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Events Along The Turquoise Trail

The following list of events are occurring along The Turquoise Trail. Please use the contact information provided for each if you have additional questions.

If you would like to have your Turquoise Trail event included in the list below, please contact Patricia Brown by phone (505) 438-3008 or .

    Live music at the Mine Shaft Tavern & Cantina in Madrid

    August 3-31, 2017
    THUR 3 OPEN MIC WITH STEPHAN in the tavern 7pm

    FRI 4 GLENN McLAUGLIN on the Cantina deck 5pm

    FRI 4 TBD in the tavern 7pm

    SAT 5 LONE PINON mexico roots on the Cantina deck 3pm

    SAT 5 DAMN UNION rockin americana in the tavern 8pm

    SUN 6 JIM ALMAND soulful blues in the tavern 1pm

    SUN 6 CACTUS SLIM AND THE GOATHEADS at the Cantina deck 3pm

    WED 9 BENJAMIN LONDON & THE WHISTLING WINDS at the Cantina deck 5pm

    FRI 11 PAPERMOON SHINERS on the Cantina deck 5pm

    FRI 11 THE PORTER DRAW in the tavern 7pm

    SAT 12 CW AYON TRIO blues on the Cantina deck 3pm

    SAT 12 UNDERGROUND CADENCE rockin in the tavern 8pm

    SUN 13 GENE CORBIN Americana in the tavern 1pm

    SUN 13 THE SQUARSHERS at the Cantina deck 4pm

    MON 14 MATT BRADFORD at the Cantina deck 4pm

    THUR 17 CACTUS SLIM & THE GOATHEADS 7pm

    FRI 18 SEAN LUCY on the Cantina deck 5pm

    FRI 18 MARKS MIDNIGHT CARNIVAL SHOW in the tavern 7pm

    SAT 19 TBD on the Cantina deck 3pm

    SAT 19 AVERILL LOVELY Americana/country/blues in the tavern 8pm

    SUN 20 LAURA BLACKLEY folk in the tavern 1pm

    SUN 20 KEY FRANCES blues/rock at the Cantina deck 3pm

    SUN 20 SEAN HEALEN rocknfolknroll 4pm

    WED 23 FAST HEART MART & GUNSAFE folk/punk in the tavern 7pm

    FRI 25 RYAN HUTCHENS on the Cantina deck 5pm

    FRI 25 HUSKY BURNETTE dirty blues/rock in the tavern 7pm

    SAT 26 THE BARBWIRES soulful blues on the Cantina deck 3pm

    SAT 26 THE BUS TAPES folk/jazz in the tavern 7pm

    SUN 27 LONE PINON Mexican roots on the Cantina deck 1pm

    SUN 27 SEAN HEALEN rocknfolknroll in the tavern 1pm

    THUR 31 GRACE ASKEW on the Cantina Deck 5pm

    The Mine Shaft Tavern
    2846 Hwy 14
    Madrid, NM 87010
    (505) 473-0743

    Mining History Hike

    Saturday August 26, 2017
    On this guided hike you will be introduced to the origins and practices of mining in the hills during the past 1,000 years. Learn how natural history influenced cultural history of the Cerrillos Mining District.

    Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.
    $5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    http://www.cerrilloshills.org
    (505) 474-0196

    Turquoise Trail Arts Festival

    Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27, 2017
    Local artists will display & sell their art work at three stops along the Turquoise Trail. There are a few new artists, along with your favorites from past years. The Arts Festival stops are Hey Mavis (Cedar Crest), Tinkertown (Crest Road), and indoors at Vista Grande Community Center (mile marker 7). Look for the TURQUOISE SIGNS and FLAGS to follow the trail for this free event. (505) 281-5233

    August 26 (10:00-4:00) & August 27 (11:00-4:00)

    Hey Mavis - 12150 Highway 14, Cedar Crest, NM 87008
    Tinkertown - 121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047
    Vista Grande Community Center - 15 La Madera Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047

    Amigo Hike

    Saturday, September 2, 2017
    Come out and stretch your legs on this volunteer-led, guided hike through the hills. Program starts promptly at 10am.

    Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.
    $5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    http://www.cerrilloshills.org
    (505) 474-0196

    Star Party

    Friday, September 15, 2017
    Explore the night sky above the park. See the green laser tour of bright stars and constellations then marvel at views of star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies through telescopes. Program starts promptly at 7:30 pm.

    Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.
    $5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    http://www.cerrilloshills.org
    (505) 474-0196

    Fiesta de Cerrillos

    Saturday, September 16, 2017
    Activities for all ages. Food & Beverages, Patriotic Moments, Live Music, Children's Activities, Arts & Crafts Booths, Donkey Races, Turquoise Trail Volunteer Fire Department, Cerrillos Hills State Park displays. Saturday from 9am-4pm.

    Sponsored by Cerrillos Community Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church and Las Candelas de los Cerrillos.
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    https://www.facebook.com/Fiesta-de-Cerrillos-739423516070308/?fref=ts

    Steampunk Spectacular 6: The Emerald City

    September 23, 2017
    Lions and tigers and STEAMPUNK... Oh my!

    Travel the Yellow Gear Road to the steam-powered Emerald City as Labor of Love Productions returns us to the retro-futuristic world of Steampunk Spectacular! Venture to the mystical town of Madrid, New Mexico on September 23, 2017 to the picturesque Mine Shaft Tavern for a day of merriment, intrigue and fun!

    This daylong Steampunk festival has a Wizard of Oz theme. Day time activities include live entertainment, a Murder Mystery LARP, workshops and costume contest with prizes!

    This is a family friendly event and is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best steampunk and Oz-themed gear.

    Don't forget to stick around after dark for The Engine House Cabaret! Things get steamy in this Emerald City themed vaudeville cabaret show featuring the most creative, exquisite, boundary-stretching entertainers NM has to offer.

    Visit website for schedule of events and ticket prices.TIME: Noon - midnight

    WHERE: The Mine Shaft Tavern ~ Madrid, New Mexico
    OUR WEBSITE: http://www.steampunkspectacularnm.com
    SITE FOR TICKETS: http://www.steampunkspectacularnm.com/purchase-tickets/

    Bird Walk at Carlito Springs

    September 23, 2017
    Join master naturalist volunteers on a fall walk at this historic property that is a prime location for wildlife, due to its abundant vegetation and perennial springs, including birds! 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

    From Tijeras: Travel W on old Rt 66 to Carlito Springs Rd. Turn N under I-40. Follow signs to Carlito Springs Open Space.

    For more information or help with registering for any of these Open Space events,
    contact: Colleen Langan-McRoberts,
    (505) 314-0398

    Tarantula Hike

    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    Spiders the size of beer coasters. Where are they going? What are they doing? Come find out on this creepy jaunt through the hills.
    Program starts promptly at 9am.

    Meet in the main parking lot, ½ mile north of Cerrillos village on County Road 59.
    $5 exact change cash or check per vehicle or free with a valid New Mexico State Parks pass.

    Cerrillos Hills State Park
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    http://www.cerrilloshills.org
    (505) 474-0196

    Madrid Christmas Open House

    Weekends before Christmas 2017
    Open House activities and refreshments in many shops each weekend through Christmas.
    Saturday, December 2 - Stay for the 4pm Christmas Parade

    Madrid, NM 87010
    http://www.visitmadridNM.com

Upcoming Event

Mining History Hike

Saturday August 26, 2017
Guided hike featuring cultural history of the Cerrillos Mining District.
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