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Aug. 13 and 14

Sierra Blanca Pow Wow and Market

The annual Sierra Blanca Pow Wow and Market takes place in the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive. Highlights on Saturday and Sunday are the Gourd Dances, starting at noon. Doors open on Saturday at 11 a.m. For more information, call Ruidoso Parks & Recreation at 575-257-5030.



Remnant Trust exhibition

Eastern New Mexico University will host some of the most important historical documents in the world when the Remnant Trust exhibition opens at the Golden Student Success Center (GSSC) in August 2022. Remnant Trust is a public educational foundation which shares a collection of manuscripts and works dealing with individual liberty and human dignity, some of which are more than 4,000 years old. The GSSC will house 38 items on display, with individual appointments or class tours available for those who wish to have a personal experience with history. Among the items that will be available are a Vulgate Bible dated between 1240 and 1260, a 1763 edition of Plato’s Republic and a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. The public will be able to physically handle and inspect the documents under librarian supervision. The event will be open to the public and free of charge. For more information, visit enmu.edu/RemnantTrust.

Until Aug. 6

Lea County Fair and PRCA Rodeo

The 86th annual Lea County Fair and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo takes place at the Lea County Fairgrounds. There will be an arts and crafts showcase, carnival, live music, rodeo, fair food and commercial vendors. Gates open daily at 8 a.m. For more information, visit leacounty.net or its Facebook event page.


Aug. 4-14

Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial celebrates 100th anniversary

Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial is one of the longest running events in New Mexico and is celebrating this year its 100th anniversary. The events take place in Red Rock Park and will be a mixture of in-person and virtual events. It includes Native American and Indigenous Tribal processions and performance showcases, rodeo events, the annual Ceremonial Queen and Princess pageants, juried art show, on opening night a wine gala, a virtual artisans market, 5K run/walk, parades, powwow, Navajo songs and dances, a film festival and various citywide events, including the free Gallup Stampede Country and Western Music Festival on the north stage of The Gallup Flea Market, 120 State Road 608, Aug. 13, starting at 11 a.m. The bands are local musicians from the Navajo Reservation: Reminisce Band, Diné Boyz, Fate’s Highway, Krossroad Band, AZ Dreamers, Full Country Band, Aces, Duss & The Boyz and Midnight Rhythm. For more information, visit gallupintertribalceremonial.com.


Aug. 5

Movie in the Park

As part of Carlsbad Museum’s and Creative Carlsbad’s series, Movies in the Park will feature the 2021 film “It Begins — Dune” at the Halagueno Arts Park, 101 S. Halagueno St., at sundown. According to the organizers, snacks will be available for sale with proceeds benefitting Creative Carlsbad and the Cavern Theatre. It is advised to bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information, visit either organization’s Facebook page.


Aug. 5 to 7

Old Lincoln Days and “The Last Escape of Billy the Kid”

The 81st annual presentation of the folk pageant “The Last Escape of Billy the Kid” takes place in historic Lincoln. Next to the pageant, there will be a parade, entertainment for the entire family, live music, arts, crafts, food and refreshments. Tickets are available at the gate each morning starting at 10 a.m. Kids under five get in for free. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or email [email protected].


Aug. 5-7 and 12-14

‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

Alamogordo’s Music Theatre presents “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” with evening performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Flickinger Center, 1110 N. New York Ave. For more information, visit alamogordomusictheatre.org.


Aug. 11

Cemetery Stories — Story Slam: Poetry, Spoken Word & More

New Mexico Humanities Council hosts Cemetery Stories — Story Slam: Poetry, Spoken Word & More. It is a storytelling event that invites the public to historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale Blvd. SE, at dusk (6 to 8 p.m.) to experience the history of the cemetery featuring poets and historians from around New Mexico. Attendees will stroll through the cemetery and hear graveside oral histories about notable New Mexico figures. The story slam begins at 7 p.m. at the main stage on the east side of the grounds. Tickets are now on sale. For more information, visit their Instagram page or nmhumanities.org/cemeterystories.


Aug. 11 to 14


The 15th Annual Hawgfest is free to enter and takes place at the Eddy County Sheriff’s Posse Arena, 1601 E. Greene St. It features bands like the Texas Hippie Coalition, Cruelagins, The Dirt, and Kid Cocky, to name a few. There will be some of the best tattoo artists in the country present and one of the biggest carnivals. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or hawgfest.net.

Santa Fe

Aug. 12

Celebrating Caja Del Rio

Local advocates, Tribal leaders and elected officials host the celebration of Caja Del Rio, its culture, history and wildlife. The public is invited to learn about the values of the area and to show support to permanently protect Caja del Rio and promote responsible stewardship of the area, located within O’ga Pogeh and Cochiti Pueblo territories. The family-friendly event includes food and Mariachi music — it is a community event, not a political fundraiser. Doors open at 2 p.m., the program is 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Beer Hall at Headquarter, Santa Fe Brewing, 35 Fireplace. For more information, visit cajadelrio.org.

Ruidoso Downs

Aug. 12 to 14

Chile the Kid Beer & Wine Festival

At the fourth annual Chile the Kid Beer & Wine Festival attendees can enjoy live chile roasting, sampling New Mexico’s beer, wine and spirits. There will be vendors and live music. The festival takes place in the Santa Fe Furniture Event Center at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino, 26225 US Hwy 70 E. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or call 575-378-4440.

Las Cruces

Aug. 13

‘Tales of the Rails’

With only the light of a candle, guests ages 18 and up are invited to the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla St. Listen in as we share suspenseful ghost/murder train stories. What will happen in such a short time? No registration required. Short stories rotate every 15-30 minutes during program time. For more information, visit las-cruces.org or call 575-528-3444.

Santa Fe

Aug. 19 and 20

Centennial of the Santa Fe Indian Market

While the Santa Fe Indian market is free and open to the public, there are special ticketed marquee events held during the market. On Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m., the public is invited for a general preview of the award-winning artwork of the year. On Saturday, from 6 to 9 p.m. it’s time for the Indian Market’s “biggest night out.” The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) invites the public to the SWAIA Gala Shiny Drop Centennial Party, which includes a fashion show and live art auction. The gala is a fundraiser benefitting the association and features an Indigenous fashion show with seven designers. The event is followed by a gala afterparty. There will be food and refreshments too. The events take place at the Santa Fe Community Center, 01 W. Marcy St. For more information, visit swaia.org.


Aug. 20

Otero County Heritage Festival and Street Dance

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts presents the annual Otero County Heritage Festival and Street Dance. The event takes place in front of the center, downtown, 1100 block of New York Avenue, from 4 to 10 p.m. There will be live entertainment, historical documentaries, kids’ activities, carnival games, cultural performers, street dancers and food trucks. New Mexico legends Felix y Los Gatos will end the night with a live performance. Kids 10 and under get in free of charge. For more information, visit flickingercenter.com.


Aug. 20

Family Fun Day — Dinosaurs

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, 5317 N. Lovington Hwy., presents its Family Fun Day — Dinosaurs. Kids can learn about New Mexico’s state fossil, the coelophysis, and what New Mexico was like 225 million years ago during the Triassic Period. Participants will be able to make their own fossil dig site to take home. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or nmjc.edu/museum.


Aug. 26 and 27

United States Firefighter Challenge

Firefighters from around the country will converge in Carlsbad to compete in the globally recognized annual Firefighter Challenge, downtown Carlsbad in the Main Street District. The public, along with aspiring firefighters, are invited to attend this free, family friendly event. During the event, the new Charity Relay Challenge takes place on Saturday at 9 a.m. The relay is a fundraiser for local charities. Five-person relay teams will go head-to-head. Teams will simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting. For more information, visit charityrelaychallenge.org.


Aug. 27

Clays Crusher Sporting Clays Fun Shoot

Artesia Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Clays Crusher Sporting Clays Fun Shoot at the Eddy County Shooting Range. This shoot is for all ages, of all skill levels. Shooters must provide their own shells, and eye and ear protection is required. Every shooter will go to 12 stations, which includes a total of 70 targets. Lunch and a complimentary shooter gift is also included with every entry. Additionally, shooters will have a chance to win prizes during the event. For more information, visit artesiachamber.com.


Aug. 28

Free IATSE Film and TV EXPO

The filmmakers union IATSE Local 480 invites the public to its film and TV expo at the IATSE Local 480 Training Center, 8340 Washington Place, NE Albuquerque. For more information, visit IATSElocal480.com.

Las Cruces

Sept. 2

Gallery talk ‘Symbols of New Mexico’

Artist Victoria Chick will lead a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., about her new exhibition, “Symbols of New Mexico: A Personal Experience.” Through a series of 10 large-scale paintings, Chick explores New Mexico’s open spaces, diverse plants, animals and sunshine. “Symbols of New Mexico” will be on view until Sept. 24. There is no admission charge. For more information, visit las-cruces.org or call 575-541-2154.


Sept. 2-7

Free Shady Pines Chamber Players concert

Join the Shady Pines Chamber Players celebrating their 10th anniversary jubilee with a daily garden stroll concert at Shady Pines, 200 Fox Ave., facing Wren Place. The event is free; however, donations are encouraged. For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com, call Suzannah Cox at 361-557-1960 or email [email protected].


Sept. 9 and 10

Jericho Festival

The sixth Annual Jericho Festival takes place at 10 a.m. at the Beach Band Shell by Carlsbad Community of Hope Center, 904 E. Riverside Drive. All proceeds go to Carlsbad Community of Hope Center. The festival includes food entertainment with special guest actor Noel G, known for “The Fast and the Furious,” “Training Day,” “The Walking Dead,” “Bruce Almighty,” and “S.W.A.T.” There will be jumpers, vendors, prayer walk and bike run. On Saturday, Pastor Sal Perez, Crystal River and 2nd Chance will be attending. There will be a watermelon and jalapeño eating contest and door prizes. For more information, visit its social media pages, email [email protected] or call 575-706-0379.


Sept. 10

Family Fun Day — Staked Plains Roundup

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, 5317 N. Lovington Hwy., presents its Family Fun Day — Staked Plains Roundup. Kids can learn about what it was like to be a homesteader or cowboy in the early 20th century. Windmills, barbed wire and cattle were some of the tools of the trade while battling drought, insects and lack of building materials. Kids learn about the history and science behind early ranching in New Mexico, and make some fun art projects too. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or nmjc.edu/museum.


Sept. 16-18

White Sands Balloon & Music Festival

The annual White Sands Balloon & Music Festival takes place at Ed Brabson Balloon Park. Gates open on Friday at 5 p.m.; on Saturday and Sunday at 5 a.m., for the hot air balloon mass ascension at 7 a.m. Live music is provided on Friday by Justin Kemp, Curtis Grimes and Giovannie & The Hired Guns. On Saturday, live music is provided by Teague Brothers Band, Logan Ryan Band, Mason Lively, Triston Marez and Micky and the Motorcars. A balloon glow is scheduled at 7:35 p.m. There will be food and craft vendors and the Runyon Ranch Petting Zoo. For more information, visit balloonmusicfestival.com or its Facebook page.


Sept. 17

Roaring ’20s Gala

The Lea County Center for the Arts is inviting the public to its Roaring ’20s Gala at the Lea County Center for the Arts, 122 W. Broadway St., at 7 p.m. For more information, visit lccanm.org.


Sept. 24 and 25

Prickly Pear Festival

The fourth Annual New Mexico Prickly Pear Festival celebrates New Mexico’s favorite desert fruit. This year, the festival will be in two parts. On Saturday, cooks and those who like to eat are at the center of the festivities. Sunday is dedicated to talks and workshops for farmers, ranchers and gardeners on how and why to incorporate native, arid adapted plants like prickly pear into their systems. The first day is ticketed, the second day is free, but registration is required. The event takes place at Gutiérrez-Hubbell House Alliance, 6029 Isleta Blvd. S.W. Albuquerque. For more information, visit its Facebook event page, visit nmpricklypearfest.com or email [email protected].


Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Cavern City Renaissance Festival

The first Cavern City Renaissance Festival takes place at Carlsbad Beach Park on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Brethren of the Sunken Skull will be pulling up to port along the river and will be bringing pirates, comedy shows, sword fights and shenanigans. Vendors with handmade crafts or sellers with thematic wares are welcome to apply. For more information, email [email protected] or visit its Facebook event page.

Santa Fe

Oct. 1 and 2

Santa Fe Harvest Festival

The 50th Annual Santa Fe Harvest Festival takes place at the 200-acre living history museum El Rancho de las Golondrinas. More than 30 historic buildings are set against the backdrop of huge cottonwoods. Visitors learn how a traditional red chile ristra is made, stomp grapes by foot, make corn husk crafts; there will be a petting zoo and a large pumpkin patch. Vendors include local craftsmen and artists. The museum grounds are located at 334 Los Piños Road. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.


Oct. 1-9

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The 50th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes place with its opening ceremonies at Balloon Fiesta Park, 9401 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, at 6:45 a.m., followed by the mass ascension, depending on the weather. For more information, visit balloonfiesta.com.

The calendar is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For updates and more information, contact the event venue or organizer.

If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email [email protected] or call 622-7710 ext. 309.

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