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Flamenco Dancing Events in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces Annual Events

Warmth and Hospitality

Las 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 Events

White Sands International Film Festival
A gathering of outstanding short and feature length documentaries and narratives of all genres from around the world. This event focuses on Latino and New Mexican filmmaking, as well as celebrating outstanding cinema that have been shot in the amazing backdrop of Southern New Mexico. www.wsiff.com

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held in the historic Mesilla Valley square. Enjoy and array of events and celebrate the Mexican Army victory at the battle of Puebla.
Red Chile Ristra Wreath by Dan Monaghan
Red Chile Ristra Wreath Hatch Chile Festival near Las Cruces

Best Food Events

Southern 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. www.snmwinefestival.com

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. www.hatchchilefest.com

The Whole Enchilada Fiesta
A fun filled event for the entire family. Enjoy tons of live entertainment, arts and craft booths, food, plus the worlds largest enchilada created right before your eyes. www.enchiladafiesta.com
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Rodeo Competition Las Cruces State Fair Rodeo

Best Family Events

Southern 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! www.snmstatefair.com

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. www.lascrucesmariachi.org

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. www.las-cruces-arts.org/events/renaissance-artsfaire/