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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Chile The Kid Wine and Beer Festival at Ruidoso Downs Race Track
Aug
3
to Aug 5

Chile The Kid Wine and Beer Festival at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

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Live racing all weekend in conjunction with our Green Chile Wine and Beer Festival!  There will be New Mexico Beer and Wine Vendors in a tent outside the racetrack as well as Hatch Green Chile roasting and sampling and local vendors.  A free concert on Friday and Saturday inside the tent will start immediately after the races. 

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Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs
Jul
28
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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Zia Festival at Ruidoso Downs Race Track
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Zia Festival at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

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The locals say, “If you only come to the races one weekend all summer, let it be the Zia Festival!” That’s because the race track is decked out in the state’s vibrant colors ready to welcome the best New Mexico-bred thoroughbreds and quarter horses. There will be approximately 60 statewide venders displaying art, crafts, jewelry, and other creations make in the Land of Enchantment. There will be a special play area for the kids, so make plans now to come enjoy the annual Zia Festival celebration.

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Fort Stanton LIVE
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Fort Stanton LIVE

If you are looking for action, look no further than Fort Stanton where the annual Fort Stanton LIVE! event brings costumed reenactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, concert 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 as well, so bring a healthy appetite for knowledge, food and fun.

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Eagle Creek Cleanup with outdoor brands United By Blue and Unique Boutique
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Eagle Creek Cleanup with outdoor brands United By Blue and Unique Boutique

Join United by Blue, Unique Boutique, and the Village of Ruidoso for their first ever joint waterway cleanup in Ruidoso. With the Sierra Blanca mountain range as our background, we will spend a few hours cleaning up the shoreline of Eagle Creek, followed by games and snacks. Help us protect our vital waterways and outdoor recreation spaces by pitching in at this cleanup!

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2nd Annual Great High Mountain Bed Race and Green Chile Cookoff
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Annual Great High Mountain Bed Race and Green Chile Cookoff

Catch the Parade on Sudderth heading west from Eagle to Grindstone Canyon Road beginning at 10 am Saturday morning. Then watch as the teams race their beds back to Center Street and Wingfield Park.  Following the race there will be activities at the park!  All proceeds benefit the High Mountain Youth Project.

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Cirque Zuma Zuma at Inn of the Mountain Gods
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Cirque Zuma Zuma at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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After making it to the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent, performing sold out shows all over Europe and wrapping up an extended debut tour in Australia, Cirque Zuma Zuma is making a stop at Inn of the Mountain Gods. The show is an achievement in athleticism, art and rhythm with acrobats, contortionists, juggling acts and various other awe-inspiring feats.

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Mother’s Day Tea at Fort Stanton Historic Site
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Mother’s Day Tea at Fort Stanton Historic Site

Join the staff of Fort Stanton and the members Fort Stanton, Inc. for their very first Mother’s Day Tea fundraiser featuring a Victorian-era tea party, costumed living historians, and a program about Victorian social etiquette. $25 per person. Reservations required. 575-354-0341

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Mike Pritchard & Friends at Sacred Grounds
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Mike Pritchard & Friends at Sacred Grounds

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You don’t want to miss this fun time with an exciting band of such talented musicians joining together! Tickets are $10 and reserved seat tickets can be purchased thru EVENTBRITE.COM or at the door if not sold out. Additional free parking can be found across the street at the Village Public Parking lot on the corner of Sudderth and Grindstone Canyon.
 

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