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Las Cruces “Monuments to Main Street” celebrates the best of our region

[minti_spacer height="25"]Unique events in the great Southern New Mexico outdoors, special activities at our iconic national monuments, vibrant cultural fiestas and festivals, hot air balloons, a state fair and rodeo, and a whole lot of good old family fun. [minti_spacer height="25"][minti_image img="23148"][minti_spacer height="25"][vc_row bg_color="#dd3333" top_padding="25" bottom_padding="25"]

Plan your stay and book your room now.

[minti_spacer height="25"]Pack up the car and head on down for a weekend of non-stop excitement and fun.

From backpacking and stargazing to festivals and fun runs, we’ve got you covered.

This year’s Monuments to Main Street celebration offers up 64 epic and “only in Las Cruces” events in 30 days!

The fun kicks off on Sunday September 8 with our Kick-Off Fiesta on Mesquite Street. The Fiesta is free and takes place in the heart of the Historic Mesquite District. Music, demonstrations, fun and games included.

And every weekend of the month is jam-packed with monumental activities that are sure to offer up something for everyone.

Don’t miss it!

Las Cruces offers a range of affordable accommodations. Be sure to book yours early.[minti_spacer height="25"][minti_image img="22823"][minti_spacer height="25"]Explore our special hotel offerings here.

Special Hotel Packages

Make your stay Monumental and score a great rate on your stay at the TownePlace Suites Las Cruces or the Fairfield Inn Las Cruces for $99 a night. Hotel package includes a Visit Las Cruces goodie-bag, a 10% off coupon for Southwest Expeditions Tours during the month of September, and a Monuments to Main Street event brochure. Some restrictions apply. 

Monuments to Mainstreet Rates available Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Monday, September 30, 2019. Must be booked by September 6, 2019

Book your group rate for Monuments to Main Street

Special Packages at also available at the Hampton Inn and Suites Las Cruces. Book rate code MTM online or call hotel at 575-541-8777 and ask for details on the MTM package. Rates begin at $90 per night. Some restrictions apply.

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Ready to explore the great outdoors?

[minti_spacer height="25"][minti_image img="23129"][minti_spacer height="25"]Monuments to Main Street is sure to have just the right events for you.  

Guided Hikes through Aden Crater give a unique view of wildlife and geology, while a scenic Backpack and Stargazing Tour through Leasburg Dam State Park for a star party is sure to be unforgettable. Choose from lots of hiking opportunities for all levels, including the White Sands Sunset Stroll or Full Moon Hike.

For those with a “need for speed” the Horny Toad Hustle Mountain Bike Race and the Mesilla River Run Rafting Trip on the Rio Grande may be more your style.

Want to score the best view ever of the iconic Organ Mountains? 

Grab an aerial adventure on a City-to-Sky Plane Tour. 

History buffs won’t want to miss the WWII Bombardier Targets Plane Tour. Or take a Jeep Tour to the Apollo Astronaut Training Site. [minti_spacer height="25"][minti_spacer height="25"][minti_image img="23127"][minti_spacer height="25"]In the spirit of New Mexico tradition, White Sands Balloon and Music Fest provides a spectacular view of colorful hot air balloons soaring over the endless dunes of the White Sands. This is sure to be breath-taking and memorable.[minti_spacer height="25"][vc_row bg_color="#dd3333" top_padding="25" bottom_padding="25"]

Do Fiestas and Festivals bring out the party in you?

[minti_spacer height="25"][minti_image img="23242"][minti_spacer height="25"]Help us launch a monumental month with the Monuments to Main Street Kickoff Fiesta with music, games, demonstrations and more. 

Continue the fun with the Picacho Mountain Outdoor Festival and 5K Fun Run and Walk.

This two day festival features a chile rellenos cook-off, music, activities for kids, stagecoach and horseback rides, Native American dancing and more. And what better chance for family bonding than the 5K Fun Run and Walk? Be sure to pack all those running shoes!

And the cultural fun doesn’t stop there.

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Historic Mesilla Plaza with live music, games, and a parade for Dies Y Seis De Septiembre Fiesta. Enjoy the craft and art vendors, yummy food and local entertainment. And don’t miss out on the Wild and Scenic Film Festival for a night of environmental and adventure films that will inspire the activist in you![minti_spacer height="25"][vc_row bg_color="#dd3333" top_padding="25" bottom_padding="25"]

Coming for the Family Fun?

[minti_spacer height="25"][minti_image img="23216"][minti_spacer height="25"]Nothing says “Fall is Here” quite like the Mesilla Valley Corn Maze. Enjoy real outdoor fall fun as you wander through the giant corn maze, pick that special pumpkin and take an old fashioned hayride. Great for all ages.

Are you ready for some football? Catch Aggie Football vs. University of New Mexico! The rivalry continues.[minti_spacer height="25"][minti_spacer height="25"][minti_image img="23217"][minti_spacer height="25"]And because sometimes we save the best for last, Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo closes out our month of fun. Five days of musical entertainment, western fun, agricultural and crafts displays and rodeo excitement. This is an event you won’t want to miss. 

Plan your stay now. Many events and tours are on sale already. For a full schedule of Monuments to Main Street events and tours visit us at :


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