events in Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, Hillsboro, Caballo, Chloride

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Fridays and Saturdays, June 14 & 15

Free Weekend Shuttle

3:15-11:45pm, designated stops, ,

Hop on the bus and ride for free to designated stops between Elephant Butte and Truth or Consequences. Fridays and Saturdays through Labor Day.

Contact: 575-894-6215, . see the full schedule

Saturday & Sunday, June 15-16

Junior Open Fishing Tournament

Elephant Butte Lake,

It’s the 44th year for this Father’s Day Fishing Tournament. Contestants must furnish their own kayak, or boat with current insurance. Entry fee: $15 per Junior Angler. Fishing is on Elephant Butte Lake. Weigh-in is at noon on Saturday at Marina del Sur. Every participant gets a t-shirt, drinks, prizes, and a hamburger/hot dog lunch on Saturday after weigh-in. Any fish species but carp, catfish and stripers can be weighed in, limit 5 fish. An awards party is held Sunday, and everyone wins something. Trophies are awarded in 3 categories including biggest and smallest fish. Registration and Saturday’s cookout will be held at the Elephant Butte Bass Clubhouse at the Elephant Butte Community Center. Sponsored by the Elephant Butte Bass Anglers.

Contact: Darrell Arthur or Mike Kmatz, Elephant Butte Bass Anglers, 575-740-0119,

Saturday, June 15

Starlight Concert Series: Randy Granger

5:30-9pm, Black Range Lodge, 119 Main Street,

Award-winning recording and touring artist of Mayan and Apache ancestry, Randy Granger’s acoustic music blends world flutes, emotive vocals, percussion and ethereal instruments like the PANArt Hang. Granger tours the United States performing and offering workshops. His music has been heard on NPR, PBS, Hearts of Space, Sirius Soundscapes, Pandora and stations worldwide. Described as “Southwest world music,” it is said to have healing properties. Kingston is located on the eastern edge of the Gila National Forest, once the homeland of the Warm Springs (Chihene) Apaches. The Starlight Concerts, sponsored by the Sierra County Arts Council, offer an entertaining way to escape the summer heat. A potluck picnic starts at 5:30pm, with Black Range Vineyards offering wine and beer throughout the evening.

Contact: Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652,

Tuesday through Saturday, June 18-22

Spaceport America Cup

Spaceport America Vertical Launch Area, County Road A021,

With over 110 teams from colleges and universities in eleven countries, 2019 will be the competition’s biggest year yet. After presenting results from a year or more of research and development to peers and prospective employers in an academic conference at the Las Cruces Convention Center, students will launch solid, liquid, and hybrid rockets to target altitudes of 10,000 and 30,000 feet under real world conditions at Spaceport America. Volunteers, judges and sponsors are requested.

Contact: tickets

Tuesday, June 18

Third Tuesday Trivia w/ Guest Host Blair Wyman

7-9pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway,

Join host Alice for a bit of fun and probably learn something new! Come for the challenge of trivia and enjoy the camaraderie!

Contact: 575-297-0289,

Friday, June 21

Benny Bassett at the Brewery

7-10pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway,

Singer/songwriter Benny Bassett returns to the brewery stage to rock out some tunes on his electric guitar. Gritty, humorous, upbeat, sad and wistful — he does it all. Check out his music at

Contact: 575-297-0289,

Saturday, June 22

Rockabilly Strangers at the Brewery

7-10pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway,

Rockabilly Strangers return to Truth or Consequences to play a variety of rockabilly from the ‘50s and SoCal ‘80s & ‘90s plus hot rock-n-roll, surf, rhythm & blues, and some original material. No cover.

Contact: 575-297-0289,

Sunday, June 23

Claudia Gibson at T or C Brewing Co.

3-6pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway,

Award-winning Austin singer/songwriter Claudia Gibson comes to the Brewery for an afternoon show. If you like Steve Earle or Bonnie Raitt, you’ll fall in love with Claudia. Listen to her single Louisiana Sky here:

Contact: 575-297-0289,

Saturday, June 29

Stray Dawgs at T or C Brewing Co.

7-10pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway,

Bluegrass, craft brews, and hot springs on a summer night in Truth or Consequences. Let’s do this!

Contact: 575-297-0289,

Saturday, July 6 (rain date: July 7)

July 4 Fireworks at Elephant Butte Lake

dusk, Elephant Butte Lake State Park,

This annual show begins at dusk. Fireworks usually launch from Rattlesnake Island, but the show can be seen from almost anywhere at the lake. It’s the biggest fireworks show in New Mexico reflected on the waters of the state’s largest body of water.

Contact: Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 575-744-5923, .

Weekly Events


Exploring Yoga Asana

5:30-6:30pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

This multi-level class explores basic yoga asanas in-depth, working mindfully on alignment, strength, stability, and mobility. Suited to beginners and experienced yoga practitioners. The theme on any given day will be based on students’ needs. Come in with your yoga puzzles and challenges, your favorite and least favorite poses, and any other requests. $10 for drop ins or buy five classes for $45.

Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, Patty's website


Walk-in Wellness Clinic

10am-5pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Walk right in every Tuesday and receive massage, reflexology and other care from some of Truth or Consequences’ finest healers. Suggested donation: $20+.

Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654, Facebook


Yoga Start with Melissa

11am-12pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Designed for anyone interested in starting yoga, this class offers basic poses, alignment help, and will progress at the rate of the students. $10 per class.

Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654, Facebook


Flow Yoga with Sonia

9-10:30am, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

An empowering yoga flow suitable for all levels with emphasis on mindful movement and breath, intentions, alignment, nurturing the self, connection with the heart, and applying yoga to life off the mat. Cost: $10 per class.

Contact: Sonia Dalessi, YogaSonia Journeys, 760-574-8644, Sonia's website


Square Dancing – Mainstream & Plus

This alcohol-free social activity is great for staying in shape. The only requirements are the ability to walk, and knowing your right from your left. No partner is needed; experienced dancers will “angel” any new dancers. Singles, couples, and families (9 yrs+ minimum age) welcome. “Plus” dancing is from 5:30 to 6 followed by Mainstream dancing until 8 pm. Free to watch, $3 to dance. Call Joey at 505-804-3842 to confirm the dance is a go. Similar square dance clubs are active in Las Cruces, Silver City, and nearly anywhere you find yourself.

Contact: Carole Wheeler, Sierra Twirlers, 575-313-9971,


Gentle Yoga

5:30-6:30pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

A class for beginners over fifty, Gentle Yoga limits stress on joints while improving strength, balance and flexibility at a relaxed pace. Options using chairs are offered for those who wish to avoid kneeling and/or sitting on the floor. $10 per class or $45 for a 5-class pass.

Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, Patty's website


Friday Afternoon Massage Clinic

1:30-5:30pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Start your weekend with a dose of relaxation! Maritza and Leah welcome walk-ins on Friday afternoons. Suggested donation for mini massage: $20+

Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654, Facebook


Yoga Basics

6-7pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Review or discover the foundations of yoga practice: posture, breath, and alignment. Learn how to safely adapt a pose for your needs. Suited to all levels: beginners, people returning to yoga after time off, and experienced students who would like to fine-tune their practice. $10 for drop ins or buy five classes for $45.

Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, Patty's website


Saturday Farmers Market

8:30am-noon, Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside at Cedar,

The market happens Saturdays from Memorial Day through October. Find fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, prepared foods, and handmade items. Paym with EBT, DUFB, debit, or cash. Vendor spots available.

Contact: Colleen Davis, The Bountiful Alliance, 575-894-9375,


Spaceport Tours

9am and 1pm (check availability), downtown Visitor Center, 301 S. Foch,

Southern New Mexico’s scenic beauty and rugged high desert are highlighted en route to the remote Spaceport America site, where visitors will see the Gateway Gallery’s interactive exhibits and kiosks; the G-Shock simulator; Spaceport Operations Center (SOC); the state-of-the-art fire station; and the URS/ Foster + Partners structure. The journey lasts approximately 4 hours.

Contact: 575-267-8888, . Reserve


Yoga Weekend Warm-up

11am-12pm, Charles Motel & Spa, 308 S. Pershing,

Enjoy a moderately-paced class for strength, stretching, balance, and relaxation, suited to all levels of yoga experience. Beginners welcome. Cost: $10 drop-in, $45 for five-class pass$10 per class or $45 for a 5-class pass. Passes for Patty Kearney’s classes at Studio de la Luz can also be used at The Charles.

Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, Patty's website


Old Time Fiddlers Saturday Night Dance

Live music provided by NMOTFA Fiddlers and Friends. Toe-tapping fun, refreshments and a door prize weekly at this family friendly event. No alcohol or smoking are allowed in the building. All are invited to come and dance or just listen to the music. $4 at the door. Proceeds support the New Mexico Old Time Fiddler’s Association.

Contact: Manion Long, New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association, 575-744-9137, .


Reiki Circle

11am-1pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

A walk-in reiki / share circle every Sunday. Donation.

Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654, Facebook

This month’s featured attraction: Elephant Butte Lake!

Every summer weekend, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the state’s largest lake becomes a hub of activity as people arrive to camp, swim, boat, fish and relax. With three marinas, miles of sandy beach and lots of coves and campgrounds to explore, it’s a perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. Things slow down a bit during the week, so if you are crowd-averse, visit between Monday and Thursday.

floating and boating at Elephant Butte Lake in southern New Mexico

All the info you need, from directions to the main gate to where you can rent tubes of kayaks, is available on our Elephant Butte Lake page.

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