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Silver City, NM, May 24, 2019—For Immediate Release. Summer is almost here and so is the 8th Annual Aldo Leopold Kids’ Fishing Derby scheduled for Saturday, June 1 at Lake Roberts, north of Silver City, NM. The event is sponsored by the Wilderness District of the Gila National Forest, as well as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Trout Unlimited, New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Morningstar Outdoors, and numerous other local businesses and organizations.

img 0168 copyThe annual Memorial Day ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Monday, May 27,2019.

 dsc4500Artisan Mercado, Grammy-Winning Performers and Children’s Activities Highlights of Festival at Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM – The third annual Western New Mexico University ¡Fiesta Latina! is slated to kick off on June 21, 2019, in Old James Stadium on the WNMU campus (1000 W. College Ave.).

chavezDenise Chávez's appearances at our festivals, to me, represent what is best about the Southwest Festival of the Written Word. She is an internationally respected author who was born and raised in the region, has given much back to her hometown of Las Cruces, and always draws a loyal and fanatic crowd in one of our downtown venues. Javalina Coffee House puts in a request early to make sure Chávez comes back to their place: not for the money (sure, they sell a lot of coffee during the event) but because she's a helluva lot of fun and they love her work on-stage. Chávez is entertaining, a larger-than-life figure who tells heartfelt and funny stories about waitresses, childhood matinee idols, tacos, West Texas. The audience is engaged, listening, laughing. One of our festival organizers said that the difference between a conference and a festival is that conferences hope to teach and maybe entertain, festivals hope to entertain and teach if they can. Chávez makes ours a Festival!

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.”

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Now Showing at the Silco Theater - Silco Theater
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Silver City CLAY Festival - Silver City, New Mexico
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Silver City Public Library Closed for Renovations - Silver City Public Library
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Silver City Downtown Farmers' Market - Silver City Farmers Market
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Weight Watchers - First Presbyterian Church
Sat Jul 20 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
Great Old Broads for Wilderness Hike and Picnic - Gomez Peak Pavillion
Sat Jul 20 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Play-writing for Everyone - Old Elk's Club
Sat Jul 20 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Oralia Lopez from Mata Ortiz Demonstration - Silver City Museum
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Outdoor CLAY Makers Market - Silver City, New Mexico
Sat Jul 20 @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM
Movies at the Light Hall Theater - Light Hall Theatre