Downtown Events Calendar

nJanuary 2023

22 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 11am-3pm 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

28 - Southwest March for Life

  • Time: 1-3pm
  • Street Closures: None
  • Activities: Pro-life rally and march

February 2023

4 - First Friday Fine Arts Flea Market

  • Time: 5-9pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. between Las Cruces and Bowman
  • Activities: Art and craft vendors

4 - No Worries Bakery on the Plaza

  • Time: 8am-1pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Good from No Worries Bakery

5 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 11am-3pm 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

14 - Morning Star Church Valentine's Day on the Plaza

  • Time: TBD
  • Street Closures: Organ Ave. and Plaza Place
  • Activities: Fee wedding services

18 - Charter Schools Fair

  • Time: 8am-noon
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Informational booths about charter schools in Las Cruces

19 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 11am-3pm 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

25 - Children's Reading Alliance

  • Time: TBD
  • Street Closures: TBD
  • Activities: TBD

March 2023

3 - First Friday Fine Arts Flea Market

  • Time: 5-9pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. between Las Cruces and Bowman
  • Activities: Art and craft vendors

5 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 11am-3pm  
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

17 - Radapalooza

  • Time: 6pm-midnight
  • Street Closures: Organ, Plaza Place, Main (between Las Cruces and Griggs)
  • Activities: St. Patrick's Day themed festival with Irish beer, green beer, Irish food, local artists, DJs, and vendors.

19 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 11am-3pm 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

April 2023

2 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

4 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

5 - LCPS 2023 Literary Extravaganza

  • Time: 2-8pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: TBD

7 - First Friday Fine Arts Flea Market

  • Time: 5-9pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. between Las Cruces and Bowman
  • Activities: Art and craft vendors

9 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

11 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

18 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

20 - Las Cruces Hemp and Cannabis Festival

  • Time: TBD
  • Street Closures: TBD
  • Activities: TBD

23 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

25 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

28 - City of Las Cruces Museums, Day of the Dance

  • Time: 6-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Celebrate the International Day of Dance with performances by dancers from our community. Explore the celebration of movement from around the world.

29 - Visit Las Cruces presents, Mira Las Cruces

  • Time: 2-10:30pm
  • Street Closures: Main, Las Cruces, Griggs
  • Activities: A free family-friendly event highlighting the art and culture, cuisine, music and outdoor recreation of Las Cruces.

30 - Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-1pm (moved to Sunday because of the event on 4/29)
  • Street Closures: Main St.
  • Activities: Produce and crafts vendors

May 2023

2 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

5 - New Mexico Tamale Fest

  • Time: 6pm-midnight
  • Street Closures: Organ, Plaza Place, Main (between Las Cruces and Griggs)
  • Activities: Tamale sampling, Mexican beer gardens, local entertainment, live music and vendors.

7 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

9 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

14 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

16 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

21 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

23 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

28 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

30 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

June 2023

2 - First Friday Fine Arts Flea Market

  • Time: 5-9pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. between Las Cruces and Bowman
  • Activities: Art and craft vendors

4 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

6 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

11 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

13 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

16 - Fair Farmers Market Evening Market

  • Time: 4-9pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. Between Las Cruces and Griggs, Plaza Place
  • Activities: Vendors and food trucks

18 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

20 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

25 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

27 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

30 - Fair Farmers Market Evening Market

  • Time: 4-10pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. Between Las Cruces and Griggs, Plaza Place
  • Activities: Vendors and food trucks

July 2023

2 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

4 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

7 - First Friday Fine Arts Flea Market

  • Time: 5-9pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. between Las Cruces and Bowman
  • Activities: Art and craft vendors

11 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

14 - Fair Farmers Market Evening Market

  • Time: 4-10pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. Between Las Cruces and Griggs, Plaza Place
  • Activities: Vendors and food trucks

15 - Tequila Taco & Cerveza Fest

  • Time: 6pm-midnight
  • Street Closures: Organ, Plaza Place, Main (between Las Cruces and Griggs)
  • Activities: Tequila sampling, beer garden, food vendors, local talent, luchadors and more.

16 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

18 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

23 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

25 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

28 - Fair Farmers Market Evening Market

  • Time: 4-10pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. Between Las Cruces and Griggs, Plaza Place
  • Activities: Vendors and food trucks

30 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

August 2023

1 - LCPD National Night Out

  • Time: 4-9pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. between roundabout and Bowman
  • Activities: Local law enforcement 

4 - First Friday Fine Arts Flea Market

  • Time: 5-9pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. between Las Cruces and Bowman
  • Activities: Art and craft vendors

5 - Dark Circles Contemporary Dance

  • Time: 9-11am
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Dancing on the plaza stage

6 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

8 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

11 - Fair Farmers Market Evening Market

  • Time: 4-10pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. Between Las Cruces and Griggs, Plaza Place
  • Activities: Vendors and food trucks

12 - Las Cruces Beer Fest

  • Time: 6pm-midnight
  • Street Closures: Organ, Plaza Place, Main (between Las Cruces and Griggs)
  • Activities: beer sampling, vendors, food vendors, local talent and entertainment.

13 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

15 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

18 - Fair Farmers Market Evening Market

  • Time: 4-10pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. Between Las Cruces and Griggs, Plaza Place
  • Activities: Vendors and food trucks

20 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

22 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

25 - Fair Farmers Market Evening Market

  • Time: 4-10pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. Between Las Cruces and Griggs, Plaza Place
  • Activities: Vendors and food trucks

27 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

29 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

September 2023

1 - First Friday Fine Arts Flea Market

  • Time: 5-9pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. between Las Cruces and Bowman
  • Activities: Art and craft vendors

3 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

5 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

8 - Fair Farmers Market Evening Market

  • Time: 4-10pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. Between Las Cruces and Griggs, Plaza Place
  • Activities: Vendors and food trucks

10 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

12 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

15 - Fair Farmers Market Evening Market

  • Time: 4-10pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. Between Las Cruces and Griggs, Plaza Place
  • Activities: Vendors and food trucks

17 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

19 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

22 - Fair Farmers Market Evening Market

  • Time: 4-10pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. Between Las Cruces and Griggs, Plaza Place
  • Activities: Vendors and food trucks

24 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-noon 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

26 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

October 2023

3 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

6 - First Friday Fine Arts Flea Market

  • Time: 5-9pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. between Las Cruces and Bowman
  • Activities: Art and craft vendors

8 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 11am-3pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

10 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

14 - Great American Pizza Fest

  • Time: 6pm-midnight
  • Street Closures: Organ, Plaza Place, Main (between Las Cruces and Griggs)
  • Activities: Pizza sampling from local vendors, beer garden, local entertainment.

17 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

22 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 11am-3pm 
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

24 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

24 - Adams Radio Halloween on the Plaza

  • Time: TBD
  • Street Closures: TBD
  • Activities: Trunk or treating on the plaza

28 - Las Cruces Zombie Walk

  • Time: TBD
  • Street Closures: TBD
  • Activities: Zombie walk, vendors, food trucks, costume contest

November 2023

3 - First Friday Fine Arts Flea Market

  • Time: 5-9pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. between Las Cruces and Bowman
  • Activities: Art and craft vendors

7 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

11 - Veteran's Day Parade

  • Time: 11am-1pm
  • Street Closures: Main St, Chruch, Water, Las Cruces, Griggs, Bowman
  • Activities: Parade north on Main St, through roundabout, south on Water St.

12 - Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market

  • Time: 8:30 am-1pm (moved to Sunday because of the parade on 11/11)
  • Street Closures: Main St.
  • Activities: Produce and crafts vendors

14 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

8 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 11am-3pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

26 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 11am-3pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

28 - Swing on the Plaza

  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Swing dancing and swing dance lessons on the plaza

December 2023

1 - First Friday Fine Arts Flea Market

  • Time: 5-9pm
  • Street Closures: Main St. between Las Cruces and Bowman
  • Activities: Art and craft vendors

2 - Plaza Tree Lighting

  • Time: 6-8pm
  • Street Closures: Main St., Griggs, Las Cruces, Organ, Plaza Place
  • Activities: Tree lighting, live music, activities for kids, food trucks

10 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 11am-3pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

10 - Hanukah on the plaza

  • Time: 6-8pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Hanukah service on the plaza

24 - Sunday Fair Farmers Market

  • Time: 11am-3pm
  • Street Closures: NA
  • Activities: Produce vendors on the plaza

31 - Las Cruces Chile Drop

  • Time: 9pm-midnight
  • Street Closures: Main St., Griggs, Las Cruces, Organ, Plaza Place 
  • Activities: Chile drop, food trucks, live music