Aggie Event Celebration on the Downtown Plaza!!

january, 2023

21jan12:00 pm1:00 pmAggie Event Celebration on the Downtown Plaza!!


Event Details

A celebration for the ages will take place downtown at the Plaza de Las Cruces on Saturday, January 21, from noon to 1:00 p.m. (MT).

The New Mexico State Athletic Department and City of Las Cruces have collaborated to celebrate the Quick Lane Bowl champions, following NM State’s 24-19 victory over Bowling Green on December 26.

The event will kick off with a special downtown edition of the beloved Aggie Walk. The Aggie gameday staple will begin at City Hall and head down Main Street, beginning at noon. The team will be joined by the New Mexico State Pride Band, Sun Dancers, cheer squad, and Pistol Pete. The special edition of the Aggie Walk will conclude at Plaza de Las Cruces, where there will be vendors, special performances, and speeches to commemorate the Aggies’ first bowl win of the Jerry Kill era.

Dignitaries from the City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University will speak to the gathered fans, including Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, NM State Chancellor Dr. Dan Arvizu, NM State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia, Football Head Coach Jerry Kill, and a representative from the Quick Lane Bowl.

In addition, there will be a FREE autograph session following the main program and limited-edition Quick Lane Bowl championship posters will be available. Fans will also have an opportunity take photos with the Quick Lane Bowl Trophy in the plaza.

The entire event is completely FREE and open to the public. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to take in the Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces, which runs from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Event timeline

Noon – Aggie Walk procession to start from City Hall, south down Main Street to Plaza

–             Approximately 10-15 minutes

12:15 – Arrive Plaza De Las Cruces

12:15 – Band/cheer performance

12:20 – Welcome/Presentation of Colors & National Anthem

12:25- ED Carnahan WELCOME; Program overview

–             Chancellor Dan Arvizu

–             Mayor Ken Miyagishima

–             Director of Athletics Mario Moccia

–             Quick Lane Bowl Representative

–             Head Coach Jerry Kill

–            Players

12:45-12:50 – Closing with Fight Song – T-shirt toss.

12:50 – Players available for autographs / photos with Bowl Trophy.


RoadRUNNER Transit will participate in the Aggie Football Bowl Celebration with 2 shuttles running from 10:30am to 3:00pm on Jan. 20th. We will utilize existing bus route #2 stops along university (stops # 10, 11, 12) and a downtown stop at Las Cruces St. and Main St. This will be a free shuttle. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes between university and downtown.

You can also track our buses on our web page! http://bustracker. bustime/home.jsp


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Downtown Plaza de Las Cruces

100 N. Main St