Local summer happenings

Freedom New Mexico

Looking for something to do this summer? Here is a list of some events happening in the eastern New Mexico area.

Today

• Pioneer Days — 8 p.m., PRCA Rodeo at Curry County Fairgrounds.

• Curry County Trade Days — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 762-8827.

Sunday

• Curry County Trade Days — Noon-5 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 762-8827.

June 11-14

• 33rd Annual Old Fort Days and Rodeo — Music, games, car show and
tombstone race. Information: Fort Sumner Chamber of Commerce at (575)
355-7705.

June 13

• Teen Apex — 9:30 a.m., Hillcrest Park Zoo, Clovis. Grades 7-12. Information: Erinn Burch at 769-2103.

June 13

Route 66 Festival — 5 p.m. at Kvols Park in Tucumcari. Featuring
music from the Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music
Association. (575) 461-1694

June 14

• Juneteenth Celebration — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Potter Park, Clovis. Information: William Hall at 760-2087.

• Clovis Community Band Concert Under the Stars — 8 p.m., Ned Houk Park, Clovis. Free admission.

June 14

• Mother Road Rally — 9 a.m., Tucumcari. Parade, poker run and a $5,000 cash raffle.

Information: Jim at (575) 461-3711 (Mondays and Wednesdays) or (575)
487-9517 (evening), Rachel at (575)461-1319 or Randy at (575) 461-3543.

June 20-22

• Heritage Days, Portales — City Park, Seventh and Abilene streets.
Parade, Pioneer of the Year celebration, live music, arts and crafts,
softball tournament, barrel racing, motorcycle rally.

Information: 356-8541.

June 20-22

• Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium — 8 a.m., Ned Houk Park,
Clovis. Western-themed event features trail rides, food, games and live
concerts. Information: 714-2145.

June 21

• Soapbox Derby — 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Yucca Middle School, Sycamore St., Clovis. Information: Larry Irwin at 769-1882.


June 28

• Dairy Fest, Clovis — 5-9 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Virtual
dairy tour, activities, concert featuring Restless Heart. Information:
Michelle Heavyside at 276-8309.

July 4

• Smoke on the Water Fireworks Display, Clovis — dusk, Greene Acres Lake, Main and 21st streets.

• Fourth of July Fireworks Display, Portales — dusk, outside ENMU Greyhound Arena.

• Second annual Great Dairy Boat Race — 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Greene Acres Lake. Information: Kent Ware at kdw@suddenlink.net

• Muleshoe Fourth of July celebration — All day throughout town. Fireworks in city park at dusk.

Information: (806) 272-4248.

• Fourth of July fireworks display — dusk, Melrose High School football field.

• Fourth of July fireworks at Sumner Lake

Information: (575) 355-2541

• Independence Day fireworks— dusk, Elks Lodge in Tucumcari.

July 4-6

• Curry County Trade Days — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. Sunday, Curry County Fairgrounds.

Information: 762-8827.


July 5

• Ute Lake Fireworks Fourth of July Celebration — Logan. Parade, horseshoes, free barbecue and bean feed, dance.

July 5

• Southeastern New Mexico Pony Express — 7 a.m., Pep. Mounted Riders
will carry mail from Portales, Elida, Dora, Rogers and Causey and meet
in Pep. BBQ and dance at noon.

Information: 356-8541.

July 11-12

• Working Ranch Cowboy Rodeo — Fort Sumner.

Information: (575) 799-9731.

July 12

• Tucumcari Car, Motorcycle and Children’s Show — 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Local entertainment, venders and farmers market at Wailes park.
Information: Raul Garza at (575) 403-6775 or (575) 461-1208.

July 14-19

• High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals — Curry County
Fairgrounds. Information: Curry County Chamber of Commerce at 763-3435
or the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce at 356-8541.


July 19

• Youth Daze at Sumner Lake — Fort Sumner Lake.

Information: (575) 355-2541


July 25-26

• Quay County 4-H Rodeo and Horse Show — 6 p.m., Quay County Fairgrounds

Information: Quay County Extension Service at (575) 461-0562.

July 26

• Border Town Days — Farwell City Park. Parade at 10 a.m. (CDT). I

Information: Mike Pomper (806) 481-3681.

• Bluegrass Music program — 7 p.m., Quay County Fairgrounds.

July 27

• American Karate Studios Auto Show — 9 a.m. at the Tucumcari
Convention Center. Also includes food, games, live music, karate
demonstration and dance performance. Information: (575) 791-9192 or
(575) 403-5029.

July 31-Aug. 2

• Rattler Reunion — Tucumcari Convention Center and other locations.
Information: Norma Crellin (575) 461-0244 or Quay County Chamber of
Commerce at (575) 461-1694

Aug. 2-3

• Curry County Trade Days — 9-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 762-8827.

Aug. 8-10

• Old Timers Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook off.

Information: Randy Leslie at 714-4294.

Aug. 11-16

• Curry County Fair — Curry County Fairgrounds.

Information: 762-8827.

Aug. 14-16

• De Baca County Fair — Fort Sumner.

Information: Fort Sumner Chamber of Commerce at (575) 355-7705 or (575) 355-2381.

Aug. 19-23

• Roosevelt County Fair — Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, Rides vendors, food, exhibits and live music.

Information: 356-8541

Oasis State Park

No charge to participate in events, $5 per vehicle park entry fee.

Information: (575) 356-5331

June 21

• 9 p.m. — Star party with Peter Lipscomb.

July 5

• 7 p.m. — Nature walk with Valerie Russ.

July 12

• 7:30 p.m. — Star party/presentation with Mick Hoffman.

Aug. 2

• 8 p.m. — “The Night Sky: A Cultural Clock” with Charles Wood.

Aug. 9

• 7 p.m. — Nature walk with Valerie Russ.