May 24 to 26
Rio Penasco Music Festival
Vendors are still sought for the Rio Penasco Music Festival. There are only 10 spots available. For more information, call Sissy at 575-687-3715. No vendor fee will be charged.
Art in the Park
Cerrillos Hills State Park hosts the annual Art in the Park event, featuring artists along the Turquoise Trail corridor. Directions: From State Highway 14, turn west into the village of Cerrillos. At the first stop sign, turn right (north) onto First Street, cross the railroad tracks and follow park signs. At the cattle guard, veer left onto County Road 59. The main parking is on the left-hand side about one-quarter mile up the road. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit cerrilloshills.org.
First Tularosa Basin Art & Music Festival
The first Tularosa Basin Art & Music Festival, Menagerie Park HorrorHall, 7710 Highway 54 70, will offer an array of live bands, art vendors and food. The fantasy tour through the Mushroom Patch is open as well.
May 25 and 26
Mayfair Juried Art Show
The 47th annual Mayfair Juried Art Show takes place in Zenith Park and will feature work from new and well-known artists. It will showcase jewelry, fine art, sculptures, pottery and handcrafted pieces. In addition to art, the festival includes new vendors this year and booths for children. Following the festival at 7:30 p.m., the Cloudcroft Light Opera Company will perform a special melodrama in the Zenith Park Pavilion. For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com.
May 25 to 27
Las Cruces Wine Fest
The annual Las Cruces Wine Fest takes place at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 12125 Robert Larson Blvd. The three-day event features a large variety of wine, yard games and live music. Gates open daily from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, visit nmwine.com.
Memorial Day parade and ceremony
Line up for the Memorial Day parade and ceremony is at 9 a.m. at Carlsbad School Admin., 408 N. Canyon St. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and leads south on Canyon Street to Greene Street, left on Greene Street to James Street, south on James Street, ending at the Veteran’s Park (lower Tamsill Dam). For more information, call 575-361-5848.
Gallup State Veterans Cemetery opening
The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services will formally open the Gallup State Veterans Cemetery with a special ceremony on Memorial Day at 1 p.m. The cemetery is located 333 National Cemetery Drive. Veterans, families and the public are invited to attend. This will be the second state veterans cemetery developed by DVS as part of a State Veterans Cemetery Initiative to build veterans cemeteries in rural areas of the state. The first cemetery, the Fort Stanton State Veterans Cemetery, opened in the fall of 2017. For more information, visit nmdvs.org or call 505-383-2400.
By May 29
The 35th annual Milkman Triathlon registration is now open. This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and all competitive rules apply. The triathlon includes 0.5K swim, 20K bicycle and 5K run. Registrations can be made online at active.com. Relays whose swimmer is also a soloist must enter by mail. One person in the mixed relay of three must be of the opposite sex. No relay substitutions after entry deadline on May 29, by 3 p.m. The event kicks off June 1 with the 0.5K swim at 8 a.m. For more information, visit milkmantriathlon.com or call 575-734-5415.
Jamie O’Hara concert
Jamie O’Hara performs at Milton’s Brewing, 108 E. Mermod St., at 7 p.m. For more information, call 575-689-1026.
Street Dance Concert
The Flickinger Center for Performing Arts presents its third annual Street Dance Concert and Cookout. The cookout takes place at Patron’s Hall at 6 p.m. Entry fee includes a beer and wine cash bar and music by Piano Man. From 8:30 to 11 p.m. Street Dancing with the band Remember Then takes place on New York Avenue. The public is encouraged to dress up retro in ‘50s and ‘70s style. There will be a silent auction, vintage art, swing demos and dance contests in waltz, swing and Latin dances. For more information, visit flickingercenter.com or call 575-437-2202.
The annual judged outdoor car show takes place at 10:30 a.m. at the beach. The night before is early registration and Friday night cruise. Trophy presentation is at 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit carsclubofcarlsbad.com.
Carlsbad MainStreet is hosting CavernFest, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. downtown Carlsbad. There will be a volleyball tournament at 9 a.m. Sign-up is at 1602 W. Fox St. The tournament benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad. There will be vendors, food trucks, activities and live music by The Kentucky Headhunters, Holly Tucker, Jordan Nix and Mark Powell. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy performs at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, at 8 p.m. For more information, visit ticketmaster.com, its Facebook event page or call 1-800-545-9011.
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