New Mexico hosts many renowned cultural events throughout the year. Some of the country's best fairs, festivals, markets, fiestas, and performing arts seasons happen here, attracting visitors from around the world.
WHEN: Christmas at the Palace: December 8, 2017. 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm: 2017
WHEN: Las Posadas, on the Plaza, December 10, 2017. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm:
WHERE: New Mexico History Museum & Palace of the Governors, and Santa Fe Plaza.
Two FREE traditional Christmas events for the whole family, presented by the New Mexico History Museum & Palace of the Governors. ...
WHERE: Historic Canyon Road
A long-standing Santa Fe tradition is to walk the historic Canyon Road on Christmas Eve. Farolitos, Christmas Carols, Cider, and goodies line the street. Starting at twilight and going until everyone has left. Join in this wonderful spectacle with your friends and family. Happy Holidays!
WHEN: December 31st, 2017. 9:00pm - 12:15am.
WHERE: The Historic Santa Fe Plaza.
Round up your family and friends to ring in the New Year with our 2nd Annual Santa Fe New Year's Eve celebration. ...
There are 19 Pueblos around Northern New Mexico and each observe sacred ceremonial Feast Days and Religious Events. The Native people generously allow respectful outsiders to attend some of these events throughout the year. Please be sure to observe all Pueblo Rules of Etiquette when visiting Native American villages. If you're not sure what the rules are, please inquire at the Tourism Offices for each Pueblo. Click "More" for Calendar of Events. ...
WHEN: April 26-28, 2018.
WHERE: Albuquerque - Tingley Coliseum Fair Grounds. Since 1983, during the last weekend in April, The Gathering of Nations has been North America's biggest Pow Wow! A spectacular event for everyone. ...
WHEN: June 16 & 17, Sept 15 & 16, & Oct 6 & 7, 2018: 10am - 5pm. Santa Fe Artists Markets at Cathedral Park.
WHERE: Cathedral Park, alongside the St. Francis Basilica, one block east of the Plaza.
Santa Fe Artists Market is a regular occurrence from March thru December at The Railyard Park, but 3 times a year, they fill St. Francis Cathedral Park with their stands of beautiful juried works from over 100 New Mexico artisans.
WHEN: June 20th - 23rd, 2018.
WHERE: Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds
Saddle up for all the heart-pounding, mud-slinging, action-packed performances of a top PRCA rodeo with a hometown feel. ...
WHEN: June 29, 2018 - August 25, 2018.
WHERE: Santa Fe Opera House.
The Santa Fe Opera has grown to become recognized as one of the world's leading cultural festivals.
Join ARTsmart for a wonderful 3-day weekend of history, fine art, and cuisine with Edible Art Tours and unique lectures.
WHEN: June 2018. Dates and event details pending.
WHERE: Downtown Santa Fe & Canyon Road Galleries & various locations...
Proceeds from ticket sales go to ARTsmart New Mexico, a 501c3 nonprofit which ensures that schoolchildren have the opportunity to explore, experience, and engage in the visual arts. ...
When locals think Fourth of July in Santa Fe, Pancakes On The Plaza comes to mind first. From the deliciousness of the pancakes to the cool cars on display ... from the toe-tapping music to the unique art show, Pancakes On The Plaza has something for everyone. ...
WHEN: July 13th, 14th, 15th 2018
WHERE: Milner Plaza at Museum Hill 1.7 mi from the Historic Downtown Plaza.
Intended as a one-time event in 2004, the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe is now the largest of its kind in the world!
Purchase tickets online starting May 1, 2018. Click for link. ...
WHEN: July 28th & 29th, 2018: 8am - 5pm.
WHERE: Santa Fe Plaza area.
The oldest and largest juried Spanish Market in the United States. The celebration includes festivals, music and cultural events centered around Santa Fe's historic Plaza. ...
WHEN: August 18th - 19th, 2018.
WHERE: Historic Plaza area. With some events at other locations during that same week.
Admission: Plaza area market is free to public.
Since 1922, Santa Fe's Indian Market has been a spectacular event attracting hundreds of locals and visitors.
WHEN: August 31st, 2018
WHERE: Fort Marcy Park. Just a few blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza.
The burning of the 50 foot-tall effigy known as Zozobra, a.k.a Old Man Gloom, began in 1924 and has become an annual tradition for Santa Feans to burn away "doom and gloom" in time for fall. Get your lodging and Zozobra tickets here. Click "more" for Lodging Package link. ...
WHEN: September 7, 8, 9th, 2018.
WHERE: The Historic Plaza Area
Every September, Santa Fe holds a weekend of ceremony and celebration commemorating the peaceful reconquest of the capital by General Don Diego de Vargas in 1692. Watch as the historic event is re-enacted, and enjoy the arts and crafts booths, entertainment and food booths that line the historic Santa Fe plaza during the Fiesta weekend. ...
WHEN: Sept 22, 23, & Sept 29 & 30, 2018. 10am-5pm.
WHERE: Multiple galleries and studio venues along the High Road to Taos
Enjoy the crisp air, the colors of fall and the beauty of artworks at over 70 High Road Artisan galleries and studios along the High Road to Taos. ...
WHEN: September 26th- September 29th, 2018
WHERE: Many locations including restaurants, the Convention Center, and the Santa Fe Opera.
Enjoy five-days of events featuring the world-class culinary artistry found in as many as 75 excellent Santa Fe restaurants, coupled with the sophistication and wines of up to 90 national wineries. Click "more" to link to event schedules and ticket purchase. ...
WHEN: Oct 6 & 7, 2018. 10am - 4pm.
WHERE: El Rancho de las Golondrinas.
Voted one of the Top Harvest Festivals in the U.S. For over 43 years, locals and visitors have celebrated the bringing in of the harvest with the villagers at El Rancho de las Golondrinas - the "Ranch of the Swallows" just south of Santa Fe. Trip back in time to the lifestyle of the first settlers. This is fun for the whole family!
WHEN: October 8th, 2018 a full day of events.
WHERE: Santa Fe's Plaza.
Join several Native American Tribes as they bring their culture and community to the Santa Fe Plaza for dances and events marking the Annual Indigenous Peoples' Day. ...
WHEN: 6th - 14th October, 2018.
WHERE: Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque
The world's premier balloon event. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than four decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air.
WHEN: October 17 - 21, 2018
WHERE: Various Theater Locations in Santa Fe.
Top international films, American independents and the most competitive New Mexico programs in the area, commence each October for this tent-pole film event. The season's program will delight the Santa Fe audience with a first-rate run of independent films and events.