Spring

Main Event Car Show and Cruise – One of the largest car shows in the area, this annual event has great cars, great music and great food. Come in early Friday of the last weekend of March for a short fireworks show and a cruise down MainStreet. On Saturday enjoy food, music and more great cars. For More Information (http://artesiamainstreet.com/events.php)

Annual Microbrew Festival on the Pecos – Carlsbad’s Annual Microbrew Festival on the Pecos is a full afternoon of unique beers, amazing food and live music. Seating is limited so consider bringing lawn chairs. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted. For More Information (http://www.carlsbadchamber.com/chamber-events)

Summer

Annual Mainstreet Cavernfest A city-wide celebration to kick off our Downtown Farmer’s Market. Bring blankets and chairs to the courthouse lawn, play cornhole, volleyball, toss a frisbee and enjoy the food. Buy some fresh produce and handmade crafts. See local art, and shop in our historic downtown stores. Music by local bands, followed by a big named band for your evening entertainment. For More Information (http://carlsbadmainstreet.org/event/first-annual-mainstreet-cavernfest/)

Smokin’ on the Pecos – Join us for a full weekend of BBQ, crafts and trades, live music, kids activities, a beer garden and more. You can even enjoy the New Mexico Centennial Shootout. Located at the Eddy County Fairgrounds in Artesia, this is an event that you won’t want to miss. For More Information (http://www.smokinonthepecos.us)

Artesia Fourth of July – This city-wide celebration includes a Firecracker Golf Scramble, a parade, volleyball tournament, Firefighter Olympics, a karaoke competition and a fireworks extravaganza. For More Information (http://www.artesiachamber.com/events/fourth-of-july/)

Carlsbad 4th of July Celebration – Start your day out with a patriotic parade ending at the beach parking lot. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come enjoy music at the Beach Bandshell and a fireworks show over the Pecos. For More Information (http://www.carlsbadchamber.com/events/)

Red Dirt Black Gold – On the Saturday before Labor Day Weekend, come to Artesia for fun, music, art and games. You don’t want to miss our Red Dirt Black Gold Festival that features Oilfield Olympics, live Red Dirt music, gourmet oil patch cooking and a beer garden featuring beers from all around New Mexico. For More Information (artesiaacd.com)

Fall

Clays Crusher – Sponsored by the Artesia Chamber of Commerce at the Eddy County Shooting Range, Clays Crusher Shootout is great for both competitive and casual shooters. The event is safe, fun and open to everyone. One in every five participants will walk away a winner! Join us the third weekend in September. For More Information (http://www.artesiachamber.com/events/clays-crusher/)

Art in the Park – Join us the third Saturday in October for Art in the Park. Hosted by the Artesia Arts Council, Art in the Park offers an opportunity to shop for unique arts and crafts from local vendors while enjoying a beautiful local park. For More Information (http://www.artesiachamber.com/events/art-in-the-park/)
Winter

Balloons and Tunes – Enjoy hot air balloons filling the cool fall air during the Balloons and Tunes Festival. Balloons launch Saturday and Sunday morning during the first weekend of November, weather permitting. Enjoy the beauty that Artesia’s Historic Walking Tour and History In Bronze has to offer. Be sure to shop the unique downtown merchants found on MainStreet. The Artesia High School Band plays during Saturday night’s Fire Concert, or enjoy a musical performance downtown during the weekend. For More Information (http://www.artesiachamber.com/events/ballons-and-bluegrass/)

Christmas on the Pecos – You can see millions of spectacular lights while floating down the Pecos River in Carlsbad. This event kicks off the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs through New Years Eve. Created by over 100 home owners who spend hours decorating their river front properties with Christmas theme lights, this is an event you will not to miss. These tours sell out quickly so get your tickets early. Tickets go on sell mid-October. For More Information (http://www.christmasonthepecos.com)

Electric Light Parade – The Annual Electric Light Parade is one of Carlsbad’s must-see events. Each year hundreds of people start their holidays off with the parade. We want you to be part of the fun. For More Information (http://www.carlsbadchamber.com/events)

Light Up Artesia – Make the trip on the first Thursday evening after Thanksgiving to witness downtown Artesia get dressed up for the holiday season. Try shopping, strolling and eating while you enjoy a winter wonderland. For More Information http://artesiamainstreet.com/events.php)
Winter Wine Festival – The Winter Wine Festival is the perfect compliment to Christmas on the Pecos. It is held at the Pecos River Village Conference Center, Carlsbad, NM, the first weekend in December and boasts wines, food and crafts from throughout New Mexico. For More Information (http://www.carlsbadchamber.com/chamber-events)