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May 2024 Happenings

Updated: May 15

Get your boots on and come hang with us to kick off the warmer months! Check out the local happenings in our area for May 2024.

Colfax Tavern & Diner at Cold Beer, NM
Colfax Tavern & Diner at Cold Beer, NM

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. 

May Flowers 

Month of May 

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

Summer of Color in Raton is going to be kicked off with the May Flowers art exhibit. Work is being accepted April 25 and 26 to be hung up on April 29. Let's show up to support our local artists!

A Night on the Trail

Friday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Become immersed in the history of the Santa Fe Trail that greatly impacted Colfax County. Gather around for poetry, music, and lots of storytelling!

Bubble Hearts and Lil’ C’s Cinco De Mayo Fiesta 

Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 5  p.m.

Sunday, May 5  from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ripley Park - N 1st. St., Raton, NM 87740

Bring the family down to Ripley Park to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Put on those dancing shoes to prepare for a day of dancing, food, chihuahua races, and more!

Bronco de Mayo

Saturday, May 4 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Saddle up and make your way to the tavern to enjoy food, music from local favorites, a horse shoe tournament, and more! Broncs of Blue Sky will also be holding a fundraiser at this event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Donations of $5 are recommended. 

Dry Cimarron History Tour

Saturday, May 4

Folsom Museum - 101 Main St., Folsom, NM 88419

If you are a history buff then this tour is definitely for you! Take that Saturday to tour places that are normally not open to the public. Visit Folsom Museums Facebook page or email them to register.

The Pairs with WinterLion at the ‘Dad Lounge

Sunday, May 5 at 6 p.m.

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

Want a mix of indie, pop, and folk in one? Then bring a friend, brother, or mother down to the Trinidad Lounge to jam out to the sweet-sounding songs of The Pairs. 

Admission fee is $10 and must be 21+ years old to attend.

Raton Pokemon Club

Every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5p.m. 

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

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

Graylight at the Colfax Tavern & Diner

Friday, May 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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

Free show at Cold Beer? Count me in! Graylight will be live bringing indie-folk and “yallternative”.

Don't miss out!

May Raton Film & Media Networking Mixer 

Sunday, May 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Isabel Castillo Performing Arts and Events Center - 123 S. 2nd St., Raton, NM 87740

Want to learn about the creative film industry in New Mexico? Or do you have your own film ideas? Then come on down to the Film & Media mixer on May 12th! 

Run for the Wall 2024 in Angel Fire

Friday, May 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The Blinking Light - 3655 NM - 434, Angel Fire, NM 87710 

Run for the Wall is an annual motorcycle ride, in support of P.O.W. and M.I.A., that starts in Ontario, California and ends in Washington D.C. Let's raise our flags and cheer for the riders as they pass through Taos Canyon on Friday, May 17!

Run for the Wall 2024 in Raton

Saturday, May 18 at 9:15 a.m.

Clayton Road, Raton, NM 87740

Support our riders as they come through Raton on Clayton Road and drive through downtown Raton on their way to Washington!

Angel Fire Zipline Tour

Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Angel Fire Resort - 10 Miller Ln, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Summer opens at Angel Fire Resort with ziplining! For only $130, you can experience the breathtaking views as you take a 40-50 minute tour to explore the four different ziplines.

Moonlight Hike 

Saturday, May 18 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Capulin Volcano - 46 Volcano Hwy, Capulin, NM 88414

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

Spoon Benders at the ‘Dad Lounge

Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m.

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

Psych-rock powerhouse group, Spoon Benders, will be making their way to Trinidad, CO to deliver an electrifying stage presence. Admission is $12 and must be 21+ years old to attend.

Memorial Weekend with the Hoodoo

Saturday, May 25 from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Colfax Tavern & Diner - 32330 US-64, Maxwell, NM 87728

Kick off Memorial Day weekend with some sweet jams from Paul Robison and The Hoodoo. Grab yourself a yummy beer from the Tavern, sit back, and enjoy the show! 

Kiwanis Club Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, June 2

Lake Maloya - Sugarite Canyon State Park


It's that time of the year again, fishing! Registration opens at the Raton Kiwanis Club or at the Sugarite Canyon Visitors Center starting May 1. 

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