Special this Summer in Santa Fe
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.
Year Round Events in Santa Fe
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.
Fall Events in Santa Fe
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
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
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
Artist Studio Tours
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.
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
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Harvest FestivalThis 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 ToursIn 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 ShowcasePresented 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 FestivalSpecial 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 ToursIn 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 PosadasThis 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 WalkThe 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.
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
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 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