Here are Red River's annual highlights, events that happen pretty much every year. To find specific times and dates for this year's events, and for a complete list of all events, go the Full Calendar.
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Torchlight parades date so far back in skiing history no one can quite place when the tradition first began. Most old timers recall wrapping pipe insulation around an old ski pole, dipping it in diesel fuel and lighting it before descending the slopes in the dark. Participants had to be extra careful or their clothes could catch on fire!
Pull out your finest Western duds for a night of food, festivities and fundraising! The Red River Valley Buckaroo Ball hosts an evening of cocktails, delicious food, live music, dancing and silent and live auctions.
Thanksgiving kicks off the Christmas holiday for so many people but nowhere is this done with more style than Red River!
Join the Red River Chamber of Commerce in celebrating Christmas in the mountains at Breakfast with Santa!
It is a New Mexican Christmas tradition to place luminarias or farolitos (paper bags with sand and a lighted candle inside) around houses and along streets. It is also a tradition to place luminaries along a one-way three-kilometer loop at Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area.
Guests and locals can find New Year’s Eve Celebrations for all ages beginning with the annual New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display at Red River Ski Area on December 31st. On New Year's Eve, take the kids to the Red River Community House for an Old Fashioned New Year's Eve Party to enjoy pizza, music and games!
Race to the top of The Face at the Red River Ski & Summer Area during the Winter Carnival Snowmobile Hill Climb! The snowmobile races will feature stock, modified, and pro modified machines. Contestants are timed and compete for cash prizes and bragging rights.
Well, if you've ever wanted to spend a few days in the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico, hanging out with some of your favorite songwriters, doing a little eating, drinking, and perhaps skiing... then this event is for you.
An ever increasing number of Cajuns and Creoles have fled the overgrown chaos of other locales in order to come to this quaint community for a much more intimate celebration.
Picture this: You’re cross country skiing or snowshoeing through a snowy forest when suddenly you come upon a group of people with chocolate on their faces licking their fingers and eating from a table laden with delectable goodies.
The Drew Judycki Memorial Disc Golf Tournament is a B-Tier professionally sanctioned event through the Professional Disc Golfers Association (PDGA). Escape the heat in our cool mountain air on a beautiful mountain course at the summit of the ski area
Over 150 of the most awesome classic, hot rod, and modern cars cruise into Red River for this exciting Car Show. The Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Meet and Greet on Friday night. It's a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and enjoy great food!
The annual Art & Wine Festival is presented by the Red River Chamber of Commerce every Father’s Day weekend in Brandenburg Park.
The Red River High Mountain Half Marathon and 5k is a challenging, high altitude race hosted in the scenic mountain town of Red River, New Mexico.
Red Rivers rousing music scene can trace it's roots back to Texas, mostly centered around Austin's "red dirt rock." This means visitors to this small mountain community can find some of the best music anywhere, anytime!
Southwest Pickers & Red River Bluegrass present the 46th Annual Southwest Pickers Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival.
Cyclists take on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway for one of the most challenging tours in the southwest. The tour is a 100-mile ride around the Enchanted Circle that includes a short trip through Angel Fire to Black Lake and back.
Browse through booths of hand-crafted items, jewelry, home furnishings, food, art, pottery, and specialty goods while you enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and the crisp air and changing colors of fall in Red River.
The annual Oktoberfest at Brandenburg Park includes microbreweries (with voting for the best brews), food and craft vendors, German “OOMPAH” Polka music, activities for kids, and contests like Miss & Mr. Oktoberfest, stein holding, chicken dance, yodeling and brat eating!