New Mexico


Date: 7-1-16

Happy 4th of July!

Date: 7-1-2016

Level 1 Fire restrictions are in place. Please be firewise.

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Welcome to where you will find all the Midtown merchants right at your fingertips.

Everything from Accessories, Clothing, Furniture, Jewelry to Souvenirs is available from the Merchants of Ruidoso Midtown. These colorful and exciting shops, some of which have been here for years offer great merchandise at fantastic prices.

We are adding new merchants and information each day so continue to check back with us every day. We are still a work in progress so please pardon our mess.


Located in the heart of the beautiful cool pines of Ruidoso, New Mexico.

Ruidoso Midtown shops are open daily but check with your favorite shops for their hours.

Thank You for visiting. Please check out all of our fine merchants by clicking on their shop page and look around.

After a short hiatus we are back up and running to bring you the best event information on


Level 1 Fire restrictions in place. Current Stage: STAGE I for information about fire restrictions on the Lincoln National Forest or visit Call 575-257-FIRE for more information.
Ruidoso FD info.

"2016 Smokey Bear Stampede in Capitan NM"

July 1, 2016 - July 4, 2016. Dutch oven cooking, kid's rodeo, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, ranch bronc riding, steer wrestling and more. Rodeo at 7:00 pm daily. Afternoon events each day. Fireworks at dusk July 4, fire restrictions permitting. The Parade will be Monday, July 4th at 10 am in Capitan.

"2016 Mescalero Apache Ceremonial & Rodeo "

Daily and Nightly Activities include: •Dance of the Apache Maidens •Dance of the Mountain Gods •Other Indian Dances daily •Traditional & Modern Games •Free Lunch & Dinner •Native American Arts & Crafts
Rodeo at 1 pm each day: Bull riding, bareback riding, barrel racing, team roping, calf roping, and saddle bronc riding.
Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue Challenge Run: 5K Walk, 5K/10K Run on July 3rd at 8 am. Inn of the Mountai Gods Walking Path. Registration and Entry Fee at 7 am. Contact: Nate or Dionne at 575-464-3473.
37th Annual Mescalero Celebration Parade on July 2nd at 10 am. "Honoring Youth Through Culture & Tradition". Parade Committee: 575-937-0435.

"Western Frontier Gun Show at Ruidoso Convention Center"

July 1, 2016 - July 3, 2016. The Ruidoso Gun Show will be held July 1-3, 2016 in Ruidoso. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.

"Lincoln County Art Loop"

July 1, 2016 - July 3, 2016. Every July, on the first weekend, Lincoln County Artists open their studios to the public for a self-guided tour to view their collected works. Some share space with one another that shortens the scenic trip through southeastern New Mexico. All offer extraordinary and unusual wares for perusal and purchase.

"The Swing Dolls at Spencer Theater"

A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters and The McGuire Sisters Saturday, July 2 at 8pm. Featuring three commanding vocalists (two sopranos and an alto) plus a rollicking live band, this tribute to The Andrews Sisters and The McGuire Sisters is a night of close-cropped harmonies, stylish choreography and vintage costuming in performance of such WWII swing era classics as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree.” A pre-performance BBQ brisket buffet is also available ($20) in the lobby at 6 p.m.

"All American Mountain Festival at All American Park" February 22, 2016

Join us 4th of July weekend for All American Mountain Festival. Free to Attend. Food, Live local music, arts and crafts. Attractions will be at All American Park in Ruidoso Downs, NM, one mile east of the Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

"Star Spangled Celebration at Heart of the Desert"

July 2, 2016. :30 PM - 8:00 PM MDT. Live music, wine, brews and food! Enjoy the stylings of Vince Alten on keyboard playing all of your country favorites and rock songs with a country twist. Food available for purchase or bring a picnic.

"Star Spangled Celebration at Inn of the Mountain Gods"

Enjoy the Star Spangled Celebration July 4th!
Come out and enjoy ALL the Inn of the Mountain Gods has to offer as we celebrate Independence Day 2016! The Star Spangled Celebration is FREE and begins at 3 pm with concessions, jumping balloons, live music and the LARGEST fireworks show in New Mexico.
There will also be an outdoor barbecue featuring all your favorite summer classics! (Please no outside food or drink)
3 pm: Concessions, jumping balloons, Wrist bands $10 3-10pm: Live music 12am: Shuttle ends
Come early & stay late at Casino Apache Travel Center or the Inn of the Mountain Gods.

"Fourth of July Barbecue and Fireworks in Carrizozo, NM"

BBQ Brisket Dinner, Beans, Coleslaw, Watermelon, Rolls, Dessert, Ice Tea and Coffee; provided by the Carrizozo Woman's Club. Fireworks provided by the Carrizozo Volunteer Fire Department at dusk.

"Space Oddity: David Brighton's Tribute to David Bowie at Spencer Theater"

David Brighton's Tribute to David Bowie Sponsored in part by Rosemary & Rolla Hinkle III Thursday, July 7 at 8pm. Music and theatre legend David Bowie (1947-2016) has left the stage; David Brighton carries forth his flame.
David Brighton is credited as being the world’s best David Bowie impersonator and performer with one of the most entertaining tribute acts ever to hit the stage. His “Space Oddity” is a brilliant and astounding tribute, perfectly mirroring the electrifying superstar, an artist who was always ahead of whatever came next! From pop/rock legend, mime dancer to space alien Ziggy Stardust, David Brighton and his stellar five-man band chronicle all of David Bowies Ch-Ch-Changes in electrifying Technicolor.

"King of the Mountain Slow Pitch USSSA "

July 8, 2016 - July 10, 2016. Men's D & E, women's D/E (Pool Play & Double Elimination). Contact Information: David Gray: 575-626-3765

"2016 Fort Stanton Live! at Fort Stanton, NM"

July 9, 2016. If you are looking for action, look no further than Fort Stanton where the annual Fort Stanton Live! event brings costumed re-enactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, concerts and a military ball which will have visitors dancing into the night! Additionally, the event brings authors, historians, photographers, artists, and a variety of historical vendors to site to share their crafts and other handiwork. Local food vendors are on hand to provide sustenance for your day at the Fort as well, so bring a healthy appetite for knowledge, food and fun.
Activities Include: •Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery Demonstrations •Buffalo Soldiers •Mescalero Apaches •Victorian Ladies Tea •Authors, Speakers, Tours •Period Military Ball Saturday Evening •Church Service on Sunday •Old Time Games for Kids •Concessions and Live Entertainment •Historic Re-enactments •Admission $5.00 for adults, children under 16 free.

The Ski Cam from Ski Apache is up and running! Click Here to view the cam.