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Santa Fe, New Mexico Events Calendar

Santa Fe, New Mexico features a packed calendar of world-class arts and community events that take place throughout the year. From dazzling performing arts shows and holiday celebrations to traditional folk concerts and fascinating museum exhibits, this vibrant cultural city has it all. Below you'll find just a sampling of local Santa Fe events, festivals and celebrations you surely won't want to miss. Also, be sure to check out our Featured Specials page with updated hotel events packages.

Performances at the Maria Benitez Cabaret Theater in The Lodge at Santa Fe -

Heritage Hotels & Resorts is honored to host excellent cultural dance, theater and musical performances at The Lodge at Santa Fe. The Maria Benitez Cabaret Theater, named after one of flamenco's finest performers, features an intimate performance environment with 160 seats and beverage and tapas service. Come early to enjoy dinner or drinks at our hotel restaurant or rooftop patio bar featuring beautiful sunset views of the Santa Fe mountains. Contact the Lodge at Santa Fe at 505-992-5800 to find out what performances are happening during your visit.

Chimayo Museum Events & Lecture Series


Located in Chimayo, New Mexico about thirty minutes from the hotel, the Chimayo Museum offers special events and a lecture series with stories from authors, historians and professors about New Mexico's history and culture. Find out what is happening during your visit, call the Chimayo Museum at (505) 351-0945.
 

Santa Fe Creative Tourism Artist Series


Santa Fe is a UNESCO designated Creative City due to the concentration and diversity of arts and culture in the area. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is a collection of hands-on artist workshops, demonstrations, lectures, studio tours, contests and other special events focusing on the arts in Santa Fe.  Find out what events are happening during your visit to Santa Fe at santafecreativetourism.org
 

Santa Fe Summer Events


Santa Fe New Mexico Hotel Summer Events


JUNE


Rodeo de Santa Fe -

The Rodeo de Santa Fe showcases the rodeo craft from barrel racing to bareback and bull riding. This is a family tradition since 1949. Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, 3237 Rodeo Rd. (505) 471-4300 www.rodeodesantafe.org

Santa Fe Pride -

Santa Fe's annual Gay Pride parade and fair celebration honors gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their friends and families. Railyard Plaza (505) 466-3253 www.santafehra.org

Thirsty Ear Festival -

New Mexico's premier roots music event showcases a wide variety of performances including alt-country, folk, bluegrass, blues, world music, acoustic punk, indie rock and other surprises that broaden the music boundaries. Various Santa Fe Venues,(918) 289-0482 www.thirstyearfestival.com

JULY


Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Santa Fe International Folk Art Market -

The world's largest international folk art market features more than 130 artists from many diverse countries. There's no better city to host the market than Santa Fe, the only place in the U.S. designated by U.N.E.S.C.O. as a Creative City of Design & Folk Art. Milner Plaza on Museum Hill, Camino Lejo 505-992-7600 www.folkartmarket.org

ART Santa Fe -

This prestigious contemporary art fair brings art collectors and artists from around the world. The fair showcases work by acclaimed masters and cutting-edge artists. El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 1615 Paseo de Peralta 505-988-8883 www.artsantafe.com

Santa Fe Opera-

The Santa Fe Opera is one of the premier opera performance venues in the world. Shows run annually from July to August, with five operas presented in rotating repertory. 301 Opera Drive Santa Fe, NM 87506 (505)986-5900 or (800) 280-4654 www.santafeopera.org

July 4th Pancakes on the Plaza-

This annual community feast, hosted by the United Way, includes live music and dance, kid's entertainment, art booths and a car show along with pancakes served on the plaza. Santa Fe Plaza (505) 982-2002

Santa Fe Garden Tours-

See Santa Fe private gardens in full bloom with "Behind Adobe Walls" tours by Westwind Travel. 505-984-0022 or 800-283-0122 www.westwindtravel.net

Santa Fe New Mexico Plaza Hotel Traditional & Contemporary Spanish Market

Traditional Spanish Market & Contemporary Spanish Market -

The world-renowned Traditional Spanish Market features spectacular variety of Spanish Colonial art works handcrafted by New Mexican artists using traditional tools and techniques. Also, the annual Contemporary Hispanic Market features contemporary work by more than 100 artists. Santa Fe Plaza 505-982-2226 www.spanishcolonial.org & www.contemporaryhispanicmarket.com

Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show -

Native American artists from pueblos and tribes around the country gather to celebrate their heritage in Northern New Mexico. The event features traditional Native American ceremonial dance performances and a variety of arts and crafts. 327 Eagle Drive, San Juan, NM 87566, (505) 747-1593 www.enipc.org

AUGUST



SOFA WEST -

One of the country's premier contemporary arts and design fairs, the International Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair features a variety of celebrated contemporary artists and designers. El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, 1615 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501 www.sofaexpo.com

Santa Fe Hotel Whitehawk Antique Shows
Whitehawk Antique Shows - The Annual Antique Ethnographic Art Show, showcases ethnographic and tribal art from around the world. The Annual Invitational Antique Indian Art Show is devoted to historic antique Indian art. Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W. Marcy St. (505) 992-8929 www.whitehawkshows.com

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival-

This annual chamber music festival features sensational top-notch performances at various Santa Fe venues and runs July-August. Various Venues (888)221-9836 or (505)983-2075 www.sfcmf.org

Mountain Man Trade Fair and Rendezvous-

This annual celebration of 19th-century life in New Mexico showcases period reenactments of like mountain men and women. Arts, crafts, games and activities for the whole family. Palace of the Governors Courtyard 105 W. Palace Ave. (505) 476-5100 www.nmhistorymuseum.org

Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival-

This late August weekend festival features all kinds of bluegrass and old-time bands and musicians. It's a hoot and a holler. Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds 3237 Rodeo Rd. southwestpickers.org

Santa Fe New Mexico Hotel Indian Market

Santa Fe Indian Market -

Santa Fe's largest event boasts more than 1,000 Native American artists selling traditional and contemporary Native American crafts and artwork. Santa Fe Plaza (505) 983-5220 www.swaia.org

AUGUST - JUNE


Santa Fe Playhouse-

Today the Playhouse offers never-produced playwrights the chance to see their work on stage and first-time performers the opportunity to be on stage with seasoned actors. Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 East De Vargas Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (505) 988-4262 www.santafeplayhouse.org

SEPTEMBER



Burning of Zozobra and Santa Fe Fiesta -

"Viva la Fiesta", the oldest community event in the U.S. commemorates the reoccupation of Santa Fe led by Don Diego de Vargas in 1692. A 49-foot tall marionette named Zozobra goes up in flames. The Santa Fe Fiesta features music, dance, food and religious ceremonies. Santa Fe Plaza and various venues (505) 988-7575 www.santafefiesta.org

Santa Fe New Mexico Hotel Artist Studio Tours

Artist Studio Tours -

Several of Santa Fe's surrounding communities host their annual artist studio torus. Visitors can venture out to meet the artists on their turf. Tours include: Pilar Studio Tour, Pojoaque River Art Tour, High Road to Taos Art Tour and the Pecos Studio Tour. Be sure to go through Chimayo on the way to Taos. Surrounding Santa Fe Communities www.santafe.org

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta -

This paring of wine and chile is loved by food and wine connoisseurs across the country. The event includes seminars and demonstrations with wineries and chefs. Various venues in Santa Fe, special wine dinner at Tabla de los Santos in Hotel St. Francis (505) 438-8060 www.santafewineandchile.org

SEPTEMBER - MAY

Santa Fe Hotel Concert Association

Santa Fe Pro Music and the Santa Fe Concert Association -

Santa Fe Pro Music brings together outstanding musicians to inspire and educate audiences of all ages through the performance of great music. 321-G W. San Francisco Street in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (505) 984-8759 www.santafeconcerts.org

OCTOBER



Santa Fe Film Festival -

The Santa Fe Film Festival includes workshops, panels, parties, awards and more. (505) 988-7414 www.santafefilmfestival.com

Santa Fe New Mexico Plaza Hotel Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival -

The annual harvest festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum dedicated to the heritage and culture of Spanish Colonial New Mexico, celebrates local foods. String chile ristras, crush wine grapes and grind sorghum with the help of burros. El Rancho de las Golondrinas 334 Los Pinos Rd. (505) 471-2261 www.golondrinas.org


Artist Studio Tours -

Several Santa Fe surrounding communities host their annual artist studio tours in October where visitors can venture out to meet the artists on their turf. Tours include: El Rito Studio Tour, Abiquiú Studio Tour and the Galisteo Studio Tour. Surrounding Santa Fe Communities. www.santafe.org

OCTOBER - FEBRUARY

Santa Fe Hotel Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus -

Santa Fe's only full orchestra and chorus bring music to life with original works of art in an amazing lineup of artists.
Santa Fe Symphony, 551 West Cardova Road, Suite D, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 983-3530 www.santafesymphony.org

NOVEMBER


Santa Fe Indian Market Winter Showcase

Santa Fe Indian Market Winter Showcase -

Presented by the producers of Santa Fe Indian Market, the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, the Santa Fe Indian Market Winter Showcase highlights unique pieces by acclaimed Native artists, including Indian Market award winners. Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W. Marcy St. (505) 983-5220 www.swaia.org/

Artist Studio Tours -

Several Santa Fe surrounding communities host their annual artist studio tours in November where visitors can venture out to meet the artists on their turf. Tours include: Dixon Studio Tour and the La Cienega Studio Tour. Surrounding Santa Fe Communities. www.santafe.org

Santa Fe Harvest Festival-

Special events featuring top restaurant chefs, bartenders and Sana Fe's culinary elite. Attend cooking classes and get discounts at special restaurants. Various venues around Santa Fe in November. harvestfestival.santafe.com

DECEMBER


Winter Spanish Market-

The right time for holiday shopping is during Santa Fe's Winter Spanish Market, showcasing an impressive array of Spanish Colonial art works handcrafted by New Mexican artists using traditional tools and techniques. Santa Fe Convention Center 505-982-2226 www.spanishcolonial.org

Las Posadas -

This Santa Fe holiday event is a community tradition. This traditional Spanish play featuring the plight of Mary and Joseph as they searched for lodgings in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. The characters set off from the Palace of the Governors, joined by the community, and walk in a procession around the Plaza before returning to the Palace, where refreshments are served. Palace of the Governors 105 E. Palace Ave. (505) 476-5100 www.palaceofthegovernors.org

Canyon Road Farolito Walk -

The Canyon Road Farolito Walk features paper bags filled with sand and votive candles that glow on Christmas Eve as they line the neighborhood streets and adobe wall.

JANUARY -


 New Mexico Hotel Souper Bowl

Souper Bowl -

Santa Fe's finest chefs, prepare soups voted on by the community. This annual soup competition, held each Saturday of Super Bowl Weekend, also includes a silent auction. The event benefits Northern New Mexico's food bank. Various venues (505) 471-1633 www.thefooddepot.org

Ski and Showboard in Santa Fe-

Skiing and Snowboarding in Santa Fe is available just 16 miles from the Hotel Chimayo in Santa Fe Plaza in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ski Santa Fe is among the highest ski areas in the continental United States With a base area elevation of 10,350 feet.skisantafe.com

FEBRUARY


ARTFeast -

Fine art and fine food prepared by local chefs and Santa Fe galleries. The event raises money to support art programs in Santa Fe's public schools. Santa Fe galleries (505) 982-1648 www.artfeast.com

MAY

New Mexico Hotel Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival

Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival -

Around 200 established and emerging Native American artists showcase their art and crafts. This festival benefits the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W. Marcy Street (505) 476-1250 www.nativetreasuressantafe.org

Santa Fe Century -

2,500+ bicyclists flock to Santa Fe for a scenic 100-mile ride around Santa Fe. Riders can opt for "out and back" journeys of 25, 50 and 75 miles, too. www.santafecentury.com

OTHER SEASONAL SANTA FE AREA EVENTS


El Rancho de Las Golondrinas -

This living history museum was originally a ranch in the 1700s. El Rancho de Las Golondrinas was an important stop along the famous Camino Real, the Royal Road from Mexico City to Santa Fe. The museum features several seasonal annual events including harvest festivals, reenactments, renaissance fairs and other fiestas and celebrations. 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507 (505) 471-2261 golondrinas.org
 
Take a day-trip to visit Chimayo any time of the year, guided and self-guided Chimayo tours are available. Learn More  
 
Check out more Santa Fe events and activities at NewMexicoTravelBlog.com/santa-fe