Celebration of Global Arts & Culture: The Prado in Santa FeThis summer, Santa Fe welcomes 92 masterpieces from the renowned Museo del Prado, in Madrid, Spain, recreated as public art. This unique public exhibition in Cathedral Park is part of Santa Fe's Celebration of Global Art & Culture, happening from May through October. Hotel packages featuring admission to fantastic Santa Fe museums are available now.
On the first Saturday of the month in conjunction with this exhibition (June through October), our sister hotel Eldorado Hotel & Spa will host free screenings of the documentary Bosch and the Garden of Dreams, exploring masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. Learn more about these screenings here.
Heritage Hotels & Resorts is a proud sponsor of this exhibition and documentary screenings.
A number of unusual and enjoyable Santa Fe events take place every week. Some of these even take place here at our own Maria Benitez Cabaret Theatre at the Lodge at Santa Fe. Please see our list below for a sampling of the wide variety of Santa Fe festivals and events that take place year round. Many Santa Fe events tickets are conveniently available at ticketssantafe.org.
Santa Fe Events to Enjoy During Your Stay
Here at The Lodge at Santa Fe, we offer a year-round opportunity to enjoy the exciting Santa Fe events at our very own Garduños and our Maria Benitez Cabaret. Should you chose to venture beyond our front doors, there is a wealth of opportunities for you to be entertained, informed and delighted.
Year Round Events in Santa Fe
Maria Benitez Cabaret Theatre at the Lodge at Santa FeBuilt in honor of the legendary Flamenco artist Maria Benitez, this intimate theater located on site at the Lodge at Santa Fe was designed to celebrate the art of Flamenco. The theater seats 150 people and has great views from every seat. Tapas and beverage services are available at select performances. A variety of Santa Fe performing arts events happen at the theater year-round. Come early to enjoy dinner or drinks at our hotel restaurant or rooftop patio bar featuring beautiful sunset views of the Santa Fe mountains. Many Santa Fe events tickets are available on ticketssantafe.org or check our Facebook page to see what is happening during your visit.
Creative Workshops and Artist Events in Santa FeSanta 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, lectures, studio tours, contests and other special events focusing on the arts in Santa Fe. Find out what is going on during your visit to Santa Fe at santafecreativetourism.org.
Souper BowlSanta Fe's finest chefs prepare soups and you vote for your favorite. This annual soup competition, held the Saturday of Super Bowl Weekend, also includes a silent auction. The event benefits Northern New Mexico's food bank. Various venues 505-471-1633 thefooddepot.org
Ski and Snowboard in Santa FeSkiing and snowboarding in Santa Fe is accessible, just 16 miles from the 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 and MARCH
ARTFeastSanta Fe galleries pair fine art and fine food prepared by local chefs. The event raises money to support art programs in Santa Fe's public schools. Santa Fe galleries 505-982-1648 artfeast.com
Restaurant WeekPart of New Mexico Restaurant Week, Santa Fe chefs encourage everyone to try new restaurants by offering special three-course meals at discounted prices. Various restaurants 505-847-3333 restaurantweeknm.com
Santa Fe Film Festival
The Santa Fe Film Festival showcases a variety of films, from films made in the Southwest to documentaries and art films. The event also includes workshops, panels, parties, awards and more. 505-988-7414 santafefilmfestival.com
Native Treasures Indian Arts FestivalNearly 200 established and emerging Native American artists showcase their unique work. This festival benefits the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Santa Fe Community Convention Center 201 W. Marcy Street 505-476-1250 nativetreasuressantafe.org
Santa Fe CenturyMore than 2,500 bicyclists flock to Santa Fe for a scenic 100-mile ride in communities around Santa Fe. Riders can opt for "out and back" journeys of 25, 50 and 75 miles, too. santafecentury.com
Summer Events in Santa Fe
Rodeo de Santa FeSince 1949 the family-friendly Rodeo de Santa Fe has showcased the rodeo craft from barrel racing to bareback and bull riding. Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, 3237 Rodeo Rd. 505-471-4300 rodeodesantafe.org
Thirsty Ear FestivalNew Mexico's premier roots music event features a variety of musical acts 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 thirstyearfestival.com
Santa Fe International Folk Art MarketThis is the world's largest international folk art market featuring more than 130 artists from around the globe. There's no better city to host the market than Santa Fe, the only place in the U.S. designated by UNESCO as a Creative City of Design & Folk Art. Milner Plaza on Museum Hill, Camino Lejo 505-992-7600 folkartmarket.org
ART Santa FeThis prestigious contemporary art fair brings together 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 artsantafe.com
Traditional Spanish Market & Contemporary Spanish MarketSanta Fe's acclaimed Traditional Spanish Market features an impressive array of Spanish Colonial art works handcrafted by New Mexican artists using traditional tools and techniques. At the same time, the annual Contemporary Hispanic Market features contemporary work by more than 100 artists. Santa Fe Plaza 505-982-2226 spanishcolonial.org & contemporaryhispanicmarket.com
Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts ShowHundreds of Native American artists from pueblos and tribes around the country gather to celebrate their heritage. The event features a variety of arts and crafts and traditional Native American ceremonial dance performances. 327 Eagle Drive, San Juan, NM 87566, 505-747-1593 enipc.org
July 4th Pancakes on the PlazaThis annual community feast, hosted by the United Way, includes live music and dance, kid's entertainment, art booths and a car show along with piping hot pancakes served on Santa Fe Plaza. Santa Fe Plaza 505-982-2002 pancakesontheplaza.com santafeopera.org
Santa Fe Indian MarketLocated in the historic Plaza, the Santa Fe Indian Market is the place to find all kinds of remarkable treasures. In addition to textiles, jewelry, and crafts, visitors will enjoy live entertainment. The Indian Market is held during the third weekend in August, and Indian Week -- with films, music, and fashion -- takes place the week before. This annual mecca of Native American art and culture showcases more than 1,000 Native American artists selling traditional and contemporary work. Santa Fe Plaza 505-983-5220 swaia.org
Whitehawk Antique ShowsThe 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 whitehawkshows.com
Santa Fe Chamber Music FestivalThis annual festival of chamber music features sensational top-notch performances at various Santa Fe venues and runs July-August. Various Venues 888-221-9836 or 505-983-2075 sfcmf.org
Mountain Man Trade Fair and RendezvousThis annual celebration of 19th-century life in New Mexico, held in early August, features period reenactments of the lives of 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 nmhistorymuseum.org
Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music FestivalThis weekend festival in late August 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
Burning of Zozobra and Santa Fe FiestaSeptember 4th: "Viva la Fiesta," the oldest community event in the U.S., commemorates the re-occupation of Santa Fe led by Don Diego de Vargas in 1692. The Burning of Zozobra sets a 49-foot tall marionette up in flames. The Santa Fe Fiesta features music, dance, food, religious ceremonies and more. Santa Fe Plaza and various venues 505-988-7575 santafefiesta.org
Artist Studio ToursIn September, several Santa Fe communities host their annual artist studio tours where 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. Surrounding Santa Fe Communities santafe.org
Santa Fe Wine & Chile FiestaFood and wine connoisseurs across the country love this paring of wine and chile. The event has seminars, demonstrations and culinary events with wineries and chefs. Various venues in Santa Fe 505-438-8060 santafewineandchile.org
Paint Night at Garduños
Enjoy authentic Mexican masterpieces and delicious Margaritas all with brush in hand! Dependent on your appetite we encourage you to come early to have a full sit down dinner before Paint Nite begins at 6:45 p.m., or you can snack during your painting and cocktail sipping!. Paint Nights are October 13 and 27. Come alone or bring a group of friends! Purchase tickets here: https://goo.gl/VdGfnb Please use code gardunossf for an additional 35% off your ticket price.