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Weekend Happenings 9/14/23

Check out this weekend's happenings (Sept. 14-17, 2023) in Raton from Homecoming to stargazing and dragons!

Capulin Volcano Dark Sky Festival 2022

Homecoming Volleyball Game - Raton High School vs. Tucumcari High School

Sept. 14 at 4 pm.

Raton High School Gym - 1535 Tiger Circle, Raton, NM 87740

Go Lady Tigers! Show your Raton spirit by coming out to watch and cheer on your Lady Tigers Volleyball Team take on the Tucumcari Rattlers at 5:30 p.m. at Raton High School.

Open Mic Night at Colfax Tavern and Diner

Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

32230 US Route 64, Maxwell, NM 87728

Call Mathias at 303.656.5399

Bring the whole family to the Colfax Tavern and Diner for a family friendly open mic night! Sign up to showcase your music, poetry, stand up comedy, and more. Bring your own instrument. Hope to see you at the mic!

Homecoming Parade

Friday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m.

Historic First Street

Show your Raton Tiger pride at the Homecoming Parade in the heart of downtown Raton! Bring the whole family out to cheer on and wish Raton Varsity Football good luck against the Escalante Lobos.

Homecoming Football Game - Varsity Raton Football vs. Escalante

Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.

Raton Tiger Stadium

It’s that time of year again! Homecoming 2023 has finally arrived! Come on down to Tiger Stadium as our Raton Tigers take on the Escalante Lobos. Go Tigers!

Dark Sky Festival

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16 at 6:30 p.m.

Capulin Volcano National Monument · 46 Volcano Highway, Capulin, NM 88414


Want to see a shooting star? Head over to Capulin Volcano National Monument to admire the night sky during the Dark Sky Festival. Dress warm and be ready to see our galaxy like you’ve never seen before–up against the backdrop of the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Basin. Ranger Program begins at 6:30 p.m. and night sky viewing starts at 7:30 p.m. Follow the red lights from the visitor center to the observing area.

Peer Support Group

Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9-10 a.m.

Zia Youth · 207 Park Avenue, Raton, NM 87740


Would you like to learn and share strategies for coping with life’s struggles? Come to Zia Youth and join a community of encouragement and empowerment! Open to young adults aged 18-30 years old.

Raton Cottage Market

Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Golden Rule Store · Historic First Street

Every Saturday, support your local community and business owners at the Raton Cottage Market! Bring the whole family for food, art, and so much more.

Senior Aqua Stretching

Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10:30-11:30 a.m.

100 Memorial Lane, Raton, NM 87740

Seniors, it's time to stretch those muscles! Meet at the aquatic center for some aqua stretching instructed by Elizabeth Ortega of Hammer Forged Athletics. Three dollar fee with a pool membership and seven dollars per class without a pool membership.

Homecoming Dance

Saturday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m.

Raton High School Cafeteria · 1535 Tiger Circle, Raton, NM 87740

Attention Raton High School students–It’s time to show off your dance moves with your newly crowned king and queen at the 2023 Homecoming Dance!

Swords and Boards

Sunday, Sept. 17 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Zia Youth · 207 Park Avenue, Raton, NM 87740


Have you ever wanted to go on a high-stakes, roleplaying adventure with dragons and magic? Then come down to Zia Youth for Swords and Boards, a Dungeons and Dragons campaign!

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