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.

 

July Featured Events

July 1 – 2, Fire & Fiber
A visual arts collaboration of clay and fiber 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

July 1 – August 13, Color the Light:  The Work of Ailleen Shannon Exhibit
This exhibit will feature the work of Ailleen Shannon, a prolific artist who lived in Las Cruces from 1925-1964.  Her work reflects a strong impressionist influence and striking color choices.
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

July 1 – August 20, Plastics Unwrapped
Everything you ever wanted to know about plasitc.
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

July 2-3, Step into the Past
Discover the cultural history of Southern New Mexico.
WHERE: White Sands National Monument, 45 miles east of Las Cruces. TIME: 1-5 pm COST: $4-16 INFO: 575-479-6124, ext. 236, nps.gov/whsa

July 3, 4th of July Electric 5K
Race begins and ends on Main St.
WHERE: Main St. TIME: 7:45 pm COST: Free
INFO: 575-642-5855, lascrucesrunningclub.com/races.html

July 3, 4th of July Electric Light Parade
Staging will be at 700 N. Main St., in front of Las Cruces City Hall.
WHERE: The route is Church St. around to Water St. ending on north Main St. TIME: 9 pm. COST: Free
INFO: 575-541-2000, las-cruces.org

July 4, Annual Country Picnic and Open House
Bring your own picnic (no beverages, please) or enjoy a K & B barbeque hamburger, water features for the kids, and NM beer and wine. WHERE: La Viña Winery, 4201 S. Highway 28, La Union. TIME: 11 am-6 pm COST: Free INFO: 575-882-7362, lavinawinery.com

July 4, 4th of July Celebration & Spectacular Fireworks Display
A free concert featuring Jo Dee Messina and Tony Toni Tone before the fireworks. Vendors and live entertainment. WHERE: Las Cruces Field of Dreams, 2501 W. Tashiro Dr. TIME: 4 pm. COST: Free INFO: 575-541-2000, las-cruces.org

July 4, New Horizons Band of Las Cruces
Fully orchestrated band.
WHERE: NMSU Recital Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe Circle, NMSU Campus. TIME: 10 am COST: Free
INFO: 575-649-1465, newhorizonsmusic.org

July 9, Movies in the Park – Minions
Pic Quik presents Movies in the Park.
WHERE: Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. TIME: 7 pm
COST: Free INFO: 575-541-2550

July 10, Music in the Park
Bluegrass music from Steve Smith & Hardroad and Bob Einweck.
WHERE: Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. TIME: 7 pm COST: Free INFO: 575-541-2550

July 13, Evening Farmers Market
Growers and vendors selling locally-grown produce, crafts, entertainment and more.
WHERE: Main St. downtown TIME: 5-9 pm COST: Free
INFO: 575-201-3853, lascrucesfarmersmarket.org

July 16, Movies in the Park – Terminator Genisys
Pic Quik presents Movies in the Park.
WHERE: Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. TIME: 7 pm
COST: Free INFO: 575-541-2550

July 16, Dam Run
One-mile run.
WHERE: Behind Albertson’s, 2551 E. Lohman Ave.
TIME: 7:45 am COST: Call INFO: lascrucesrunningclub.com

July 17, Ice Cream Sunday
Enjoy making and eating homemade ice cream or enter the ice cream sandwich eating contest.
WHERE: New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd. TIME: Noon-4 pm COST: $5
INFO: 575-522-4100, frhm.org

July 17, Mesilla Valley Jazz & Blues Society Show
Featuring the Black Market Trust who combine the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy jazz.
WHERE: First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo Rd. TIME: 7 pm
COST: $1-8 INFO: 575-524-3245, mvjazzblues.net

July 17, Music in the Park
Tequila Nights and Smokin’ Mirrors.
WHERE: Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. TIME: 7 pm
COST: Free INFO: 575-541-2550

July 19, Full Moon Hikes
Hike the moonlit dunes with a ranger. Reservations are required and accepted two weeks in advance.
WHERE: White Sands National Monument, 45 miles east of Las Cruces. TIME: 8 pm COST: $4-8 INFO: 575-479-6124,
ext. 236, nps.gov/whsa

July 20, Full Moon Nights
Listen to music, learn about the monument, and enjoy the beauty of the moonlit dunes. Park entrance fees apply. Program is free.
WHERE: White Sands National Monument, 45 miles east of Las Cruces. TIME: 8:30 pm COST: $5 INFO: 575-479-6124, ext. 236, nps.gov/whsa
July 23, Movies in the Park – Pan
Pic Quik presents Movies in the Park.
WHERE: Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. TIME: 7 pm
COST: Free INFO: 575-541-2550

July 24, Music in the Park
Swing Jazz by Zoltan & The Fortune Tellers
WHERE: Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. TIME: 7 pm
COST: Free INFO: 575-541-2550

July 30, Back 2 School Run
One-mile run.
WHERE: La Llorona Park, Picacho Ave. TIME: 7:45 am
COST: Free INFO: lascrucesrunningclub.com

July 30, 2016 Movies in the Park – Furious 7
Pic Quik presents Movies in the Park.
WHERE: Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. TIME: 7 pm
COST: Free INFO: 575-541-2550

July 31, Music in the Park
Alternative rock by Unlyshed
WHERE: Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. TIME: 7 pm COST: Free INFO: 575-541-2550

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)