Looking for the best events in Santa Fe, New Mexico? Here’s a list of Santa Fe’s major events each year. Check the SantaFe.com events calendar for specific events and dates.
By supporting SWAIA with your gift a you are helping us fulfill our mission of being an advocate for Native American artists. Through this new programming, SWAIA continues our work to support Native artists by creating greater opportunities to share their talents, art and stories.
NO TICKETS NEEDED! THE 96TH BURNING OF ZOZOBRA WILL BE A NO CROWD-EVENT, TELEVISED/WEBCASTED FOR FREE ON KOAT CHANNEL 7 IN NEW MEXICO AND ONLINE AT WWW.KOAT.COM! JOIN US AT 8PM MDT ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020, ON YOUR TV OR ONLINE!
The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is an annual five-day weekend of events featuring Santa Fe restaurants & world-class wineries!
The 12th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will feature acclaimed industry professionals, educational panels and workshops, nightly networking events, filmmaker Q&As, and 5 memorable days filled with award-winning films from around the globe. When: Wednesday, October 14th-Sunday, October 18th, 2020. Where: Various venues in Downtown Santa Fe, including the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Violet Crown Cinema, the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Jean Cocteau Cinema, and CCA’s The Screen
Since 2004, the International Folk Art Market has hosted more than 1000 master folk artists from 100 countries in the world’s largest exhibition and sale of works by master folk artists. Artist earnings have exceeded $34 million and impacted more than one million lives in the communities they represent. The Market offers folk artists a respected spot in the global marketplace to gather together and share their handmade traditions and to create economic, social, and individual empowerment.
The Santa Fe Indian Market provides a vehicle of personal and cultural sustainability for Native artists. It is an opportunity for Native people to represent themselves to the world and build lasting relationships. SWAIA cultivates excellence and innovation across traditional and non-traditional art forms and develops programs and events that support, promote, and honor Native artists. Quality and authenticity are the hallmarks of the Santa Fe Indian Market. To ensure the quality of the artwork being sold by artists, SWAIA … Read More
For nine days in October, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® creates an enchanted world of special-shaped balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies. Brisk autumn mornings in the Rio Grande Valley create an otherworldly backdrop for the breathtaking majesty of our most popular event, Mass Ascension of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®.
Santa Fe’s Major Events
Santa Fe Film Festival – The Santa Fe Film Festival celebrates all facets of cinematic arts – here in New Mexico, regionally and globally. Held mid-February
Santa Fe Restaurant Week – Santa Feans love Restaurant Week, held at the end of February every year, when the best restaurants in town offer great deals on prix-fixe menus, have special dinners and more.
Eldorado Studio Tour – This tour includes more than 150 artists, and provides a forum for artists in the Eldorado community to share ideas, expand their knowledge, build relationships with other artists, and promote the arts in the community.
Santa Fe Bandstand – Free live music every weeknight during the summer (June-August) is a great way to enjoy the Santa Fe Plaza.
Santa Fe Opera – Beautiful views and amazing performances every season (July-August)
Santa Fe International Folk Art Market – A truly special event. The International Folk Art Market brings unique artists from all over the globe
HIPICO Santa Fe – A month-long celebration of equestrian competitions at the beautiful grounds at HIPICO. (Mid-July to Mid-August)
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival – with more than 40 concerts each year, this is a great way to support the arts. (July-August)
Rodeo de Santa Fe – Santa Feans have been going to the rodeo for more than 70 years! (July)
Contemporary Hispanic Market – In conjunction with the Traditional Spanish Market, the Contemporary Hispanic Market features works of a more modern style, often from young, up-and-coming artists. (July)
Traditional Spanish Market – One of Santa Fe’s largest events, celebrating Spanish-style art from hundreds of artists. Also live performances, food vendors and more. (July)
Santa Fe Indian Market – The last of the big-three markets in Santa Fe doesn’t disappoint. This is the largest celebration of Native American arts in the country. (August)
Currents New Media Festival – Live performance, art installations, speakers and more, this event is designed to stimulate all of your senses. (August)
Santa Fe Music Week – Local and national artists come to perform and celebrate the diverse music scene in Santa Fe (end of August/beginning of Sept)
Santa Fe Fiestas – Art, crafts, parades, performances and more give a glimpse into the culture of Santa Fe (beginning of September)
Burning of Zozobra – The people of Santa Fe write their worries down, stuff them inside Old Man Gloom, then watch as that gloom is burned to ashes. (beginning of September)
GFNY Santa Fe – One of the largest Gran Fondo series in the world comes to celebrate the great riding in Santa Fe every year. (September)
Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta – Amazing wine, amazing food, amazing setting. ‘Nuff said. (September)
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – One of the biggest and best balloon festivals in the world comes to New Mexico every October.
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival – five days of independent film screenings from local, national and international artists. (October)
Holiday Tree Lighting on the Santa Fe Plaza –
Santa Fe Winter Indian Market –
Canyon Road Farolito Walk –
New Year’s Eve on the Plaza –