One-Mile Challenge Series


Free to youths 8th grade and under, sponsored by Las Cruces Running Club.  Youths collect tickets fro any and all of five races for chances to win prizes, shirts and other participation awards will be given for each race.  Races will be held June 10 at La Llorona Park, June 24 at the dam behind Albertson’s on East Lohman, July 3 at Meerscheidt Center July 15 on Triviz Trail at Kohl’s on North Main, and August 5 at Sagecrest Park on Roadrunner Parkway.  The August 5 race will culminate in a free breakfast and awards ceremony for all participants, parents and volunteers.  All races start at 9 a.m., except for the July 3 run, which starts at 7:45 pm before the Electric Light Parade.  Registration is 7:30-8:30 a. for each race, except the July 3 run, which is 6:15-7:15 pm.  Parents can run with their children at no cost.  Information:



Let the Sun Charge Your Phone or Tablet for Free!

Seven Soofa® solar benches and tables were placed along Main Street in Downtown and they are now available for public use. They are a great place to plug in, hang out, and let the sun charge your phone or tablet. They will also help the City measure the Downtown’s growing popularity.

The Soofa® sensor platform measures pedestrian traffic in outdoor spaces. This data will help the City and businesses track how different amenities attract people and the times of day locations are busiest. The City will be able to correlate data with weather, marketing activities or special events.  Las Cruces is the first city in New Mexico with the sustainably-friendly innovation.



Summer Evenings

Wednesdays, June-August, 4:30pm – 7pm

The Las Cruces Museums will be open late every Wednesday during the summer 2017. Each week we will have a special event at one of the four museums in addition to our exhibitions. Free, no registration required.

  • June 14, 5:30pm to 7pm : New Views on Romanticism – Join us for a gallery talk and discussion with NMSU art professor Dr. Stephanie Taylor, followed by an opportunity to view The New Romantic: Visions of the 21st Century Landscape.
  • July 12, 5pm to 6:30pm: WOW Wednesday – Work on Whatever! Whether you are a knitter, painter, scrapbooker, or do-it-yourselfer, bring your work to the museum for collaboration and camaraderie.
  • August 9, 5pm – 6:30pm: Open Mic Night – Bring an instrument, your voice, a poem, and friends to share with the community.
  • August 30, 5pm – 6:30pm: Wellness Wednesday – Enjoy fun fitness activities in the courtyard, followed by a group run!