Sierra County Events—July 2017

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Friday and Saturday: 3pm – midnight
Sunday: 3-10pm
Free shuttle from Elephant Butte to Truth or Consequences the weekend of July 4 2017

Saturday, July 1

2nd Annual Dam Site Wine & Beer Festival

11am-9pm, Historic Dam Site, Elephant Butte

Join Lago Rico and Point Blanc Taproom, Winery & Pizzeria for the second-ever Beer & Wine Festival! This all-day event at the Dam Site will feature live music by masters of funk Merican Slang (11am-4pm) and local favorites Tudy Romero and the Silver Bullet Band. Beer & wine, provided by Point Blanc, will be for sale, as will food and wares supplied by participating vendors. The event closes with the big annual fireworks show over the lake! No admission, just bring yourselves and some suncreen and be ready for great music, a beautiful view, and lots of fun. Contact: Will Dooley, Lago Rico, Inc, 575-894-2041,

Saturday, July 1

Elephant Butte Fireworks Extravaganza

dusk, Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Come and see the state’s biggest fireworks show reflected off the largest body of water in New Mexico! Every year on the Saturday of the July 4 Holiday Weekend, fireworks are launched over Elephant Butte Lake to celebrate our country’s independence. 2017 fireworks will launch from Rattlesnake Island. Park fees are waived after 6pm for the fireworks display. Rain date: Sunday July 2. Contact: Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park.

Sunday, July 2

Vaude d’Gras Circus

5pm, Austin Art Factory, 517 Austin, Truth or Consequences

Vaude D’Gras Circus, a “marvelously entertaining” show, is the work of a New Orleans-based collective that is preserving the historic art of circus, vaudeville style cabaret, sideshow & burlesque. Acts include specialty aerial feats, operatic sideshow stunts, bullwhip cracking, gun slinging, knife throwing, and bottle walking by performers Sarah Stardust, GoGo McGregor, Clay Mazing, Madame Daggers, Guglielmo, and LadyBEAST herself. Tickets are available online.

A pop-up food truck will serve Alligator Tacos made by a New Orleans Chef, and free cold water and lemonade will be available, as well as snacks and face painting for the kids! Local talent and opening acts include the musical duo Desert Milk and aerial acrobat Jeannie Ortiz. An after-party will be held at Seba Gallery, 324 Broadway, with live music by Sound Worms (9pm). Contact:

Saturday, July 8

Second Saturday Art Hop

6-9pm, downtown Truth or Consequences

Participating downtown businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants. Check the Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for late-breaking information. Contact:

Monday, July 10

Joint Pain & Treatment Options

1-3pm, Senior Center, 360 W. Fourth Street, Truth or Consequences

Dr. Owen Dewitt with Sierra Vista Orthopedics will give a talk and slide presentation on joint pain and treatment options for seniors. After the short talk the floor will open for a question and answer session. Come one come all. Refreshments will be served. Contact: Kathy Elverum, Sierra Vista Hospital, 575-894-2111 x299,

Friday, July 28

Live Music: Wait for What?!

7-9pm, Smokin’ Turtle Restaurant and Bar, Sierra del Rio Golf Course, Elephant Butte

Wait for What?!, wife/husband duo Elane and T David Wiggins, offer an infectious blend of classic rock, sixties pop and original tunes. T David wails on guitar, mandolin, harmonica and vocals, while Elane shines with her soulful voice and percussion. Be prepared for an up-beat summer evening of dancing or toe-tapping to singalong favorites. $10 donation at the door, $5 for SCAC members. Contact: Raul Lombrana, Sierra County Arts Council, 575-740-2676,

Saturday, July 29

Hillsboro’s Got Talent?

6-8pm, Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore Street, Hillsboro

There’s no question in our mind that it does! Presented by Sierra County Animal Rescue Society, this evening of entertainment promises music! comedy! dance! and a special surprise for all! Sponsored in part by the Lions’ Club of Truth or Consequences. No advance ticket sales, admission is by donation at the door. Refreshments will be provided. Contact: Robbin Brodsky, Sierra County Animal Rescue Society, 575-895-5551,

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