Local Events

Local tourist information and events.

The Silver City Museum hosts 36th Annual Ice Cream Social on Thursday, July 4 from 11am to 4pm. For decades the Ice Cream Social has been a highlight of the local Independence Day celebration. A full slate of live entertainment, seasonal treats, and old-fashioned pastimes will be featured, along with vendors and non-profit partners.

Admission and children’s activities are free as always. Tickets are available at the gates for refreshments, Cakewalk. Musical guests will entertain on the shady lawn of our courtyard, MC'd by the incomparable Raul Turrieta, hosting this year as the ring leader for our old-time carnival (don’t worry, “Uncle Sam” will still make an appearance).

Silver City Museum is located at 312 West Broadway, Silver City. For more info or to volunteer call 575-597-0229 or email volunteercoordinator@silvercitymuseum.org


The 2019 edition of the Silver City Blues Festival includes new bands, new partners, new vendors, and a new focus: celebrating our creative community. Of course, you can still expect to hear great blues music with great people in a great small town setting.

Fiesta Latina Brings International Culture to Silver City, NM

Silver City, NM – May 7, 2019 –Silver City is bringing international flair and culture to Silver City, New Mexico at Fiesta Latina. Known for its myriad of art galleries and eclectic charm, the town will host international artisans and entertainers at the event, running June 21–23 at Western New Mexico University.

“In Silver City, there’s much more than meets the eye, and we pride ourselves on being a small town with big culture,” said Alex Brown, Town of Silver City Manager. “With artists from around the world, a community that celebrates culture and diversity, and top-notch entertainers, Silver City is truly a must-see destination for artists and art lovers. Fiesta Latina is a collision of culture, art, entertainment, and interactive elements that delights all ages and captures the spirit of Silver City.” 

greatbasinwaterislifeGreat Basin Water is Life: A $15.5-billion proposal to pipe 178,000 acre-feet of water annually from a desert region of Nevada to Las Vegas. Join the Gila Conservation Coalition for the 8th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at WNMU’s Light Hall on Friday, June 28 at 6:30 pm.

The four-day national event features over 100 award-winning films and welcomes over 100 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement.

“The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a natural extension of the Gila Conservation Coalition’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the Gila River and its wilderness watershed,” says Allyson Siwik, Executive Director of the Gila Conservation Coalition. “The Wild & Scenic Film Festival shows us through film how communities like ours are working to protect their watersheds, unique landscapes, and the environment, galvanizing us to do the same.”

Saturday, May 11, from 8-11 a.m. at the Main Station, 3072 Highway 35, Mimbres.

Mimbres Valley residents and visitors are invited to the annual Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale hosted by Upper Mimbres Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Breakfast is $5 per plate and includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, hot chocolate, coffee, and juice. Cookies, pies, cakes, bread, and other delicious baked goods will be available for sale as well. For more information, contact umvfr@gilanet.com or call 575-536-3683.

La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery presents the Cinco de Mayo Dance at the Historical Hanover Outpost!

May 3, 2019 - Doors Open at 7:00 pm, band starts at 9:00pm.

Music: EKIZ

Food: Barzzas & Grill

Wine & Beer: La Esperanza Winery 

The Hanover Outpost is at 5490 Hwy 152, Hanover NM.

AS ALWAYS The Winery will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from NOON to 6:00 pm.

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Touching Enlightenment Meditation Retreat - Lotus Center
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Gilawriters Expressive Writing Group - Silver City Visitor Center
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Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - Grant County Extension Office Conference Room
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Minecraft Club - Silver City Public Library
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Yoga For Veterans - American Legion Post 18
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Curbside Consulting - College Plaza Suite #16
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