Free Star Spangled Salute at Spencer Theater
Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

Free Star Spangled Salute at Spencer Theater

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The 1st Armored Division Band, under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer Michael J. Moore, presents an evening of military march favorites and patriotic concert music. The band’s historically rich, musically adept ensemble of 30+ soldier musicians & vocalists perform in honor of and dedicated to our nation’s military members serving throughout the world. Free to the public - Limit 4 Tickets

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Blue Light Live presents Dirty River Boys and Kody West at Ruidoso Downs Race Track
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Blue Light Live presents Dirty River Boys and Kody West at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

Don’t miss Red Raider Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Lubbock's iconic Blue Light Live presents Kody West and The Dirty River Boys playing on the track on Saturday night. Doors open at 7 p.m. General Admission seating. Tickets are $20. Call the box office 575-378-4140 for tickets.

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4th of July Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track
Jul
4
12:00 PM12:00

4th of July Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

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Celebrate July 4th at Ruidoso Downs! Racing on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Special July 4th racing with flag ceremony on the track and Billy's July 4th Jeep Giveaway in the Casino! Rainbow Futurity Trials on Friday and Saturday and Ruidoso Derby Trials on Sunday. Yarbrough Band at Billy the Kid Casino on Friday and Saturday! FREE parking and FREE general admission.

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Fourth of July Bash at Enchanted Vine Event Barn
Jul
4
to Jul 6

Fourth of July Bash at Enchanted Vine Event Barn

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Come out to celebrate Independence Day Weekend at the Enchanted Vine Event Barn with food trucks, live music, cornhole tournament, and Lost Hiker Brewery will be there, pouring their awesome beer! Noisy Water wine will be poured, have a glass or a bottle. On July 6th Noisy Water Winery will be releasing their newest Cab Franc and Dolcetto! 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm all 3 days.

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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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Smokey Bear Stampede
Jul
4
to Jul 7

Smokey Bear Stampede

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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’, goat roping, evening rodeo, fireworks, and a dance. You don’t want to miss this 4th of July celebration!

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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 Casino 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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24th Annual Lincoln County Art Loop
Jul
5
to Jul 7

24th Annual 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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The All-American Boys Chorus at Spencer Theater
Jul
9
8:00 PM20:00

The All-American Boys Chorus at Spencer Theater

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The All-American Boys Chorus is America’s quintessential professional boys chorus, a California-based company of 100+ comprehensively trained vocalists that has delighted audiences worldwide for over 40 years. A select choir of 39 boys, ages 8-14, come to the Spencer, singing a concert designed as a patriotic salute to America’s men and women of the armed forces.

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Rumours - Fleetwood Mac Tribute at Spencer Theater
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Rumours - Fleetwood Mac Tribute at Spencer Theater

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Rumours recreates the chart-topping 70s & 80s rock music of Fleetwood Mac, best known for lead vocalist Stevie Nicks' distinctive voice, mystical stage persona, and poetic, symbolic lyrics in signature harmonies like “Landslide,” “Dreams,” “Hold Me,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Rhianna,” “Think About Me” and “Tusk.”

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Fort Stanton LIVE
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Fort Stanton LIVE

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.

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Ultimate ELO Experience at Spencer Theater
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Ultimate ELO Experience at Spencer Theater

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THE ULTIMATE ELO EXPERIENCE shares The Electric Light Orchestra’s ambitious and irresistible fusion of pop, melodic rock, classical arrangements, and futuristic iconography of the 1970s in ELO classics like “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Xanadu,” “Shine A Little Love,” “Evil Woman,” “Telephone Line,” “Strange Magic” and more.

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Zia Festival Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Zia Festival Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

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Zia Festival Weekend- Over 60 vendors in Grandstand and Tent. Multiple New Mexico Stakes Races. Saturday night concert by Jake Hooker 7 p.m. Tickets $20 each, call 575-378-4431. New Mexico HBA party, Children’s Activities in tent.

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Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs
Jul
27
7:30 AM07:30

Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs

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.

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March on Rome World War II Reenactment at Fort Stanton
Jul
27
4:00 PM16:00

March on Rome World War II Reenactment at Fort Stanton

Fort Stanton will be hosting its fifth annual March on Rome World War II reenactment and Living History display on Saturday, July 27, 2019, 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.

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Deana Carter at Spencer Theater
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Deana Carter at Spencer Theater

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In the big voice year of ‘96 a dreamy song called “Strawberry Wine” came on the radio and captured the hearts of millions of country music fans around the world. The tune, by 30-year-old newcomer Deana Carter, featured her soft, sensual voice in a tune about expectations.

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The Oak Ridge Boys at Spencer Theater
Aug
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Oak Ridge Boys at Spencer Theater

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The Oak Ridge Boys’ music is timeless. Their four-part harmony country-gospel music was pure and beautiful 50 years ago, and remains so today. Their stage show is one of the most dynamic on tour today. Among their chart-topping hits are “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “American Made,” and “Fancy Free.” Expect these gems and more as The Oak Ridge Boys perform with their band at the acoustically divine Spencer Theater.

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The Oak Ridge Boys at Spencer Theater
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Oak Ridge Boys at Spencer Theater

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The Oak Ridge Boys’ music is timeless. Their four-part harmony country-gospel music was pure and beautiful 50 years ago, and remains so today. Their stage show is one of the most dynamic on tour today. Among their chart-topping hits are “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “American Made,” and “Fancy Free.” Expect these gems and more as The Oak Ridge Boys perform with their band at the acoustically divine Spencer Theater.

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The Fab Four at Spencer Theater
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Fab Four at Spencer Theater

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With pitch-perfect renditions of classics like “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Twist and Shout, ” “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Come Together,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Yellow Submarine,” The Fab Four recreates the very vibe of the British band that changed music forever.

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5th Annual Carrizozo Arts Weekend
Aug
17
to Aug 18

5th Annual Carrizozo Arts Weekend

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The 5th Annual Carrizozo Arts Weekend will take place August 17 and 18, 2019, from 11 am to 4 pm. A preview party will precede the weekend on Friday, August 16 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography located at 401 12th Street in Carrizozo. All events are free and open to the public.

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Billy The Kid Pickleball ShootOut
Aug
22
to Aug 25

Billy The Kid Pickleball ShootOut

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Ruidoso Pickleball Club will be hosting a Super Senior International Pickleball Association (SSIPA) Tournament on August 22 - 25, 2019 at the White Mountain Sports Complex 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.

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Ruidoso Pickleball Championship Tournament
Aug
22
to Aug 25

Ruidoso Pickleball Championship Tournament

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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". This is a skill level event open to ages 12 to 59.

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Mark Chesnutt at Spencer Theater
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Mark Chesnutt at Spencer Theater

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Mark Chesnutt is one of country music’s treasures. His success includes 14 #1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums, five gold records, a CMA Horizon Award, and the honor of being one of the most played artists on country music airwaves. Since first dominating the honky tonk scene in the 1990s, his emotionally-tinged traditional style and substantial delivery set the bar for his generation. He’s got a knack for delivering great songs and making them into chart-topping hits, a gift that continues to this day.

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Mark Chesnutt at Spencer Theater
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Mark Chesnutt at Spencer Theater

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Mark Chesnutt is one of country music’s treasures. His success includes 14 #1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums, five gold records, a CMA Horizon Award, and the honor of being one of the most played artists on country music airwaves. Since first dominating the honky tonk scene in the 1990s, his emotionally-tinged traditional style and substantial delivery set the bar for his generation. He’s got a knack for delivering great songs and making them into chart-topping hits, a gift that continues to this day.

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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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Albert Hammond at Spencer Theater
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Albert Hammond at Spencer Theater

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Albert Hammond has been writing hit songs for over 50 years, many becoming Grammy, Emmy, Oscar, and Golden Globe nominees and winners. His folk rock tunes are timeless, infused with sun-kissed Caribbean rhythms. Others are contemplative, cinematic pop anthems with sweeping strings and introspective harmonies. His prodigious half-century of artistry (songwriting, performing, recording and producing) has rendered 30+ chart-topping hits, 360 million records sold worldwide, and induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame

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Eli Young Band at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Eli Young Band at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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The Eli Young Band has always been unique in modern Country music – a true band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots. Now, they’re bringing their chart-topping hits to Inn of the Mountain Gods on Saturday, September 14th.

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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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Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
Oct
10
to Oct 13

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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Dia de Muertos Celebration in Historic Lincoln
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Dia de Muertos Celebration 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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Fort Stanton After Dark
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Fort Stanton After Dark

Although the gates are open every day for visitors, few people get to experience the fort after dark. Conducted after dark, rangers. historians, and the Paranormal Society greet and guide visitors.  The self-guided tours will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, children under 10 are free. Please call 575-354-0341 for more information.

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The 12th Annual Taste Of The Spencer Fundraising Party
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

The 12th Annual Taste Of The Spencer Fundraising Party

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The “Taste of the Spencer” is the toast of the town as patrons, friends and supporters from near and far indulge their senses, Spencer style. The night’s program includes gourmet food tastings prepared by the Spencer Theater culinary staff, generous pours of wine, and the silent and live auction of fine items from throughout the country. $70

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Father's Day Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino
Jun
14
to Jun 16

Father's Day Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino

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It's Father's Day Weekend and Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino is celebrating with "Family Day" on Sunday.  $1 hot dogs, $1 popcorn, $1 sodas and $1 ice cream.  There will be stick horse racing for the kids on the race track.

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Jennings and Keller Live at Sacred Grounds
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Jennings and Keller Live at Sacred Grounds

Sacred Grounds is proud to welcome back Jennings & Keller, an award-winning nationally touring duo based out of Florida. They offer up 21st Century Americana with influences in folk, jazz, and roots music,fusing many different musical elements into a unique eclectic style that is refreshingly diverse. Tickets $15.

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Ruidoso Futurity & Derby Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track
Jun
7
to Jun 9

Ruidoso Futurity & Derby Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

Which two-year-old becomes an overnight sensation by winning the first leg of quarter horse racing’s triple crown? We will all find out together by watching the finals of the $1-million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity. The simulcast of thoroughbred racing’s Belmont Stakes will also be featured on Saturday with a $500 handicapping contest, plus the $100k Mr. Jess Perry and $100k Ruidoso Juvenile races.

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Ordinary Elephant Live at Sacred Grounds
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Ordinary Elephant Live at Sacred Grounds

This husband-wife duo call themselves "Ordinary Elephant" but they're not really elephants and they're sure not ordinary. They joined one of Sacred Grounds' Open Mic nights in 2015 and have been welcomed back each year since then. Don’t miss it! Advance tickets available. $15

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Tournament Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track
May
31
to Jun 2

Tournament Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

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High stakes racing continues at Ruidoso Downs Race Track during this exciting tournament weekend with the $25k Dash for Speed Stakes, the $25k John Deer Juvenile, and $30k First Lady Handicap. Plus, a slot machine and golf tournament to round out the excitement.

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All American Country Music Festival at Wingfield Park
May
31
to Jun 1

All American Country Music Festival at Wingfield Park

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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