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Memorial Day weekend activities around NM


May 22-27: Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally
Get ready for the rumble as 30,000 bikers from all different backgrounds line Main Street for one unforgettable party. Live music can be found all over town, along with vendors carrying everything from leather and lace, to food and fun. Make sure you ride the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway while you're here – an 83-mile loop through northern New Mexico's most beautiful scenery.
May 24: Summer horse racing season begins at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino.
Call 575-378-4431 or visit
May 24-26: Silver City Blues Festival
Thousands of people from across New Mexico and surrounding states will head to Silver City to hear the rising stars of blues music and savor the local culture during the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s annual Silver City Blues Festival. Events at Gough Park are free to the public.
May 24-26:  Riverfest in Farmington
Area rivers are celebrated with a festival of music, fine arts, food, entertainment, a 10K and 5K run & walk, riverside trail walks and river raft rides. Stop at the All Veterans Memorial Park along the way to see a tribute to our fallen heroes.
Call 505-599-1140 or visit
May 24-26: Hike It and Spike It Charity Flag Football Tournament in Roswell
Not only is this the world’s largest annual flag football tournament and a treat for the participants who battle it out on 39 fields at the Cielo Grande Recreation Area; it is a hoot for the estimated 25,000 players and spectators that descend on this Southeast New Mexico city.
May 24-27: Santa Rosa Days
The annual Santa Rosa Days Celebration features the Memorial Day USSSA Softball Tournament, with over 60 Teams at Santa Rosa Softball Complex; food and concession booths, contests for kids, rock climbing, live entertainment, arts and crafts, kite contests, tethered balloon rides and more at Park Lake.
Call 575-472-3404.
May 25: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Begins Season
The antique steam engines of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad are stoked up and ready to roll on a season-long celebration of train rides and activities through October 20, 2013. Experience the excitement of rugged, narrow gauge, coal-fired, steam powered mountain railroading on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.
May 25-26: Native Treasures Indian Art Festival at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center
The Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival is Santa Fe’s only museum-quality Indian art show and sale. More than 200 Native American artists participate, each of whom is specially invited by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture to represent the best and brightest of the Indian art world.
May 25-26: Annual Mayfair Juried Art Show in Zenith Park in Cloudcroft
May 25-27: New Mexico Veterans Healing Fields in Questa
On May 25th hundreds of United States flags will be posted for Questa’s 9th Annual Field of Honor® which will again be hosted by the Village of Questa. This sea of red, white and blue waving in the breeze will return as a tribute dedicated to our military and veterans.

May 25-27: Albuquerque Wine Festival at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque
Located at the famous Balloon Fiesta Fairgrounds, the Albuquerque Wine Festival combines wines from around the state, arts and crafts, food, live music and educational opportunities.
May 25-27: Southern New Mexico Wine Festival in Las Cruces
Bringing together wineries from around the state, food, arts and crafts vendors, and live music in a relaxed setting, the Southern New Mexico Wine Festival is the place to be Memorial weekend! Find the wines you like through sampling, purchase a glass to enjoy on site and buy bottles to take home to enjoy later.
Call 575-522-1232 or visit
May 27: Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Rio Rancho
The city of Rio Rancho will recognize Memorial Day with a parade and remembrance ceremony. The parade will kick off at 10 a.m. and head east from Country Club Drive down Southern Boulevard, and end at the Veterans Monument Park located on Pinetree Road adjacent to the Esther Bone Memorial Library. Immediately following the parade, a remembrance ceremony honoring the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in military service to their country will take place at the Veterans Monument Park.

— Source: New Mexico Tourism Department


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