Cultural in Deming

Great American Duck Race

Deming's biggest annual draw occurs on the fourth weekend in August. Anyone can enter the races to compete for a cash prize. Other wacky events include the Great American Tortilla Toss, Outhouse Races and a Duckling…
Religious in Las Cruces

Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Held in the Native American village of Tortugas, south of Las Cruces, late into the first night, drummers and masked dancers accompany a statue of Mary in a procession. On the following day, participants climb sever…
Cultural in Southwestern New Mexico

Pie Festival

Pie Town features baking contests, followed by eating contests, horny toad races, and the coronation of a Pie Queen and King.
Cultural in Socorro

Festival of the Cranes

On the third weekend of November, featuring special tours of Bosque del Apache, wildlife workshops and arts and crafts.
Music in Silver City

Silver City Blues Festival

Held the last full weekend in May, this music fest attracts big-name performers from across the country.
Food in Southwestern New Mexico

Chile Festival

Annual Labor Day weekend festival, with a chile-eating contest, ristra-making workshop and beer garden.
Cultural in Las Cruces

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo

Features a livestock show, an auction, a daredevil rodeo and live country music.
Sports in Silver City

Tour of the Gila

This five-day bike race culminates with a grueling tour of the mountains.
Cultural in Socorro

49ers Celebration

All Socorro turns out for the annual 49ers Festival, with parades, dancing and gambling over a long weekend.
Music in Las Cruces

International Mariachi Conference

Las Cruces celebrates all things mariachi with educational workshops and big-name performances.