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.
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.
Join Ruidoso Parks & Recreation for this family-friendly annual event benefiting the Lincoln County Food Bank. This event begins in the parking lot between the dog park and the tennis courts at the White Mountain Sports Complex and completes one time around the Links Walking Trail.
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
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
Watch Live Racing! It's opening weekend for a summer filled with quarter horse and thoroughbred racing. Our spectacular summer races take place every weekend with a 1:00 pm post time. Admission is free and children are always welcome.
For a true "western" experience join the Flying J Wranglers, complete with gunfights, pony rides, stage show, gold panning, gift shops and a chuckwagon style BBQ dinner. The Flying J Ranch is Monday through Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and on Saturdays September through mid-October.
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.
Break out the small rods and reels for young anglers to tests their skills. Grindstone Lake in Ruidoso will be teeming with activity the morning of June 15, 2019, as children line the shore to try out their casting arms.
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.
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.
Support the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, which provides weekend backpacks of food to school children living in poverty. Bring $10 worth of nonperishable food items to Ruidoso Winter Park on Sunday February 3, 2019, and receive a free tubing ticket!
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
Join the growing gathering of gospel music lovers at Sacred Grounds Coffee & Teahouse for this unique Christmas celebration in song. You can now purchase advance reservations online for Chef Zach’s tasty buffet brunch. Ticket price: $15.
Enchanted Vine & Noisy Water Winery invite snow lovers of all ages to join the party! Live music. NM Craft Beer & Wine. Artisan vendors and local businesses. Snowmageddon bonfire. Fun for the whole family.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Enjoy Ruidoso’s first-class tubing area, Ruidoso Winter Park, with twists, turns, bumps, jumps and bobsled curves and tubing fun for the entire family. Opening day is scheduled (weather permitting) for Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018. Please call to confirm. 575-336-7079
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate Independence weekend at the races. All active military with ID will receive up to four turf club passes with an advanced reservation, so telephone 575-378-4140 to reserve a table.
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!
The grandstands will be decorated and we will be celebrating Mexican Fiesta Weekend at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino. Don't miss the concert Saturday night with AB Quintanilla Electro Cumbia All-Stars!
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.