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May's Special Events in Farmington - Farmington Convention & Visitor Center

Posted Apr 29, 2017

In the beautiful month of May, Farmington has something for everyone - from Cinco de Mayo to the very popular Riverfest on Memorial Day weekend. Please click on the title link for the complete event description and details.

May 4  Star Wars Day
The E3 Children’s Museum & Science Center is the place for all Star Wars fans to celebrate! From 3-5pm, the museum will offer free, fun themed activities for all ages. Costumes are welcome - May the 4th be with you!

May 5  AstroFriday
San Juan College Planetarium will entertain and educate audiences with planetarium showing of “Southern Sky”, followed by a spectacular stargaze.  Planetarium show offered at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Stargaze will be held (weather permitting) at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free, seating is limited.

May 6  Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a family-friendly fiesta, Saturday, May 6th at the Farmington Civic Center, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Join the fun and enjoy an afternoon of Mariachi bands, folk dancing, a jalapeno eating contest, salsa tasting, Chihuahua races and costume contest and free fun themed games and activities for the kids. This event is free, some paid activities are offered by vendors.

May 13  Tour: Defensive Sites of the 'Dinetah'
Celebrate New Mexico Heritage Preservation Month and gather at Salmon Ruins Museum for a guided tour of Rock Art and Navajo Defensive Sites of Dinétah on Saturday, May 13th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Executive Director Larry Baker will lead this caravan-style tour. Have a full tank of gas, lunch, water and your camera. The tour is free, but reservations are requested.  Information: 505-632-2013

May 26-29  Healing Field
Continuing Farmington’s Memorial Day weekend tradition, the San Juan East Rotary Club will host the 5th Annual Healing Field flag display at the Boys & Girls Club of Farmington.  This stunning display of red, white and blue presents a patriotic image that will once more bring the Farmington community together. There is no cost to visit this display; however flags can be purchased to honor a loved one. Call 505-860-3843 for flag sponsorship information.

May 26-28  Riverfest 2017
This festive celebration of area rivers takes place along the Animas river trails, from Berg Park to Animas Park in Farmington. Walk the trails or float the river and discover live entertainment, vendors, free activities, music, local artisans and more. Activities include the annual Wiener Dog Races, Riverfest 10K / 5K run & walk, river raft rides, rubber duck race, American Indian market & dance and a Fine Arts Show. Admission to this event is free; some vendor activities may have associated fees.

Through June 2017   Redress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd
Artist Nancy Judd’s traveling exhibit, Redress, is on display at the Farmington Museum. This free exhibit features couture fashion and accessories made entirely from recycled items. Nancy Judd’s creations have been exhibited worldwide and accepted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution.

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