The Farmington Branding Alliance (FBA) has selected the following events as the top events to energize your journey in August 2016. These special events are sure to please visitors and locals and should not be missed!
- Connie Mack World Series
Cheer on your favorite team and prepare to witness the finest amateur baseball tournament in the United States! Connie Mack World Series features highly-talented players ages 16 to 18 from across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Watch as they compete for the championship as pro and college scouts join friends, family and fans at the award winning Ricketts Park July 29 through August 5, 2016.
- San Juan County Fair
Farmington is proud to host the largest County Fair in New Mexico! Join us at the San Juan County Fairgrounds at McGee Park August 8 – 13, 2016 for the annual San Juan County Fair. Complete with livestock shows, a carnival, salsa contest, outhouse races, and live entertainment – this County Fair delivers!
- 4 Corners MessFest
Farmington will jolt the journeys of Four Corners teens with the annual 4 Corners MessFest! Teens can celebrate going back to school and the end of summer on August 27, 2016 at McGee Park. Events include: Mud volleyball, body ball, dodgeball, messy stage games, food fights and more! Messy events are noon-5pm and a special Foam & Glow Dance will be held for high school students, 9pm to midnight.
- Cottonwood Concert Series
The Farmington Public Library delights music lovers with their Cottonwood Concert Series. Wrap up the week and kickstart your weekend with this fun Friday concert! On August 5th Carute Roma (Gypsy Music) will perform at 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.
- San Juan River Annual Bi-Fly Tournament
Now in its 23rd year, the annual Bi-Fly Tournament has become the premiere trout fishing tournament of the Southwest, featuring two days of wading and floating on the San Juan River! This event is sure to jolt your journey as it is also a Navajo Ministries fundraiser. All proceeds go to the care of children at the Four Corners Home for Children. Fishing for a good cause, what could be better than that? The tournament will take place August 19 and 20, 2016.
- Full Moon Bisti Hike
Ever wondered what hoodoos look like by the light of the moon? Discover the beauty of the Bisti Badlands on a this full moon hike of the Bisti De-Na-Zin Wilderness. Staff from the Farmington Museum will lead the hike. The cost is only $5 and the experience is truly priceless – sure to jolt your journey! Register early for this August 18, 2016 hike, as there is limited capacity. Call the Farmington Museum, 505-599-1174, for details.
Enjoy stargazing? Then you do not want to miss San Juan College Planetarium’s AstroFridays. These free public shows and stargaze events are held monthly, according to the phases of the moon. Planetarium shows are offered at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. with a stargaze utilizing the college’s telescopes following at 8:30 p.m. The August 12th planetarium show is ”Astrosmiles”.
- Predators: Wolves and Wild Lands Exhibit & Peregrine Falcon
Enjoy two thrilling exhibitions for the price of one at the Farmington Museum! Deepen your understanding of the wolf and the challenge of wolf-human coexistence and discover how the peregrine falcon was brought back from the abyss of extinction. Exhibit open through October 2016. Call the Farmington Museum, 505-599-1174, for details.
- Summer Terrace Concert Series
Join the Farmington Museum for live music on the terrace every Saturday night during the summer. This is a free family friendly event. Concerts held every Saturday at 6:00 pm. August performances: August 6, Close Enuff Jazz Combo; August 13, Willow Blue; August 20, Chokecherry Jam and August 27 Trumpet Geezers.
- JOLT Summer Teen Camp
San Juan College Outdoor Recreation invites local teens ages 14-18 to join them for a week of kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing in Farmington. Final camp for the summer is August 1- 5, 2016. Scholarships available; call 505-566-3487 for details.
The FBA consists of local residents, organizations and businesses working together to energize how we live, work, play and stay Farmington. As a group, they have chosen to highlight events that go above and beyond to energize life journeys through exceptional performances and unique opportunities. Each month, the FBA meets for the Action Team Meeting and votes on the top upcoming events from the community calendar at FarmingtonNM.org. Members of the FBA will help promote and spread word about these events. Event organizers interested in endorsement need only submit their event to the calendar.