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New Mexico's 2023 Recovery Celebrations 

If you would like to get involved in planning, organizing, or volunteering for a
Recovery Month Celebration, please fill out the contact form. 

RCoNM is developing a Recovery Month Toolkit to assist organizers in navigating the details of hosting a Recovery Month Celebration. 
The most recent version is available above. 

Check out New Mexico's 2023 September Recovery Month Video Recap!

September is International Recovery Month!
We are Stronger Together, New Mexico :)

Follow the Recovery Communities of New Mexico Facebook page for recovery resources and event updates.

Check out this episode of The Weekend with Terry Travis on 96.3 KKOB for an interview about New Mexico's Recovery Celebrations.

Recovery Celebrations are listed in chronological order

El Chante Gallery Art Show
by ABQ Celebrates Recovery

Event Canceled

Join the Albuquerque Recovery Community for a night of entertainment and fun while viewing art pieces created by people in recovery!

Mingle with your favorite artists and enjoy music, food, and fabulous artwork designed by local people in recovery!

Location: El Chante Art Gallery- 804 Park Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Contact: Jennifer Weiss-Burke, 505-363-9684 or

For more information, visit the Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery website.

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Crushing Stigmas and Ending Addictions 
Las Cruces 

September 9th, 2023
3 pm to 9 pm

The Las Cruces Suicide Prevention Task Force is hosting its Annual Recovery Event Summit!


The Recovery Celebration will feature local MCO’s and vendors are invited to set up information booths allowing community members to make connections with supportive services and resources. Food, water, games, and face painting will be offered. Local entertainment, live music, and various speakers will be present. 

Location: Las Cruces Downtown Plaza, 101 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Organization website:

Contact: Jessica Garcia, 

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Socorro Recovery Pow-Wow

September 9th, 2023
8 am to 8 pm

The event will start with early morning prayer and pollen sprinkling, followed by a presentation of colors by the Disabled American Veterans Color Guard.

Along with an incredible Pow-Wow, the event will feature food vendors, along with arts and craft vendors focusing on Mental Health and Substance Use Awareness.  There will be opportunities for attendees to win donated items as door prizes throughout the day.

Location: Socorro Rodeo Complex - Rodeo Dr, Socorro, NM 87801

Socorro is seeking vendors for this event! Please click here to learn more about becoming a vendor.

Contact: Jason Frame, 575-517-6701 or 

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Ancora Peer Support Center and
Advocates Recovery Celebration Event - ABQ

September 15th, 2023
3 pm to 9 pm

The event will feature vendors, city resources, bands, games, and Lego building,

held at the Ancora Peer Support Drop-in Center. The Drop-in center is 1,000sq ft. space and includes a fully operable café and two performance spaces both indoors and outdoors, along with a shaded patio space.

Barbecue, café food, and drinks will be available!

Location: Ancora Peer Support Center - 148 Quincy St. NE., Albuquerque , NM 87108

Contact: Dominic Cagliostro, 505-220-5481 or

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Kewa Family Wellness Center
Celebrates Recovery - Santo Domingo

September 15th, 2023

11 am to 4 pm

Kewa Family Wellness Center is hosting a community-wide event filled with fun traditional activities, food, and access to education on programs offered. The event will be to both educate the community on services available as well as to build trust, relationships, and interdependence. Activities will include educational booths, ring toss, traditional art activities, and a Native American circus. 

Location: Kewa Family Wellness Center - 18 Eagle Court, Santo Domingo Pueblo

Organization Website: 

Contact: Charlie Verploegh, 505-350-1374 or 

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Second Chances - You deserve
Another Chance! Let's Dance - Deming

September 16th, 2023
11 am to 3 pm

Luna County celebrates recovery! The event features music, dancing, a bouncy house, face painting, and a hometown BBQ.   

Location: Luna County Courthouse Park - 700 S., Silver Ave., Deming, NM 88030

Organization website:

Contact: Jim Helgert, 575-590-1146 or

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A Culture of Healing
Pojoaque Celebrates Recovery

September 16th, 2023
10 am to 4 pm 

The Pueblo of Pojoaque R.O.A.D Program is hosting its 6th annual recovery celebration!


The event intends to create awareness and supports for persons who've struggled or are struggling with substance use and recovery. 

The event features fun activities, including- a car show, motorcycle run, free food, and an all-ages event filled with entertainment, face painting, and motivational speakers in active recovery.

Location: Poeh Cultural Center - 78 Cities of Gold Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506

Contact: Angel Morfin, 505-269-7072 


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Life In Recovery Art Exhibition

September 20th, 2023
3 pm to 7 pm

Live music, art, and refershments! 

Location: Ilfeld-Johnson Warehouse, Historic Route 66 at S. 4th St., Santa Rosa, NM.

Contact: Myria, 505-440-0030 

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Second Annual Recovery &
Remembrance Celebration - Raton

September 16th, 2023
11 am to 3 pm

The Second Annual Recovery & Remembrance Celebration will host Recovery speakers, a community picnic, games, and contests for all ages! The Remembrance Celebration features a biodegradable helium-filled balloon release in memory of those lost to substance misuse.

Location: Ripley Park - 313 N 2nd Street, Raton, NM 87740

Organization website:

Contact: Paul Jenkins, 575-447-4561 or

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Santa Fe Rally4Recovery

September 23rd, 2023
10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Santa Fe Recovery Center (SFRC) is sponsoring the 9th annual Santa Fe Rally4Recovery event at Santa Fe Rodeo grounds. 

The Santa Fe event will feature live entertainment, including country recording artist and winner of season 15 of The Voice, Chevel Sheperd, food trucks, a kid's zone, activities, animals, art projects, and exhibitors.  Free and open to the public. Celebrate with us!

Location: Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds - 3237 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Organization website:

Contact: Sally Mildren, 509-481-3875 or

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ABQ Celebrates Recovery - Main Event

September 27th, 2023
10 am to 2 pm

Join Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery (ACR) for the 2023 Main Event! This is ACR's 8th year celebrating recovery! There will be 50+ tables at the event from treatment organizations around the Albuquerque area as well as live music and entertainment.

Location: Civic Plaza - 1 Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Contact: Jennifer Weiss-Burke, 505-363-9684 or

For more information, visit the Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery website.

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Lordsburg Walk for Recovery 

September 30th, 2023
10 am to 2 pm 

Join Lordsburg and Recovery Management Center on a Walk for Recovery!

Location: Lordsburg Highschool - 501 W 4th St, Lordsburg, NM 88045

Organization website:

Contact: Jim Helgert, 575-590-1146 or

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Path to Wellness - San Juan County

October 3rd, 2023
4 pm to 7 pm

Farmington celebrates recovery! The Mental Health Task Force of San Juan County is partnering with the Farmington Police Department's National Night Out for an afternoon of fun and activities!

The event will feature informational booths and services for recovery, mental well-being, and strengthening families. There will be live entertainment, face painting, family-friendly activities, and free food for the first 200 people to visit 10+ booths!

Location: Berg Park - 400 Scott Ave, Farmington, NM 87401

Organization website:

Contact: Greg Allen, 505-419-8939 or

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Second Chances - You Deserve
Another Chance! Let's Dance - Silver City

September 8th, 2023
4 pm to 8 pm

Join the Recovery Management Center in celebrating Recovery Month in Grant County! 

The event will feature fun, BBQ, music, a bounce house, face painting, connection, and community.

Location: Gough Park - 1201 N. Pope St., Silver City, NM 88061

Organization website:

Contact: Jim Helgert, 575-590-1146 or

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Recover Together - The QuadNM
Celebrates Recovery- Rio Rancho

September 9th, 2023

4 pm to 9 pm

Connect with your community, learn about recovery, and celebrate yourself and loved ones who walk along the path of recovery!  The event will feature gathering spaces for groups, information booths, crafts, and magical drink alternatives to learn and enjoy!

Location: Havasu Park - 3535 Havasu Falls St. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Organization website:


Contact: Kai Lopez, 505-433-1571 or 

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Seeking Safety for Recovery
Healing Circle Drop-In Center - Shiprock

September 14th & 15th, 2023
9 am to 4 pm

This two-day summit will provide information on historical trauma, alcohol, drugs, substance misuse, violence, self-care, and building family wellness. The event will begin with class presentations and open to a participatory discussion. Lunch will be provided. 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please email Caroline Padilla to register at: 

Location: Healing Circle Drop-In Center - East Mesa School Road, Shiprock, NM 87420


Contact: Caroline Padilla, 505-686-0264 or 

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ABQ Celebrates Recovery Pow Wow

September 15th, 2023
1 pm to 8:00 pm

Join ABQ Celebrates Recovery for a fun day of celebration of American Indian culture in which people from diverse indigenous nations gather for dancing, singing, and honoring the traditions of their ancestors. The event is free and open to everyone!

Location: UNM Johnson Field - 2401 Redondo Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact: Jennifer Weiss-Burke, 505-363-9684 or

For more information, visit the Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery website.

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Barrios Unidos Celebrates Recovery-Chimayo
 Resilience: The Energy that Holds Us Up

September 16th, 2023
1 pm to 6 pm

Join Barrios Unidos in celebrating recovery and resilience! The event welcomes everyone and will feature free food, drinks, and support panels. 

Location: Barrios Unidos - 7 John Hyson Drive, Chimayo, NM 87522

Organization website:

Contact: Lupe Salazar, 505-614-5680 or

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Gallup Rally4Recovery
Four Corners Detox Center

September 16th, 2023
10:30 am to 2:30 pm

The Gallup event will feature live entertainment, food trucks, a kid's zone, activities, animals, art projects, and exhibitors. The Saturday farmer's market will be there with us - so come on downtown in Gallup and enjoy the fun. This event is free and open to the public - celebrate with us!

Location: Courthouse Plaza - Gallup, NM 87301

Organization website:


Contact: Sally Mildren, 509-481-3875 or

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Third Annual Recovery Car Show
Albuquerque NM Reentry Center

September 16th, 2023
10 am to 2 pm

NM Reentry Center is hosting its 3rd Annual Recovery Car Show!


The event will feature vendors, car clubs, music, and raffles. The NM Reentry Center believes in spreading awareness to all communities affected by drug and alcohol misuse.

Location: New Mexico Reentry Center - 215 3rd Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

Organization website:

Contact: Natasha Garcia, 505-589-0808 or

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Festival of Hope
T or C Celebrates Recovery
September 20th, 2023
5 pm to 8 pm

Join T or C for a Festival of Hope surrounding recovery and well-being resources!

Location: The Civic Center - 400W. 4th St.,

T or C NM.

Contact: Elizabeth Leininger,

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Eddy County Walk For RECOVERY - Carlsbad 

September 23rd, 2023
4:30 pm -

The Walk For RECOVERY event hosts several presenters, including keynote speaker Mayor Dale Janway and New Mexico Representative,

Cathrynn Brown. The event will feature people in recovery sharing their recovery journeys. There will be food trucks, a DJ, and booths with information regarding services and resources throughout Eddy county.

For more information about the sponsoring organization, visit:

Location: Carlsbad Beach Band Shell-E Riverside Dr, Carlsbad, NM 88220

Contact: Jennifer Hedrick, 575-361-3207 or

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Community Garden Recovery Event
Las Vegas

September 23rd, 2023
11 am to 3 pm 

The Las Vegas Community Garden event features guest speakers on addiction and recovery, along with food, BBQ, drinks, entertainment, and informational booths.

Location: Corner of Railroad Ave & Douglas Ave., Las Vegas, NM 87701

Contact: Patricia Gallegos, 505-617-5281 or

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Recovery Together: Building a
Resilient Family & Community - Taos

September 24th, 2023
11 am to 3 pm

The Taos recovery event seeks to support the families of those in recovery, as well as those on their recovery journey. There will be games for kids and a bouncy house. The event will honor recovery heroes, including Anna Martinez, Ed Cardenas, and members from Taos Pueblo. Music will be provided by Marcus Hall. The Taos Pueblo will feature an art display created by tribal members in recovery. Come out and join the fun!

Location: Kit Carson Park - 211 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571

Organization website:

Contact: Steve Fuhlendorf, 575-770-7865 or

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Albuquerque Center for Hope and
Recovery 5th Annual Hero Run

September 30th, 2023
8 am -

This year marks the 5th Annual Hero Run for Alburquerque Center for Hope and Recovery (ACHR).

Event Sign-in and day-of registration will take place from 7 am - 8 am. The race will begin promptly at 8 am.

Participants will receive an event T-shirt and swag bag. Fifteen minutes prior to the start of the race, ACHR will offer a warm-up and stretch for participants. There will be water stations throughout the course in addition to arrows and flags to guide participants throughout the run.


Location: UNM North Campus Golf Course - 1117 Stanford Dr., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Organization website:

Contact: Donato Velasco, 505 525-9611 or

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NM's 2023 All-Events Flyer 
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NM's 2023 Recovery Celebration Event Calendar
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