Local Events

Local tourist information and events.

Take a bite out of downtown Silver City, NM on Labor Day weekend, as chefs serve up their culinary delights for the 19th annual Taste of Downtown!  Walk around downtown on Saturday, August 31 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and get delicious tastes from fifteen eateries. Restaurants, a local brewery, and specialty food establishments are offering delicious, sweet and savory tastes for only $20 a ticket. 

Single Socks is again generously donating a gift basket full of delights for free drawings to be held during the Taste of Downtown. Diane’s Restaurant has also donated gift certificates and Main Street Gift Certificates will also be included in the free drawings.

Silver City, NM – To bring together the local and campus communities, Western New Mexico University will host a Welcome Back Bash on Saturday, August 17, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at The Hub Plaza in downtown Silver City. The public is invited.

WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard will give a State of the University address at The Fry House at 5 p.m.

sherryrobinsonThe Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society will celebrate the 153rd anniversary of the founding of the historic fort, with a special program on August 17. At 6:30 p.m., scholar Sherry Robinson will present her talk entitled “The Mystery Apaches”, in the New Deal Theater, on the grounds of Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark. The fort was established on August 21, 1866 by Company B, of the 125th Colored Infantry, marking the beginning of a history that has included involvement in the Apache Wars, serving as the Army’s first tuberculosis hospital, and being home to a massive hospital complex operated by the Veterans Administration and the State of New Mexico.

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Silver City, NM, August 1, 2019 -- Smokey Bear is celebrating a milestone birthday and wants you to be there. The celebration is on August 9, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Bataan Memorial Park, near Fort Bayard, NM.

The Gila National Forest invites you to participate in celebrating the legacy of Smokey Bear’s reaching his 75th Birthday. Come share the food, the fun, and friends! You can help make this party extra special and snap a few selfies with our favorite birthday bear, see the 25-foot Smokey Bear balloon, and collect a little Smokey memorabilia.

In commemoration of Territorial Charter Day, the town of Silver City will be hosting a National Night Out celebration on Saturday, August 3, 2019.  The event will begin at 4 pm at Gough Park.

In hopes of promoting volunteerism in the town, Mayor Ladner began challenging each Town Councilor to host a work day or celebration that allows the community participate in a more meaningful way. This year, district 4 Councilor Guadalupe Cano, has decided to partner with several local entities to sponsor National Night Out.

Free this weekend at Syzygy Tile

SILVER CITY, July 17— Create something beautiful for a good cause! On Saturday, July 20, from 10 am – 4 pm, visit Syzygy Tile at 106 N Bullard Street, and make your own clay bowl to contribute to the bi-annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser to be held in October. The bowls are hand- crafted by community members during the Clay Festival, glazed during the Gila River Festival, and then sold (filled with homemade soups) at the fundraiser in October.


Saturday, July 20, 10:00 - 4:00 pm
Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway

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Upcoming Events

Sat Aug 17 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theater - Silco Theater
Sat Aug 17 @ 8:30AM -
Weight Watchers - First Presbyterian Church
Sat Aug 17 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
WNMU Welcome Back Bash - The HUB
Sat Aug 17 @ 6:30PM -
Robert Kuhn - Buckhorn Opera House
Sat Aug 17 @ 6:30PM -
Fort Bayard 153rd Anniversary Celebration - Fort Bayard New Deal Theater
Sat Aug 17 @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM
Movies at the Light Hall Theater - Light Hall Theatre
Sun Aug 18 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theater - Silco Theater
Sun Aug 18 @ 8:00AM -
Grant County Native Plant Society Field Trip to the Burro Mountains - WNMU Fine Arts Center
Sun Aug 18 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
“Humanism, Science And Idols” - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City
Sun Aug 18 @ 2:00PM -
Movies at the Light Hall Theater - Light Hall Theatre