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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 second annual first Mother’s Day Tea fundraiser featuring a Victorian-era tea party, costumed living historians, and a program about Victorian social etiquette. $20 per person, $15 for seniors and students, and free for children under six . Reservations required. 575-354-0341

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

  • Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino (map)
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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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Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Cedar Creek Campground
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Cedar Creek Campground

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Families and children of all ages are invited to join our community Easter Egg Hunt to search for Easter Eggs at Cedar Creek Campground while enjoying fire engine rides and a visit with the Easter Bunny and Smokey Bear.Please be on time. The Egg Hunt starts 10:00am sharp!

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First Annual Bunny Run/Walk at Cedar Creek
Apr
20
7:00 AM07:00

First Annual Bunny Run/Walk at Cedar Creek

Come out and join Ruidoso Parks and Rec for the First Annual Bunny Run at Cedar Creek. You are welcome to run / walk with an Easter Costume. We'll have Medals for the "Top 3" Finishers in each division. The Village of Ruidoso, Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt will be right after the Run at 10:00AM. Hope to see you there. Registration fee: $15. For more information call Parks and Recreation at 575-257-5030.

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Glow in the Dark Disc-Golf Tournament at Grindstone Lake
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Glow in the Dark Disc-Golf Tournament at Grindstone Lake

Come and have fun with us playing under the stars! Registration starts at 6 pm. Glow sticks and water provided with prizes and rewards for participants. Entrance Fee $20.00. 2 Full Rounds "Front Nine" . Online Registration at: https://www.quickscores.com/ruidoso

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The Illusionists - Live From Broadway at Spencer Theater
Mar
21
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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Mountain Smoke BBQ Festival at Wingfield Park
Mar
15
to Mar 16

Mountain Smoke BBQ Festival at Wingfield Park

Spring break in the mountains calls for a BBQ-BEER-WINE Festival! Come experience BBQ from around the country. Mountain Smoke Festival will showcase Breweries and Wineries from across New Mexico. Live Music, craft vendors, children activities, and local favorite food at the event. 

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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 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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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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