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There are Santa Fe events, and then there are major events, like our world-famous markets, the burning of Zozobra, Fiestas de Santa Fe, and many more. SantaFe.com‘s major events calendar is the place you’ll find everything you need to know about Santa Fe’s biggest annual events, whether you’re looking for the Santa Fe Opera schedule, want to find out about Pancakes on the Plaza, or plan to explore the SWAIA Indian Market. Check it out!


February

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Santa Fe Film Festival

Fri, Feb 03, 2023 11:00 am - Sun, Feb 12, 2023 9:00 pm

One of the oldest film festivals in the world, the Santa Fe Film Festival, streams a new wave of independent features, documentaries and shorts, along with Q&As, Panels, Workshops, Red Carpet Interviews, and Mini-Awards ceremonies happening both weekends.

@Jean Cocteau Cinema, Contemporary Center for the Arts, Scottish Rite Temple

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May

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Native Treasures Art Market and Auction

Sat, May 28, 2022 5:00 pm - Mon, May 30, 2022 5:00 pm

Every year, over Memorial Day weekend, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) hosts a spectacular line-up of over 200 Indigenous artists, all specially invited to showcase their museum-quality artwork at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

@Santa Fe Convention Center

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June

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Balloons Over Angel Fire

Fri, Jun 17, 2022 7:00 am - Sun, Jun 19, 2022 11:00 pm

Albuquerque doesn’t have the monopoly on balloon festivals, and Angel Fire isn’t just known for great skiing and terrain parks. Balloons Over Angel Fire is a three-day event over Father’s Day weekend, which is one of the few high-mountain hot air balloon events in the country that doesn’t have huge crowds and costly fees.

@Angel Fire Airport

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Currents New Media Festival

Fri, Jun 17, 2022 5:00 pm - Sun, Jun 26, 2022 10:00 pm

There’s a place where Art and Technology intersect, and that place is the locus for what has become the most innovative Art festival in New Mexico. The Currents New Media Festival is a ten-day celebration of that intersection of science and aesthetics.

@Center for Contemporary Art

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Santa Fe Bandstand

Tue, Jun 21, 2022 6:00 pm - Sat, Aug 13, 2022 9:00 pm

Santa Fe Bandstand is the largest free music series in New Mexico, taking place on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. In fact, what started out as a small showcase for local musicians and their fans in 2002 has grown to become one of the most hotly anticipated summer concert series in the state.

@Plaza de Santa Fe

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Rodeo de Santa Fe

Wed, Jun 22, 2022 7:00 pm - Sat, Jun 25, 2022 9:00 pm

Every year the Rodeo de Santa Fe brings big time rodeo action – with top cowboys and cowgirls, stock contractors, specialty acts, barrel men, and more – to northern New Mexico during the month of June. Hard core rodeo enthusiasts will tell you, it’s one of the best live shows in the state, and still remains one of the top 60 PRCA Rodeos in the nation.

@Rodeo de Santa Fe

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July

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Santa Fe Bandstand

Tue, Jun 21, 2022 6:00 pm - Sat, Aug 13, 2022 9:00 pm

Santa Fe Bandstand is the largest free music series in New Mexico, taking place on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. In fact, what started out as a small showcase for local musicians and their fans in 2002 has grown to become one of the most hotly anticipated summer concert series in the state.

@Plaza de Santa Fe

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Santa Fe Opera

Fri, Jul 01, 2022 8:00 pm - Sat, Aug 27, 2022 10:00 pm

Music is a universal gift, with the power to connect and bring together people from all walks of life. The Santa Fe Opera wields that power judiciously, with its mission “to advance the operatic art form by presenting ensemble performances of the highest quality…”

@Santa Fe Opera

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Pancakes On The Plaza

Mon, Jul 04, 2022 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

A local tradition for 45 years now, the annual Pancakes On The Plaza brings together all the things we love about the holiday – art, music, cars, and fireworks – along with that most delicious of breakfast treats, to create an event like no other.

@Santa Fe Plaza

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International Folk Art Market

Wed, Jul 06, 2022 10:00 am - Fri, Jul 08, 2022 5:00 pm

Immerse yourself in Santa Fe’s famous International Folk Art Market, the world’s largest exhibition and sale of works by master folk artists. Since 2004, IFAM has hosted more than 1,000 master folk artists from 100 countries, some venturing beyond their villages for the very first time.

@Museum Hill

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Traditional Spanish Market

Sat, Jul 30, 2022 9:00 am - Sun, Jul 31, 2022 5:00 pm

One of the highlights of the Santa Fe summer months is the Traditional Spanish Market, presented by the Spanish Colonial Arts Society. The oldest and largest juried art show of its kind in the nation, the Spanish Market is a showcase for all things traditional in New Mexico.

@Santa Fe Plaza

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Contemporary Hispanic Market

Sat, Jul 30, 2022 8:00 am - Sun, Jul 31, 2022 5:00 pm

Whether you’re into Native American art, or folk art, antique art or contemporary art, there’s probably a Market for it. One of the lesser known, but no less important markets taking place in the City Different is the Contemporary Hispanic Market, held in conjunction with the Traditional Spanish Market.

@Lincoln Avenue

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August

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Santa Fe Bandstand

Tue, Jun 21, 2022 6:00 pm - Sat, Aug 13, 2022 9:00 pm

Santa Fe Bandstand is the largest free music series in New Mexico, taking place on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. In fact, what started out as a small showcase for local musicians and their fans in 2002 has grown to become one of the most hotly anticipated summer concert series in the state.

@Plaza de Santa Fe

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Santa Fe Opera

Fri, Jul 01, 2022 8:00 pm - Sat, Aug 27, 2022 10:00 pm

Music is a universal gift, with the power to connect and bring together people from all walks of life. The Santa Fe Opera wields that power judiciously, with its mission “to advance the operatic art form by presenting ensemble performances of the highest quality…”

@Santa Fe Opera

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Antique American Indian Art Show

Thu, Aug 11, 2022 11:00 am - Sun, Aug 14, 2022 5:00 pm

This highly anticipated event brings together the world’s most knowledgeable experts in the field, offering hundreds of select historic art objects from Indigenous cultures throughout the United States and Canada.

@El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

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Objects Of Art Show

Thu, Aug 11, 2022 11:00 am - Sun, Aug 14, 2022 5:00 pm

The City Different’s uniquely different showcase for one-of-a-kind historic and contemporary works from around the world, this show is widely known as an exhibition of exceptional aesthetics, style, and design.

@El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

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Santa Fe Indian Market

Wed, Aug 17, 2022 6:00 pm - Sun, Aug 21, 2022 5:00 pm

Now celebrating its 100th year, the Santa Fe Indian Market has been North America’s largest and most important juried Indigenous art market since 1922. Organized by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), it is far more than a weekend art market.

@Santa Fe Plaza

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Santa Fe Music Week

Sat, Aug 27, 2022 11:00 am - Sat, Sep 03, 2022 10:00 pm

Bringing attention to venues across the City, and the artists who frequent them, is the goal of Santa Fe Music Week. Whether you’re into Jazz, Latin, Rock or Country, you’ll find something to delight the senses.

@Throughout Santa Fe

September

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Santa Fe Music Week

Sat, Aug 27, 2022 11:00 am - Sat, Sep 03, 2022 10:00 pm

Bringing attention to venues across the City, and the artists who frequent them, is the goal of Santa Fe Music Week. Whether you’re into Jazz, Latin, Rock or Country, you’ll find something to delight the senses.

@Throughout Santa Fe

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Burning of Zozobra

Fri, Sep 02, 2022 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For almost a century, the towering 50-foot-high marionette – part ghost, part monster, and full enemy of all that is good – has drawn families and friends from near and far, to watch as evil is vanquished for another year during this one of a kind Labor Day pageant.

@Fort Marcy Recreation Complex

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Fiesta de Santa Fe

Sat, Sep 03, 2022 5:00 pm - Sun, Sep 11, 2022 6:00 pm

For more than 300 years, every September, the Santa Fe Fiesta Council proudly invites people from all backgrounds to celebrate historic Santa Fe culture with events that highlight the talents of Northern New Mexico cultura!

@Santa Fe Plaza

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New Mexico State Fair

Thu, Sep 08, 2022 10:00 am - Sun, Sep 18, 2022 9:00 pm

Founded in 1938, the New Mexico State Fair has been drawing crowds to experience all the fun and excitement of rural living, firsthand. It’s also the biggest show in New Mexico, attracting over 500,000 attendees annually, and ranking in the Top 5 of the nation, based on affordability.

@Expo New Mexico

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Santa Fe Renaissance Faire

Sat, Sep 17, 2022 10:00 am - Sun, Sep 18, 2022 5:00 pm

New Mexico’s premiere Renaissance Faire invites you to experience all the fun and excitement of ages past, in a safe and family-friendly environment where you can eat delicious foods, dance to medieval music, and buy unique arts and crafts.

@El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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GFNY Santa Fe

Sun, Sep 18, 2022 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Santa Fe’s location at the foot of the southern Rockies, along with its mild four-season climate, have made it a world-class city for outdoor recreation. It comes as no surprise that Grand Fondo New York (GFNY) has chosen Santa Fe as a location for its global endurance sports brand.

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Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

Wed, Sep 21, 2022 11:00 am - Sun, Sep 25, 2022 10:00 pm

An annual collection of events, at various venues throughout the city, this epicurean extravaganza brings 90 wineries to Santa Fe to partner with 35 of the city’s best restaurants in a weeklong celebration of food and wine events, featuring cooking demos, seminars, winery luncheons, and dinners.

@Throughout Santa Fe

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October

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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Wed, Oct 19, 2022 10:00 am - Sun, Oct 23, 2022 11:00 pm

The premiere forum for international and independent cinema in northern New Mexico. Taking place over five days and nights in October, and focusing on artistic excellence, SFiFF has presented films ranging from Academy Award winners to undiscovered indie gems.

@Jean Cocteau Cinema

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Albuquerque International Balloon Festival

Sat, Oct 01, 2022 7:00 am - Sun, Oct 09, 2022 9:00 pm

Whether you’re a balloon enthusiast, or just like to watch as hundreds of balloons fill the skies, you’ll be enthralled by the sight of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, sharing in the spectacular beauty.

@Balloon Fiesta Park

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December

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Santa Fe Farolito Walk

Sat, Dec 24, 2022 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A celebrated holiday tradition in Santa Fe, the Farolito Walk incorporates thousands of flickering votive candles in paper bags, lining historic neighborhood streets and adobe walls on Christmas Eve. The result is a warm inviting glow and a spectacular New Mexico tradition that is hard to resist for evening strollers.

@Canyon Road

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