This September, there are more reasons than ever to visit Las Cruces. Designed to celebrate all three national monuments in the Las Cruces area, as well as all the amazing events and activities the community has to offer, “Monuments to Main Street” features a full month of events that showcase the vibrant culture, natural beauty, and rich history of the destination. This September celebration is sure to offer a rich experience for people of all ages.
Monument and history buffs will want to explore the newly created Organ Mountain Desert Peaks National Monument, the iconic White Sands National Monument or the fascinating Prehistoric Trackways National Monument to help visitors better understand the story of the Mesilla Valley.
Visitors can also retrace history with an exhilarating helicopter tour of Kilbourn Hole where the Apollo Astronauts trained, or reflect a bit with a visit to the World War II booming targets where pilots trained on cutting-edge military equipment.
Are superheroes and movies more your style? Join us for Las Cruces Comic Con, where you will experience a three-day pop culture extravaganza featuring Seth Gilliam, Sugar Watkins and more. Or, maybe you want to show us your stuff at the 8th Annual SalsaFest, an outdoor street festival featuring live music, salsa dancing lessons, street performers, and of course, the annual salsa making competition.
For a particularly action-packed stay, September 9-11 offers an exciting weekend of activities including Pops Under The Stars, an outdoor concert replete with spectacular fireworks display presented by our own Las Cruces Symphony Association, Las Cruces Comic Con, and the always highly anticipated NMSU vs UNM football game. And while you are here, enjoy the many other outdoor activities that are part of Las Cruces.
See a complete list of events below and find a few reasons you should visit.