Main Event Car Show & Cruise
Last Weekend in March
Co-Sponsored by Artesia Car Enthusiasts
Our annual Main Event Car Show & Cruise is a great time for all! Show your car in the Car Show, cruise MainStreet and enjoy a fabulous fireworks show the last weekend in March! On Saturday, cars of all makes and models fill the Plaza, music fills the air, and food fills tummies while the spring sun tans faces.
Each year guests are treated to a dynamite fireworks show, a great cruise, an earful of oldies, good outdoor food, and usually decent weather. ACE organizes the show, and AMS provides all the cooking for a show that grows every year.
Light Up Artesia
First Thursday of December
Co-sponsored by the Artesia Chamber of Commerce
Light Up Artesia is the official start to the holiday season in downtown Artesia! Co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, Artesia MainStreet becomes a winter wonderland with thousands of lights in the trees down Main Street. Everyone counts on the event every year on the first Thursday evening after Thanksgiving to usher in the holiday season. Santa Claus is escorted into the downtown area by our very own US Border Patrol, Winged Riders of Artesia, and Artesia Car Enthusiasts. He stays and listens to holiday requests, while businesses remain open late and offer great deals. Organizations and individuals set up outdoor booths downtown to sell hot foods and crafts. Downtown twinkles and community spirit shines during Light Up Artesia as people stroll, shop, and eat.