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Jump, Jive & Wail Starring the Jive Aces with Makenna Ridgway at Spencer Theater
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Jump, Jive & Wail Starring the Jive Aces with Makenna Ridgway at Spencer Theater

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Legendary British swing band, The Jive Aces, are renowned worldwide for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show. They are the first live band to reach the finals of “Britain’s Got Talent” and for their uplifting award-winning video, “Bring Me Sunshine,” which went viral with 3 million views. Saturday, April 27 at 7pm •  $39 - $65 | Homestyle Angus Beef Meatloaf Buffet at 5pm, $20

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Chef Robert Irvine at Inn of the Mountain Gods
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Chef Robert Irvine at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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Don’t miss celebrity chef Robert Irvine this May at Inn of the Mountain Gods! Star of hit Food Network shows such as Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America and Restaurant: Impossible, Irvine is a world-class chef, fitness authority and philanthropist. During this incredible event, you’ll get to enjoy his acclaimed cooking first-hand with a delicious three-course meal of Tomato and Summer Squash Salad, Gruyère Cheese-Crusted Filet Mignon and Coconut Cream Pie. Tickets include the price of dinner and are on sale now for $69.

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Cats the Musical at Spencer Theater
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Cats the Musical at Spencer Theater

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Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater— ”Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

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Cats the Musical at Spencer Theater
May
15
1:00 PM13:00

Cats the Musical at Spencer Theater

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Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater— ”Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Zia Rides: 12 Hours in the Wild West at Grindstone Lake Trails
Apr
13
7:00 AM07:00

Zia Rides: 12 Hours in the Wild West at Grindstone Lake Trails

Ride spectacular, purpose-built mountain bike trails while staging from a great sheltered camping area. The event 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.  Come see why everyone raves about the Grindstone Lake trail system!

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Yolanda Del Rio & Beatriz Adriana at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Yolanda Del Rio & Beatriz Adriana at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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Two of the most successful ranchera singers in the world, Yolanda del Río and Beatriz Adriana, are coming to Inn of the Mountain Gods. Be there as they perform all their greatest hits including “La Hija de Nadie,” “Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez,” “Adios y Bienvenida” and more.

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Urban Cowboy Reunion Featuring Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Urban Cowboy Reunion Featuring Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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Don’t miss the incredible Urban Cowboy Reunion featuring “Mickey Gilley” and “Johnny Lee!” These two country music legends will give you an experience to remember as they bring back some of their chart-topping songs completed with memories of the 1980 hit movie, Urban Cowboy.

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