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June 2024 Happenings

Updated: May 31

Boot scootin' boogie your way to fun events in Raton! Check out the latest happenings in our area for June 2024!

Our favorite June Happening in Raton: The Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous
Our favorite June Happening in Raton: The Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous

Music at the Trinidad Lounge

Month of June

Trinidad Lounge - 421 N. Commercial St., Trinidad, CO 81082

For June, the Trinidad Lounge is hosting a lineup of bands and artists bringing a plethora of music genres–there is something for everyone!

NRA Whittington Center Events

34025 US-64, Raton, NM 87740

The NRA Whittington Center is one of the top recreational facilities in the country with beautiful views of the Southern Rockies and exciting shooting sports and events to join. Check out their list of events!

Raton Pokemon Club

Every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Arthur Johnson Memorial Library - 244 Cook Ave., Raton, NM 87740  or  575.445.9711

Dabble into the Pokemon universe on Saturday nights. Invite a friend, trade cards, and have fun!

Raton Cottage Market

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Raton Station - 201 First Street, Raton, NM 87740

Looking for locally-made or grown products? Check out our cottage market on Historic First Street every Saturday until August!

Kiwanis Club Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, June 2

Lake Maloya - Sugarite Canyon State Park

It’s still not too late to go and catch yourself a tagged fish. Grab your gear and head to Lake Maloya for a friendly, but fierce fishing competition!

Welcome Back Summer Karaoke Night

Saturday, June 1 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Colfax Tavern & Diner - 32230 US-64, Maxwell, NM 87728

Welcome back summer and sing your heart out on the infamous Cold Beer NM stage! Pizza by the slice, great people, and awesome music is the perfect way to spend a Saturday night.

Summer Block Party - Mesa Church 

Saturday, June 1 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  

Optimist Park, Raton, NM 87740

Kick off summer with Mesa Church’s annual block party! There will be free food, tournaments, and live worship and music! 

Beauty of the Southwest Art Show

Monday, June 3 

The Old Pass Gallery - 145 S 1st St., Raton, NM 87740

View our local artists' work and their depiction of Raton and other surrounding areas.  

Karate Camp 

Monday through Friday, June 3-7 

123 N 2nd St. Raton, NM 87740

Get the kids out of the house this summer and register them to learn some sick moves! Ages 5-7 classes are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and  ages 8-18 classes are from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information call Josh Martinez at 719.859.3324 

Santa Fe Trail Days

Friday, and Saturday, June 7 - June 8 at 10 a.m.

West Main, Animas and Church St., Trinidad, CO 81082

A fun-filled weekend is awaiting you in Trinidad! Take a trip over the hill to enjoy a mechanical bull, water slide, pedal cart course, and live music.

InBank Art Show

June 8-15, 2024

Raton Museum - 108 S 2nd St., Raton, NM 87740

Support local artists as they present their work at the Annual InBank Art Show. 

Cornhole Tournament 

Saturday, June 8 at 1 p.m.

Colfax Tavern & Diner - 32230 US-64, Maxwell, NM 87728

Toss your way to victory with a buddy at Colfax Tavern & Diner! Be sure to register before June 5. A two man team is $20. To register, call 505.617.5323

Backyard BBQ Class

Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

High Country Meats - 340 Colfax Ave., Raton, NM 87740

Join High Country Meats to become the pitmaster you've always wanted to be! This experience will take you through the art of barbeque, from selecting the cuts of meat to mastering the smoke and heat!

Santa Fe Trail Museum Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Springer Museum Park - 602 Maxwell Ave. Springer, NM 87747

Take a quick trip up to Springer for an art filled day. All vendors are welcome to show off their crafts! Contact Luella at 575.707.1354 to reserve a spot. 

The Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous

June 8 - 16 

Coal Canyon - NRA Whittington Center

The Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous is like stepping back in time and immersing yourself in the rich history of the Old West. From the authentic campsites to the reenactments and trading posts, here's your chance to be a true pioneer! Let's not forget the delicious campfire cooking and friendly conversations with fellow adventurers.

El Raton Media Works Pop-Up @ Kearny 

Saturday, June 8 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

800 S 3rd St., Raton, NM 87740

An interactive open house set to inspire creative minds. There will be demonstrations on different career pathways such as Media, Writing, Design, and more. This gives an insight to those who are looking to advance in the arts!

Stranded by Choice 

Wednesday, June 12 at 8 p.m.

Gate City Craft Bar - 244 S 1st St., Raton, NM 87740

Rock band, Stranded by Choice, will be heading to Gate City Craft Bar for a night of live and loud fun. They will be accompanied by the Goat Hill Rebels as they bring out the rocker in you!

Annual Sun Valley Rides Summer Carnival

June 13-16, 2024

Raton High School

Get ready to have a blast with thrilling rides, tasty carnival food, and fun games for all ages. Mark your calendars and bring the whole crew for a day filled with laughter, excitement, and a few too many spins.

CappTon Reid Live 

Friday, June 14 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Colfax Tavern & Diner - 32230 US-64, Maxwell, NM 87728

Put on those cowboy boots and get ready to dance to the sweet jams of CappTon Reid! Grab a drink and some food from the tavern while you're at it.

Moonlight Hike 

Saturday, June 15 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Capulin Volcano - 46 Volcano Hwy, Capulin, NM 88414

Take a hike under the moonlit skies and learn about night time biology, astronomy, lunar geography, and more! Don't forget to call 575.278.2201 to reserve a spot.

Summer Block Party

Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m.

Phil Long Ford of Raton - 223 S 2nd St., Raton, NM 87740

Come to the Phil Long Ford of Raton for a summer-tacular block party! Expect food, games, vendors, and visit with seven-time NFL all-pro Randy Gradishar. Bring the kiddos to check out the fire truck, too.

Paul Robison and The Hoodoo 

Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m.

Gate CIty Craft Bar - 244 S 1st St., Raton, NM 87740 

Paul Robison and The Hoodoo will be at Gate City Craft Beer to absolutely rock the stage! Buy food and delicious flavors of beer on tap, sit back, and enjoy the show. 

Sunset Hike

Saturday, June 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Capulin Volcano - 46 Volcano Hwy, Capulin, NM 88414

Enjoy the beautiful New Mexico sunsets as you take a guided hike to learn about the history of Capulin Volcano. Don't forget to call 575.278.2201 to reserve a spot.

Jonathon Chavez Live

Saturday, June 22 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Colfax Tavern & Diner - 32230 US-64, Maxwell, NM 87728

New Mexican Artist Jonathon Chavez will be live at Colfax Tavern & Diner to deliver some original songs and New Mexico classics! Entry fee is $7

Get Your Ass Over The Pass - Pack Burro Race

June 22-23, 2024

Raton, New Mexico • Trinidad, Colorado

Pack burro racing is coming to town! This legendary event is one where you and your trusty pack burro partner take on a rugged trail across New Mexico to Colorado. New the area, this race is held across the Southwest. Legend holds that the races trace back to an incident in which two miners, finding gold at the same location simultaneously, raced each other to the claims office. Because the burros were too small or loaded to carry their owners, the miners were forced to run, leading the burros.

Outdoor Adventure Day

Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Lake Maloya - Sugarite Canyon State Park 


Take the kiddos to meet our local Game Wardens who will give demonstrations on bow and arrow shooting, wildlife identification, fishing, and more! A free day pay will be provided upon registration at the Youth Heartline booth. This event is for children 12 and under.

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