In the Deert Logo


In the Desert

Content including photographs are Copyright ©  2015 - Present - Don & Linda Gilmore
 Contact us via E-mail

What to look for
In the Desert!

Events Calendar Header



Updated on  02 / 28 / 17

Listed by State

Published by Linda Gilmore





New Mexico

Protected by Copyscape DMCA Violation Checker

Home                   Animals                   Desert Map                     Photography                What's New?

Nevada Events
For Calendar of Events for Las Vegas
Visit the site HERE

   Events      Weather     Writer's Cafe     City Profiles     Life in the Desert      Local Happenings

   Events      Weather     Writer's Cafe     City Profiles     Life in the Desert      Local Happenings

Yuma Visitors Center Logo
   If you know of an upcoming event in the desert that you would like to publish on the site, please contact me    HERE
Train Rides
Nevada State Railroad Museum
600 Yucca Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 486-5933
Passengers will be able to ride in refurbished enclosed air-conditioned/heated Pullman Coaches, which date to 1911. For the more adventurous passengers who wish to be closer to nature we offer an open-air coach and for passengers who need assistance boarding the train, we have an ADA/Handicapped coach with a lift for wheelchairs and passengers needing additional assistance.
Rides are available every Saturday and Sunday.
   If you know of an upcoming event that you would like to publish on the site, please contact me at ---  
Linda for new Events  
           Have Fun & Be Safe
For a complete list of all the local events in and near Yuma, Arizona visit the Yuma Visitors Center. Events & Festivals. Dining, Hotels, Shopping, Business directories and more information for the area. A lot to see here!

For Listings of Events at Anza-Borrego State Park
More Info   Click Here

On March 20th, 2017

Spring is Just Around the Corner
Should be a Fantastic Spring Bloom!
Time to get out the camera!

March 2nd - 4th, 2017
Jeep Jamboree! 2nd Table Mesa 2017
Location: Table Mesa Recreation Area
Anthem, AZ
The Table Mesa Recreation area has also become quite popular for its established OHV travel routes varying in skill level from scenic (1-2 rating) to technical vehicle routes (6-8 rating). Six technical vehicle routes have been designated for the 4×4 enthusiasts to challenge their vehicles and driving abilities. For More Info: Click Here

March 4th - 5th, 2017
WE Rock West
Location: Thompson's Ranch
MM5 Date Creek Rd/Yavapai County Rd 62
Congress, AZ
Each event starts on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the National Anthem. The competitors are lined up and ready to start on multiple obstacles at the same time. There are typically eight courses available to begin. The courses labeled A are for the professional classes, the courses labeled C are for the sportsman classes. You will see all kinds of vehicles on each course.
For More Info: Click Here

March 23rd - 26th, 2017
International Sportsmen's Expo
Location: WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
If you came last year you saw how the show had grown. Really, really grown! More fun features for the entire family. New hands-on activities. For More Info: Click Here

March 3rd - 5th, 2017
Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari
Location: Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation Area
Ocotillo Wells, CA
On the docket for the weekend is a trail ride on Saturday morning, a raffle on Saturday evening, and a massive fireworks show on Saturday night, happening near the event headquarters at the Truckhaven 4x4 Training Center. The raffle promises $150,000 worth of prizes. For More Info: Click Here

March 24th - 25th, 2016
Rockstar Social Shootout!
20700 Cereal St., Lake Elsinore, CA
For More Info: Click Here

March 5th, 2017
Geology Hike
Location: Cerrillos Hills State Park
37 Main St., Cerrillos, NM
Geology Hike Decode the ancient past through the eyes of a geologist. Local rockhound Scott Renbarger will be your guide. Fees: $5 per vehicle. Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

March 10th, 2017
Star Party
Location: Cerrillos Hills State Park
37 Main St., Cerrillos, NM
Explore the night sky above the park. Catch the green laser guided tour of bright stars and constellations and catch close-up views of star clusters, nebulae and distant galaxies through telescopes. Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fees: $5 per vehicle. Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

March 11th, 2017
14th Annual Camp Furlong Day
Location: Pancho Villa State Park
400 West Highway 9, Columbus, NM

Experience the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Villa's raid on Columbus, NM in 1916. Enjoy historic presentations by special guest speakers at the park's Rec Hall building. Watch the Cabalgata Binacional horse riders from Mexico ride into town joined by American riders. Enjoy food and festivities in the Village Plaza. Call the park for more info at 575-531-2711. Fees: Regular Fees Apply. Contact: John Read 575-531-2711 Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

March 11th, 2017
Nature Walk to the Rio Grande
Location: Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
2901 Candelaria Rd., NW, Albuquerque, NM
Enjoy a leisurely exploration of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque ecosystem with one of the RGNC volunteer naturalists. Search for signs of animal life and discover how the Bosque and the Rio Grande provide habitat. The walk is about 1.5 hours long. The mostly flat, sandy trail is just under 1 mile. This walk is appropriate for adults and children. Registration is not required. If you would like to bring a group, please contact the park in advance for group registration information. Regular park use fees apply. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 PM Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240

March 17th, 2017
Star Party
Location: Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park
1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, NM

Large telescopes will be set up to look at the planet Mars, star clusters and nebulae. A laser light tour of the spring constellations begins at 8:30 p.m. Fees: No Fee. Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516 Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

March 18th, 2017
Magical March Night Sky at Leasburg
Location: Leasburg Dam State Park
12712 State Park Rd., Radium Springs, NM

Leasburg Dam State Park is an area considered to be a "quality night sky" by astronomers. Come out and join us for a Monthly Night Sky program. Several telescopes will be available for the public to observe planets, stars, nebulae etc. Weather permitting, the observatory and it's 16 inch research grade telescope will also be available for you to look through. Volunteers from the ASLC - Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to assist visitors with the telescopes and answer questions. Time: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Regular Park Day Use or Camping Fees will apply. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068

March 25th & March 26th, 2017
ABA Division 60 Bass Tournament
Location: Elephant Butte Lake State Park
101 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM
ABA Division 60 Bass Tournament ABA Division 60 Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Time: 5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Danny Christ 910-987-8326

March 25th, 2017
Star Party
Location: Rockhound State Park
9880 Stirrup Road SE Deming, NM
Mars is still visible in the west. Sirius and Canopus pat the meridian. Jupiter is high in the east. Presenter: John Gilkison with NPO. Time: 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Robert V. Apodaca 575-546-6182

March 1st - 5th, 2017
The Mint 400
Location: Las Vegas, NV
The Mint 400 has held the title of the toughest, most spectacular off-road race in North America since 1968 when it was first run. For More Info: Click Here

March 4th, 2017
Location: Silver Reef Museum
1903 Wells Fargo Rd - Leeds, UT
Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah "Birds of Prey" lecture and live exhibit Martin Tyner of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah will be presenting on the birds of prey in the Southwestern US. His presentation will have several live raptors including his golden eagle named Scout. Time: Start: 10:00 am Length: 2 hrs For More Info: Click Here

March 11th -14th, 2017
Moab Skinny Tire Festival
Location: Moab, UT
Road cycling tour in iconic Moab, Utah. Festival features cycling celebrities, Banff Mountain Film Festival, Western Adventure Dinner, music, beer, food, and the most awe-inspiring landscape imaginable. Choose to ride two or all four days through Dead Horse Point State Park and the Colorado River Corridor. Event benefits cancer research and survivorship programs. Ask how your favorite beneficiary can be included. Call: 435-260-8889. For More Info: Click Here

March 16th - 19th, 2017
International Sportsmen's Expo
Location: South Towne Exposition Center
9575 So. State St., Sandy, UT
This is Utah's largest consumer event for sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts
Now in it's 19th year, ISE Salt Lake City is Utah's largest sportsmen's and outdoor expo, and a highly anticipated event for thousands of fishing, hunting and outdoor enthusiasts. For More Info: Click Here

March 25th, 2017
Behind the Rocks Ultra
Location: Moab, UT
BTR was created to highlight Moab's last hidden gem, the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Area. The course was designed to highlight the technical slickrock trails of Moab, the views of the Behind the Rocks Wilderness area, and the snow capped La Sal mountains. 719-429-9501. For More Info: Click Here