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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 courses 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 a 5 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