Local Events

Local tourist information and events.

2021 is the 23rd year that Silver City galleries will welcome locals and visitors to the Silver City Art Association’s Weekend at the Galleries. On October 9 and 10, 16 galleries will hold Silver City’s biggest art event of the year.

Galleries will be filled with unique works of art created for the event, and will supply refreshments, music, demos and workshops. 22 artists have created Ravens and Gila monsters for the Silent Auction. From the sophisticated to the playful, traditional Mimbres and Southwest, to pop culture inspired, you’ll find a truly creative work of art. Preview and bid on the works in many of the galleries now. 

All of the works will be together in the Association’s booth on October 9 at the Maker’s Market, 7th and Bullard Streets, from 10am to 3pm. The highest bidders will be called when bidding closes at the Maker’s Market at 3pm. Proceeds will support the Association’s website in 2022.

WNMU Alumni and Community Invited To Homecoming Events Beginning Thursday

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University is celebrating homecoming by inviting Mustangs to gather for a series of social events, ceremonies and traditions this week. “After a well-attended virtual homecoming last fall, the WNMU Alumni Association is looking forward to seeing our Mustangs in person,” said WNMU Alumni Affairs Director Amanda Moffett Lane. “The WNMU Alumni Association Board always works to provide programming appealing to all Mustangs returning home, where they can reconnect and reflect on their campus experience. This year, the board was careful to ensure every event is held outdoors for the health of each other and our community.”

The 2021 WNMU Homecoming celebration begins Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, with a social in the home of alumni Anne and Alfred Ogas and continues Friday morning, Sept. 24, 2021, with Muffins and Mustangs in the Alumni Gardens followed by a campus tour. An evening banquet will honor outstanding Mustangs being recognized with 2021 WNMU Homecoming awards.

Free outdoor concert!

felytchacMulti talented, Billboard nominee, singer songwriter and  performer from Africa's Ivory Coast Fely Tchaco draws from her own life's experience as well as folk wisdom, embodying the new generation of artists who remain attached to their African heritage, while at the same time maintaining a resolutely modern outlook on the world. 

Watch and listen here.

Below is the flyer with the information on the dinner and fundraiser. 

Shown below is a PDF of the Grant County Fair Schedule

Van Bateman’s Southwest Incident Management Team Member J.R. Calkins Named Keynote Speaker

wnmu911Pictured are veterans and civilians at the inaugural Western New Mexico University Remembrance March, held on campus where a memorial will be held on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Silver City, NM – The Western New Mexico University Office of Veteran Affairs will observe the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a memorial event on campus Saturday, September 11, 2021.

“The university invites the community to join us in solemnly remembering the 2,997 lives lost that day in 2001, and also in honoring the 5,448 service members and civilians killed in action during the resulting Global War on Terror,” said USAF Sep. Staff Sergeant Jason Quimby, who manages the WNMU Office of Veteran Affairs.

Keep the weekend of Oct. 8 / 9 open. The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society and the Southern Trails Chapter of the Oregon California Trail Association are joining with the local LDS congregations to host a local celebration of the 175th anniversary of the arrival in San Diego of the Mormon Battalion under General Crooke.

The group is fortunate to have Kevin Henson, from Michigan, who over a 7-month period between 2007 - 2008, walked and did extended research on the route from Iowa to San Diego, as guest.

To take a step back, General Kearny and the Army of the West passed through the San Vicente area in mid-October of 1846. The Mormon Battalion camped  at Cerro de Los Remedios, later named Cooke's Spring, on November 16, 1846. The 1859 - 1861 Butterfield Stage followed portions of Cooke's Road

9 11 memorial graphic 2 copyThe Western New Mexico University Office of Veteran Affairs will observe the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a memorial event on campus Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Old James Stadium.

"The university invites the community to join us in solemnly remembering the 2,997 lives lost that day in 2001, and also in honoring the thousands of service members and civilians killed in action during the resulting Global War on Terror," said USAF Sep. Staff Sergeant Jason Quimby, who manages the WNMU Office of Veteran Affairs.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with a presentation of the colors and the national anthem sung by Mariachi Plata de WNMU and continues through noon with periodical observed silences in remembrance of the attack's most devastating moments.

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Upcoming Events

Wed Sep 22
Grant County Fair -
Thu Sep 23
Grant County Fair -
Thu Sep 23 @ 6:30PM -
US 180 Corridor Project Public Meeting -
Fri Sep 24
Grant County Fair -
Fri Sep 24 @10:00AM -
Silver Consolidated Schools Public Auction -
Sat Sep 25
Grant County Fair -
Sat Sep 25 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Silver City Farmers' Market -
Sat Sep 25 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Water Quality Monitoring Event -
Sat Sep 25 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Fort Bayard History Tour -
Sat Sep 25 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Makers Market -