Local tourist information and events.

Silver City Día de los Muertos Celebration

Annual Dia de los Muertos Parade. Music - Food - Face Painting

See PDF below for information about parade and parade applications.

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Southwest Word Fiesta Presents: Three Kinds of Oral History

On Saturday, October 28, from 5:30-6:30 pm MDT, at the Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway Silver City, NM three presenters will explore local oral history via three different communities. 

DinwiddieDr. Douglas Dinwiddie will speak about the hundreds of oral history interviews conducted by Louis Blachly in Grant County in the 1950s. Dr. Dinwiddie wrote his doctoral dissertation about Blachly and his Pioneers Foundation Oral History Collection. 

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WNMU Cultural Affairs November events

SilverCityNovember 4- Silver City Festival Orchestra--Lonnie Klein conducting, featuring flamenco guitarist Robert Michaels 
Fine Arts Center Theatre 
Conductor Lonnie Klein and the Silver City Festival Orchestra, featuring musicians from the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra and the El Paso Symphony present, “Fire, Fury and Dance,” an evening of exciting symphonic and orchestral music, featuring flamenco guitarist Robert Michaels. 

Program includes
Triumphal March from “Aida”- Giuseppe Verdi 
Selections from “West Side Story” - Leonard Bernstein 
Capriccio Espagnol- Rimsky-Korsakov 
plus original pieces written and arranged by Robert Michaels 

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Young Adult Fiction: A Workshop with Catalina Claussen

YA fiction, although theoretically for readers in the 12-18 years old age group, has become increasingly popular with adult readers. Adults appreciate the energy and story accessibility they find in YA fiction. YA novels often deal with coming-of-age themes, in a wide variety of genres and fictional categories.  

The Young Adult Fiction workshop in the 2023 Southwest Word Fiesta will provide a great way to become acquainted with these themes. Join local author Catalina Claussen on Sunday, October 29, from 10:00 - 11:00 am MDT, Session C for the Young Adult Workshop. Venue: Besse Forward Global Resource Center Room A 

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Southwest Word Fiesta 2023: Schedule of Events

The event will be held October 27, 28, 29 - See below for pdf.

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GCCCA to present Sounds of Silence Tribute

SoundsSilenceThe GCCCA presents Sounds of Silence Tribute, a concert featuring the music of Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Denver, Cat Stevens, Don McLean, and more. 

Award winning musicians Steven Delopoulos and Johnny Phillips, founding members of Burlap to Cashmere, are known for their unique sound, energetic live shows, and introspective lyrics underscored by their remarkable musicianship.

Adult tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at the Pink Store on Bullard, on-line at gcconcerts.org  or at the door the night of the concert. Children to age 17 are admitted free of charge.

For more info go to gcconcerts.org or call 575-538-5862

Location WNMU Fine Arts Theater --- Friday October 27 - 7 PM

Genre-Go-Round: Mysteries, Science Fiction, Romance panel

Southwest writers, readers, artists, and book enthusiasts will come together for the biennial The Southwest Word Fiesta will be held in Silver City on October 27-29, 2023.

Among several events, author Kris Neri will be moderating the Genre-Go-Round: Mysteries, Science Fiction, Romance panel. The Genre-Go-Round panel will take place on Saturday, October 28, from 11:30-12:30 pm MDT at the WNMU Global Resource Center in Room A.


Marty Eberhardt will discuss the mystery genre. She is a retired botanical garden executive director who has written two award-winning books in the Bea Rivers botanical garden mystery series: Death in a Desert Garden (2021), and Bones in the Back Forty (2023). Marty and her husband divide their time between Tucson and Silver City, enjoying the wild areas and wild characters of both.

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Silver City Día de los Muertos Festival - October 29, 2023

SCDiadelosMuertosSUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2023
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Silver City Día de Los Muertos is a time for families and communities to come together to celebrate life, remember the departed, and embrace rich cultural traditions from Mexico, Aztecs and Catholicism.

The Festival will take place in the Silver City Museum Courtyard with Food Vendors, Artisans and Musicians.

Face Painters will be available from 12:00-3:00 in preparation for Día de Los Muertos Parade. More details on Silver City Día de Los Muertos Facebook page and Silver City Museum Facebook page.

(from College Ave to Broadway, end at Silver City Museum)  Music - Vendors - Food - Crafts - Presentations

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