Ruidoso Visitor Center Newsletter Monthly Events For July 2013

Events in the Ruidoso Area

Concerts & Performing Arts Schedules

The Ruidoso Downs Race Track


May 24 – September 2, 2013
Ruidoso Downs Race Track hosts exciting annual live racing from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  For information call 575-378-4431

 Flying J Chuckwagon Dinner and Show

Flying J Wranglers

Open nightly (except Sundays) May 25 through September 1 for 2013 season.
After Labor Day open Saturdays only through October 12, 2013
The Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Show, offering great food and excellent family entertainment. Reservations strongly recommended.

Celebration del Arte, Juried Art Show

Best in Show - Biennale Grande

May 4 through September 9
Original art from some of New Mexico’s best artists will be on display from May 4 through September 9 in the Hubbard Museum’s Green Tree Gallery.

Art Expo

June 28 – 30
Join the Lincoln County Gallery Association for a weekend of gallery-hopping!  Special attractions at each of the participating galleries.  Music, demonstrations, and entertainment.
Maps are available at the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce or any of the participating galleries.

Fourth of July BBQ Brisket Dinner and Fireworks

Fireworks 2

July 4, 2013
5 to 8 pm.  Join us on July 4th for our deep pit BBQ then the fantastic fireworks show at dusk.  Tickets are available at Carrizozo Mountain Hardware, Carrizozo Market ant the Carrizozo and Ruidoso Chambers of Commerce.  Proceeds benefit the Carrizozo Christmas Luminaria Fund.  Advance tickets are $7 and are $8 at the gate.  For more information call Suzi @ 575-430-4248

Mescalero Ceremonial and Rodeo

Mescalero apache Tribe logo

July 4, 5, 6, 7, 2013
Native Dances, rodeo, arts and crafts, and food vendors. Lunch is served at noon and dinner is served at 5 pm. Open to the public. Parade 10 am July 6.

Smokey Bear Stampede

Smokey Bear Stampede

July 4, 5, 6, 7, 2013
Dutch oven cooking, kid’s rodeo, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, ranch bronc riding, steer wrestling, and more.  Parade is July 4 at 10 am.  Fireworks, fire restrictions permitting.

The Lettermen

The Lettermen 2

July 5, 2013
The Lettermen return to the Spencer July 4th Weekend. From their first hit in 1961 – “The Way You Look Tonight” – through current hits of today. The Lettermen sound is non-stop harmony and their concert appearances are non-stop fun.

Baby Bash w/ Special Guest MC Magic w/ Royal T/Lil Bandit & Mr. Sancho

baby bash

July 5, 2013
Don’t miss Baby Bash with special guest MC Magic, plus Royal T., Lil Bandit & Mr. Sancho live on the Inn stage ONE NIGHT ONLY Friday, July 5th! Celebrate 4th of July weekend with smooth hip hop beats from some of rap’s hottest artists!

Mercado del Artisan Outdoor Fair

River Rendezvous

July 4, 5, 6, 7, 2013
10 am to 6:30 pm.  Come and enjoy live music and wonderful fine art; including gourd art, pottery, mosaics, jewelry, metal art, photography and much more.

Lincoln County Art Loop

2013 art loop logo

July 5, 6, 7, 2013
Art Loop began as a creative venture amongst artists 18 years ago and continues to be one of the most successful studio tours in New Mexico. Throughout Lincoln County artists will open their studios, demonstrate their craft and discuss their creative process creating much more than simply a vibrant art market.

Weekend of Art and Music @ Mountain Annie’s Center for the Arts

Mountain Annie's

July 5, 6, 7, 2013
Stop by for an Artists Reception from 5-8pm Friday and then on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm don’t miss the Artists Demonstrations.  Finish off the day with a wonderful Roadmap Concert at 7pm Saturday evening.

The Highwaymen


July 7, 2013
Back to a time when the biggest, baddest country legends reigned. Relive the glory days when country music was made by Good Men, Country Men…The Highwaymen!

Free Music Workshop and Concert

Library Books

July 9, 2013
Ruidoso Public Library and Southwestern Arts Alliance Present a Free Jazz Workshop for Children (All Ages Welcome) followed by an evening concert JAZZ ENSEMBLE & the Music of Rich Chorné. * 4:30 pm Workshop
*6:00 pm JAZZ ENSEMBLE   *7:00 Music of Rich Chorné

Missoula Childrens Theater Presents “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast”

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast

July 12, 2013

Free student theater workshop starts with auditions Monday, July 8; performance Friday July 12 @7.  Calling YOUNG Actors ages 6 – 16 (open to visitors and residents alike) who wish to participate in this summer’s Missoula Children’s Theatre musical play, “Beauty Lou & The Country Beast,” an original take on the classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast.” The auditions for the free workshop are 9 a.m. Monday, July 8 at the Spencer. No experience is necessary. Just wear sneakers, a big smile, be committed and ready for fun!

Fort Stanton Live!

Fort Stanton Live 09

July 13, 14, 2013
If you are looking for action, look no further than Fort Stanton where the annual Fort Stanton Live! event brings costumed reeanactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, concert and a military ball which will have visitors dancing into the night!  The event brings authors, historians, photographers, artists, and a variety of historical vendors to site to share their crafts and other handiwork.  Local food vendors are on hand to provide sustenance for your day at the Fort as well, so bring a healthy appetite for knowledge, food and fun.

Christmas in July Bridge Tournament

July 12, 13, 14, 2013
Annual Bridge Tournament.  Daily tournaments at 9 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm, Friday and Saturday.  10 am only on Sunday.

Joe Ely

July 19, 2013
Joe Ely is a progressive-folk country rocker who’s been intimate with the road for decades. Since he first hitched a ride out of his native Lubbock, Ely has been traveling highways and back roads across America and Europe, playing his hit tunes.


Music of Abba

July 25, 2013
The critically acclaimed Music of ABBA ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN is an electrifying concert re-creation
of the ABBA phenomenon, Sweden’s biggest music export ever and one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of pop music.

42nd Annual Ruidoso Art Festival

Ruidoso Art Festival

July 26, 27, 28, 2013

First held in 1971 as an outdoor “tent” show, the Ruidoso Art Festival has evolved into an annual event which attracts thousands of art enthusiasts. Now an indoor event held at the Ruidoso Convention Center, artists arrive from around the United States to display a dazzling array of fine art.

Art lovers, from the serious collector to the first-time buyer, will be sure to discover treasures to complement any lifestyle or budget at the Ruidoso Art Festival.

The Gold Medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

July 27, 2013
The Ruidoso Chamber Music Festival presents the young Gold Medalist-winner of “…the musical  Olympics of the western world”-as part of a spectacular three-year, worldwide concert tour that begins this summer season.  The newly named winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Vadym Kholodenko will wow a Spencer audience.

Zia Festival Weekend


July 27, 28, 2013
New Mexico-bred horses plus free parking and admission. Arts & Crafts Show featuring all New Mexico made products

The Fabulous Thunderbirds & The Texas Tornadoes


July 31, 2013
This is one summer concert you do NOT want to miss! The Fabulous Thunderbirds and the Texas Tornados are coming together for a night that’s sure to be unforgettable! Don’t miss them as they take the Inn stage Wednesday, July 31 at 8pm!
Contact Information

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