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Upcoming Events In Ruidoso NM

To add your event, please email calendar@ruidoso.net

Upcoming Events at the Inn of the Mountain Gods

Upcoming Performances at the Spencer Theater

Events in April

Every first weekend in April:

Trinity Site Tour

Bi-Annual Guided Trinity Site Tour at White Sands Missile Range. Trinity Site via the Stallion Range Center Gate. The gate is five miles South of U.S. Highway 380 and 12 miles east of San Antonio, NM. Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce at 575-437-6120. White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs Office 575-678-1134.

Events in May

Every third week/weekend in May:

AspenCash Motorcycle Rally

Rally for motorcycle riders with poker run, events and vendors. A tradition in Ruidoso for more than 40 years. Rally begins on Wednesday and ends Sunday. 575-973-4977
Whole month of May: Hondo Iris Farm
Hundreds of Iris in bloom, a botanical garden, picnic tables, a hummingbird porch. Free admission. Open every day in May 8-5. Hwy 70, MM 284. 575-653-4062. www.hondoirisfarm.com.

Events in August

First Weekend in August:

Old Lincoln Days, Lincoln, New Mexico Street vendors, food, and parade. Activities happen throughout the day. Living History Reenactments: Working blacksmith, an authentic chuck wagon, gun fights, dancing girls. Artisan demonstrations, food and live entertainment, historical lectures, book signings and more... Join us for the "Last Escape of Billy the Kid" folk pageant. The episodes of the pageant are based on historical facts of the notorious Lincoln County War, and in particular its focus is centered upon the best remembered of its fighters, Billy the Kid. Parade:  Sunday Morning at 11 am. Last Escape of Bill the Kid Pageant, Friday and Saturday Evening at 8:30 pm. Sunday 3 pm. Lincoln State Monument: 575-653-4372

Events in September

Every third week/weekend in September:

Annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally

Rally for motorcycle riders with poker run, events and vendors. A tradition in Ruidoso for more than 40 years. Saturday Motorcycle parade starts at 10 am. Rally begins on Wednesday and ends Sunday. 575-973-4977

Events in October

Every first weekend in October:

Aspenfest Parade:

Midtown Saturday at 10 am from the corner of Sudderth & Mechem to the 700 block of Sudderth. The Parade is in conjunction with Aspenfest Weekend, which allows residents and visitors alike to participate in the celebration of our caring community, the cool crispness of the coming fall and the beauty that is Ruidoso.
Trinity Site Tour: Bi-Annual Guided Trinity Site Tour at White Sands Missile Range. Trinity Site via the Stallion Range Center Gate. The gate is five miles South of U.S. Highway 380 and 12 miles east of San Antonio, NM. Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce at 575-437-6120. White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs Office 575-678-1134.

Every second weekend in October:

Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium:

Each year, during the second full weekend in October, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico plays host to the nation's finest cowboy festival with old west storytellers, musicians (including the world famous Texas Playboys), western artists and craftsmen for three days of events, cowboy competitions, horse demonstrations, western swing dancing, kids rodeo and educational activities. One of the highlights of the Symposium is the World Championship Chuckwagon Competition (featured on the Food Network's All American Festivals and Cowboy Challenge) with prizes totaling $13,000. Competitors are judged not only on their mouth-watering food, but on the authenticity of their wagons and attire.

Events in November

Every second weekend in November:

Christmas Jubilee, a shopping Extavaganza. 575-257-7395

Thanksgiving

Click here for a list of restaurants open for Thanksgiving.

Events in December

Every first weekend in December:

Festival of Lights Parade

Beautifully lit and fantastically festive, the Festival of Lights Parade brings friends and family together for an evening of twinkling lights and togetherness in the winter wonderland of Ruidoso. Throughout Midtown Ruidoso, beginning at Mechem and Sudderth and continuing to the Chamber of Commerce. 575-257-7395

Christmas

Click here for a list of restaurants open for Christmas.