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Apr
23
Tue
American Indian Week: Pueblo Days @ Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Apr 23 – Apr 29 all-day

40th Annual American Indian Week

April 22 – April 28

The IPCC has something for everyone during American Indian Week: traditional Native dances several times each day, workshops led by Native art experts each afternoon, and artists offering authentic handcrafted work for sale. The Pueblo Harvest Cafe will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner as usual, as well as host a special concession window in the courtyard!
Free with museum admission.

April 22 @ 9:00 am – April 28 @ 5:00 pm

r courtyard transforms into a bustling marketplace with over fifty artist booths featuring pottery, jewelry, paintings, and more. Enjoy all the activities of our week-long cultural celebration with an extra emphasis on art.

Free with museum admission.

TRADITIONAL NATIVE DANCES

Cultural Dances Daily!

Monday 22nd
11am & 2pm Southern Slam Zia
12pm & 3pm Fontenelle Family Dance Group Zuni/Northern Cheyenne
Tuesday 23rd
11am & 2pm Southern Slam Zia
12pm & 3pm Oak Canyon Dancers Jemez
Wednesday 24th
11am & 2pm Acoma Dance Group Acoma
12pm & 3pm Oak Canyon Dancers Jemez
Thursday 25th
11am & 2pm Cellicion Traditional Dancers Zuni
12pm & 3pm Serpent Trail Dancers Ohkay Owingeh
Friday 26th
11am & 2pm Cellicion Traditional Dancers Zuni
12pm & 3pm Serpent Trail Dancers Ohkay Owingeh
Saturday 27th
10am & 1pm Zuni Olla Maidens Zuni
11am & 2pm Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group Acoma
12pm & 3pm White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers White Mountain Apache
Sunday 28th
10am & 1pm Zuni Olla Maidens Zuni
11am & 2pm Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group Acoma
12pm & 3pm White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers White Mountain Apache

 

Apr
25
Thu
Gathering of Nations Pow Wow @ Powwow Grounds
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

 

EXPERIENCE NORTH AMERICA’S BIGGEST POWWOW

APRIL 25, 26 & 27, 2019

at the Powwow Grounds – Tingley Coliseum /Expo New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A.

In the past 36 years the Gathering of Nations has grown from an early, simple dream to one of the world’s most recognized annual festivals.

From the beginning the concept has always been to produce an event where Native people can come together each year to celebrate and share culture, and a place where singers and dancers can feel confident that competition is fair to all.

From those genuine and humble beginnings that the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow has evolved into the event you see today, as well as its role in many community outreach efforts. None of this could be have been accomplished without the loyalty and dedication of good volunteers, friends and family.

It was here at the Gathering of Nations that “powwow fever” has shed its warmth on such a wonderful lifestyle, and continues to be of great appeal and intrigue to young people interested in learning more about their own personal tribal traditions and the powwow way.

Flint Carney, a long time friend and member of the Kiowa tribe, who said, “The greatest thing about the Gathering of Nations is the respect that is shown to all Native people of the world.”

This is the way of powwow life and teachings, which are provided and handed down from the elders to the younger generations. The Gathering of Nations experience does not end when you leave and head for home, but rather continues in your heart and mind, remains with you down the road to the next event, powwow or your own personal family gathering(s).

Many people from around the world have made the Gathering of Nations Powwow their travel destination. The Gathering of Nations has grown to become more than just a “Powwow”, it’s an experience!

  • Thee Gathering of Nations has had the opportunity to blossom into the most enjoyable, cultural, and entertaining Native festival in North America.
  • Open with the Gathering of Nations song for grand entry, the powwow program also includes the crowning of Miss Indian World. Its pageantry, along with its cultural beauty, exemplifies the pride and dignity of the culture and traditions of Native women across the United States and Canada.
  • Only at the Gathering of Nations will you partake in the isles of shopping throughout the Indian Trader’s Market, enjoying the best of native foods, Horse & Rider Parade, music on Powwow Alley’s Stage 49 featuring the Best in Native American Music Performances and Entertainment!
Apr
27
Sat
American Indian Week Spring Art Market @ Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

The last weekend of American Indian Week is unmissable for art lovers! Our courtyard transforms into a bustling marketplace with dozens of artist booths featuring pottery, jewelry, paintings, and more. Enjoy all the activities of our week-long cultural celebration with an extra emphasis on art.
Free with museum admission.

La Viña Spring Wine Festival @ La Vina Winery
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

SPRING FESTIVAL

La Viña Winery presents our annual Spring Wine Festival; open Saturday April 27-28, 2019, from noon to 7 PM. Over 20 wines will be available for tasting and purchase. Adult admission to the festival is $20 and includes a souvenir glass and a choice of 9 tastes or a full glass. There is a $10 admission charge for guests 12-20 years of age, and guests 11 and under are admitted free of charge.

SATURDAY PERFORMERS
NOON AUSTIN JIMMY MURPHY
2:15 PM 24/7 BLUES BAND
4:30 PM TWISTED HAMS

SUNDAY PERFORMERS
NOON BORDER HEAT
2:15 PM FRANK ZONA & URBAN EDGE
4:30 PM HYPNOSIS

La Vina Winery
4201 S. Highway 28
La Union, NM

(575) 882-7632
Map and directions

 

May
16
Thu
Annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally – Ruidoso
May 16 – May 19 all-day

2 Rallies, 4-5 days of riding, food and music.

For 50 years, the village of Ruidoso in the southern mountains of New Mexico has hosted riders and enthusiasts for the Golden Aspen (Est. 1969) and AspenCash (Est. 1997) motorcycle rallies.

In 2018, the father-son team of Humberto and Blayne Maldonado, both long-time Ruidoso residents and Golden Aspen Rally participants and supporters, took over from former owners Ron and Jill Andrews.

The Maldonados are excited to continue the great tradition of the rallies with new attractions and events, including live music and something for every motorcycle enthusiast.

22ND ANNUAL ASPENCASH MOTORCYCLE RALLY:

May 16-19, 2019 | Ruidoso Convention Center

Schedule of Events:

The 2019 AspenCash Motorcycle Rally will be open each day from:

Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please see event and entertainment pages for times for other events!

May
23
Thu
Red River Memorial Weekend Motorcycle Rally
May 23 – May 27 all-day

When: May 23 12:00 AM –  May 27 12:00 PM, 2019
Where: Red River and Around the Enchanted Circle
More information: www.redriver.org/memorial-day

Join us in Brandenburge Park on Saturday, May 25th for special ceremonies honoring our nation’s veterans and fallen soldiers.

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South Dakota may have Sturgis, Texas the Thunder on the Colorado, and the nation the Annual Run for the Wall, but Taos County boasts one of the oldest motorcycle rallies in the nation; for over 30 years the Annual Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally has filled the Red River for 5 outrageous days of fun! Live music can be found all over town, along with vendors carrying everything from leather and lace, to food and fun.”

The surrounding communities of Taos, Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, and Questa get in on the action with special Memorial Weekend events and plenty of additional lodging and dining. Monday morning
everyone heads out together to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire before riding back to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

This event is held annually from Wednesday-Monday over Memorial Day weekend.

Jun
14
Fri
Red River Art & Wine Festival @ Brandenburg Park
Jun 14 – Jun 16 all-day

Come experience wining & dining in the Red River Valley, featuring artists and wineries with unique Southwestern flair!

Art & Wine Festival

Red River Art and Wine Festival

The annual Art & Wine Festival is presented by the Red River Chamber of Commerce every Father’s Day weekend in Brandenburg Park. This event features art, pottery, photography, wine sampling, silent auction, and live music.

Art & Wine Festival

Art & Wine Festival

The Red River Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Art & Wine Festival, Father’s Day weekend, June 14-16, 2019 in Brandenburg Park. Come experience the picturesque Town of Red River while tantalizing your taste buds with fine wines and delicacies. This event features both silent and live auctions, art, pottery, photography, wine sampling, and live music.

Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more details
Located in the Conference Center, 101 W. River St, Red River, NM 87558
Telephone: (575) 754-2366
Fax: (575) 754-3104
Email: rrinfo@redriverchamber.org

Jul
27
Sat
Las Vegas Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally (July 27–July 29): Inspired by Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, and their reunion held in 1899 in Las Vegas, this annual gathering of motorcycle riders from all over the country honors that camaraderie and sense of honor. There are lots of iron horses, interesting characters, three days of live music, a motorcycle rodeo, a bike show, and competitions.

About Us

Welcome to the 13th Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Always held on the last full weekend of July, this Rally was started by local motorcycle riders who came together in 2005 to plan a Rally around the area’s history and special environment. The name was chosen because Rough Riders had a long tradition in Las Vegas.

Early in 1898, Theodore Roosevelt recruited the 1st Volunteer Calvary Regiment from the western territories—New Mexico wouldn’t become a state for fourteen more years. He chose to enlist these men because of his confidence in their ability to adapt, their self-sufficiency and their spirit. The regiment’s performance during the Spanish-American War proved his belief in the frontier character. The men he chose came from various backgrounds and circumstances. Even so, these men all formed strong personal ties. Led by Theodore Roosevelt, the first reunion of the regiment was held in Las Vegas in 1899. Over 600 of the original 1000 soldiers attended. During the next 70 years, Rough Rider reunions were held to honor the regiment’s military service, but especially to celebrate the camaraderie and unique personalities that defined the Rough Riders.

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

For the past twelve years, the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally has brought motorcyclists from all walks of life, where camaraderie, unique bikes and personalities characterize the western spirit. Las Vegas’ historic Bridge Street which enters into our expansive Plaza is the backdrop for the Rally. Shops, businesses, vendors and restaurants provide rally goers the opportunity for unique experiences. The roads radiating out of the town and wind thru amazing scenery and villages give riders of the iron horse a variety of options. The roads radiating out of the town and wind thru amazing scenery and villages give riders of the iron horse a variety of options.

Check out the schedule of events for updates. Don’t forget to support the Rally and purchase a ticket for a round trip for two, to Las Vegas, Nevada with $500 spending cash. Be part of the tradition started by Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders over 100 years ago and ride in on your iron horse on the last weekend in July.

Sep
3
Tue
Hatch Valley Chile Festival
Sep 3 – Sep 4 all-day

Hatch Valley Chile Festival

As summer cools down, the Village of Hatch heats up. Labor Day weekend heralds the annual Hatch Chile Festival, a two-day celebration of our world-famous crop. The festival attracts over 30,000 visitors from all over the United States, including such notables as the Food Network and the BBC. Festival goers can sample famed chile recipes, watch the crowning of the chile festival queen, or toss a horseshoe in celebration of our most famous crop. The event also features chile ristra contests, artisan and food booths, and a carnival. Visit our events page.

“Celebrate the Future” Day
In 2006, we began “Celebrate the Future” day in honor of Spaceport America. Science, engineering and aeronautic organizations present demonstrations and displays to educate our citizens on the impact and employment possibilities of the Southwest Regional Spaceport.

Pick a direction… Any direction…
The surrounding areas hold your next adventure. With New Mexico State Parks in every direction, you can rock hunt, boat, bike, hike or ski. With Leasburg State Park and Fort Seldon to the south and Caballo Lake State Park, Percha Dam State Park and Elephant Butte Lake State Park to the north, outdoor enthusiasts are sure to find the perfect opportunity for their recreation! Click here to get directions!

Hatch Business
Located off Interstate 25, between Las Cruces and Truth or Consequences, the Village of Hatch has experienced steady but moderate growth. In 2007, the town population registered a little over 1,600 people. The Village of Hatch also serves seven unincorporated communities with a combined population of 5,000 people.

With four banks, two grocery stores, a pharmacy, a few retail stores, and a smattering of restaurants, Hatch offers all the amenities of small-town life. The Ben Archer Health Center meets the community’s healthcare needs with doctors, a dentist, an ambulance service and emergency medical technicians. Our local Municipal Airport was awarded the “most improved small community airport” and continues to improve.

The opening of Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, brings the exciting frontier of commercial space travel to our backyard. The entrance to Spaceport America is only nine miles south from the Village of Hatch, which makes us the “New Gateway to Space.”

Hatch History
Born from an extension of the Santa Fe Railroad Company in 1880, Hatch, New Mexico, began as an adobe post office and a railroad flag station. Named after General Edward Hatch, Commander of the Southwest military, the town grew until a flood in 1921 destroyed many of the adobe buildings constructed of earth and wood.

The village rebuilt, and continues to prosper as an agricultural community to this day. The advent of the nearby Spaceport America, the nation’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, promises an exciting new chapter in the history of Hatch. Visit some of our affiliates here.

Oct
11
Fri
Red River Oktoberfest @ Red River Conference Center
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day

Oktoberfest

Meet Ms Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Authentic German food & music, craft beer & New Mexico wines, arts & crafts vendors, entertaining games & contests, ski trip giveaway, family friendly activities, changing colors, and more!

Admission is only $5 for the whole weekend! You can buy your commemorative taster mug for $10 or stein glass for $20 when you get to the park: includes beer tastings.

ACTIVITIES

Oktoberfest Beard/Mustache Competition

“No shave November” now starts in October! Come show us the hairs on your chin-y chin chin!
Prizes for Best Overall Beard and Best Overall Mustache

Children’s Pumpking Painting

Live Polka Music

Come experience Live Polka Music by the band Eurofest

DJ JP will be spinning your favorite polka (and non-polka) hits all weekend long!

MS & MR OKTOBERFEST COMPETITION

Get out your loveliest dirndl or heartiest lederhosen and come compete for $100 in cash. The Miss Oktoberfest competition will begin at 12pm and include a stein holding contest and an obstacle course. Immediately following, the Mr. Oktoberfest competition begins.  This event includes a stein holding contest, an obstacle course, and maybe a special surprise category. Sign up at the Chamber of Commerce booth when you arrive at the park. Viel Glück (good luck)!

Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more details
Located in the Conference Center, 101 W. River Street
Telephone: (575) 754-2366
Fax: (575) 754-3104
Email: rrinfo@redriverchamber.org