The Farmington Branding Alliance (FBA) has selected an outstanding assortment of events guaranteed to help energize your journey and kick start your summer during the month of June. These eight special events were selected, as they celebrate how we live and play Farmington.
- Jolt Your Summer Challenge
Take the Jolt Your Summer Challenge for the chance to win cool prizes and get to know Farmington a little better this summer! Participants will have from May 28 to August 5, 2016 to complete 30 fun activities and have the game card stamped at each location/event. The more activities you complete, the bigger the prize. Game sheets are available at the Farmington Museum & Visitor Center and online, at farmingtonnm.org/events/jolt-your-summer-challenge.
San Juan County’s Kick-off to summer! KidFest is a day dedicated to kids and tons of fun. This special family friendly event will be held from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, June 4th at McGee Park. Entry isi $2.
- Summer Terrace Concert Series
Join the Farmington Museum for live music on the terrace every Saturday night during the summer. Enjoy a delightful evening of music along the Animas River and don’t forget your folding chair and dancing shoes! This is a free family friendly event. Concerts held every Saturday June 4 to August 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Call 505-599-1174 for the complete schedule or visit the community calendar at FarmingtonNM.org.
- JOLT Summer Teen Adventure Camp
San Juan College Outdoor Recreation invites local teens ages 14-18 to join them for a week of multi-sport outdoor adventures. Enjoy kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing and enjoy the outstanding recreational opportunities found here in Farmington. This summer camp will be offered June 6 - 10, July 18 - 22, July 25 - 29 or August 1 - 5. Scholarships available; call 505-566-3487 for details.
- Summer Art Walk
Tour Historic Downtown Friday, June 10th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm for the 2016 Summer Art Walk! Downtown businesses display the work of regional artisans for an evening of art, music and more! Relish an evening out and take some time to explore all that Downtown Farmington has to offer. Art Walk maps will be available at participating downtown locations.
- More the Merrier Party in the Park
Party in the Park and make a difference, Sunday, June 12th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Brook Haven Park East. Enjoy live music, great food, face painting, games and activities all for a good cause. This fundraising event is organized by the Childhaven Foundation to support the programs and services of Childhaven. Your support and contributions stay in our community to assist children ages infant through 17 who are victims of abuse, neglect and trauma. Visit childhavennm.org for details or call 505-592-0625.
- Historic Downtown Farmington Walking Tour
Explore Farmington's fascinating early history on a walking tour of Historic Downtown Farmington Thursday, June 16th 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Bart Wilsey, Director of the Farmington Museum, will lead the tour sharing details about the devastating Main Street fires, early architecture, pioneer community builders and more. The tour begins at the Palmer house, 210 N. Allen Avenue. This is a free tour but please call the Farmington Museum to secure your spot, 505-599-1400.
- Outdoor Summer Theater: The Addams Family
Experiencing live theater under the stars in a natural sandstone amphitheater is a must! Sandstone Productions will surely delight families with the Broadway musical comedy The Addams Family this summer. Performances will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from June 16 to July 30, 2016 at Lions Wilderness Amphitheater. Call 505-599-1148 for tickets and 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 www.FarmingtonNM.org. Members of the FBA will help promote and spread word about these events. San Juan County event organizers interested in endorsement need only submit their event to the community calendar.