Anytime you visit Elephant Butte you will find plenty to do. Year-round events include Fishing Tournaments, Golf Tournaments and Sailing events/races. Below is a quick view, by month, of events.

Visit our Activities or Day Trips page for other ideas on what to do while you are here.

2014 Events Calendar


Elephant Butte Lake State Parkhosts events such as Fishing Tournaments and Sailboat Races/Regattas year-round. Contact 888.NMPARKS or


Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament at Sierra Del Rio Golf Course, Turtleback Mountain Resort, Elephant Butte, New Mexico

(575) 744-4708

April – September

Elephant Butte Lake State Park

SW Drag Boat Association Races Contact: SW Drag Boat Assoc, Rick Lindgren, (505) 259-3876,


Elephant Butte Lake State Park Fly Freedom’s Flag Boat Parade Contact: Lago Rico, Inc., Kandace Dalrymple, (575) 744-5567,


Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Chili Challenge Cook-Off  Contact: Elephant Butte Chili Challenge Cook Off, Brenda Nelson, (575) 495-1311,


Elephant Butte Lake State Park Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza, Elephant Butte Lake State Park Contact: 888.NMPARKS or


Elephant Butte Lake State Park Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta Contact: Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta, Al Lowenstein, (505)-\821-8558 


City of Elephant Butte at Large: City of Elephant Butte, “Elephant Days”, Annual Celebration, Mel Tepper,  (575) 744-4411 or (224) 402-2044,


Elephant Butte, Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce Casino Night   , Elephant Butte Inn;
Contact E-Mail:
Phone:  (575) 744-4708  Website:


Elephant Butte Lake State Park: Floating Lights Parade Lago Rico, Inc.; Contact: Kandace Dalrymple, (575)-744-5567,


Elephant Butte Lake State Park; Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce Luminaria Beachwalk Phone:  (877) 744-4900 or (575) 744-4708


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