Special Events

St. Patty's Day Bash

St. Patty's Day Bash

Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center

The City of Alamogordo, in partnership with Adobe Enterprises Limited, presents the first ever St. Patty's Day Bash on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at the Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center at 800 E 1st St. Doors open at 6 pm. Attendance expected: 800 maximum allowable. $1.00 cover charge at the door to enter.

Come out to celebrate St Patrick's Day and enjoy some great music at the Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center at 800 E 1st St. on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 6 pm. There will be food vendors, Irish cocktails, and green beer!
Easter in the Park on Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Washington Park

Easter in the Park

Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 10 am to 1 pm at Washington Park

Join us for a day of family fun! Easter in the Park on Saturday, March 30, 2024 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Washington Park! There will be inflatables, food and craft vendors, Easter egg hunts for children and adults, and the Easter Bunny!

Sign up to be a vendor at Easter in the Park!

2024 Special Events


St. Patty's Day Bash
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center

Easter in the Park
Saturday, March 30, 2024
Washington Park

Earth Day
Monday, April 22, 2024
Alameda Park Zoo

Brew at the Zoo
Friday, April 26, 2024
Alameda Park Zoo

4th Annual Cinco de Mayo Lowrider Car Show and Concert
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Otero County Fairgrounds

Sounds of Freedom 
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Alameda Park 

Meet the Thunderbirds
Saturday, June 1, 2024
Washington Park

United States Air Force Thunderbirds: Legacy of Liberty Air Show
Sunday, June 2, 2024
Holloman Air Force Base

4th Friday
Friday, June 28, 2024
Jim R. Griggs Sports Complex

4th Friday
Friday, July 26, 2024
Jim R. Griggs Sports Complex

4th Friday
Friday, August 23, 2024
Jim R. Griggs Sports Complex 

White Sands Balloon Invitational
TBA September, 2024
White Sands National Park / Ed Brabson Balloon Park

Balloon Glow
TBA September, 2024
Ed Brabson Balloon Park 

Battle of the Food Trucks - Round 3
Saturday, October 12, 2024
Washington Park 

Gus Macker Basketball Tournament 
October 12 - 13, 2024
Jim R. Griggs Sports Complex

Thrive in Southern New Mexico's Corks & Shells Wine & Pistachio Festival
Saturday, October 19, 2024
Alameda Park

Zoo Boo
Saturday, October 26, 2024
Alameda Park Zoo

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 30, 2024
Downtown Alamogordo

Winterfest – Christmas on MainStreet, Christmas Zoobilee, Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 7, 2024
Downtown Alamogordo, Alameda Park Zoo, Washington Park

New Year’s Eve Party
Tuesday, December 31, 2024
Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center

White Sands Balloon Invitational 2023 Recap

Balloons at the White Sands Balloon Invitational
Balloons at the White Sands Balloon Invitational
Ed Brabson Balloon Park at the Balloon Glow event
Ed Brabson Balloon Park at the Balloon Glow event
The band Crossin' The Line performs on stage at the Balloon Glow
Guitarist on stage at the Balloon Glow
Owl Cartel Event Productions at the Balloon Glow
Owl Cartel Event Productions at the Balloon Glow
Balloons at the White Sands Balloon Invitational
Balloons at the White Sands Balloon Invitational

Vendor Opportunities!

The City of Alamogordo Community Services Department Special Events has multiple events we need your help with. 
Calling All Vendors Sign up to be a food or craft vendor 

Spring and Summer Events

4th Fridays

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  • June through August
  • Location: Jim R. Griggs Sports Complex
  • Admission: $1.00 for adults, free for 17 and under


The band Whiplash performs at 4th Friday
Gibbs Saad The Comegician performs at 4th Friday
Mechanical bull from K & R RENTALS at 4th Friday
The band Whiplash performs at 4th Friday
The Dancers of Mexican Beauty Folklorico at 4th Friday

Mission

The mission of the Special Events Department is to provide events to the City of Alamogordo that instill community pride, build partnerships, and attract tourism.

Services

The Special Events Department develops, plans and manages City-owned or City-partnered community events.

Facility Information

Learn more about the Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center