Red Dirt Black Gold

Red Dirt Black Gold

As summer winds down, downtown Artesia is the place to be for fun, music, art and games. Don’t miss our Red Dirt Black Gold festival each year for Oilfield Olympics, live Red Dirt music, gourmet oil patch cooking, and the New MexiCAN beer garden featuring beers from all around New Mexico.  The concerts are free […]

Art in the Park

More than 40 years Artesia Arts Council has hosted the always anticipated Art in the Park. Vendors of handcrafted arts and crafts gather in Central Park, a quaint neighborhood park, to display their goods. Beautiful autumn weather accompanies the fall day and subtly signals the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Always the third Saturday in October.

Smokin’ on the Pecos

Barbecue connoisseurs gather the last weekend in June at the annual Smokin’ On The Pecos BBQ Cook-Off State Championship. Traveling far and wide to participate, professional and amateur barbeque chefs compete for $10,000 in total cash prizes in the event that is dually sanctioned by Kansas City Barbecue Society and Rocky Mountain Barbecue Association. Participants […]

Main Event Car Show & Cruise

Every spring, Artesia’s Heritage Plaza fills up with classic cars of all makes and models in one of the largest car shows in the area. Artesia Car Enthusiasts team up with Artesia MainStreet to welcome nearly 200 car enthusiasts to Artesia the last weekend in March. Beautiful cars, along with great music (the oldies, but […]

Balloons and Tunes

Join us the first weekend in November each year as hot air balloons fill the crisp autumn air.  Balloons launch Saturday and Sunday morning, weather permitting.  Don’t be shy, pilots love to talk about their hobby and you could even get a chance to help inflate the hot air balloon yourself! After the morning flights, […]

Fourth of July

Join Artesia Chamber of Commerce and the community in celebrating our nation’s independence every Fourth of July! The town buzzes with activity on this holiday. Start your morning with a 5K fun run at Jaycee Park or a round of golf in the Artesia Trailblazers’ Firecracker Golf Scramble at Artesia Country Club. Watch the Firefighters’ […]

Clays Crusher

It’s almost like golf with a shotgun! Artesia Chamber of Commerce invites you to come have a blast with us at Eddy County Shooting Range in September each year! Whether you’re a competitive or casual shooter, or even a beginner, the event is fun, safe, and open to everyone. Friday Night Under the Lights puts […]