The Nutcracker at Spencer Theater
Dec
23
2:00 PM14:00

The Nutcracker at Spencer Theater

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This original adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Christmas classic is true eye-candy with outstanding dancers, lavish sets, special effects and gorgeous costumes. Performance proceeds benefit the nonprofit Dalí Ballet. Saturday, December 22, 2 pm & 7 pm. Sunday, December 23, 2 pm. $30

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Ski Apache Annual Torchlight Parade with Fireworks
Dec
27
1:00 PM13:00

Ski Apache Annual Torchlight Parade with Fireworks

This much-anticipated annual event begins with the Dummy Gelunde competition at 3 PM and live music all day, with the Torchlight Parade beginning at sundown when, torch-bearing skiers glide down the mountain to the sounds of traditional Native American music and a dazzling fireworks display. FREE Family Event.

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Decades of Celebration” New Year’s Eve Party at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Decades of Celebration” New Year’s Eve Party at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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Rock into the New Year with the Decades of Celebration at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Enjoy live music from Aquarius and Boombox Heroes playing hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s as we countdown to 2019. Plus, dress up in your favorite decade and enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner.

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INTOCABLE at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Jan
5
7:00 PM19:00

INTOCABLE at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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INTOCABLE is one of the most influential groups in the Tejano/Norteño music scene today. Their road to success began twenty years ago in Zapata,Texas, when friends Ricky Muñoz and René Martínez dreamed of bringing their songs to the world as they crafted a unique and extraordinary style of music which expertly fuses Tejano conjunto music, Norteño folk rhythms, pop ballads and rock.

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Gene Watson at Spencer Theater
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Gene Watson at Spencer Theater

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Gene Watson’s powerful voice and multi-octave range makes him one of the most masterful voices in Country music. His long career has notched five number ones, 23 top tens and over 76 charted singles. Watson can sing the most challenging songs with an ease that comes from pure, natural talent – a gift that’s delivered so smooth, mellow and true in his many hits like “Fourteen Carat Mind,” “Paper Rosie,” “Nothing Sure Looked Good On You” and “Farewell Party.”

Saturday, February 9 at 7pm • $39 - $65
Southern Fried Chicken Buffet at 5pm, $20

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Rodney Carrington at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Rodney Carrington at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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Rodney Carrington has been one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last ten years and among the top 5 the last several years. Rodney is on track to be in the top 5 again this year as he regularly performs to sold-out crowds across the US, Canada, and even Australia.

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Murphy’s Celtic Legacy at Spencer Theater
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Murphy’s Celtic Legacy at Spencer Theater

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Some of the quickest, most expressive legs in the world percussively invigorating traditional Irish dance. Featuring 20+ dancers & musicians including talents from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular. The performance - bursting with riveting jigs, reels and haunting ballads - is drawn from Irish folklore.

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Amy Grant at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Amy Grant at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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Conventional  wisdom  has  it  that  Amy  Grant  put  Contemporary  Christian  Music  on  the  map,  becoming  the  first  CCM  artist  to  have  a  platinum  record,  the  first  to  hit  No.  1  on  the  Pop  charts,  and  the  first  to  perform  at  the  GRAMMY  Awards.  Since  then,  Grant  has  been  strumming  her  way  through  a  30-plus  year  adventure  as  a  singer-songwriter,  author,  television  host  and  speaker.

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The Wizard of Oz at Spencer Theater
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

The Wizard of Oz at Spencer Theater

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Follow the yellow brick road out to Emerald City, where a full stage theatrical production of THE WIZARD OF OZ comes to life. Faithfully celebrating the 1939 MGM movie classic, the stage will be filled with breathtaking special effects that sweep audiences away from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas.

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The Wizard of Oz at Spencer Theater
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Wizard of Oz at Spencer Theater

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Follow the yellow brick road out to Emerald City, where a full stage theatrical production of THE WIZARD OF OZ comes to life. Faithfully celebrating the 1939 MGM movie classic, the stage will be filled with breathtaking special effects that sweep audiences away from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas.

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The Illusionists - Live From Broadway at Spencer Theater
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Illusionists - Live From Broadway at Spencer Theater

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This mind-blowing magic spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. This high-tech extravaganza features:  The Daredevil • The Deductionist • The Grand Illusionist • The Manipulator • The Trickster

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Zia Rides: 12 Hours in the Wild West
Apr
13
7:00 AM07:00

Zia Rides: 12 Hours in the Wild West

Ride spectacular, purpose-built mountain bike trails while staging from a great sheltered camping area. The event is right in town with easy access to Ruidoso restaurants, hotels, and services. Seriously, you could roll to the start from several hotels in Ruidoso.  Come see why everyone raves about the Grindstone Lake trail system!

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Jump, Jive & Wail Starring the Jive Aces with Makenna Ridgway at Spencer Theater
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Jump, Jive & Wail Starring the Jive Aces with Makenna Ridgway at Spencer Theater

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Legendary British swing band, The Jive Aces, are renowned worldwide for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show. They are the first live band to reach the finals of “Britain’s Got Talent” and for their uplifting award-winning video, “Bring Me Sunshine,” which went viral with 3 million views. Saturday, April 27 at 7pm •  $39 - $65 | Homestyle Angus Beef Meatloaf Buffet at 5pm, $20

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Cats the Musical at Spencer Theater
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Cats the Musical at Spencer Theater

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Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater— ”Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

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Cats the Musical at Spencer Theater
May
15
1:00 PM13:00

Cats the Musical at Spencer Theater

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Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater— ”Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

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All American Country Music Festival
May
31
to Jun 1

All American Country Music Festival

Country Music fans mark your calendars! We are proud to host the 2nd Annual All American Country Music Festival at Wingfield Park in Ruidoso. We guarantee it will bigger and better than the first (which ROCKED!). Backdropped by Sierra Blanca peak and surrounded by pine trees, cool breezes and clear blue skies the music, food, and drinks take a front seat over Memorial Day weekend in Ruidoso.

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Mescalero Apache Ceremonial Dances and Rodeo
Jul
4
to Jul 6

Mescalero Apache Ceremonial Dances and Rodeo

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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, and ceremonial parade are all part of the annual Mescalero Ceremonial and Rodeo held at the Mescalero Apache reservation over the July 4th holiday.

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Star Spangled Celebration - Inn Of The Mountain Gods
Jul
4
3:00 PM15:00

Star Spangled Celebration - Inn Of The Mountain Gods

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Come out and enjoy ALL the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort has to offer as we celebrate Independence Day! 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.

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Lincoln County Art Loop
Jul
5
to Jul 7

Lincoln County Art Loop

Art Loop began as a creative venture amongst artists 24 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

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All American Futurity: The World's Richest Quarter Horse Race
Aug
30
to Sep 2

All American Futurity: The World's Richest Quarter Horse Race

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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. Arrive early as the race track fills to capacity to watch all the exciting stakes race action on closing weekend.

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Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally
Sep
18
to Sep 22

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally

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For 50 years, the village of Ruidoso in the southern mountains of New Mexico has hosted riders and enthusiasts for the Golden Aspen (Est. 1969) and AspenCash (Est. 1997) motorcycle rallies. In 2018, the Golden Aspen Rally returns to the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack September 18 - 22, 2019. To learn more, visit MotorcycleRally.com

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Festival of Lights After Party
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Festival of Lights After Party

After enjoying the Festival of Lights Parade in Midtown, head over to Wingfield Park for a free Festival of Lights After Party. Beginning at 7:00 PM, there will be food, drinks, an outdoor showing of “It’s A Wonderful Life”, winter activities for the kids, fire pits for roasting marshmallows, and Santa will be on hand for photos. Be sure to join the fun!

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Ruidoso Festival of Lights Parade
Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

Ruidoso Festival of Lights Parade

Beautifully lit and fantastically festive, the Festival of Lights–Parade of Lights starts at 5:30 pm from the corner of Sudderth/Mechem, through Midtown. The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Toys for Tots and encourage everyone to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Parade of Lights. During the parade Toys for Tots will have a float and will be collecting toys. Marines will be walking along the float picking up the toys that are brought to the parade. 

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Christmas Tree Lighting at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Nov
25
1:30 PM13:30

Christmas Tree Lighting at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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Bring the kids for this FREE event filled with sweet treats, family-friendly entertainment and spectacular Christmas Tree Lighting. While you’re there, you can try your luck at the casino, schedule a spa treatment, or enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s many restaurant venues.

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Ruidoso Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Ruidoso Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

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Put down that fork and put on your running shoes for the After Turkey–Turkey Trot in Ruidoso, a 5K Run-Walk around The Links at Sierra Blanca. Registration begins at 8:30 AM with entry fee of one or more cans of food to support the Lincoln County Food Bank. T-Shirts will be handed out to the first 30 who register as sizes and supplies last.

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Grindstone Stables Sleigh Rides Opening Day
Nov
22
5:30 PM17:30

Grindstone Stables Sleigh Rides Opening Day

During the winter holiday season, there are sleigh rides through the historic upper canyon with Grindstone Stables. No snow is required to enjoy a crisp winter evening and the holiday decorations of Ruidoso's oldest neighborhood. Call Grindstone Stables at 575-257-2241 to make reservations, or visit grindstonestables.com

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Carrizozo Music Presents Linda Rosenthal in Concert
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Carrizozo Music Presents Linda Rosenthal in Concert

Carrizozo Music is pleased to announce that violinist Linda Rosenthal, accompanied by pianist Maxim Pakhomov, will perform in Carrizozo on Friday, November 16, at 6 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church.  The free performance, featuring music by Beethoven, Bartok, Sarasate, Massenet and Bock, is presented by the Piatigorsky Foundation of NYC.

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The Sound of Music at Spencer Theater
Nov
13
1:00 PM13:00

The Sound of Music at Spencer Theater

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The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to the Spencer Theater. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song “The Sound Of Music.”

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The Sound of Music at Spencer Theater
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Sound of Music at Spencer Theater

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The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to the Spencer Theater. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song “The Sound Of Music.”

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Big And Rich Live In Concert at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Big And Rich Live In Concert at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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As Big & Rich, John Rich and Big Kenny Alphin have exerted a definite “gravitational pull” to the direction modern country music has taken. Their much anticipated new project, “Gravity” provides a stellar example of the genius of their creative brotherhood–the result of two unique musical personalities colliding to form an even greater positive sum total.

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Ruidoso Christmas Jubilee
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Ruidoso Christmas Jubilee

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Embrace the season and join the Ruidoso Greeters for a timeless and treasured tradition, the Christmas Jubilee at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Friday, November 9th noon till 6 PM, Saturday November 10th 10 AM - 6 PM and Sunday, November 11th 10 AM - e PM.

Admission is only $2.00 and active military are free.

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Dia de Muertos Festival in Historic Lincoln
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Dia de Muertos Festival in Historic Lincoln

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Don't miss this lively annual community Day of the Dead celebration in Lincoln, NM, honoring the stories, lives, and legacies of those who passed away. Come and join the fun with music, dance, family activities, face painting, altar-offerings, arts and crafts, plus food and drink. This community event is free to the public.

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Carnaval Fantastique at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Carnaval Fantastique at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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“Carnaval Fantastique” is a celebration of music and action that catapults the audience into a world of excitement and glamour. An international cast combines the thrill of gravity-defying acrobatics, the agility and strength of balance, hilarious comedy, beautiful dancers and dynamic laser special effects.

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Fort Stanton After Dark and First Annual Trick or Treat Trail
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Fort Stanton After Dark and First Annual Trick or Treat Trail

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore the grounds and buildings of Fort Stanton after dark with its first annual "Trick or Treat" Trail” while interacting with costumed living historians, storytellers, and investigators from the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society. The self-guided tours will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, children under 10 are free. Please call 575-354-0341 for more information.

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Ruidoso Oktoberfest
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Ruidoso Oktoberfest

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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.

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Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
Oct
12
to Oct 14

Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

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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. 

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