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January 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

SETTLEMENT TO CITY
Farmington has changed dramatically over the years.  Experience a slice of Farmington's past in comparison to what it is today.  This unique exhibit uses both photography and historic objects to show the evolution of Farmington from small agricultural settlement to the bustling city of today.  Exhibit will be on display at the Farmington Museum through April 23, 2014.
Information:  505-599-1174

CALL FOR ARTISTS
Attention artists! Get your work prepared for entry into the 2014 Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition.  The show will take place at the Farmington Museum May 10 through July 12, 2014 and will award $2,750 in cash prizes.  Entry deadline is March 15, 2014, prospectus available online.
Information:  55-599-1174 or www.farmingtonmuseum.org

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT
The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.   
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum

SIMULCAST HORSE RACING
SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year round.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

 

JANUARY 10 - 11
THE 18TH ANNUAL CASPER BACA BARES, BRONCS & BULLS SPECTACULAR RODEO
The San Juan County Fairgrounds hosts this “Spectacular Rodeo” annually where more than 200 rough stock riders compete for prizes.  Rodeo begins at 7 p.m. in the McGee Park Memorial Coliseum, located between Farmington and Bloomfield on Hwy 64.  
Information:  505-287-9534 or 505-325-5415

JANUARY 10
ALL IN, DOWN AND OUT: THE GREAT DEPRESSION IN SONG AND STORY
The Great Depression inspired an amazing set of popular and folk music.  Woody Guthrie, Irving Berlin, Blind Alfred Reed, the Carter Family, Bessie Smith, and many others gave us insights on aspects of the Depression.  Songs are interwoven with readings from outstanding writers and wits of the day.  Performance begins 7 p.m. in the San Juan College Little Theatre.  This free event is a part of the Chautauqua Learning Series.
Information:  505-334-9325

JANUARY 24 – 25
THE KICKER MONSTER TRUCK MANIA

Experience the raw horsepower and all-out chaos of monster trucks at McGee Park Coliseum.  Advanced tickets available at Boot Barn, Webb Toyota, Northern Edge Navajo Casino, and Wooden Nickel.
Information:  918-629-9930

JANUARY 24
SHOE GAME
A Navajo winter night oral history game taught through song and playful teasing of opponents will be celebrated at the Farmington Indian Center from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Information:  505-327-6296

JANUARY 28
ASTROFRIDAY
“Glacier Bay, Alaska from the Ground, Air and Space” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. in the San Juan College Planetarium. A stargaze follows, weather permitting, at 8:30 p.m.  The Planetarium reserves the right to substitute shows.  This is a free event, but seating is limited.
Information:  505-566-3361 or www.sanjuancollege.edu

JANUARY 30
CIRQUE MONTAGE
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Performance Hall for an evening of whimsical characters defying perception. Montage’s comedy, dance, balancing, aerial arts, juggling and more will excite and thrill audience of all ages. Show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $20 adults, $18 Students, $15 Seniors, $12, 12 & Under.
Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette

JANUARY 31
SAN JUAN COLLEGE ROCK ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Little Theatre for this amazing performance.  Show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students and seniors.
Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette

 

February 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

SETTLEMENT TO CITY
Farmington has changed dramatically over the years.  Experience a slice of Farmington's past in comparison to what it is today.  This unique exhibit uses both photography and historic objects to show the evolution of Farmington from small agricultural settlement to the bustling city of today.  Exhibit will be on display at the Farmington Museum through April 23, 2014.
Information:  505-599-1174 

CALL FOR ARTISTS
Attention artists! Get your work prepared for entry into the 2014 Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition.  The show will take place at the Farmington Museum May 10 through July 12, 2014 and will award $2,750 in cash prizes.  Entry deadline is March 15, 2014, prospectus available online.
Information:  55-599-1174 or www.farmingtonmuseum.org

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT
The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.  
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum

SIMULCAST HORSE RACING
SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year round.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

 

FEBRUARY 1
WEDDING EXPO
This annual Expo brings businesses and vendors specializing in wedding necessities, accessories and services from throughout the region to Farmington, the perfect event for future brides and bridesmaids.  The Expo is held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Red Lion Farmington.  There will be a fashion show at 3 p.m., and “Battle of the Brides” contests throughout the day.  Admission is free. 
Information:  505-320-8311 or 505-427-9399 or www.sjcbridesguide.com

FEBRUARY 4 – 5
JORDAN WORLD CIRCUS
This circus features many new and exciting effects created especially for this show by the imaginative use of lighting, fireworks, staging and music.  This kaleidoscopic wonderland of sight, sound and color blended into one memorable entertainment experience will be held at the McGee Park Memorial Coliseum between Farmington and Bloomfield on Hwy. 64.
Information:  702-456-2642 or 505-325-5415 or www.thejordanworldcircus.com

FEBRUARY 7
ASTROFRIDAY
“Navajo Sky Legends” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. in the San Juan College Planetarium. A stargaze follows, weather permitting, at 8:30 p.m.  The Planetarium reserves the right to substitute shows.  This is a free event, but seating is limited.
Information: 505-566-3361

FEBRUARY 7
BEACH PARTY
Stop by the Farmington Aquatic Center for the Annual Beach Party! There will be lots of water games, on deck games, prizes and a movie from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is only $4 per person.
Information:  505-599-1167

FEBRUARY 8
CUPCAKE WARS AND CRAFT FAIR
This event at the Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St., combines art and baking for a festive pre-Valentine’s Day event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Come vote for the most creative cupcake creation and get your Valentine’s Day shopping done onsite for your browsing pleasure and a chance to support local bakers.  This is a free event so come and enjoy! 
Information:  505-566-2480

FEBRUARY 8           
AN EVENING WITH CLINT BLACK
Singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars.  He has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music industry. Event will be held at the Farmington Civic Center.  Tickets are on sale now for $59.50, $49.50, $39.50, and $30.00.  Tickets will be $3 more on day of show. 
Information: 505-599-1148 or www.fmtn.org/civiccenter  

FEBRUARY 13
RHYTHMIC CIRCUS
Feet Don’t Fail Me Now presents this wildly creative view into the indomitable power of the human spirit that guarantees to leave even the biggest grump in the audience with a smile on their face.  Its brilliance has been marked by rave reviews, sold-out engagements and numerous awards.  Performance at 7 p.m. at the Farmington Civic Center.
Information:  505-599-1148 or www.fmtn.org/civiccenter

FEBRUARY 14
NAVAJO BLESSINGWAY STORIES
Sunny Dooley tells Blessingway stories with the blessing of her family, clans, and elders.  She has told the stories throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Africa for ten years.  These Origins stories, in Navajo or English, present the worldview of the Diné people and their relationships with their surroundings. They are the social versions of the sacred chants. Performance begins at 7 p.m. in the San Juan College Little Theatre.  This free event is a part of the Chautauqua Learning Series.
Information:  505-334-9325

FEBRUARY 15
SAN JUAN SYMPHONY PRESENTS MOZART, TCHAIKOVSKY AND BEYOND
The San Juan Symphony is delighted to open this eclectic concert with the world premiere of an entertaining new piece by young composer and Durango native Liam Ramsey-White.  Yossi Arnheim, principal flutist of the Israel Philharmonic, will show off the beautiful poetry and flawless virtuosity for which critics have praised him, in repertoire ranging from Mozart’s classic concerto to world music.  Finally Tchaikovsky’s grand Fifth Symphony will close the concert with an epic journey from tragedy to triumph.  Enjoy this amazing concert at 7:30 p.m. at the San Juan College Henderson Hall.
Information:  505-566-3430

FEBRUARY 21
SAN JUAN COLLEGE CONCERT BAND
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Performance Hall for this amazing performance.  Show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students and seniors.
Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette

FEBRUARY 21 - 23
ANNUAL HIGH DESERT FINE ART FESTIVAL
The festival is held at the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center in rooms 9008 and 9010.  Opening reception will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Hours will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

MOVED TO OCTOBER 17-19 at McGee Park
Information:  505-716-6057

FEBRUARY 22
KICKER ARENACROSS AND FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS SHOW
This action packed and thundering event will be at McGee Park Coliseum.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  This show is produced by Cycle City Promotions.  Tickets available at Boot Barn and Webb Toyota.
Information:  918-629-9930

FEBRUARY 27
CARLOS NUNEZ
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Performance Hall for Carlos Nuñez, Spain’s most revered artists and is undisputed as the tradition’s greatest piper.  A true rock star on his signature instrument, the gaita or Galician bagpipes, he also shows off his talents on the pennywhistle, ocarina, Jew’s harp, tin whistle and flute in his wildly entertaining show.  Show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $18 Adults, $15 Students, $12 Seniors, $10 12 & Under.
Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette

 

March 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

ONGOING EVENTS

2014 GATEWAY TO IMAGINATION CALL FOR ENTRIES

Get your work prepared for entry into the 2014 Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition.  The show will take place at the Farmington Museum from May 10 through July 12, 2014.  All media accepted, open to artists 18 years and older, artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2013.  The show will award $2,750 in cash prizes.  There is a $35 entry fee for a maximum of 2 digital files.  The entry deadline is March 15, 2014 and the prospectus can be found online.

Information:  55-599-1174 or www.farmingtonmuseum.org

SETTLEMENT TO CITY
Farmington has changed dramatically over the years.  Experience a slice of Farmington's past in comparison to what it is today.  This unique exhibit uses both photography and historic objects to show the evolution of Farmington from small agricultural settlement to the bustling city of today.  Exhibit will be on display at the Farmington Museum through April 23, 2014.
Information:  505-599-1174 

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT
The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.  
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum   

SIMULCAST HORSE RACING
SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year round.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

 

MARCH 4–APRIL 19
ANNUAL PHOTO SHOW
Visit the Riverside Nature Center, in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, for this annual exhibit of pictures taken in Animas and Berg Parks.  Scenery, wildlife, events, still life, people and pets are just some of the subjects in this display of works by regional photographers, both professional and amateur. 
Information:  505-599-1422

MARCH 7
ASTROFRIDAY
“Ancient Observatories – Timeless Knowledge” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. in the San Juan College Planetarium. A stargaze follows, weather permitting, at 8:30 p.m. The Planetarium reserves the right to substitute shows. This is a free event, but seating is limited.
Information:  505-566-3361 or www.sanjuancollege.edu

MARCH 7 – 8
SAN JUAN COUNTY HOME EXPO
More than 80 vendors from across San Juan County will be at McGee Park Convention Center for this annual Home Expo.  Come for ideas and advice on everything from decorating to financing projects from industry experts.
Information:  505-327-2678

MARCH 12

ADVENTURER OF THE YEAR, PRESENTATION BY ANDREW SKURKA

San Juan College is excited to host a free, open to the public presentation by twice-named National Geographic "Adventurer of the Year" Andrew Skurka, about his hiking, skiing, rafting expedition across the Alaska-Yukon Territory.  His “Circling Alaska and Yukon Slideshow” will be at 2pm in the Henderson Performance Center, ‘Gear, Supplies & Skills Clinic’ at 7pm in the Zia Conference Room, HHPC, and a presentation given by two Farmington teachers about hiking the Colorado Trail at 6pm in the Zia Conference Room.

Information:  505-566-3487

MARCH 12 – 15
SPRING THEATRE PERFORMANCE: LARAMIE PROJECT
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Little Theatre for this amazing performance.  March 12th through the 14th show will begin at 7 p.m.  March 15th there will be two shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Tickets are $10 adults, $8 students and seniors.
Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette 

MARCH 13

SPRING INTO ACTION BOULDERING COMPETITION

Join us for a Bouldering Competition at the San Juan College Health and Human Performance Center climbing wall.  Kids ages 5 and up from 5:30pm to 6:30 pm.  Teens and adults, 6:45pm to 8:15pm.  We invite you to dress as your favorite superhero!  Free to enter and win prizes!

Information:  505-326-3311

MARCH 15 – APRIL 4

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: FOUR CORNERS ART EXHIBIT

Stop by Three Rivers Art Center (TRAC), 109 N. Allen Ave., in Historic Downtown Farmington and register to vote, pick up a catalog and ballot Tuesdays – Saturdays.  Art work from over 75 regional artisans, adult and student, will be exhibited in 15 downtown businesses.  Select your favorites and vote between March 15 and the April 4th Art Walk. 

Information: www.facebook.com/peopleschoiceart or 505-716-7660

MARCH 17
ST. PATRICK’S DAY MADNESS
No plans for St. Patrick’s Day?  Come on down to the Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St. from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., for Free family activities to include a scavenger hunt, refreshments and games to get us in the mood for St. Patrick's day. 
Information:  505-566-2480

MARCH 18

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FARMINGTON WALKING TOUR

Join the Farmington Museum for a walking tour of downtown Farmington’s fascinating early history.  Learn a little about the devastating Main St. fires, early architecture, pioneer community builders and more!  This program is free and available to all ages, transportation will be provided.  Registration is required, participants will meet in front of the Museum at 6pm and we will finish by 8pm.

Information:  505-599-1169

MARCH 19
VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Riverside Nature Center needs more volunteer guides to connect visitors with the ecology and natural beauty of our river parks.  If you can give time to help groups of children and others increase their knowledge of Farmington’s unique riverside landscape, attend this training at the Riverside Nature Center off the Browning Parkway in Animas Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Dress to walk the trails and learn about the Nature Trail program through entertaining activities and games. New guides begin leading groups by assisting experienced docents.
Information:  505-599-1421 or klemoine@fmtn.org

MARCH 21
ME AND BILLY (BILLY THE KID) BY RALPH ESTES
The “world’s oldest living cowboy” tells, in story and song, of his years as a cowboy and his friendship with Billy the Kid.  Stories about Billy the Kid are generally exaggerated.  This program addresses the legend-making process while presenting the story of Billy that is supported by historical evidence.  Performance is at 7 p.m. in the San Juan College Little Theatre.  This free event is a part of the Chautauqua Learning Series.
Information:  505-334-9325

MARCH 21

SUNGAZE

See sunspots, prominences, flares and other daytime astronomy at the San Juan College Courtyard located in front of the Little Theatre.  Starts at 11am, this event is free.

Information:  505-566-3361

MARCH 24- 28
SPRING FLING
Register by Friday March 21, 5 p.m.  Hosted by Farmington Recreation Center and Farmington Aquatics.  Join us for outdoor activities, swimming, crafts and fieldtrips from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  This event is for children ages 6-12.  The cost is only $75 per child.  Register online, www.fmtn.org/prca, or visit the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Rd., or the Farmington Aquatic Center, 1151 N. Sullivan. 
Information:  505-599-1184 or 505-599-1167

MARCH 25 – 28

FAMILY TRAIL LUNCH

It’s spring break!  Let’s enjoy a walk and lunch along the park trails from 12 noon to 1:30pm.  Families and children of all ages are invited.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center at noon, bring your lunch and every day we will walk a different trail in Animas Park.  We will see wildlife and spring blossoms along the river, with a different destination and theme each day. 

Information:  505-599-1422 

MARCH 29

BIRD WALK

Spring has come and so have some of our spring birds.  Some are passing through on their way north or to higher altitudes and some are arriving to spend the summer here.  Join the Riverside Nature Center and look for these new arrivals on a leisurely walk of about two miles from 9am to 11am.  Bring binoculars and bird books, or borrow some at the nature center.

Information:  505-599-1422

 

MARCH 29

STARS AND STORIES

Observe both winter and spring constellations and hear stories to help remember them, on a leisurely walk of about 2 miles in Animas and Berg Parks from 7:30pm to 9pm.  Join the Riverside Nature Center and enjoy sightings of animals and maybe even an owl as we walk through woods along the river and across the bridges.  Children are welcome, but should be old enough to understand walking quietly, no pets please.

Information:  505-599-1422

 

April 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

SETTLEMENT TO CITY
Farmington has changed dramatically over the years.  Experience a slice of Farmington's past in comparison to what it is today.  This unique exhibit uses both photography and historic objects to show the evolution of Farmington from small agricultural settlement to the bustling city of today.  Exhibit will be on display at the Farmington Museum through April 23, 2014.
Information:  505-599-1174 

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT
The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.  
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum   

LIVE HORSE RACING - SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year-round and live horse racing Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays April 18 through June22.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

 

APRIL 4

JAZZ FESTIVAL

Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Performance Hall for this amazing performance.  Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 students and seniors.

Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette

APRIL 4

PEOPLE’S CHOICE ART WALK

Enjoy a nice spring evening in Historic Downtown Farmington from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  People's Choice is a unique art exhibit. Downtown businesses will display art from regional artists.  The public is invited to view the art and vote on their favorite piece March 15 - April 4, at the end of the voting period cash prizes will be awarded to the top winners.

Information: 505-599-1419

APRIL 4

ANNE HILLERMAN “SPIDER WOMAN’S DAUGHTER”

Come to the Farmington Public Library, 6pm, for an evening with Anne Hillerman as she discusses her first novel, "Spider Woman's Daughter."  Along with slides of the landscape that inspired her, Anne will share anecdotes and a brief personal history of her life as Tony Hillerman's eldest daughter. 

Information: www.infoway.org or 505-599-1260

APRIL 4 - 5

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Performances held at the Farmington Civic Center at 7:00 p.m. both evenings and a special matinee Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Purchase your tickets at the Civic Center and help stop violence against local women. All proceeds from the performances will be donated to the Northwest New Mexico Sexual Assault Services and New Beginnings Women's Shelter.

Information: 505-599-1148

APRIL 4 - 5
BENEFIT NAVAJO RUG AUCTION
The Farmington Museum Foundation is pleased to announce the Benefit Navajo Rug Auction to take place at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St., at 2 p.m.  The public can preview nearly 200 rugs of all sizes, styles, and price ranges starting Friday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Information:  505-599-1180

APRIL 5

ANIMAL WELFARE DAY AND DOGGIE DASH 2 MILE FUN RUN/WALK

The Farmington Regional Animal Shelter hosts a day of family and pet friendly activities, at Animas Park in Farmington.  The event opens with the Doggie Dash at 9:30am, vendor booths and activities will open at 11am and include a Shelter Alumni Parade.  Activities for children include putting together animal enrichment packages for the shelter pets and paw print painting.  This is a FREE event, some events have small fees.

Information and Doggie Dash registration: www.fmtn.org

APRIL 5

CRAFT FAIR

Shop for handmade art, crafts and gifts and support a wonderful organization! IGW Pediatric Cancer Foundation will host this Craft Fair from 9am to 3pm at the Summit Church, 180 building off 30th Street in Farmington NM.  The only pediatric cancer treatment center in New Mexico is located in Albuquerque.  This non-profit serves the families forced to relocate or travel for long periods of time to receive treatment for their children. All proceeds raised go to help raise awareness and support for families with children who are fighting cancer.

Information:  505-258-8148505-327-0918 or www.OurLaborOfLove.org 

APRIL 11
ASTROFRIDAY
“Speed” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. in the San Juan College Planetarium. A stargaze follows, weather permitting, at 8:30 p.m.  The Planetarium reserves the right to substitute shows.  This is a free event, but seating is limited.
Information:  505-566-3361 or www.sanjuancollege.edu

APRIL 11 – 13
SAN JUAN COLLEGE CONTEST POW WOW

San Juan College and the Native American Center present this annual contest Pow Wow at the McGee Park Memorial Coliseum, between Farmington and Bloomfield on Hwy 64.  Arts and Crafts and food booths will be on site both days. Call for admission prices and a detailed schedule.
Information:  505-566-3321

APRIL 12

SPRING MAKE.DO FAIR

1pm to 3pm at the Farmington Public Library, join us for the spring Make.Do Fair!  If you love DIY culture (Pinterest, maker spaces, arts/crafts, recycle, creative upcycle, etc.) you’lll want to see all the different ideas at this event.  From high tech to low tech, there will be something for everyone.

Information: www.infoway.org or 505-599-1260

 

APRIL 12 – 19

PASSION PLAY, “HE’S ALIVE”

Passion Play International, Four Corners presents “He’s Alive” presents the life of Christ through live drama and music during the Easter season.  Performance has moved to the McGee Park Convention Center allowing the production to grow with a full set of the city of Jerusalem, live animals, a choir, orchestra and lighting and sound equipment.   Performances on April 12 and 13 will be in Spanish, 14th – 19th in English.  Doors open at 6pm, performance begins at 7pm.  Seats are available on a first come first served basis.  Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to arrive early.

Information: www.passion-play.org

APRIL 18
SJC JAZZ AND ROCK COMBO CONCERTS
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Performance Hall for this amazing performance.  Show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students and seniors.
Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette

APRIL 18
BUFFALO SOLDIERS: MILITARY HEROES OF THE SOUTHWEST
Mr. Fred Hampton and troopers of the Buffalo Soldiers Society of NM, along with more than 50 artifacts used by Buffalo Soldiers, bring the history of the Black cavalry to life.  From Medal of Honor recipients to the common trooper, this small number of Black troopers affected the lives of law-abiding citizens.  Performance is at 7 p.m. in the San Juan College Little Theatre.  This free event is a part of the Chautauqua Learning Series.
Information:  505-334-9325

APRIL 18 – JUNE 22 
LIVE HORSE RACING
SunRay Park & Casino brings live horse racing to Farmington through June 22. Races are held on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays.  Simulcast horse racing year-round.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information:  505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

APRIL 21 – MAY 23
SENIOR OLYMPICS
The Bonnie Dallas Senior Center, 109 E. La Plata St., Farmington, NM, brings you the 2014 San Juan County Senior Olympics.  $7 will enter you in the events, get you a great T-Shirt and be your pass for the awards picnic where we celebrate the winners and those who played.  There will be events for everyone 50+. 
Information:  505-599-1390

APRIL 25
SAN JUAN COLLEGE CHOIR CONCERT WITH COMPANY
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Performance Hall for this amazing performance.  Show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students and seniors.
Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette

APRIL 26
ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT
Organizations and businesses that have found ways to help us minimize our impact on the environment present interactive displays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  We also learn from the techniques of ancient people with activities like adobe brick making and heritage gardening. This fun event held at Aztec Ruins National Park includes crafts, games, fuel efficient cars, music, a food vendor, and much more!
Information:  505-334-6174 or www.nps.gov/azru

 

 

May 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT
The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.  
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum

LIVE HORSE RACING
SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year-round and live horse racing Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays April 18 through June22.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

 

MAY 1           
AZTEC MUSEUM & PIONEER VILLAGE OPENS
Come see the twelve original and restored buildings at Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A small admission fee is charged, tours available for school and club groups.
Information:  505-334-9829 or www.aztecmuseum.org 

MAY 2
SAN JUAN COLLEGE ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Little Theatre for this amazing performance.  Show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students and seniors.
Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette

MAY 4           
ALIEN RUN MOUNTAIN BIKE COMPETITION - Event starts at Tiger Park in Aztec, NM. There is $30 entry registration fee and $35 day of race.  Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. There will be a Pre-Race meeting at 9:45 a.m. Race starts at 10 a.m., and lunch will be serves at 12:30 p.m.  Beginners/Kids Course is 10 miles, Sport Course and Expert Course is 26 miles.
Information:  505-419-0175 or www.alienrun.com

MAY 8
ASTROFRIDAY
“Tour of Mass” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. in the San Juan College Planetarium. A stargaze follows, weather permitting, at 8:30 p.m.  The Planetarium reserves the right to substitute shows.  This is a free event, but seating is limited.
Information:  505-566-3361 or www.sanjuancollege.edu

MAY 9
SAN JUAN COLLEGE CONCERT BAND PERFORMANCE
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Little Theatre for this amazing performance.  Show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students and seniors.
Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette

MAY 10
SPRING MINI-CONTEST POW-WOW
This outdoor activity is held on the Farmington Indian Center grounds, 100 W. Elm St. The Spring Mini-Contest Pow-Wow provides an opportunity for local dancers, singers and spectators a chance to socialize in a relaxed setting.
Information:  505-327-6296

MAY 10-11
BLOOMFIELD DAYS
Come and enjoy live entertainment, food, arts & crafts vendors, games and more throughout Bloomfield, NM.  The duck race will again take place, and you can purchase the winning rubber duck for $5.00 and win $500.00 for 1st place duck and other prizes down to 10th place.  If your organization would like to sell ducks, please contact us.
Information:  505-632-0880 or www.bloomfieldchamber.info

MAY 10 – JULY 12
GATEWAY TO IMAGINATION - A NATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION
Held at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St., this annual show attracts fine artists from across the country. The show will feature approximately 100 works of art by artists from across the country.  Entries vary from multimedia pieces, pottery, paintings and photography. 
Information:  505-599-1174

MAY 16 - 17

TY WAYBOURN MEMORIAL RODEO

Aztec Feed & Supply with High Tech Rental Tools present this NMRA & CPRCA sanctioned rodeo.  Event will be held at the McGee Park Memorial Coliseum, Farmington, NM, at 7pm and Slack at 8am on Saturday.  Admission is $10 adult and 12 and under free or $8 adult with advance ticket available at Aztec Feed & Supply or Waybourn Feed.  Central entries are from 6pm to 9pm on May 12th, local entries must enter by 5pm May 10, 2014. 

Information:  505-334-8911 or 505-864-9426

MAY 10
GATEWAY TO IMAGINATION: A NATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION
Join us for the reception, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and lecture by the Juror, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., for this amazing annual show at the Farmington Museum, 3041 E. Main St. featuring artists from across the country.  Meet the artists and peruse the fine art. 
Information:  505-599-1174

MAY 10 – SEPTEMBER 13
HISTORY HIKES
History Hikes are back at the Farmington Museum!  Join us on the second Saturday of the month, May through September, for a fun and informative hike that explores the cultural and natural history of the Four Corners region.  Registration is required and can be completed online. The cost is $15 per person and includes transportation and lunch.  This is an adults-only program.
Information:  505-599-1169 or www.fmtn.org/museums.   

MAY 11
WINES OF THE SAN JUAN MOTHER’S DAY PICNIC
Bring Mom out for a picnic, to the Wines of the San Juan, 233 Hwy 511 Blanco, NM.  You bring the kids, sandwiches and fruit, we'll bring the wine, and together, we'll make her memories for a lifetime.  There will be all day specials for Mom, including a flower.
Information:  505-632-0879 or www.winesofthesanjuan.com                           

MAY 16
RAFAEL CHACON BY DR. ENRIQUE LAMADRID
Rafael Chacon witnessed the most significant events in the formation of modern NM, from the U.S. invasion of 1846 to statehood in 1912. At the age of 13, he commanded an artillery position at Apache Pass for the defense of Sante Fe.  His company fired the first and last shots in the Civil War battles of Valverde and Glorieta.  Chacon served with honor in campaigns for peace with the Navajos and Apaches and was the first commander of Fort Stanton.  Performance is at 7 p.m. in the San Juan College Little Theatre.  This free event is a part of the Chautauqua Learning Series.
Information:  505-334-9325

MAY 23 – 25
RIVERFEST
Area rivers are celebrated with a festival of music, food and entertainment! Festivities include 10K and 5K run & walk, riverside trail walks and river raft rides.  Festival takes place at the River Reach Terrace, corner of Scott Ave., and San Juan Blvd., and at Animas Park, just off of Browning Parkway in Farmington. Register for the race at www.fmtn.org/prca.
Information: www.riverreachfoundation.com

MAY 25
DINNER & DANCING IN THE COURTYARD OF THE WINES OF THE SAN JUAN
Come out and enjoy live music and a meal under the shade of our cottonwood trees, in the San Juan River Valley from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Wines of the San Juan, 233 HWY 511 Blanco, NM
Information:  505-632-0879 or www.winesofthesanjuan.com                           

MAY 23 - 26
2ND ANNUAL HEALING FIELD
Five hundred United States flags posted in ordered rows on eight foot poles presents a patriotic image honoring the service, sacrifice and commitment of those who have touched our lives. The San Juan County East Rotary Club will host this display dedicated to local, national and personal heroes at the Farmington Boys and Girls Club, 1825 E 19th St., Farmington, NM 87401.
Information: 505-860-3843 or sanjuancountyeast@gmail.com

MAY 29 - JUNE 1
AZTEC FIESTA DAYS

Celebrate the arrival of summer in Aztec, NM with the Hot Spot Car Show, parade, live music, vendors, food, the Bennett’s Amusements Carnival and the Burning of Old Man Gloom.
Information: 505-334-7646 or www.aztecchamber.com

 

June 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

A NATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION
The National Juried Art Competition featuring artists from across the country at the Farmington Museum May 10 - July 12. 
Information:  505-599-1174 or www.farmingtonmuseum.org

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT
The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.  
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum    

LIVE HORSE RACING
SunRay Park & Casino brings live horse racing to Farmington through June 22. Races are held on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays.  Simulcast horse racing year-round.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information:  505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

TGIF
Grab some lunch, take a break from work, listen to live music and relax at Orchard Park in downtown Farmington from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday afternoon June through July.  Three Rivers Eatery & Brew house will sell burgers and hotdogs.  TGIF is brought to residents by the Farmington Downtown Association and sponsored by Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs.
Information:  505-599-1419

OUTDOOR SUMMER THEATER
Come experience live local theater in a beautiful natural sandstone amphitheater.  Performances are held Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Mid June through late August at Lions Wilderness Park. Concessions available onsite or bring a picnic and eat before the show.
Information: 877-599-3331 or www.fmtn.org/sandstone

 

JUNE 7 – AUGUST 30
SUMMER TERRACE SERIES
The Farmington Museum hosts outdoor concerts Saturday nights throughout the summer.  Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and are held at the Farmington Museum on the picturesque terrace next to the river at the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St.  Call for performance schedule.
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

JUNE 7
DUCKS FOR BUCKS
Come support the children and families affected by the Neimann Picks disease.  A family event complete with a Dainty Duck Dash, jumpy castle and wine. Purchase a duck for your chance to win cash or other prizes at Wines of the San Juan, noon to 5 p.m.
Information:  505-632-0879 or www.winesofthesanjuan.com       
                  
JUNE 7
XTERRA FOUR CORNERS OFF ROAD TRIATHLON
This annual triathlon brings professional and amateur triathletes to Farmington for the “funnest” XTERRA course in the southwest!  This triathlon is part of the XTERRA America Tour Series, recognized as the consummate individual challenge for outdoor adventure athletes.  The course features a 1 mile swim, 17 mile bike course and 6 mile run.  
Information:  505-326-7602, 800-448-1240, xterrafourcorners.farmingtonnm.org

JUNE 7
KIDFEST
San Juan County’s Kick-off to summer!  Kidfest is a free one-day event, 10am to 4pm held at McGee Park a day dedicated to kids and tons of fun for kids.  Do not miss this family friendly event!
Information:  505-564-3299 or www.sanjuancountykids.com

JUNE 13-15
7TH ANNUAL SAN JUAN RIVER BALLOON RALLY
Up to 20 balloons, including Special Shapes, will take flight from the Bloomfield Soccer fields In Bloomfield, N.M., and fly down the San Juan River until they land at various locations.  Three days filled with excitement!  Information:  505-632-0880 or www.bloomfieldchamber.info

JUNE 13
SUMMER ART WALK & “FUN”RAISER
Come walk through Historic Downtown Farmington, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and enjoy the start of spring with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations.  Coordinated by the Farmington Downtown Association, and sponsored by Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.  Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations.
Information: 505-599-1419

JUNE 14
CAR SHOW & CRAFT FAIR
Come to Sycamore Park Community Center, 1151 Sycamore St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for this exciting fundraiser event.  Enjoy food, crafts, live music, contests, and amazing vehicles. 
Information:  505-566-2480

JUNE 21
SUMMER SOLSTICE
Since 2004, the Farmington Public Library has been hosting an annual Summer Solstice Celebration for the Four Corners area.  This was established because the library’s architecture includes summer and winter solstice markers, carefully calibrated and carved into the sandstone floor, making the library an ideal place for solstice celebrations.
Information:  505-599-1270 or www.infoway.org

 

July 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

TGIF
Grab some lunch, take a break from work, listen to live music and relax at Orchard Park in downtown Farmington from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday afternoon June through July.  Three Rivers Eatery & Brew house will sell burgers and hotdogs.  TGIF is brought to residents by the Farmington Downtown Association and sponsored by Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs.
Information:  505-599-1419

SUMMER TERRACE SERIES
The Farmington Museum hosts outdoor concerts Saturday nights throughout the summer.  Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and are held at the Farmington Museum on the picturesque terrace next to the river at the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., through August 30th.  Call for performance schedule.
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

OUTDOOR SUMMER THEATER
Come experience live local theater in a beautiful natural sandstone amphitheater.  Performances are held Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Mid June through late August at Lions Wilderness Park. Concessions available onsite or bring a picnic and eat before the show.
Information: 877-599-3331 or www.fmtn.org/sandstone

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT
The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.  
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum   

SIMULCAST HORSE RACING
SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year round.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

A NATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION
The National Juried Art Competition featuring artists from across the country at the Farmington Museum May 10 - July 12. 
Information:  505-599-1174 or www.farmingtonmuseum.org

 

JULY 1 – 6
THE 28TH ANNUAL FREEDOM DAYS CELEBRATION
The Fourth of July is celebrated with a variety of special events throughout Farmington, N.M.  Festivities include fireworks, Brass Band concert, night time parade and Party in the Park.
Information:  505-326-7602 or 800-448-1240 or www.farmingtonnm.org

JULY 3
FIRECRACKER FUN FESTIVAL
Come to Brookside Pool, 20th & Dustin, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for games on and off deck.  Win lots of prizes! Cost is $3 per person.
Information:  505-599-1188

JULY 4
SKATEBOARD COMPETITION
Come by the skate park in Brookside Park for a free skateboarding competition hosted by the Sycamore Park Community Center.  Registration is at 11 a.m. with competition starting at noon.  3 age divisions: 10 & Under, 11 – 14, and 15 & Up. 
Information:  505-566-2480

JULY 5
ANNUAL FREEDOM DAYS ICE CREAM SOCIAL
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the E3 Children’s Museum & Science Center, 302 N. Orchard Ave., Farmington, NM with family entertainment, food, fun photos, temporary tattoos, wagon rides, yo-yo contest, face painting and water rocket launching.  Buy a raffle ticket to win amazing prizes.  Proceeds benefit the Farmington Museum System. 
Information:  505-599-1425

JULY 12 
THE ANNUAL ANIMAS RIVER BLUES & BREWS FEST
Blues, Brews and BBQ at Riverside Park in Aztec, NM from 12 noon to 10pm. There will be five national bands featured.

MOVED TO JULY 19

JULY 19
THE ANNUAL ANIMAS RIVER BLUES & BREWS FEST
Blues, Brews and BBQ at Riverside Park in Aztec, NM from 12 noon to 10pm. There will be five national bands featured.  $22 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.
Information: 505-330-4616 or www.animasriverblues.com

JULY 20
32ND ANNUAL LAND OF ENCHANTMENT ROD RUN
From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., join the Northern New Mexico Street Rodders in Historic Downtown Farmington for their annual Rod Run block party.  Hot cars under the stars, great entertainment and lots of food!
Information:  505-599-1419

JULY 25 - 26
THE ANNUAL INDIAN MARKET & FESTIVAL
This annual festival includes singing, dancing, food and arts & craft vendors.  Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Berg Park in Farmington.
Information:  505-947-3332

 

August 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

OUTDOOR SUMMER THEATER
Come experience live local theater in a beautiful natural sandstone amphitheater.  Performances are held Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Mid June through late August at Lions Wilderness Park. Concessions available onsite or bring a picnic and eat before the show.
Information: 877-599-3331 or www.fmtn.org/sandstone

SUMMER TERRACE SERIES
The Farmington Museum hosts outdoor concerts Saturday nights throughout the summer.  Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and are held at the Farmington Museum on the picturesque terrace next to the river at the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St.  Call for performance schedule.
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT
The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.  
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum

SIMULCAST HORSE RACING
SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year-round.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

 

AUGUST 1 - 8
CONNIE MACK WORLD SERIES
Some of the best amateur baseball in the country is featured each summer at Ricketts Park in Farmington. Teams from the U.S. and Puerto Rico play in front of pro-scouts and college officials.
Information:  505-599-1184 or www.cmws.org

AUGUST 8 – 14
SAN JUAN COUNTY FAIR
Visit the largest county fair in New Mexico!  Fair features livestock shows, exhibits, fiddlers contest, a parade, arts & crafts, vendors booths, live music performances and more at the San Juan County Fairgrounds, McGee Park, on Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information:  505-325-5415 or www.sanjuancountyfair.net

AUGUST 15 – 16
THE ANNUAL SAN JUAN BI-FLY TOURNAMENT ON THE SAN JUAN
This San Juan River Quality Waters tournament is strictly catch and release.  Professional guides score all catches and release all fish.  Call for details.
Information:  505-325-0255

AUGUST 30 - 31
TOTAH FESTIVAL INDIAN MARKET & POW WOW
This juried art festival offers authentic handmade Native American arts and crafts from regional artists, an authentic Navajo Rug Auction (Saturday) and contest Pow Wow.  Festival held at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington.
Information:  800-448-1240, 505-326-7602 or totahfestival.farmingtonnm.org

 

September 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT
The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.  
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum

SIMULCAST HORSE RACING
SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year-round.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

 

SEPTEMBER 6
BOOTS & BREWS COUNTRY MUSIC FEST
Riverside Park in Aztec, NM from 12 noon to 10pm. There will be five national bands featured.  $22 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.

CANCELED

SEPTEMBER 12 -14
COLLECTOR CAR WEEKEND
Friday, come cruise East Main Sonic from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Car show registration is available. Saturday, the Swap Meet is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Gateway Park Museum and Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., and on Sunday, the Annual Collector Car Show at Brookside Park in Farmington is from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, awards begin at 3 p.m.
Information:  505-716-7100 or 505-327-6887

SEPTEMBER 19 - 21
10TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC TRUCK AND EQUIPMENT SHOW
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. to Dusk on Friday and from 8am to noon on Saturday. Truck show starts at 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Riverside Park in Aztec, NM.  Parade downtown will kick off at 10 a.m. there will be food and craft vendors as well as live entertainment all day. Registration is $15 per vehicle in advance or at event.  Sunday is close out day with Trucks leaving for home.
Information:  505-333-2599 or 505-320-3596

SEPTEMBER 19 – 21
FOUR CORNERS ANTIQUE POWER & TRACTOR SHOW
Come to the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., and experience a bit of agricultural past.  Enjoy antique tractors, engines, and vehicles at this annual event. 
Information:  505-334-1339

SEPTEMBER 26 – 27
HARVEST FESTIVAL & GREAT GRAPE STOMP
Celebrating the season in style with live music, juried art show, specialty foods and a grape stomp from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at Wines of the San Juan, 233 Hwy. 511, Turley, N.M.
Information:  505-632-0879  or www.winesofthesanjuan.com

SEPTEMBER 27
A REAL NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Exhibits come to life at this annual event in the Farmington Museum, Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., in Farmington.  Be a part of this fun family event for all ages.
Information:  505-599-1147

 

October 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL WEEKENDS
Sutherland Farms celebrates Fall with Pumpkin Festival Weekends every Saturday and Sunday in October!  Enjoy train rides, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a corn pit, corn maze, face painting, great food and much more! October hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sutherland Farms is located 7.5 miles north of Aztec Ruins.
Information: 505-334-3578 or www.sutherlandfarms.net

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT
 The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.  
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum

SIMULCAST HORSE RACING
SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year-round.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

 

OCTOBER 3
HARVEST PARTY
The Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St., will host this free party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Join us for games and fun to include bobbing for apples, hay bale hop, musical chairs, ring toss, a corn dig, and more.
Information:  505-566-2480

OCTOBER 4
“GET PINKED” GALA
The “Get Pinked” Gala is an event that is held to raise money for the Cathy Lincoln Memorial Cancer fund that benefits local women who are battling cancer.
Information:  505-609-6244

OCTOBER 4
ROAD APPLE RALLY
Annual Mountain Bike Race and tour offers pro/experts, veterans and beginners a test of skill on a 30-mile single and double-loop course through canyons and arroyos near San Juan College in Farmington, NM.  Race registration deadline is Wednesday, October 1st, with late registration on Thursday, October 2nd. 
Information:  505-599-1140 or www.roadapplerally.com

OCTOBER 4 - 5
AZTEC HIGHLAND GAMES AND CELTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Celebrate the culture of the Scottish Highlands with an American Southwest twist at riverside Park in Aztec, NM.  Enjoy live Celtic music and physical competitions by professional athletes (Caber Toss, Hammer Throw, Braemar Stone, etc.)  There will be Scottish and Irish dance exhibitions, bagpipe band exhibitions, clan tents, ruby exhibitions, traditional food and more!
Information: 505-334-7646 or www.aztechighlandgames.com

OCTOBER 10
FALL ART WALK
Come walk through Historic Downtown Farmington, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and enjoy a crisp fall evening with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations.  A wide variety of art from regional artists will be showcased throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations. The Art Walk is coordinated by the Farmington Downtown Association, and sponsored by Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs.  
Information:  505-599-1419

OCTOBER 10-11
SJ QUILTERS QUILT GUILD
The SJ Quilters Quilt Guild is an annual event that takes place at the Farmington Civic Center. With hundreds of beautiful, authentic handmade quilts put on display for the public to enjoy and some pieces held at auction.
Information:  208-390-9662 or visit www.sjqg.org

OCTOBER 10 – 11
FOUR CORNERS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
National and local storytellers of all ages will be featured in the two-day celebration of an almost lost art - Storytelling.  Slow down the pace, kick back and listen to traditional tales told by some of the very best national and local storytellers.  The festival will feature stories of all varieties…scary ghost stories, family stories, folklore and myths!  Festival events are held at Berg Park and The Totah Theater.
Information:  505-599-1270 or www.infoway.org

OCTOBER 17-19
ANNUAL HIGH DESERT FINE ART FESTIVAL
The festival is held at McGee Park, opening reception will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Hours will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. 
Information:  505-716-6057

OCTOBER 31
BOO-PALOOZA
Join us on Main Street from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., for safe trick or treating, carnival games, a Monster Mash Dance in Orchard Park, costume contest for children, pet costume contest and more! 
Information:  505- 599-1419

 

November 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT
The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.  
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum

SIMULCAST HORSE RACING - SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year-round.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

 

NOVEMBER 1
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIRS
Two great locations are featured!  Come to the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center, 109 E. La Plata St. and the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Rd., from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Beautiful handmade gifts, amazing jewelry, and original art will be available for purchase. Over 100 talented vendors will tempt you with gifts you won’t find anywhere else. 
Information:  505-599-1380

NOVEMBER 22
TURKEY TROT & GOBBLE WOBBLE
This event features a 5K Turkey Trot and a 2 Mile Gobble Wobble Walk at 9 a.m., in Historic Downtown Farmington.  Registration deadline is November 14th.  This family friendly event will include activities such as children’s carnival, games, face painting, a kids gobble contest, music and more.  Participate in a Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble costume contest!  Enter individually or as a group.  This is an all weather event, plan to participate rain or shine.
Information:  505-599-1184

NOVEMBER 28 - 29
THE 30th ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP BULLRIDING EXTROADINAIRE
This annual bull riding spectacular is at McGee Park Memorial Coliseum, between Farmington and Bloomfield on Hwy. 64, behind SunRay Park & Casino.
Information:  505-287-9534 or www.casperbacarodeo.com

 

December 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT - The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.  
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER - Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum

SIMULCAST HORSE RACING - SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year-round.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

 

DECEMBER 3-6
FESTIVAL OF TREES
Holiday entertainment presented by Presbyterian Medical Services. Come enjoy special events including Teddy Bear Tea, Storytelling, Fashions at the Festival luncheon, family night and much more at the Farmington Civic Center.  Explore a winter wonderland amidst an indoor forest of artfully decorated Christmas trees.
Information:  505-599-1148

DECEMBER 4
FARMINGTON CHRISTMAS PARADE
This annual lighted Christmas parade starts at 5:45 p.m.  Parade route runs through Historic Downtown Farmington along Main Street.  For parade applications and theme, call the Farmington Chamber of Commerce.
Information:  505-325-0279

DECEMBER 5
RIVERGLO
Luminarias light up the river’s bank and the evening sky.  Celebrate the holiday season with a stroll along the river’s edge with carolers and bell choirs as well as hot chocolate and food at Berg Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

DECEMBER 6
SALMON RUINS HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Salmon Ruins brings together artisans from throughout the Four Corners to display and sell their wares at McGee Park off Hwy. 64, between Farmington and Bloomfield, NM.
Information:  505-632-2013

DECEMBER 6
SAN JUAN COLLEGE LUMINARIAS
Display illuminates the campus of San Juan College with thousands of candlelit bags.  This is the largest luminaria display of a non-profit entity in New Mexico.  San Juan College is located at 4601 College Blvd., Farmington.
Information:  505-566-3403

DECEMBER 8
BLOOMFIELD CHRISTMAS PARADE
Bloomfield, N.M. hosts the 7th annual lighted Christmas parade beginning at 6:30 p.m. Route starts at the Bloomfield High School.
Information: 505-632-0880 OR www.bloomfieldchamber.info

DECEMBER 12
HOLIDAY ART WALK
Come walk through Historic Downtown Farmington, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and celebrates the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations.  A wide variety of art from regional artists will be showcased throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations. The Art Walk is coordinated by the Farmington Downtown Association and sponsored by Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs.  
Information:  505-599-1419

DECEMBER 14
ANNUAL AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
The Riverside Nature Center takes part in this nationwide project which has been carried out for over 100 years.  From 8 a.m. to    2 p.m., come spend part or all of the day counting all the birds, common and rare, in their wintering grounds throughout the Farmington area.  
Information:  505-599-1422

DECEMBER 16
CHACO CANYON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Join volunteers from the Four Corners Bird Club and the Riverside Nature Center in making winter census of the birds at Chaco Culture National Historic Park.  Participants should be experienced birders and able to hike in back country areas in winter weather.
Information:  505-599-1422
  
DECEMBER 16
BLOOMFIELD SANTA IN THE PARK
From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salmon Park in Bloomfield, N.M. visit with Santa Claus and receive a free picture with Santa and his elves. Refreshments to take the chill off and luminaria to light the way round out this holiday event.
Information:  505-632-0880

DECEMBER 20
REINDEER ROMP
Join us for a little holiday cheer and participate in the 5K Reindeer Romp or the 2 mile North Pole Stroll!  Held at Orchard Plaza in Historic Downtown Farmington from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., This is a family friendly event with children's winter carnival games, live holiday music, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, holiday cookies, and a chance to see Santa! 
Information:  505-599-1184

DECEMBER 21
WINTER SOLSTICE  
The Farmington Public Library has hosted the annual Winter Solstice Celebration for the Four Corners area since 2003, making use of the library’s architectural features, which include solstice markers that were carefully calibrated and carved into the sandstone floor. 
Information:  505-599-1270 or www.infoway.org   

DECEMBER 23
LIVE NAVAJO NATIVITY
This annual live nativity uses traditional Navajo clothing and live animals.  The Nativity scene is presented entirely by children at the Four Corners Home for Children, at 2103 W. Main St., in Farmington, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Information: 505-325-0255, 888-325-0255 or www.navajoministries.org