You’ll want to "get your float on" real soon, the 2014 river season likely won’t last into August (that news comes from the Bureau of Reclamation). Captain Bob of Whitewater Weekends rents kayaks, tubes, and rafts, and provides the transportation – your job is to enjoy a few hours of fun on the rio. Life jackets are required and included in the rental. Call 575-740-3784 to arrange your float and follow Whitewater Weekends on Facebook for details. (click here for more boat rental opportunities)
The tour bus picks up at 710 Highway 195 in Elephant Butte and at the Holiday Inn Express (2201 F.G. Amin Street) in Truth or Consequences. Tickets are $59 for adults 18 and over, $49 for age 13-17 and $29 for age 12 and under. Reservations are required. More info: bit.ly/TourSpaceport.
Fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, and crafts are all available at the weekly Farmers’ Market and there’s live entertainment to boot. All products sold are locally grown and/or made in Sierra County. EBT and Debit cards are accepted and there’s plenty of free parking. See the Farmers’ Market website or their Facebook page for more information and late-breaking news. Contact: Colleen Davis, 575-894-9375, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association keeps fiddle music alive nearly every Saturday night at the Playhouse. Live performers and all-ages fun including dancing, a door prize, and refreshments. Wheelchair accessible; alcohol and smoking not allowed on the premises. Donations are appreciated. Contact: Zelma Iorio, 575-297-4125, email@example.com.
Caller Joey Solis and the Sierra Twirlers welcome guys, gals, singles or couples to join in this healthy and fun social activity. Moose membership is not required. $3 per person to dance, no charge to just drop by to watch, visit, and enjoy a snack and non-alcoholic beverage. Call 575-894-0083 or 575-313-9971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the venue hasn’t been temporarily changed.
Spend July 4 evening on the Damsite Restaurant Patio! Enjoy a beautiful view of the lake and live music from Tequila Nights.
An eclectic blend of contemporary Americana featuring Just Us and Friends: Michael Taylor, Steve Dobrott, Deirdre Schebeck and other local musicians. $5 suggested donation. Proceeds go to help repair the Black Range Museum. Contact: Gary Harvell, email@example.com, 575-895-5652.
Food, fun, and live music from Fast Lane - plus a great view of the 9pm Fireworks Show from the Patio.
The fireworks show is launched from Rattlesnake Island and is visible throughout the park. Rain date is July 6th. Park fees are waived for visitors to the fireworks display only.
Most shows and activities are planned in advance but others unfold with little warning at Truth or Consequences’ Second Saturday Art Hop. Participating downtown businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants. Truth or Consequences MainStreet sponsors the Hop; check their Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for any late-breaking information.