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Renaissance & Medieval Events
Throughout August in Rio Rancho, a variety of Renaissance- and Medieval-themed programs and events will take place for citizens of all ages to experience and enjoy. knights

The schedule includes:


  • “Madrigal Music” on Monday, Aug. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado Blvd. Michelle Bucannen, singer and harpist, will perform. 

 
  • “Medieval Duels” on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Loma Colorado Main Library from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  Members from the Shire of Drygestan will perform a demonstration of armor-clad Knights battling with swords and shields.

  • “Medieval Duels” on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the 9th Annual Mayor’s Sunday is Funday event taking place at the Rio Rancho High School field from noon to 4 p.m.  Members from the Shire of Drygestan will perform a demonstration of armor-clad Knights battling with swords and shields. At the Mayor’s Sunday is Funday you’ll find musical entertainment, activities for kids, vendor booths, and inexpensive food items. Parking at the high school will be $2.

The Loma Colorado Main Library is located at 755 Loma Colorado Blvd. Rio Rancho High School is located at 301 Loma Colorado Blvd. 

Renaissance- and Medieval-themed events and programs are coordinated by the Rio Rancho Arts Commission. To learn more about the Arts Commission, please visit http://www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us/artscommission.

The Shire of Drygestan is a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. The society is dedicated to preserving the arts and sciences of the Middle Ages.  Learn more at http://www.drygestan.org.

The Mayor’s Sunday is Funday event is sponsored and coordinated by the Rio Rancho Kiwanis Club; Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department; Rio Rancho Boys and Girls Club; and City of Vision Civitans. Proceeds, after paying event expenses, benefit youth programs in Rio Rancho. For event information, please visit http://rioranchokiwanis.com.