Stay Cool at These Hot Events on the Plaza!

The infamous New Mexican wind may be dying down, but downtown is not! Stay cool this season with these hot events happening in downtown Las Cruces. From weekly events to special festivals, downtown Las Cruces will make this Spring your best one yet! 

Be Sure to Lookout for MIRA! Las Cruces 

MIRA! Las Cruces is just right around the corner on April 29th. This fun, free, family-friendly event is all about highlighting the arts and culture of Southern New Mexico. You won’t want to miss the live art mural painting, dance lessons, and fun booths! Country music artist Frank Ray will be headlining with opening acts by Proud Pete and Rodeo Norteño! Learn more about everything that is happening here

Swing the Night Away

Swing on the Plaza is back every Tuesday night after taking a break for the colder months of the year. So, grab your dancing shoes and hit the Plaza de Las Cruces to swing dance the night away! Want a crash course or trying it for the first time? Swing on the Plaza is an event for dancers of all levels. Come at 7 PM for a basic lesson, then enjoy open dance from 8 PM – 10 PM.  

Check Out Local Art

Take advantage of Las Cruces’s warm weather nights with the Fine Arts Flea Market on the first Friday of every month. See all the latest art created by local artists and vendors in the area. Enjoy strolling downtown and experiencing all the food trucks, booths, and live music. This monthly event is something you won’t want to skip out on! 

Tamale Fest? Yes Please!

This Cinco de Mayo, make your way downtown to the first ever New Mexico Tamale Festival! Taste samples of tamales from your favorite food trucks. For those 21 and older, check out the different Mexican beer gardens. There’s something for everyone at this fantastic event, including a Night Mercado and live music! Get your tickets here