5 “Can’t-Miss Events” This Weekend in Las Cruces

The weekend brings POPS Under the Stars, the 2018 Wild and Scenic Film Festival, historical visits back in time with aerial tours of authentic World War II Targets and another fun few days in Las Cruces with something to excite, exhilarate and educate. Grab the family for a FREE guided hike of Achenbach Canyon, or gaze in awe at the massive colorful balloons filling the air over endless white dunes. Plan your weekend now because September in Las Cruces means it’s time for Monuments to Main Street.[minti_divider style="3" margin="5px 0 5px 0"][vc_row top_padding="40"]

#1- Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Get wild at the historic Rio Grande Theatre for the exciting lineup of the Film Festival that will bring nature conservation to you and our community---and you won’t want to miss the silent auction.[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Date and Times:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]Friday, September 14
Doors open at 6:00pm and movies start at 7:00pm[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner]

[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Location: [/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]Historic Rio Grande Theatre[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner]

[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Cost:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]$15[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][minti_divider style="3" margin="5px 0 5px 0"][vc_row top_padding="40"]

#2 - POPS Under the Stars

The signature event of Las Cruces comes to Downtown -- Beloved pop songs beautifully arranged to classical music and performed by the spectacular NMSU Masterworks Chorus along with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. 180 Talented musicians fill the night sky with music.[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Date and Times:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]Friday, September 14
Doors open at 5:30 PM, Concert from 7:30pm - 10:00pm[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner]

[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Location:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]Plaza de Las Cruces[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner]

[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Age Range:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]General Admission Open Seating $16
Single Table Seat: $51
Table of 10: $510

Get your tickets online, here - http://www.lascrucessymphony.com/pops-concert/[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][minti_divider style="3" margin="5px 0 5px 0"][vc_row top_padding="35"]

#3 - Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta - Mesilla

Historic Mesilla Plaza comes alive with live Ballet Folklorico and Mariachi performances, pinatas, rides, food and games. Don’t miss the Parade at 11am Saturday on the Avenida de Mesilla.[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Date and Times:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]September 15, 11:00am - September 16, 5:30pm[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner]

[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Location:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]Old Mesilla Plaza, Old Mesilla, NM 88005[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner]

[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Cost:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]FREE[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][minti_divider style="3" margin="5px 0 5px 0"][vc_row top_padding="40"]

#4 - White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational

Watch the colorful and breathtaking hot air balloons as they launch over the dunes of White Sands National Monument.[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Date and Times:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]September 15, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner]

[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Location:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]White Sands National Park[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner]

[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Cost:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]Event is free but parking fee applies. $5[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][minti_divider style="3" margin="5px 0 5px 0"][vc_row top_padding="40"]

#5 - Aggie Football vs. University of New Mexico

Who isn’t ready for some football? Especially when the college rivalry is set to explode when New Mexico State Aggies are ready for a showdown with the New Mexico Lobos. It’s the “Battle of I-25.” Join in the fanfare for an age-old state challenge and competition.[vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Date and Times:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]September 15 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner]

[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Location:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]Aggie Memorial Stadium[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner]

[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"]Cost:[/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"]$12 - $30 depending upon seating[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner]And that is just a taste of what is happening in Las Cruces this week.

Stroll along the streets of Las Cruces for the Downtown Las Cruces Heritage Tour, head out on a Discovery Tour at the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument, try the Monumental Jeep Tour to Kilbourne Hole or Panoramic Peaks Tour.[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner]