Las Cruces & Southwest New Mexico

Las Cruces & Southwest New Mexico

Las Cruces & Southwest New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, 90 miles west of Las Cruces, is known for its towering rock pinnacles and boulders.
Photo by Efrain M. Padro.

In Las Cruces, New Mexico's second-largest city, urban amenities — from golf courses to symphony concerts to a sizzling dining scene — mingle with the Western lifestyle. Also on your regional bucket list: soaking in Truth or Consequences, taking flight at Spaceport America, and hiking the country's first wilderness area.

2018 LAS CRUCES AND SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO HAPPENINGS

May 11Blazin’ Brew Fest
Las Cruces

May 5–6Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Mesilla

May 25–27Silver City Blues Festival

May 26–28Las Cruces Wine Festival

June 13–16Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo
Silver City

July 16–21CLAY Festival
Silver City

Aug. 23–26Great American Duck Race
Deming

Aug. 25–26Balloon Regatta
Elephant Butte

Sept. 1–2Hatch Chile Festival

Sept. 1–3New Mexico Wine Harvest Festival
Las Cruces

SeptemberWhite Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational
Alamogordo

SeptemberSouthwest Print Fiesta
Silver City

Sept. 15–16Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta
Mesilla

Oct. 6Trinity Site Tour
White Sands Missile Range

Oct. 19–21Las Cruces Country Music Festival

Nov. 2–4Dia de Los Muertos Celebration
Mesilla

Nov. 7–1125th Annual International Mariachi Conference & Spectacular Concert
Las Cruces

Nov. 14–17Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Festival of the Cranes
Socorro

Dec. 12Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Tortugas/Las Cruces

2019

March 2–3Cowboy Days
Las Cruces