Local Events

Local tourist information and events.

Take a bite out of downtown Silver City on Labor Day weekend, as chefs serve up their culinary delights!  Walk around downtown Silver City, NM on Saturday, August 31 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and get delicious tastes from fifteen eateries and a bonus taste at the Silco Theatre. This annual event benefits the Silver City MainStreet program. 

In addition to tastes from fifteen restaurants and eateries the ticket holders will enjoy, there is also a free drawing for ticket holders at the Taste of Downtown headquarters at The Hub.  This event was planned in collaboration with the Love Local Celebration and the Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Show. The Taste of Downtown is a perfect compliment to these events. Enjoy the Gem and Mineral Show and have a fun lunchtime with great tastes from downtown eateries and find some great deals while shopping too!

Local residents are invited to downtown Silver City on Saturday, August 31, 2019, to enjoy the downtown Love Local Celebration.  Forty-one downtown merchants are offering great deals, drawings, and discounts because they love our local community. The promotion is sponsored by Silver City MainStreet to encourage more local shopping.

A Love Local Celebration table with free drawings will be located at The Hub at the corner of Bullard St and 6th Street from 9 am to 3 pm. A list of participating merchants will also be available to pick up so you don’t miss any of the great deals. 

The Annual Ice Cream Social held by the First Presbyterian Church is scheduled for Sunday, September 8, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will be held in First Presbyterian’s Fellowship Hall at 1915 N. Swan Street. The event, which is hosted by the First Presbyterian Church Deacons, features home-made ice cream and a variety of toppings.

Donations are accepted. Funds from the event will be used for the Deacons’ community projects which include utility assistance and Easter food boxes for needy families. First Presbyterian’s general mission is to assist community efforts to help children affected by poverty. For more information, contact 575 538-3513.

On Saturday September 14, LGBTQ Grant County will be hosting the 4th annual Silver City Pride Fest from 11am-5pm at Gough Park. A "Prelude to Pride" dance will take place on September 7 from 8pm till 11pm at the old Elks Club on the corner of Market and Texas, next to Vicki's. This dance (on Sept. 7) will feature DJ Milligram and will be hosted by our own Icee Tight. With other performances through the night.

travelin jack and jill laneIn memory of Travelin’ Jack, Roving Bulldog Reporter, his person, Jill Lane will be in Silver City on Saturday, August 31, for a book signing, “On the Road with Jack and Jill, A Pet Travel Guide,” co-written by them. The Visitor Center at 201 N. Hudson Street will be hosting Jill from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm after which she can be found at The Rock Center at 413 N. Bullard Street from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. A portion of each book sale will be donated to the local animal shelter, High Desert Humane Society.

Audiences will see talented performing artists competing for a chance at $1800 in prize money Saturday at WNMU’s Fine Arts Center Theatre (FACT). Silver City Grant County Has Talent returns this year with 16 competing acts ranging from singers and dancers to poi spinners and comedians as well as special returning guest star acts from the previous two years. This family friendly show is run by local non-profit Life’s a Variety Show, which “supports the arts for the young and young at heart,” according to its founder and long time Silver City supporter of the arts, Ward Rudick. 

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