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.

 

May Featured Events

May 2,  Jeff Dunham-Perfectly Unbalanced
Jeff Dunham is a internationally acclaimed comic and ventriloquist.
WHERE: New Mexico State University, Pan American Center, 1810 E. University Ave. TIME: 7 pm COST: $34.50-44.50 INFO: 575-646-4413, 575-646-7696

May 1-21, 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

May 1-21
New Mexico Watercolor Society member show
The theme is “Our Living Culture”.
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

May 5
Pentatonix
A two-time Grammy winning a cappella group. Their work, which is mostly in the pop style, consists of covers of existing songs, sometimes in the form of medleys, along with their original material.
WHERE: New Mexico State University Pan American Center, 1810 E. University Ave.  TIME: 7:30 pm, COST: $35.50-49.50. INFO: 575-646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu/pentatonix

May 7
4th Annual Blazin’ Brew Fest
Each guest receives souvenir pint glass and samples from New Mexico Breweries. Live music, Las Cruces food trucks, Games and home brewing demonstrations.
WHERE: Downtown Main St. TIME: 5-9 pm COST: $15-20
INFO: nmbeer.org

May 7
Step into the Past
Discover the cultural history of Southern New Mexico.  WHERE: White Sands National Monument, 45 miles east of Las Cruces  TIME: 10 am COST: $4-8
INFO: 575-479-6124, ext. 236, nps.gov/whsa

May 7-8
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
The fiesta features mariachis, folklorico dancers, flamenco dancers, live music, dancing and games. Food, drinks, art and crafts are available for purchase.
WHERE: Old Mesilla Plaza, south on Hwy. 28, TIME: Call COST: Free INFO: 575-524-3262 ext. 116 or 117,
oldmesilla.org

May 6
The Explorers Club
A witty comedy about Victorian adventurers.
WHERE: Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall.
TIME: Friday and Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm.
COST: $8-12 INFO: 575-523-1223, no-strings.org

May 14
New Mexico State University Commencement
WHERE: New Mexico State University Pan American Center, 1810 E. University Ave. TIME: 9 am, 2 pm
INFO: 575-646-1420, commencement.nmsu.edu

May 13
Blessing of the Field
Celebrate New Mexico’s rich Spanish traditions by joining the procession to bless the museum’s fields.
WHERE: New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd.  COST: $2-5
INFO: 575-522-4100, frhm.org

May 6-7
Railroad Days
A celebration of Las Cruces and southern New Mexico’s rich railroading past, present, and future.
WHERE: Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 Mesilla St.
TIME: 9 am COST: Free INFO: 575-647-4480,
las-cruces.org/museums

May 20
Full Moon Hikes
Hike the moonlit dunes with a ranger.
WHERE: White Sands National Monument, 45 miles east of Las Cruces. TIME: 7:45 pm COST: $4-8, reservations required INFO: 575-479-6124, ext. 236, nps.gov/whsa

May 20
A Night at the Museum
Gallery exhibits come to life on this special night.
WHERE: New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd.  TIME: Call COST: $2-5
INFO: 575-522-4100, frhm.org

May 21
Full Moon Nights
Listen to music, learn about the monument, and enjoy the beauty of the moonlit dunes.
WHERE: White Sands National Monument, 45 miles east of Las Cruces TIME: 8 pm COST: $5 INFO: 575-479-6124, ext. 236, nps.gov/whsa

May 28-30
Red White and Brew – Wine & Beer Festival
Live music, specialty foods and New Mexico beer and
wine.
WHERE: New Mexico State University Intramural Fields, corner of Wells St. and Locust St.  TIME: Call COST: $15-20 INFO: 575-522-1232, redwhiteandbrewfestival.com

May 28-30
Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
Sample wine from the many New Mexico wineries and
enjoy live entertainment and local vendors.
WHERE: Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 11 miles west of Las Cruces, exit 13, I-10. TIME: Noon-6 pm
COST: $15-20 INFO: snmwinefestival.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)