Annual Events

Saturday February 19, 2022

Polar Bear Plunge Party 2022

11:00 AM, Damsite Marina, 77B Engle Star Route, Truth or Consequences
Our annual jump into the frigid waters of Elephant Butte Lake. First jump is at high noon on February 19 at the Damsite Marina. Free Chilly Dog Lunch for participants and spectators. Great fun even… read more
Cost: free
Contact: Will Dooley | Damsite Historic District | 575-894-2073 |
Friday February 25, 2022 - Saturday February 26, 2022

POSTPONED: Annual Gathering of Quilts

9:00 AM, Truth or Consequences Civic Center / Ralph Edwards Auditorium, 400 West 4th Street, Truth or Consequences
An annual display featuring all locally-made quilts, with appraisals, vendors, and a raffle. Woodworkers next door. read more
Cost: donation
Contact: Connie Siffring | 575-894-2959 |
Saturday April 2, 2022

Trinity Site Tour

8:00 AM, White Sands Missile Range, Highway 380, White Sands
The Trinity Site, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975, is where the first atomic bomb was tested on July 16, 1945. Visitors see Ground Zero, “Jumbo” bomb casing, the McDonald House, one of the old instrumentation bunkers, historical photos, a Fatman bomb casing, and part of the original crater left by the explosion. read more
| White Sands Missile Range | (575) 678-1134
Friday May 6, 2022 - Sunday May 8, 2022

73rd Annual Fiesta

10:00 AM, Downtown Truth or Consequences, Main, Broadway, Foch, Austin, Truth or Consequences
Held annually since 1950, Truth or Consequences comes together to celebrate with a parade, rodeo events, dances, tournaments, games and contests (like the popular junk boat race), and much more. read more
Cost: free
| City of Truth or Consequences
Friday May 20, 2022 - Sunday May 22, 2022

9th Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament

6:00 AM, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte
Prizes will be awarded in this Catch-Photo-Release fishing tournament. Nearly $4,000 in prizes are awarded in this fishing tournament that is open to anglers using any kind of motorless water craft that is propelled without… read more
Cost: $85 per person
Contact: Russ Traeger | 575-744-4185 |
Saturday June 18, 2022 - Sunday June 19, 2022

Annual Junior Open Fishing Tournament

6:00 AM, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte
This popular Father's Day Weekend fishing tournament for any kid K-12 with access to a boat is sponsored by the Elephant Butte Bass Anglers. read more
Cost: $15 per angler
Contact: Darrell Arthur or Mike Kmatz | Elephant Butte Bass Anglers | 575-740-2261 |
Saturday July 2, 2022

2022 Elephant Butte Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza

9:00 PM, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte
Each year during the July 4 Holiday Weekend, fireworks are launched from Rattlesnake Island to celebrate the founding of our country. Come and see the state's biggest fireworks show reflected off the largest body of… read more
Contact: Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park | Elephant Butte State Park | 575-744-5923
Friday August 12, 2022 - Sunday August 14, 2022

2022 Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta

6:45 AM, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte
Held at the main area of Elephant Butte Lake State Park and around Elephant Butte. In 2021, everything happens at Lions Beach. Friday September 13: 7:15-8am—Balloons Launch Saturday September 14: 7:15-8am—Balloons Launch 7:30-9pm: Balloon Glow… read more
Cost: park entrance fee or park pass
Contact: Jimmy McCarthy | Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta Organization | 505-908-0909
Friday September 9, 2022 - Sunday September 11, 2022

Pickamania 2022

5:30 PM, The Black Range Lodge, 50 Kingston Main Street, Kingston
A regional music festival featuring Americana music and Apple Pie read more
Cost: $50 for the weekend
Contact: Catherine Wanek | Sierra County Arts Council | 575-895-5652 |
Saturday November 5, 2022

Annual Veterans' Day Car Show

8:00 AM, New Mexico State Veterans Home, 992 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences
Trophy Plaques and Dash Plaques are awarded for People's Choice and Judge's Picks. Judging starts @ 11:30 / door prizes begin @ 1:00 PM / awards start @ 2:00 PM. Vehicle Entry Fee: $25 (for early… read more
Cost: free for spectators
Contact: Ginny Shannon | New Mexico State Veterans' home | 575-894-4200
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