City of Farmington's Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Upcoming Events

We have some exciting stuff planned at Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs! Mark your calendars now, so you don't miss out.  

Totah Festival & Indian Market, Farmington, New Mexico

Don't miss the annual Totah Festival & Pow Wow this weekend, September 2 & 3 at the Farmington Civic Center! Free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Navajo Rug Auction is at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and the Cultural Expo is 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday. 

Park Play Day at Chula Vista Park, 600 S Hutton, Farmington on Monday, September 11 from 10am till Noon

Bring your family to your neighborhood park for some good old-fashioned fun! Join us at Chula Vista Park in Farmington where we will be playing organized games and activities or you can just come to enjoy the park and the playgrounds. For more info click here or call (505) 599-1484. 

Bonnie Dallas Senior Center. Have lunch with a friend or family member over 50 years old or give a random-act-of-kindness by treating someone at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center for everyone's favorite - Hamburger on the Grill Day! September 15 11:45-1:00

For more info on Take a Friend to Lunch Day click here or call (505) 599-1380.

Breezin' at the Farmington Civic Center. September 15 from 7-11 p.m. $5

For tickets to dance the night away with Breezin' and more info call (505) 599-1148 or visit

Family Campout at Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park on September 22-23 from 5pm to 9am. Weenie Roast, breakfast, family picture, games & activities, fun around the campfire. $4 per person.

$4.00 registration for the Family Campout can be completed online at under "Sycamore Park Tickets." For more info call (505) 566-2480 or visit

Family Fishing Derby at Lake Farmington on September 23 from 7:30-10:30am. No fishing license needed. No lake access fee. Prizes will be awarded for biggest fish!

Register online for the Family Fishing Derby at under "Sports & Athletics." For more info contact the Farmington Recreation Center at (505) 599-1184.

The Best of The Second City. Celebrating 55 Years with Sketches made famous by comedy superstars. September 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Farmington Civic Center. Tickets $30

Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater is coming to the Farmington Civic Center with “The Best of the The Second City.” This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s 55-year history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more – as well as their trademark improvisation. Tickets for The Second City are $30 (group discounts available) and can be purchased at the Farmington Civic Center box office, online at, or by phone at (505) 599-1148. Cash bar and concessions available the night of the show.

SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure. Discover the World of Shipwreck Treasures at the Farmington Museum September 30-February 17

SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure, Presented by Monaco Rare Coins, brings real shipwreck treasures - and the technology used to recover it - right to the Farmington Museum! Find out what it's like to be a shipwreck explorer, the captain of a sinking ship or a pirate on the run with hands-on activities including a robotic arm to pick up treasure and a hurricane simulator to challenge the storm. Discover more than 500 priceless artifacts recovered from famous shipwrecks including real gold and silver treasure recovered from thousands of feet deep. This exhibit is $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids (3-12), 2 and under FREE and is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturdays. For more information call (505) 599-1174 or visit

Work's Out, Fun's In

Work's Out, Fun's In

Do you find it difficult to take your family to the E3 Children’s Museum & Science Center in Farmington during our regular hours? If so, these nights are just for you! Come and explore E3 after hours with the family. The evenings are especially picked to give all the busy working families an opportunity to come and enjoy the museum together. This month is Family Math Night from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

For more info call (505) 599-1425.

historic downtown Farmington, New Mexico

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Join the Farmington Museum for a walking tour of downtown Farmington's fascinating early history. Learn a little about the devastating Main Street fires, early architecture, pioneer community builders, and more on September 4th starting at 5:30 p.m.! The tour begins at the Palmer House, 210 N Allen, and may be canceled due to weather. This program is free.

For more information visit or call (505) 599-1174.


Family Bingo & Pizza Night

Bingo is back this fall at the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Road! Grab your family and friends and sign up for Family Bingo & Pizza Night. There will be fun prizes for the lucky winners from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.! Seating is limited, so please sign up early to guarantee a pace.

5.00 registration includes pizza dinner and can be completed online at under “Cultural & Special Events.” For more info call (505) 599-1184.

Real Night at the Museum

REAL Night at the Museum

The Farmington Museum's annual living history extravaganza, REAL Night at the Museum is back! Join us for live music, tractor rides, and traditional favorite hands-on activities and crafts that bring the past to life from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30th. Apple pressing, butter churning, candle making, log cabin building, leather stamping, and biscuit making over an open fire will all be a part of this exciting event.

For more info on this free event call (505) 599-1174 or visit

Gateways Activity Guide - Winter 2017 - January - March

Get your Gateways Activity Guide!

Never miss out on what's going on at Farmington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs again! Pick-up a Gateways Activity Guide or view it online at 

Gateways includes info on:

Call (505) 599-1197 for pick-up locations.
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