AIM High Sporting Clay Competition
Jun
24
Jun 25

AIM High Sporting Clay Competition

  • Inn Of The Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

This sporting clay competition offers over $5000 in prizes!  There will be door prizes, raffles, plus more games and chances to win!  Your support will help expand our facilities while safeguarding the vital programs that ENMU-Ruidoso provides.

San Juan Day Celebration and Cultural Festival
Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

San Juan Day Celebration and Cultural Festival

  • Lincoln Historic Site

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

Ruidoso Marathon & Half Marathon
Jun
25
6:00 am06:00

Ruidoso Marathon & Half Marathon

  • Wingfield Park

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. 

 

Mescalero Apache Ceremonial Dances and Rodeo
Jul
1
Jul 4

Mescalero Apache Ceremonial Dances and Rodeo

  • Mescalero Apache Reservation

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.

Smokey Bear Stampede
Jul
1
Jul 4

Smokey Bear Stampede

  • Lincoln County Fairgrounds Capitan, NM USA

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!

Star Spangled Celebration - Inn Of The Mountain Gods
Jul
4
3:00 pm15:00

Star Spangled Celebration - Inn Of The Mountain Gods

  • Inn Of The Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

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.

Lincoln County Art Loop
Jul
7
Jul 9

Lincoln County Art Loop

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.

Fort Stanton LIVE
Jul
8
9:00 am09:00

Fort Stanton LIVE

  • Fort Stanton State Historic Site

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.

Ruidoso Art Festival
Jul
21
Jul 23

Ruidoso Art Festival

  • Ruidoso Convention Center

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.

Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs
Jul
29
7:30 am07:30

Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs

  • Wingfield Park

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.

Alto Artists Studio Tour
Aug
3
Aug 6
Art

Alto Artists Studio Tour

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.

New Mexico Flavor Festival
Aug
19
Aug 20

New Mexico Flavor Festival

  • Eagle Creek Sports Complex

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.

Ruidoso Antique Show
Aug
25
Aug 27

Ruidoso Antique Show

  • Ruidoso Convention Center

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.

Admission is $3.00 advance tickets, $4.00 day of show and $5.00 for all 3 days General Admission.
For advance ticket sales call Don W. Fowler, 512-413-0260.
For more information call 602-717-7337 or visit www.azantiqueshow.com.

End of Summer Bash
Sep
3
3:00 pm15:00

End of Summer Bash

  • Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

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.

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally
Sep
13
Sep 17

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally

  • Inn Of The Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

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.

Ruidoso Kite Festival
Sep
23
9:00 am09:00

Ruidoso Kite Festival

  • White Mountain Sports Complex

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

Ruidoso Aspenfest
Oct
7
9:00 am09:00

Ruidoso Aspenfest

  • Ruidoso, NM USA

Ruidoso's celebration of the fall season includes a parade through Midtown, an arts and crafts fair, a rod run and car show, and the New Mexico State Open Chili Cook-Off.

Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
Oct
13
Oct 15

Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

  • Ruidoso Downs Race Track

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. 

Ruidoso Oktoberfest
Oct
20
Oct 21

Ruidoso Oktoberfest

  • Ruidoso Convention Center

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.

Ruidoso Christmas Jubilee
Nov
10
Nov 12

Ruidoso Christmas Jubilee

  • Ruidoso Convention Center

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.

Vines In The Pines
Mar
3
Mar 4

Vines In The Pines

  • Ruidoso Convention Center

Calling all foodies and wine lovers: For savory eats and New Mexico wines, this festival promises eclectic tastings, hands-on cooking demos and wine-related specialty items.


Taste Of The Spencer
Jun
17
6:00 pm18:00

Taste Of The Spencer

  • Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

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.

Ruidoso Pickleball Championship Tournament
Jun
16
Jun 18

Ruidoso Pickleball Championship Tournament

  • White Mountain Sports Complex

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.

6th Annual Billy the Kid GeoFest
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

6th Annual Billy the Kid GeoFest

Into geocaching? Come on up for the Billy the Kid GeoFest on Saturday, June 10th. This year the Geofest starts in historic Lincoln; participants will travels as far as San Patricio and Capitan in search of 20 caches.

Opening Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack
May
29
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack

  • Ruidoso Downs Racetrack

Watch Live Racing! It's opening weekend for a summer filled with quarter horse and thoroughbred racing with a a special noon post time.

2017 Live Racing schedule:

Friday thru Monday with 1:00 PM post times. 

For admissions and seating information, click here.

Lincoln After Dark
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Lincoln After Dark

  • Lincoln Historic Site

Join us for the second installment of our Lincoln After Dark tours. The history of Lincoln, New Mexico is mired with acts of revenge, tragic accidents, vigilante justice, and senseless violence.

Wind Rider Mountain Festival
May
26
May 28

Wind Rider Mountain Festival

  • Ski Apache

Music, Culture, BBQ and Recreation collide in this 3-day camping festival that boasts 25+ bands on 2 stages where the high mountain air will be filled with the sweet smell of BBQ smoke and the best of Jam, Funk, Bluegrass, Rock, Folk and more.

Tickets on sale now

VIP PLUS TICKET: $160
VIP TICKET: $130
GENERAL ADMISSION: $85

AspenCash Motorcycle Rally
May
18
May 21

AspenCash Motorcycle Rally

  • Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

Beat the heat and find yourself riding the shaded pines of the Sacramento mountains. The AspencashMotorcycle Rally is an AMA Signature Series event that features a $10,000 poker run and a 4-day trade show with 33,000 square feet of vendors.

Smokey Bear Days
May
5
May 6

Smokey Bear Days

Join Smokey Bear as he is celebrated in his hometown of Capitan! Free fun for all ages; enjoy a Parade, Chainsaw Carving Auction, arts, crafts and food vendors, Live Music, a Street Dance, the Firefighters Challenge, a Smokey Bear Memorabilia Auction and to top if off, have your picture taken with Smokey!

Hondo Iris Farm Festival
May
1
8:00 am08:00

Hondo Iris Farm Festival

  • Hondo Iris Farm

Beginning on the first of May and every day for the entire month, over 400 varieties of prize winning iris bloom at the Hondo Iris Farm. Visitors are welcome, free admission. The iris farm has picnic tables, a botanical garden, a hummingbird porch, a gold fish pond, and a gallery featuring international folk art and clothing. Plan to visit one of New Mexico’s most beautiful gardens. Hours are 8-5 every day in May. 24 miles East of Ruidoso, on Hwy. 70 (mile marker 284).

Zia Rides: 12 Hours in the Wild West
Apr
22
7:00 am07:00

Zia Rides: 12 Hours in the Wild West

The 12 Hours in the Wild West will be back in the Village of Ruidoso and the Grindstone Lake Trail System in 2017. The move was a huge success in 2016 for many reasons: spectacular, purpose-built mountain bike trails and a great sheltered staging/camping area. And, it 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. For 2017, Zia Rides is offering a 6 hour option that will ride the inner-loop at Grindstone Lake Trails. This will result in about a 8 mile loop, with less climbing, and less technical riding - but still a super fun trail with a great descent.

Stand-Up Comedy Live at Club 49 inside Inn of the Mountain Gods.
Apr
5
7:00 pm19:00

Stand-Up Comedy Live at Club 49 inside Inn of the Mountain Gods.

  • 287 Carrizo Canyon Road Mescalero, NM, 88340 United States

Come join the fun at the Laugh Out Loud Live Stand-Up Comedy Series! Professional comedians perform live every Wednesday night at 7pm at Club 49 inside the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino. 

Only $5.00 admission
Must be 21 or older to attend.
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Tickets can be purchased at the door
Food specials will be available.

For more information on this event contact the Concierge desk at 575.464.7089 or go to the website.

Gentri in Concert at the Spencer Theater
Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

Gentri in Concert at the Spencer Theater

  • Spencer Theater

With lush, epic arrangements, dynamic three-part harmonies and dashing good looks, GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio has taken the music industry by storm since first joining forces in 2014.

These three tenors, all leads of such Broadway sensations as Phantom of the Opera, A Tale of Two Cities, Beauty and the Beast, AIDA, Tarzan, and The Scarlet Pimpernel, became friends while starring in a touring run of Les Miserables, after which they decided to set stride as GENTRI. Thank goodness for collective inspiration!

In becoming GENTRI, the gents – Brad Robins, Casey Elliot and Bradley Quinn Lever – developed a superb blending of their tenor vocals into a signature sound, one that’s neatly described as “Cinematic Pop” for its riveting effect of epic vocal journeys.

Shamrock Relay at Ski Apache
Mar
17
10:00 am10:00

Shamrock Relay at Ski Apache

  • Ski Apache

This race begins with a dig for gold in front of the Ski Apache plaza. Participants must carry their gold nugget through our course on Easy Street and return it to the Pot-O-Gold.

Ski Apache Big Mountain Challenge
Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

Ski Apache Big Mountain Challenge

  • Ski Apache

The Big Mountain Vertical Challenge ‘17 is geared toward competitive Snowboarders and Skiers either as individuals or teams.  The competition carries throughout the day to acquire the most vertical feet in the day. Racers must download the app SNOCRU to their android or apple device to prove how many vertical feet they attained within a certain time frame on this day.  1 Individual can win a season pass. Teams must consist of 3 and include a woman, a snowboarder, someone over 50, and someone under 20. Teams can win $500.00 and best individual wins winter/summer seasons pass!!!!!

Jan
28
6:00 pm18:00

Ski Apache Adaptive Sports Benefit

  • Ruidoso Convention Center

There will be a silent and live auction and cash bar to raise funds for the Ski Apache Adaptive Sports program at the Ruidoso Convention Center.  The Ruidoso Community has always supported this important fundraising event so come out and feel good about buying cool stuff.   SAAS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to teaching people with cognitive and physical disabilities to ski and snowboard.  SAAS gratefully relies on the support of Ski Apache Ski Resort, fundraisers, and volunteers to host approximately 200 students each year.  The program turns no one away due to type or extent of disability or financial constraints.  Students and their families come from throughout the country as well as from regional and local schools, disabled veterans groups, and development centers.