The Farmington Museum announces the first-ever showing of their permanent art collection! Exhibit runs July 27, 2015 - January 2,2016.
SunRay Park & Casino brings live horse racing to Farmington Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through September 1. SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield. Hours: Fridays 3:00 to 7:30p.m. Hours: Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays - 1:30 to 6:00p.m.
Enjoy music and wine at the Wines of the San Juan each Sunday during the Summer.
Enjoy fishing? Join us at Lake Farmington this summer for the chance to hook a money fish! Five tagged trout have been released in Lake Farmington and each is worth $100. Hook the $ Fish Challenge runs July - October 31, 2015.
The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.
Mint Condition: Appreciating and Collecting America’s Coins presents a fraction of the new collection and highlights the fascinating history of American coin production and collecting. This exhibit is free to the public and will be on display until January 18, 2016.
Join Donna Thatcher, Education Specialist, and other birders for bird watching from 8:00 to 10:00am at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, and a leisurely walk of 1 to 2 miles in Animas and Berg Parks every Tuesday. This is a free event.
Bring your lunch and join Riverside Nature Center staff and volunteers in Animas Park, off Browning Parkway, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, in the observation room to watch wildlife as we eat.
Shop locally for fresh produce and other locally made food products at the Grower’s Market at the Farmington Museum. Enjoy fresh foods from local farmers and growers.
Visit E3 Children’s Museum & Science Center for playdates that are designed for families with young children every Wednesday at 10:00am. Take part in activities that will help develop early motor skills. Different activities are offered each week to encourage children’s imaginations.
More than 100 Native American artisans are juried into this annual festival celebrating established and beginning artists. Festival also features great food, contest Pow-Wow and an authentic Navajo Rug Auction.
Enjoy live music, internationally awarded wines and delicious food at Wines of the San Juan. It’s a great excuse to get outdoors and relax under the shade of cottonwoods!
With three rings of affordable family fun, “The Jordan World Circus” will thrill fans of all ages! Known for their Exciting Lighting Effects, The Jordan World Circus keeps you at the edge of your seat with enchanting animals, fearless daredevil stunts and a dazzling display of unforgettable sight and sound.
Families – bring your kids, your tent, and get ready for a special night around the campfire creating memories that will last a lifetime! Tickets are $4 per person and must be purchased in advance. Ticket price includes a weenie roast, continental breakfast, a picture and evening games and activities at the Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St. Hours: September 18 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. September 19.
Join the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park to solve Mystery at the Museum: Murder, Mummies, & Moonshine!
Along with the aroma of freshly roasted green chile, there will be live music both days provided by very talented local musicians, great food from the Sutherland Farms kitchen, and lots of fun for everyone.
Come enjoy a day at Lions Wilderness Park and Amphitheater for the best in Brews, Meats and Bands! This festival will take place 12:00noon to 7:00pm. Get ready for some Chicago, Kansas City, Memphis, Texas and St. Louis style BBQ Ribs as well as bands. Art vendors will also be on site. You must be 21 or over to attend this festival.
Every year in September, 1,000’s of people gather at Advantage Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep to check out some of the baddest rides in the Four Corners.
Enjoy music and wine at the Wines of the San Juan each Sunday during the Summer.
Come to the Farmington Museum, 3041 E. Main St., and experience a bit of agricultural past. Enjoy antique tractors, engines, and vehicles at this annual event. Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.
The Foundation for Educational Excellence is hosting the Race to Educate 5K run and walk, 10K run and half marathon at 7:00am starting on the Farmington High School Campus. This run is through the heart of Farmington’s unique desert, dusted with fresh smells of sage brush, cedar and New Mexico’s fresh air.
Explore our National Parks! Entrance fees to all national parks and monuments are waived in honor of National Public Lands Day. Fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate the season with music, art show, food and a grape stomp at the Wines of the San Juan. Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Come to the Farmington Museum, 3041 E. Main St., from 4:00pm to 7:00pm for the annual history extravaganza, REAL Night at the Museum! Join us for live music, tractor rides, and traditional favorite hands-on activities and crafts that bring the past alive. Apple pressing, butter churning, candle making, log cabin building, leather stamping, and biscuit making over an open fire will all be a part of this exciting event. Admission is free.
The Glow in the Dark Fun Run is a benefit 5k to support the San Juan United Way. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to join in for an evening filled with glow sticks, black lights and tons of fun!! Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Event will take place at Berg Park at 7:00pm.
Sutherland Farms celebrates Fall with Pumpkin Festival Weekends every Saturday and Sunday in October! Enjoy train rides, hay rides, to the pumpkin patch, the corn pit, corn maze, face painting, great food and much more! October hours are 10 am to 5 pm. Sutherland Farms is located 7.5 miles North of Aztec Ruins.
Get ready for a fun and tasty day as local chile and salsa experts compete to be the best in Farmington! Join in the fun as a cook and test your recipe against others or as a taster and vote for the best salsa and chile in town.
Dinner, Music, Hayrides in the full moon, Wines of the San Juan and bonfires. An adult only event (18 & older). Cost is $30 per person for a great evening on the farm! Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Each October mountain bikers from across the region meet in Farmington, New Mexico to compete in the annual Road Apple Rally! The Road Apple Rally is a favorite for professional and new riders.
Meet at the Farmington Museum, 3041 E. Main St., for a walking tour of Downtown Farmington’s fascinating early history, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Learn a little about the devastating Main St., fires, early architecture, pioneer community builders, and more! Transportation will be provided. Registration is required. Tour may be cancelled due to weather conditions.
Slow down the pace, kick back, and listen to traditional tales told by some of the very best national and local storytellers. This festival features stories of all varieties…scary ghost stories, family stories, folklore and myths and will delight all ages.
The Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St., will host this free party from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Join us for games and fun to include bobbing for apples, hay bale hop, musical chairs, ring toss, a corn dig, and more.
Get a team together and register for the Recreation Center’s 9th Annual Adult Coed Kickball Tournament. All players must be 21 yrs. of age or older. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place will be awarded. Don’t miss the fun! Register early on-line www.fmtn.org/recreation, or at the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Rd. The cost is $40.00 a team.
The public is invited to the Farmington Indian Center park grounds at 100 W. Elm St., for this fun social event that will close out the local Navajo Nation fair season. Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.
The High Desert Fine Art Festival is open to the public and features 20 to 30 of the best artists of the Four Corners area working in various categories and mediums.
Get your holiday shopping done early. There will be door prizes throughout the day starting at 9:00am at the First United Methodist Church of Bloomfield, 1105 N 1st St., Bloomfield, NM.
The Bubble Bash is the World’s Cleanest & Most Colorful 5K fun run! Dashers run, dash, and splash through several feet of foam every mile. Be prepared to give bath time a run for its money!
This Bubble Bash by Color Dash 5k benefits the New Beginnings transitional living shelter for women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence. Race Starts at 11:00am in Berg Park but make sure to get there early to join in on the dance competitions, hula-hoop contest, and many more contests with awesome swag giveaways.
Ever wondered what hoodoos looked like in the moonlight? Join the Farmington Museum from 5:00pm to 9:00pm for a hike in the Bisti Badlands during the full Hunter’s moon and find out. Space is limited so register early. Cost is $5 per person.
Imago Theatre, based in Portland Oregon brings its latest family hit ZooZoo, which combines mime, dance, music and special effects. The show features fictional polar bears, anteaters, frogs, rabbits, hippos and penguins on stage for entertainment for kids and kids at heart. The show is recommended for ages three and older.
Two great locations are featured! Come to the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center, 109 E. La Plata St. and the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Rd., from 8:30am to 2:00pm. Beautiful handmade gifts, amazing jewelry, and original art will be available for purchase. Over 100 talented vendors will tempt you with gifts you won’t find anywhere else.
Two Hearts Wedding Expo,Farmington’s premiere Bridal Fair is the region’s best Bridal Show. With this concentrated exposure to all that the Four Corners area has to offer, you can literally “Plan Your Day in a Day!”
Explore our National Parks! Entrance fees to all national parks and monuments are waived in honor of Veterans Day. Fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees.
Take advantage of this special affordable art sale where the artwork of well-known artisans will be sold for $350 and under at the Farmington Civic Center. Admission is free.
The event will feature a 5K Turkey Trot and a 2 Mile Gobble Wobble walk at 9:00am in Downtown Farmington at Orchard Park, Orchard & Main St. This family friendly event will include activities such as children’s carnival games, face painting, a kids gobble contest, music, and more. Participate in a Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble costume contest! Enter individually or as a group so bring that gaggle down and do the Gobble Wobble! This is an all-weather event so please plan to participate rain or shine! Cost is $20.
In Historic Downtown Farmington, coordinated by the Farmington Downtown Association, and sponsored by Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs. Come Downtown from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and celebrate the holiday lights with art receptions and open houses at many Downtown locations. While you’re downtown to appreciate the art, take some time to visit all that Downtown Farmington has to offer and support Farmington’s Small Businesses. Art Walk maps will be available at any of the participating downtown locations.
Get into the spirit of the season with Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St., from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Hot chocolate and cookies available to celebrate Christmas. Come prepared with your Christmas list, Santa will be sharing the evening with us. This is a free event.
Discover Farmington’s holiday spirit along the Animas River! Luminarias, bell choirs and carolers, and a live nativity transform Berg Park for this holiday celebration.
Join the Farmington Recreation Center, Farmington Aquatics, and Sycamore Park Community Center as we celebrate the holidays with Jingle Bell Jamboree from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Rd. Visit Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas, create a festive holiday craft, play games, and enjoy a doughnut with a hot cup of cocoa! There is a suggested donation of $2 which will be contributed to charity, or bring 2 canned food items to help those in need.
The Riverside Nature Center, in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, will be part of this nationwide project which is an opportunity for volunteers to aid in scientific research which has been carried out for over 100 years. From 8:00am to 2:00pm, spend part or all of the day with other birders counting all the birds, common or rare, abundant or scarce, in their wintering grounds in the Farmington area. Participants pay a small fee, which helps fund compilation of the census.
Farmington gets holiday ready with the Reindeer Romp or the North Pole Stroll. Held at Orchard Plaza in Historic Downtown Farmington from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, this event will feature a 5K Reindeer Romp (chip timed) and a 2 Mile North Pole Stroll. Registration is $15.00 which includes a shirt. The 5k will start promptly at 4:00pm, walkers will follow. This is a family friendly event with activities such as: children’s winter carnival games, live holiday music, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, holiday cookies, and a chance to see Santa! Register by Thursday, December 17, 2015. Late registrations will be accepted on Friday, December 18, until 2:00pm, with a $10.00 additional fee.
This annual live nativity uses traditional Navajo clothing and live animals and is presented entirely by children at the Four Corners Home for Children, 2103 W. Main St., in Farmington, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This is a free events, donations and canned food is collected onsite.
Join volunteers from the Four Corners Bird Club and the Riverside Nature Center in making a winter census of the birds at Chaco Canyon National Monument. Participants should be experienced birders and able to hike in backcountry areas in winter weather.
San Juan Symphony’s performance of the beloved Emperor Concerto, long a favorite of pianists and audiences alike, is highlighted by virtuoso pianist Norman Krieger’s return.
Area rivers are celebrated with a festival of music, food, activities and entertainment. Riverfest takes place in Farmington at the River Reach Terrace, corner of Scott Ave. and San Juan Blvd., and at Animas Park, just off of Browning Parkway in Farmington.
*Official 2016 dates yet to be determined.
Visit Farmington, New Mexico for the finest amateur baseball tournament in the United States!
The San Juan County Fair takes place at McGee Park and features livestock shows, a parade, vendors and an excellent selection of live musical performances.