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.
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 –