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Santa Fe Annual Events

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Santa Fe events offer the best in cultural entertainment. The city and its surrounding communities have been celebrating their heritage and culture for hundreds of years. Some festivals are more recent additions to the annual calendar, while some have been taking place every year for hundreds of years. Even food events in Santa Fe incorporate longstanding culinary traditions. As a diverse and welcoming community, there are GLBT events in Santa Fe, and plenty of unique and entertaining festivals for the whole family.
Steve Larese Photo Indian Market Santa Fe
Indian Market Santa Fe's Largest Event

Spring Annual Santa Fe Events

Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival
An invitation-only event highlighting the museum-quality work of scores of Native American artists. The event represents the best of Indian art,  as vetted by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. nativetreasuressantafe.org

Summer Annual Santa Fe Events

Santa Fe Wine Festival
New Mexico's wines highlight this fun festival. Sample and buy local wines while enjoying delightful array of food, music and arts & crafts. www.santafewinefestival.com

Santa Fe Pride Festival
June finds Santa Fe celebrating gay pride with a series of parties, dances, fundraisers and happenigs, including a parade and festival that winds its way to Railyard Park.

Contemporary Hispanic Market Arts & Crafts (known to locals as Spanish Market)
In late July, the Santa Fe Plaza transforms into a contemporary arts and crafts market. The artists are all from New Mexico, and crafts include wooden santos, pressed tinwork, wooden furniture and more.  contemporaryhispanicmarket.com

Santa Fe Indian Market
The juried Santa Fe Indian Market harkens back to Santa Fe’s roots as a trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. Today, the market attracts the best Native artists from around the continent, and international visitors from all walks of life. Indian Market is a rare opportunity to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures. www.swaia.org

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta
Chefs from Santa Fe's most celebrated restaurants pair dishes, from appetizers to desserts, with wines from this region and beyond. Various Venues
505-438-8060 www.santafewineandchile.org
 

Old Man Gloom photo by Steve Larese
Burning of Zozobra Santa Fe Annual Event
Santa Fe Opera
Running from late June through August, the Santa Fe Opera's stunning amphitheater is nestled amongst the rolling hills just outside of Santa Fe. The spectacular setting, with views of Sangre de Cristo and the Jemez mountains, provides the perfect setting for the performers, musicians and highest caliber productions. www.santafeopera.org

Santa Fe Film Festival
Feature, short, documentary - this is a a four-day film festival filled with creativity and purpose. Films are culled from around the world and played in venues throughout the city alongside panels, workshops and other festivities.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is one of the world’s preeminent music festivals bringing distinguished musicians, and emerging young talent to perform during its six-week season. Festival concerts take place in the historic St. Francis Auditorium, the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, and at the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque. www.santafechambermusic.org/calendar

 

Fall Annual Santa Fe Events

Fiestas de Santa Fe
This ten-day series of bailes, processions, parades, and musical performances has a 300-year history. It is Santa Fe's biggest celebration of all that is unique and special about this city. www.santafefiesta.org

Burning of Zozobra
The burning of Zozobra — old man gloom — is a fiery and exciting kick-off to the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe, during the first weekend in September. Visitors toss scraps of paper on which they’ve written their sad thoughts, into the 50-foot puppet, which is then set on fire. It takes place in Fort Marcy Park, located just a few blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Zozobra is an annual tradition for many New Mexicans. burnzozobra.com

Winter Annual Santa Fe Events

Winter Pueblo Feast Days and Dances
Winter Pueblo feast days and dances held at Indian pueblos surrounding Santa Fe are open to visitors. Schedules can change so visit the Pueblos’ home pages for dates and schedules.

ARTFeast
February is for foodies and lovers of fine arts: fashion shows, an auction, home tours, and the Edible Art Tour, which is an evening of gallery hopping with art-inspired nibbles prepared by the area's finest chefs. ArtFeast benefits art programs for kids.