There is always something going on in Las Cruces. From festivals and fiestas to art shows and annual events, Las Cruces offers visitors a way to enjoy our wonderful culture, relaxed atmosphere and of course our 350 days of sunshine a year! Click on the monthly calendar link for a detailed list of everything Las Cruces has to offer. Four of Las Cruces’ annual events – the Whole Enchilada Fiesta, the Renaissance ArtsFaire, Cowboy Days and Fiesta de San Ysidro – have been voted to the list of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association.

 

April Featured Events

April 1-May 21
New Mexico Watercolor Society – Southern Chapter Spring 2016 Juried Membership Show
Watercolors created by local artists.
WHERE: Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St. TIME: Tuesday-Friday 10 am-4:30 pm, Saturday 9 am – 4:30 pm,  COST: Free INFO: 575-541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums

April 2 – New Horizons Band of Las Cruces
Fully orchestrated band directed by John Schutz.
WHERE: Atkinson Recital Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe Circle, New Mexico State University campus.  TIME: 3 pm, COST: Free INFO: 575-649-1465, newhorizonsmusic.org

April 2 – COLOR in Motion 5K
Get covered in color powder as you run.
WHERE: High Noon Soccer Complex, 2501 Bruins Ln.  TIME: 9 am  COST: $50 per person, INFO: ColorInMotion5K.com/LasCruces

April 2 – Mesilla Elementary Tumbleweed Run
5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run through Mesilla.
WHERE: Mesilla Elementary School, 2362 Calle Del Sur.  TIME: 8 am for 5K, 9:30 am for fun run. COST: $10-25
INFO: active.com/las-cruces-nm/running/races/mesilla-elementary-tumbleweed-run-2015

April 2 – Trinity Site Open House
The Trinity site is the location of the first atomic bomb
explosion on earth.
WHERE: White Sands Missile Range, Stallion Gate off Hwy. 380. TIME: Call COST: Call INFO: 575-678-1134, wsmr.army.mil

April 3 – Barrage 8
Barrage 8 features all the instruments in the modern string family. The “8” in the name represents a re-imagining of the string octet: 4 violins, 2 violas, cello and double bass.
WHERE: Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St.  TIME: 6-7:30 pm. COST: $20-30. INFO: 575-523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

April 9 – CAAtch Me If You Can Color Dash 5K
Get covered in color powder as you run.
WHERE: New Mexico State University-Student Tailgate Lot.  TIME: 8 am  COST: $40, 5 are under free.  INFO: 575-527-8799, caasnm.org

April 9 – Great American Cleanup Las Cruces
This spring, you can help with local cleanup, beautification and community improvement program.
WHERE: City wide TIME: 8 am-1 pm COST: Free. INFO: 575-528-4506, las-cruces.org/KLCB

April 9-10 – Southern New Mexico Fiber Weaving
A variety of handmade fiber arts products from leading artisans.
WHERE: Old Tortilla Factory, 1910 Calle De Parian.  TIME: 10 am-4 pm  COST: Free INFO: 575-635-8914, tresmanosweaving.org

April 15 – International Day of Dance
Celebrate International Day of Dance with an evening of dance performances with a wide variety of styles and origins.
WHERE: Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St. TIME: 6 pm COST: Free  INFO: 575-541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums

April 15-May 21 – PictoGraph – The Art of Warprayer
This exhibit highlights the work of indigenous communities of the area.
WHERE: Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St. TIME: Tuesday-Friday 10 am-4:30 pm, Saturday 9 am – 4:30 pm. COST: Free INFO: 575-541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums

April 16 – Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood with special guests Easton Corbin and the Swon Brothers in concert.
WHERE: New Mexico State University Pan American Center, 1810 E. University Ave. TIME: 7 pm COST: $46-76, INFO: 575-646-1420, 800-745-3000, panam.nmsu.edu

April 16 – Self-Guided Tour of Amador Hotel
Take a self-guided tour of the Amador Hotel followed by hands-on lectures.
WHERE: Amador Hotel, 180 W. Amador Ave. TIME: 2 pm  COST: Free INFO: 575-541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums

April 17 – Jewish Food & Folk Festival
Enjoy traditional Jewish food and traditions. Dancing, music, kids’ activities and other entertainment.
WHERE: Temple Beth-El, 3980 Sonoma Springs Ave.  TIME: 11 am-3 pm COST: $3, 12 and under free.  INFO: 575-524-3380

April 22 – Cirque Zuma Zuma
A high-energy dance act, part Cirque du Soleil, part Harlem Globetrotters. Fast paced and full of acrobatic ingenuity.
WHERE: Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. TIME: 7:30 pm – 9 pm COST: $30-40 INFO: riograndetheatre.com

April 22 – Full Moon Bike Rides
Take a leisurely bike ride through the monument.
WHERE: White Sands National Monument, 45 miles east of Las Cruces TIME: 6:15 pm  COST: $4-8. Reservations are required TIME: 8 pm INFO: 575-479-6124, ext. 236, nps.gov/whsa

April 23 – Reuse and Recycle Fashion Show
Hosted by Keep Las Cruces Beautiful, the show will present outfits made from reused and recycled materials.
WHERE: Main St. Downtown La Placita. TIME: Noon COST: Free INFO: 575-528-4506

April 24 – Lake Lucero Tours
A ranger-guided hike to the source of the dune’s sand.
WHERE: Small Missile Range gate, Hwy. 70, 25 miles west of White Sands National Monument headquarters, between mileposts 174 and 175.
TIME:  9 am. COST: $4-8. Reservations required. INFO: 575-479-6124, ext. 236, nps.gov/whsa

April 22-24 – Showcase of Homes
Homes on display around Las Cruces.
WHERE: Various locations throughout Las Cruces.  TIME: Call COST: Free INFO: 575-526-6126, biasnm.org

April 29-May 1 – Las Cruces Country Music Festival
Las Cruces will once again be bringing visitors some of the hottest and most popular names in country music! The line-up for the 2016 Las Cruces Country Music Festival includes country legends Lee Ann Womack and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Rising stars David Nail and Cam, along with Rick Trevino, Aaron Watson, Bri Bagwell and Josh Grider.
WHERE: Corner of Las Cruces Ave. and Church St. TIME: Friday 5 pm, Saturday 4 pm, Sunday 10 am (Country Breakfast at the NM Farm & Ranch Hertiage Museum). COST: $25-150 INFO: 575-541-2444, lccountryfest.com

April 29-May 1 – Showcase of Homes
Homes on display around Las Cruces.
WHERE: Various locations throughout Las Cruces. TIME: Call COST: Free INFO: 575-526-6126, biasnm.org

April 30 – Arbor Day
Come out to the Las Cruces Museums for a day of learning about our native trees and take home a tree of your own.
WHERE: Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St.  TIME: 10 am-1 pm COST: Free INFO: 575-541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums

April 30 – British Car Show
British cars of all kinds.
WHERE: Old Mesilla Plaza, south on Hwy. 28.  TIME: 9 am-1 pm COST: Free INFO: 575-680-8333, 575-526-7807

April 30-May 1 – La Viña Spring Wine Festival
Wine, live music, food, and fine arts.
WHERE: La Viña Winery, 4201 S. Hwy. 28 TIME: Noon- 7 pm  COST: $10-20, 12 and under free. INFO: 575-882-7632, lavinawinery.com

 

 

More Events

Daily Events Calendar (a detailed listing of Las Cruces events)
2016 Annual Events Calendar (list of our major annual events)
Ongoing Events (events that happen every week, month)
New Event Form (click to submit your event for consideration)