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Things to Do in New Mexico in June

As spring comes to a close and summer officially arrives, New Mexico will be buzzing with activities, festivals, and excitement. From outdoor concerts and free movies under the stars to special events and summer festivals, we’ve rounded up the top things to do in New Mexico in June.

Check out the top things to do in New Mexico during the month of June!

box of popcornSunday Under the Stars

When: Sunday evenings at 8 pm

Where: Inn of the Mountain Gods

Grab a lawn chair and head to Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort every Sunday evening at 8 pm for their special Sunday Under the Stars movie series! Every Sunday throughout the summer, Inn of the Mountain Gods will be showing a family-friendly movie on the lawn, and admission is free!

The schedule for June is as follows:

  • Smallfoot – June 2nd
  • Avengers: Infinity War – June 9th
  • Incredibles 2 – June 16th
  • Jumanji – June 30th

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Gus Macker Tournament

When: Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd

Where: Inn of the Mountain Gods

Looking for some family-friendly competition? The Gus Macker Tournament at Inn of the Mountain Gods is the original 3-on-3 basketball festival for basketball players that love the game. Anyone ages 7 to 70-plus can sign up to play, with male and female divisions matched into three categories: Junior, Adult, and Top. Teams will play at least three scheduled games during the tournament. There will also be a 3 point challenge and a slam dunk contest with winners receiving cash prizes up to $1,000!

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Roswell Invaders Baseball

When: Ongoing

Where: Coca Cola Park, Roswell, NM

Located just a short drive east of Ruidoso, grab some peanuts and cracker jacks at a Roswell Invaders baseball game! The Invaders play in the Pecos League and are three-time league champs. Home series for June include bouts with the Garden City Wind, the Trinidad Triggers, the Alpine 06 Cowboys, and the White Sands Pupfish. To get tickets or for more information, call (575) 680-2212.

ski apache zip lineVisit Ski Apache

Looking for outdoor thrills? Ski Apache is the place for you! Ski Apache is New Mexico’s premier summer vacation destination, offering a bevy of outdoor activities and adventures for all ages. Located in the Sierra Blanca mountains of Alto, NM, Ski Apache offers biking and hiking trails, bike rentals, gondola rides, and the world’s 3rd longest zip line, Apache Wind Rider ZipTour!

Find out more details and how to plan your adventure here.

The Snow Queen at Spencer Theater

When: Friday, June 7th at 7 pm

Where: Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts

Enjoy a special rendition of The Snow Queen at Spencer Theater in Ruidoso, NM. Adult tickets are $18/per person; Child tickets are $10/per child.

fishing rodAnnual Youth Fishing Day at Grindstone Lake

When: Saturday, June 15th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where: Grindstone Lake in Ruidoso, NM

Enjoy a day by the lake for this year’s Youth Fishing Day at Grindstone Lake. This family-friendly event gives young anglers the chance to test their fishing skills. The entire day will be filled with fun including games, canoe rides, face painting, fishing clinics, and a fishing contest. Staff from the Ruidoso Parks and Recreation Department, New Mexico Game and Fish Department, and the U.S. Forest Service will offer advice and lend a helping hand to young anglers. For more information, call (575) 257-5030.

Stand Up Comedy: Jeff Foxworthy

When: Friday, June 21st at 8 pm

Where: Inn of the Mountain Gods

Jeff Foxworthy brings his comedic flair to Inn of the Mountain Gods this June with a lakeside show. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair to this outdoor comedic event!

marathon runnersRuidoso Marathon, Half Marathon, Schlotzky’s Bun Run 5K and Kid’s Fun Run

When: Saturday, June 22nd at 5:10 pm; Sunday, June 23rd at 6 am

Where: Multiple Locations

Register to run or cheer on the thousands of runners that participate in this weekend-long event! All of the fun starts Saturday evening with the Schlotzky’s 5K Bun Run and the Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run where all runners receive a t-shirt, participation medal, and a goody bag. The marathon and half-marathon begin Sunday morning at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Cash prizes and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals will be handed out after the race! For more details, call (575) 257-5030.

2nd Annual Brewdoso

When: Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd

Where: Wingfield Park in Ruidoso, NM

The 2nd Annual Brewdoso kicks off June 22nd at Wingfield Park for a two-day long brews-and-food festival. Enjoy samplings from local breweries and wineries, delicious food, and live music. Local breweries and wineries include Noisy Water Winery, Sierra Blanca Brewing Company, Lost Hiker Brewing Company, and Black’s Smuggler Winery. Single-day tickets are $20; weekend-long tickets are $30. For more information, contact (575) 937-2582.

concertgoersLive Music: Lee Brice and Chase Bryant

When: Sunday, June 23rd at 6 pm

Where: Inn of the Mountain Gods

Head to the outdoor stage at the Inn of the Mountain Gods for a special performance by country music stars Lee Brice and Chase Bryant. Enjoy hits like “That Don’t Sound Like You” and “Little Bit of You”, performed by these chart-topping musicians.

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