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Las Cruces Annual Events
Warmth and HospitalityLas Cruces’ warmth and hospitality is no more evident than when the town and its visitors gather at events that blend heritage and culture, family fun and history. Family events include the annual Cinco de Mayo while food events like the Southern New Mexico Wine Festival appeal to visitors of all ages.
Best Cultural EventsCinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held in the historic Mesilla Valley square. Enjoy and array of events in Las Cruces and celebrate the Mexican Army victory at the battle of Puebla.
Best Food EventsSouthern New Mexico Wine Festival
This is an annual favorite at the Southern NM State Fairgrounds! Enjoy tasting wines from around the state listen to live music and shop for unique arts and crafts! This event happens over Memorial Day Weekend.
Hatch Chile Festival
This is a two-day celebration of the world-famous chile crop in southern New Mexico. The festival attracts visitors from all over the US, including such notables as the Food Network and the BBC. Have a great time sampling famed chile recipes, shopping the artisan booths or enjoying the delicious food. The event takes place over the course of Labor Day Weekend.
Best Family EventsSouthern New Mexico State Fair Rodeo
This is a whole lot of action packed into one place: the Southern NM State Fair Grounds west of Las Cruces. It is a must attend event!
Annual International Mariachi Conference
The Mariachi Conference features concerts and a festival, which are open to the public at the Pan American Center at NMSU. Enjoy the Student Showcase concert on Friday evening and a spectacular concert on Saturday.
Renaissance Arts Faire
The annual Renaissance ArtsFaire is one of the largest cultural events in Southern New Mexico and has steadily grown to over 25,000 attendees at the beautiful Young Park. Enjoy art shows showcasing local and regional artists, crafts people and entertainers as well as delicious food.