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Indulge Yourself in One of Las Cruces Oldest Traditions

The turtle fest is a centuries-old fiesta that is held in honor of one of the village’s patron saints, St John the Baptist. The theme for this year’s Turtle Fest is “Tortugas Family Reunion.” Funds generated will be used to support parish programs and projects of the church.

There are many events scheduled for this year’s turtle fest. It begins with the 12th annual Tortugas Open Golf Tournament to be held at Sonoma Ranch Golf Course on Friday, June 23. The field is limited to the first 36 teams that sign-up and pays. Hole sponsorships are available. For more information, contact David Fierro at 575-496-1693 or Frank Torres 575-640-4354.

On Saturday, June 24, the Turtle Fest Tardeada will feature popular band UnLyshed under the covered pavilion at the church. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets will be sold at the door for $5 per person.

The main event Sunday, June 25, is the 29th annual San Juan Turtle Derby Races under the covered pavilion at the church. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the races will be held at 2 p.m. Several events are scheduled throughout the day, including a Celebrity Turtle Race, live music and another tardeada, from 3 to 7 p.m. All of Sunday's events are free.

Although we provide the utmost luxury at Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we realize that you need to get out and socialize with those in your surrounding community. This event gives you the chance to do just that! Don’t hesitate to attend today!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – 8:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Our Lady of Guadalupe
3600 Paroquia Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001

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