Cultural in Las Vegas

First Friday

Between 5pm and 11pm on the first Friday of each month, a carnival of 10,000 art lovers, hipsters, indie musicians and sundry hangers-on wander around the downtown arts and antiques district for First Friday evening…
Rodeo in Tucson

Fiesta de los Vaqueros

Held the last week of February for 90 years, the Fiesta brings world-famous cowboys to town and features a spectacular parade with Western-themed floats and buggies, historic horse-drawn coaches, folk dancers and ma…
Food in Las Cruces

Whole Enchilada Fiesta

Held in late September, the city's best-known event features live music, food booths, arts and crafts, sporting events, a chile cook-off, carnival rides and a parade. It culminates in the cooking of the world's bigg…
Cultural in Las Cruces

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo

At the start of October, and featuring a livestock show, auction, daredevil rodeo and live country music.
Music in Las Cruces

International Mariachi Conference

In late November, Las Cruces celebrates all things mariachi with educational workshops and big-name performances.
Religious in Las Cruces

Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Held in December in the Native American village of Tortugas, between Las Cruces and Mesilla, late into the first night, drummers and masked dancers accompany a statue of Mary in a procession. On the following day, p…
Music in Las Vegas

Electric Daisy Carnival

The largest of its kind anywhere in the world, Electric Daisy Carnival brings huge crowds of EDM (electronic dance music) fans to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for three nights of DJs and live acts and a series of pa…
Cultural in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Pride

Annual events include Las Vegas Pride in May, and gay rodeo events, too.
Adventure Sports in Las Vegas

Nascar Weekend

Rabid race fans descend on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in early March.
Music in Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas

Ultimate rockabilly weekend downtown in mid-April.