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Festivals, Music & more!

Annual Events:

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Art in the park

Spring 2023

  • The Pearl of the Pecos Arts & Culture District in collaboration with the FAAV Committee & Creative Carlsbad Arts Council, is excited to bring you the very first Art in the Park festival. The event will be held at the Halagueno Arts Park, and will consist of a new art installation, art, and more art! You will find local artists, vendors, creative experiences, and more, all while enjoying the beautiful park!

Night of Lights Carlsbad

night of lights

November 25, 2023

  • Creative Carlsbad Arts Council hosts this annual event the Saturday after Thanksgiving in the Halagueno Arts Park. Bringing the spirit of Christmas to Carlsbad with live music, vendors, art, contests, elaborate light displays, and so much more. 

CavernFest Carlsbad


June 9th & 10th, 2023

  • Carlsbad MainStreet's CAVERNFEST is the premier Family Summer Event in SE New Mexico.  Over 100 Vendors, 30+ Food Trucks, Live Music All Day, Beer Garden, Inflatables, Cornhole Tournament, Volleyball Tournament, And So Much More!!! Click here for more information.

Christmas on the Pecos

Christmas on the Pecos

Day after Thanksgiving through New Year's Day

  • The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce presents enchanting boat tours through a fairyland of twinkling light displays along the Pecos River. The 40-minute tours depart from the turn-of-the-century Pecos River Village and take you past panoramic views of illuminated islands, boat docks and backyards. Christmas on the Pecos is considered one of the top 100 “must-see events in North America.” Click here for more information.

Farmers Market Carlsbad

FarMer's & Makers market

Every Thursday June-September 
5:30pm to 7:30pm

  • Carlsbad Downtown Farmer's & Maker's Market is a project of Carlsbad MainStreet & Pearl of the Pecos Arts & Culture District. Located downtown on the Courthouse lawn every Thursday! Be sure to join us on the Third Thursday of every month for a premier market experience including food vendors, live music and more! Click here for more information.

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brews on the pecos

April 2023

  • The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce knows how to throw a shin-dig. This annual event takes place at the Pecos River Village, and brings together micr-breweries from across the state for a full day of fun, music, beer, and more! Click here for more information.

4th of July Carlsbad

liberty & legacy 4th of July celebration!

July 1st through 4th, 2023

  • Hosted by the City of Carlsbad, this four-day event is packed with patriotic celebrations including a morning parade downtown, live music at the beach all day, food vendors, a boat parade, and of course an incredible fireworks show over the Pecos River! Click here for more information.

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Keep Carlsbad Beautiful

Working hard to keep Carlsbad clean, and litter free, all year long!

  • Riverblitz 2022- Sat. March 5th

  • Spring HHW/Rx Take-Back Day- TBD (Either Sat. April 23rd or Sat. May 7th) 

  • Soil & Water/Bureau of Land Management/City/County 

  • Industry Appreciation Day @ Six Mile Dam- Thurs., April 21st 

  • Tentative Pecos to Pecos Cleanup-Sat. April 23rd

  • Tire/Mattress/Bulky Items Take-Back Day- Sat. June 4th

  • Fall HHW/Rx Take-Back Day- TBD

  • Electric Light Parade- Sat. Nov. 26th

Wine Toast

Winter Wine Festival

December, 2023

  • The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce's Winter Wine Festival takes place in December, with a Friday night VIP and Preview party and a Saturday wine tasting and arts and crafts sale, tied in with the Christmas on the Pecos event. Click here for more information.


Cavern city Renaissance Festival

September 29th through 30th, 2023

Step back in time, for the time of your life!

Enjoy non-stop renaissance revelry at the Lake Carlsbad Beach Park from September 30th - October 1st in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Enjoy full steel armored combat, 30+ artisan vendors, an open beer garden, turkey legs, and a fully slotted main stage of entertainment all across 5+ acres of the beautiful riverside park!


Summer Fun!

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Third  Thursday  Market

On the 3rd Thursday of every month, June through September 2023. Downtown Carlsbad, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Brought to you by Carlsbad MainStreet & POP ACD

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