Category: Entertainment

Run To Raton Car Show & Bike Rally

Experience three days of Run To Raton events on Historic First Street: Fri.-Sat.-Sun., July 21st-22nd-23rd with a bike rally & car show, a pin-up contest, live bands, food trucks and motorcycle & car-related vendors. Car show is open to vehicles made in 1974 and earlier.


Prize Categories Include:

  • Longest distance traveled- individual

  • Longest distance traveled- club

  • Most club participation

  • Hard luck (awarded to someone who broke down or had some crazy story on how they got to the show)

  • Sinner’s club pick

  • People’s Choice Pre-1950



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Raton, NM 87740

The Mouse That Roared (Shuler Theater)


Classic Movie Night: Mulan (1998)

Classic Night at the Movies presents Mulan (1998) at El Raton Wednesday, July 26th at 7PM. FREE! DOOR PRIZES! Donations gratefully accepted for Raton Professional Business Women. Sponsored by KRTN, El Raton and Raton Natural Gas.


mulan kick!Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney. The plot takes place during the Han dynasty, where Fa Mulan, daughter of an aged warrior, impersonates a man to take her father’s place during a general conscription to counter a Hun invasion.

PHOTO CONTEST Raton Chamber Of Commerce

JULY 4, 2017 –JULY 31, 2017

Amateur:  Please send your snap shots of the Raton area attractions in an email to RatonChamber@RatonNM.US along with your name, email address and phone number. Snapshots must be from the surrounding area of Raton NM, such as Sugarite Canyon State Park, Climax Canyon, Goat Hill, etc.

Professionals:  Please send your high quality, high resolution photos of the Raton area attractions ready for print to RatonChamber@RatonNM.US . All photos need to be no less than 300 DPI, we must have a signed release by all models use in any photos submitted.
Prizes will given for 1st and 2nd place in each category.

photo contest*ALL PHOTOS SUBMITTED ARE PROPERTY OF RATON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND WILL BE USED FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES. By submitting your photos you automatically agree to these terms.

*Employees or Board Members of The Raton Chamber of Commerce and immediate family members are not eligible to participate in this photo contest.

First Street Farmer’s Market – Raton

First Street Farmer’s Market on Historic First Street in Raton is each Saturday, 1-4PM.

Capulin Volcano Star Party (JULY)


Capulin Volcano National Monument announces its next Star Party for the summer, weather permitting, on Friday, July 28th. New Mexico’s night sky is a cultural treasure that many have viewed in awe and appreciation. Due to minimal light pollution, Capulin Volcano has one of the best, and well preserved night skies in the nation.


Over time, observing the night sky has unlocked a plethora of scientific discoveries, helping us to understand our own planet and those beyond. Come and explore the “park after dark” at Capulin Volcano National Monument as we discuss some of the many mysteries the dark sky holds. Join us from 8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. at the base of Capulin Volcano to use telescopes and star-gazing binoculars to observe this beautiful resource. We encourage visitors to bring blankets, warm clothes, and folding chairs.  The park bookstore will be open until 7:30 p.m. that evening.


Photo courtesy of NPS

Photo courtesy of NPS

Capulin Volcano National Monument, a unit of the National Park System, preserves “…a striking example of a recent extinct volcano.”  The park is located on Highway 325, 3 miles north of the town of Capulin, NM, 30 miles east of Raton, NM, and 56 miles west of Clayton, NM.  For more about Capulin Volcano and the National Park Service, check out our website www.nps.gov/cavo or find us on Facebook at CapulinVolcanoNPS.


Come Walk with Us…

walk schedule for summer 2017 (1)

Accidental Writers Guild

Accidental Writers Guild meets every Friday at 10 am in the upstairs room of the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library at 244 Park Ave. in Raton. All those interested in writing are invited to attend.


writer vintageNew writers  – regardless of your preferred type of writing – are encouraged and welcomed. Share your knowledge and learn at the same time.