Come See What Fun We're Having!

Elephant Butte welcomes you to fun events year ’round, including tournaments of all kinds and the famous Balloon Regatta and Luminaria Beachwalk. In August join us for Elephant Days. See you at the Butte!

Elephant Days – LUAU 2015
August 21- 23

Parade – Vendors – Crafts – Gifts! – Food! – Entertainment! – Fun!

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City of Elephant Butte Website
Phone: (575) 744-4892.

35th Annual Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta
August 22 – 23, 2015

Only event of its kind! Balloon ascension, splash & dash, and the balloon-boat relay race.
Elephant Butte Lake State Park.

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta website for more information and pictures

Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show & Shine
August 22, 2015 – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Come enjoy this free event held at the Elephant Butte Inn. Step back in time as you visit with the proud owners of classic cars, trucks & motorcycles.

Old-Time Fiddlers State Competition
10/2/2015 – 10/4/2015

Ralph Edwards Civic Auditorium, 400 W. Fourth, Truth or Consequences. A wonderful weekend of fun and fiddling, food and dancing. Contact: Email for more information..

C.A.S.T. for Kids – Elephant Butte
Saturday, September 12, 2015

This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing. Take to the water with C.A.S.T. for an unforgettable morning of fishing and boating!

Questions? Contact the Event Coordinator, Will Dooley via email or call 575-744-5567.

October, 2015

More info coming soon!

Desert Diamond Casino Night
October, 2015

More info coming soon!

Elephant Butte Luminaria Beachwalk
December 12, 2015

Dusk, Elephant Butte Lake State Park. The Luminaria Beachwalk, sponsored by the Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce, features thousands of luminarias lining paths on the beach leading to community-sponsored campsites with posole, cocoa, s’mores, and more! Hop on a hayride, join the carolers, and make a donation to Make-A-Wish at any of the campsites


Floating Lights Parade
December 12, 2015


Lago Rico sponsors this beautiful on-the-water parade which begins at 6:30pm. A combination Christmas party / community awards ceremony (for lighting of boats, RVs, businesses, and residences) follows at the Elephant Butte Inn.  This event is held in conjunction with the Luminaria Beachwalk. Contact the Event Coordinator, Will Dooley via email or call 575-894-2073.

Coming in 2016

Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
March 26, 2016

Fly Freedom’s Flag Boat Parade
May 28, 2016

Elephant Butte Chili Challenge Cookoff
June 11, 2016

Annual Junior Open Fishing Tournament
June 18-19, 2016

July 4 Fireworks Show at Elephant Butte Lake
July 2, 2016

Elephant Days
August 19-21, 2016

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta
August 20-21, 2016

Elephant Butte Luminaria Beachwalk & Floating Lights Parade
December 10, 2016

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