration is FREE and begins at 3 p.m. with concessions, jumping balloons, live music, and the LARGEST fireworks show in New Mexico. Cost: Free.
Eight rodeos in four days! The nation’s largest open rodeo weekend includes four nightly rodeos, two-day ranch rodeo, youth ranch rodeo, kid’s rough stock rodeo, cook-off, kids events, and nightly dances. On July 4th, enjoy a full day of Independence celebration with a campfire dutch oven competition, mutton bustin’, steer riding, evening rodeo, fireworks, and a dance. You don’t want to miss this 4th of July celebration!
Visitors will be offered a rare opportunity to witness the coming of age ceremony of Mescalero Apache maidens during this annual event. Ceremonial dances, rodeo, arts and crafts, food vendors are all part of the annual Mescalero Ceremonial and Rodeo held at the Mescalero Apache reservation over the July 4th holiday.
Run a beautiful marathon or half-marathon in the mountain town of Ruidoso. The course is mainly on paved roads, some sections of the marathon course are gravel. The courses for both distances are a challenge not only because of hills, but also because of the altitude which is up to 7500 ft. The day before the event, Saturday June 25, will be packet pick up and a kids 1 mile fun run with a 5 K run. New This year: 10K.
Join us at Lincoln Historic Site for a San Juan Day celebration and cultural festival. This family friendly event will feature local arts and food vendors, a local farmer's market, historic games, and some truly great New Mexican music.
10:00 a.m.- Vendors open
12:00 p.m.- Cipriano Vigil and Family concert
1:30 p.m.- The Flying "J" Wranglers concert
3:00 p.m.- Event ends
Now in its seventh year, this festive event is the major annual fundraiser for the theater, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charitable organization that perseveres in its mission to help expand the cultural horizons of residents and visitors in New Mexico. The tradition continues with gourmet food tastings, generous pours of wine, and the auction of fine items from far and wide.
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the nation. A combination of ping pong, tennis and badminton, the sport is designed for all ages & skill levels. Play in the USAPA SANCTIONED "Ruidoso Pickelball Championships" sponsored by Maxtime Fitness of Ruidoso, NM. This is a skill level event open to all ages. Friday: Men's & Women's Singles Tournaments Saturday: Men's & Women's Doubles Tournament Sunday: Mixed Doubles Tournament.