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.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

This festival of the independent film showcases a variety of feature films and shorts and offers panels, discussions, and nights of parties. 505-349-1414. santafeindependentfilmfestival.com

Harvest Festival

This annual harvest festival is at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum dedicated to the heritage and culture of Spanish Colonial New Mexico. 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 golondrinas.org

Artist Studio Tours

In October, several Santa Fe communities host their annual artist studio tours 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 santafe.org


Santa Fe Indian Market Winter Showcase

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

Santa Fe Harvest Festival

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

Artist Studio Tours

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


Las Posadas

This Santa Fe holiday event is a 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 crowds from 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 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 walls.
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Souper Bowl

Santa 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 Fe

Skiing 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



Santa 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 Week

Part 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

Spring Events in Santa Fe


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 Festival

Nearly 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 Century

More 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

Five Days of Bikes, Beer & Beyond

Group rides for all ages including road, mountain and cruiser tours. Five days of beer-infused events, topped off with a full-on Brewfest featuring craft breweries from New Mexico and Colorado. And more: art, music, film, bike-in movies, sponsored bowling and grand openings for breweries. It all eminates from Outside Bike & Brew in Santa Fe, 1607 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe NM 87501 outsidesantafe.com

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Summer Events in Santa Fe


Rodeo de Santa Fe

Since 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

Santa Fe Pride

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

Thirsty Ear Festival

New 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
Spanish Market Santa Fe Signature Summer Events


Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

This 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 Fe

This 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

Santa Fe Garden Tours

"Behind Adobe Walls" tours by Westwind Travel visit different Santa Fe gardens and homes to see beautiful gardens in full bloom. 505-984-0022 or 800-283-0122 westwindtravel.net

Traditional Spanish Market & Contemporary Spanish Market

Santa 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 Show

Hundreds 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 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 piping hot pancakes served on Santa Fe Plaza. Santa Fe Plaza 505-982-2002 pancakesontheplaza.com

Santa Fe Opera

One of the premier opera performance venues in the world the Santa Fe Opera runs annually from July through August, with five operas presented in rotating repertory. 301 Opera Drive Santa Fe, NM 87506 505-986-5900 or 800-280-4654 santafeopera.org

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Santa Fe Indian Market

Located 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 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 whitehawkshows.com

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

This 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 Rendezvous

This 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 Festival

This 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 Santa Fe Fiesta Annual Event

Fall Events in Santa Fe


Burning of Zozobra and Santa Fe Fiesta

September 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

Fall Activities at Ski Santa Fe

Take in beautiful fall colors from the Super Chief Quad chair or enjoy a round of disc golf at Ski Santa Fe. The mountain is open for a variety of fun, family-friendly activities in September and during Balloon Fiesta week (October). skisantafe.com

Artist Studio Tours

In 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 Fiesta

Food 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