Kick off summer with a bang-up weekend in Truth or Consequences! Long popular as a hot-water spa destination, Truth or Consequences will offer an extra-special reason to visit in May: the Hot Springs Festival, scheduled for May 12 through 14.
Organized by MainStreet Truth or Consequences, the Festival is a jam-packed celebration of healthy lifestyles, alternative medicine and sustainable living.
Starting with a drumming ceremony Friday night and concluding on Sunday afternoon with a sustainable building tour, a lineup of instructional workshops, thought-provoking lectures, live art demonstrations, diverse music offerings, recreational activities and personal-care sessions with a spectrum of healing arts practitioners offer nonstop fun. Most of the festival events are free.
Children are welcome, as there will be hands-on activities for them, and an opportunity — new this year — to tent camp at Evelyn Renfro Park in downtown T or C.
The keynote lecture, scheduled for Saturday morning, is a must-attend event for everyone. Sunil Pai, M.D., the author of An Inflammation Nation: The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Preventing and Treating all Diseases through Diet, Lifestyle, and the Use of Natural Anti-Inflammatories, will discuss how the foods and products one consumes daily adversely affect one’s health and share his knowledge of natural, evidence-based treatments.
Three other events taking place concurrently in town — Film Fiesta; a recycled art exhibit at Geronimo Spring Museum; and T or C’s Second Saturday Art Hop, featuring open houses at downtown galleries and shops from 6 to 9 p.m. — expand the already-rich array of options available to Festival goers.
For a calendar of Festival events, please visit www.hotspringsfestival.com. Check back often as new activities are continually being added.
The Festival’s print brochure will be available at the Healing Waters Plaza—Festival central—in downtown T or C.