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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

  1. Lake Farmington Open to Non-motorized Watercraft

    May 1, 7:00 AM - September 30, 7:00 PM @ Lake Farmington

    The City of Farmington’s, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce that season and day passes will be available for non-motorized watercraft use on Lake Farmington starting on Friday, May 1, 2015. Non-motorized watercraft includes kayaks, paddle- craft, inflatables, non-motorized sailboats, rafts, and canoes etc. Inspection location will be the Southeast entrance to the Lake Farmington off of Main St. Lake Farmington inspection hours of operation are (7) days a week, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Season and day passes will be available on site, $5 Day, or $50 for the season, May 1 – September 30, 2015.

  2. Gateway to Imagination - A National Juried Art Competition

    May 9, 8:00 AM - July 11, 5:00 PM @ Farmington Museum

    Held at the Farmington Museum, this annual show attracts fine artists from across the country. The show will feature approximately 100 works of art including paintings, sculpture, multimedia pieces, pottery, and photography. Juror Lecture will be 6:00 - 7:00 pm, and Reception will be from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on May 9.

  3. TGIF

    May 22, 11:00 AM - July 24, 1:00 PM @ Orchard Park in Downtown Farmington

    The summer is on its way – and that means TGIF in the park! Come Downtown on Fridays, grab some lunch, take a break from work, listen to live music, and unwind. Dance or sit back to relax and eat. Three Rivers Eatery & Brew House will sell burgers, pizza, and hotdogs so come enjoy yourself! The schedule for music acts performing during the season will be: May 22 – The Cooltones, May 29 – Donny Johnson, June 5 – Terry Rickard, June 12 – Off the Interstate, June 19 – Grant & Randy, June 26 – Donny Johnson, July 3 – Grant & Randy $200, July 10 – Jose Villarreal, July 17 – Off the Interstate, & July 24 – The Cooltones. TGIF is sponsored by Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs and brought to you by the Farmington Downtown Association.

  4. Outdoor Summer Theatre - Disney's Beauty and the Beast

    June 18, 8:00 AM - August 1 @ Lions Wilderness Theatre

    Enjoy this popular production brought to you by Sandstone Productions. Experience live theater in the beautiful, natural sandstone outdoor amphitheater, at Lions Wilderness Park, 5800 College Blvd., in Farmington, NM. Concessions are available.

  5. Wildlife Wednesdays

    July 1, 9:00 AM - July 29, 12:00 PM @ Riverside Nature Center

    Need a special summer activity for kids ages 7 -12? Register them by June 24, 2015, for Wildlife Wednesdays, a five-week series of outdoor activities and hikes at the Riverside Nature Center, in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, on Wednesday mornings, 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Each week’s session is different, as we learn about bugs, birds, trails, the water creatures in the Animas River, plants, and more. Sessions start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 noon, with a snack included. $20 per person. Registration required at the Riverside Nature Center, or the Farmington Museum.

  6. Annual Yo Down Show Down - Workshop and Contest

    July 3, 1:30 PM @ E3 Children's Museum & Science Center

    See String Theory in Action! Join us for an engaging workshop at the E³ Children’s Museum with Yo-Yo Man Extraordinaire on Friday, July 3. From 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., take a moment to cheer on the string slingers at the Farmington Museum, 3041 E. Main St. The Yo Down Show Down will showcase the skills of some of our youngest museum patrons and is also open to all ages and skill levels. The contest is free to enter and is a bring your own yo-yo event. This event is sponsored by MagicYoYo, YoYoFactory, and Duncan. Fun for all ages.

  7. Skateboard Competition

    July 4, 11:00 AM @ Brookside Park

    Come by the skate park in Brookside Park for a FREE skateboarding competition on July 4th hosted by the Sycamore Park Community Center to benefit the Sycamore Park Community Center Skate Park. Registration is at 11:00 am with competition starting at noon. The competition is a game of SKATE with a double elimination bracket. The competition will consist of 3 age divisions: 10 & Under, 11 – 14, and 15 & Up. The competition is free, but all competitors must sign a waiver. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 in each age group.

  8. Heather McGaughey Children's Summer Theatre Production

    July 22, 8:00 AM @ Lions Wilderness Park

    Experience live theater performed by local children in the beautiful, natural sandstone, outdoor amphitheater at Lions Wilderness Park, 5800 College Blvd., Farmington, NM. Performances start at 8:00 pm., and are the culmination of 2 summer theater workshops.

  9. Be a Human Paintbrush and Back to School Bash

    July 24, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sycamore Park Community Center

    Calling all kids! Bring your bathing suits and get ready for some painting fun on July 24th at the Sycamore Park Community Center. You will be covered in paint and use your bodies to paint a mural to take with you. Attire should include swimwear or old clothes that can get paint on them. Play water games and activities. Get a spray down from the Farmington Fire Department when your masterpiece is completed!