Here are some of the most popular events in Silver City:

  • Chocolate Fantasia - February.   Visit participation "Chocolate Stops" inside various galleries and shops - many decorated for the occasion. A delicious way to spend a day! mimbresarts.org
  • Bootheel Cowboy Poetry Fiesta Mid-February. Contact hookjune@hotmail.com for more information.
  • Earth Day and Grant County Health Fair held in Gough Park. Weekend closest to Earth Day, April 22. 
  • WNMU Great Race Week - April. Held annually for over 4 decades, this week of activities culminates with push car mini-races and competitions at Western New Mexico University. wnmu.edu
  • Tour of the Gila Ending the first Sunday in May, the Tour of the Gila is one of the most challenging and iconic bicycle stage races in the U.S., attracting over 600 professional and amateur racers. The race has the feel of European racing on the winding, narrow mountain roads in the Gila National Forest. tourofthegila.com
  • Mr. and Mrs. Golf Tournament - May. Traditional tournament held on the beautiful 18-hole championship golf course. silvercitygolfcourse.com.
  • Silver City Blues Festival - Memorial Day Weekend.  One of the Southwest's premier FREE Blues Festivals featuring not only the brightest rising stars of the Blues but classic respected performers that have toured the world. mimbresarts.org
  • Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo - June. This rodeo features high-flying bull riding, fast riding, roping and much more. The annual rodeo competition features some of the nation's toughest cowboys and toughest bulls.
  • Jump Into Summer/Family Fun Day - June 7
  • Gila Classic Golf Tournament - June 14
  • Independence Day Parade - 4th of July. A classic 4th of July parade winds through downtown Silver City, followed by music and vendors in Gough Park. Weather permitting fireworks display at dusk. silvercity.org
  • Hummingbird Festival - July. The Hummingbird Festival is a unique opportunity to catch these beautiful birds in action at the height of the season. Festivities include guest speakers and live entertainment. silvercitytourism.org
  • Big Ditch Day - July 19
  • Silver City Clay Festival - late July/early August. This week long celebration offers exhibits, fabulous workshops, youth activities, films and all sorts of mud fun! Also available are free lectures, tours, clay demonstrations and more. clayfestival.com
  • Signal Peak Challenge & Downhill Race,  Mid-July
  • St. Vincent de Paul Fiesta - mid-August.
  • Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Show - Labor Day Weekend. One of the Southwest's premier gatherings of rock hounds, geology enthusiasts and the curious. A fun free family event with dozens of booths, geologic samples, and vendors galore.
  • SW Chicano Musci Fest and Car Show - Labor Day Weekend. Kick-off dance at the Flame on Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at Gough Park starting at 11 a.m. Mor more information call Silvia Rueda 575-654-2583 or Rosemary Magdaleno 575-313-0918.
  • Taste of Downtown - September. The annual Taste of Downtown Silver City restaurant tour offers samples from the best of over fifteen of downtown's restaurants and coffee houses.silvercitymainstreet.com
  • Ft. Bayard Days in September
  • Pickamania! - September. Free music festival in Gough Park celebrating the close of summer featuring bluegrass, folk, Americana, and grass roots music in the heart of Southwestern New Mexico. mimbresarts.org
  • Gila River Festival - September. Celebrating the last, free-flowing river in the Southwest, this premier nature festival offers attendees  a variety of expert -guided field trips in the Gila National Forest, the Gila River and in Silver City. gilaconservation.org 
  • Fort Bayard Days - September. Learn more about Fort Bayard and the settling of the West. The day includes info on the Buffalo Soldiers, military re-enactments, Native American history and so much more; ending the day with the Buckles and Bustles Military Ball. fortbayard.org
  • Red Hot Children's Fiesta - September. This is the largest child development and resource fair in southwest New Mexico. Bring your children out for the many free activities. silvercity.org
  • Cliff/ Gila Grant County Fair - September. Celebrate the agricultural heritage of this community with traditional exhibits, livestock competitions, carnival rides, music, food and more!
  • Southwest Festival of the Written Word - September. Writing workshops, readings, panel discussions, a major southwestern author or two as guest speakers, a funky Friday night event with some slam poetry, hometown reading, music, stand-up and performance art, 300-word writing contest and book signings galore! swwordfiesta.org
  • Gila Monster Challenge: Gran Fondo - October. Cyclists choose one of 4 different lengths of the iconic final stage of the Tour of the Gila. From 32 miles to 102 miles, this supported ride takes place int he spectacular beauty of the Gila National Forest. tourofthegila.com
  • Pinos Altos October Fiesta - October. Fiesta organizers promise family fun, live music, great food, and plenty of vendors offering produce and all types of crafts, jewelry, antiques, collectibles and homemade items.
  • Red Dot Gallery Walk  & Studio Tour - Columbus Day weekend. A free celebration of art and artists, with galleries showing their latest works of art, including lectures, demos, videos, etc. Visit artist studios throughout Silver City and Grant County and watch the creative process in the working environment. silvercitygalleries.com
  • Fiber Arts Festival - November, every odd-numbered year. Vendors of fine fiber art and supplies, special exhibits, classes, workshops, lectures and demos. fiberartscollective.org
  • Lighted Christmas Parade - Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Lighted Christmas parade kicks off the Silver City holiday season. Lighted floats present a magical treat for children of all ages. silvercitymainstreet.com
  • Tamal Fiesta y Mas - Saturday after Thanksgiving. Come enjoy this community's rich and diverse heritage. You can be sure the best traditional and modern tamale recipes will be on display! Mariachi performances, dancing and family fun for all. tamalfiestaymas.org
  • Victorian Christmas Evening - mid-December at the Museum silvercitymuseum.org