Santa Fe Events and Festivals

Santa Fe Events Are Just as Different as the City

There are so many Santa Fe events to choose from! Dozens of events happen every year and draw hundreds to thousands of people. Each month brings something unique like ceremonial Native American traditions or the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Whatever time you choose to visit "the City Different," there will likely be a Santa Fe festival that you won't want to miss!

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events have been postponed and may not be scheduled for the typical dates. If you wish to attend one of the Santa Fe events below, we recommend checking the event's website for current dates.

Turtle Dance at Taos Pueblo

Turtle Dance at Taos Pueblo

The Turtle Dance is a ceremonial celebration of the start of the year performed by Native Americans. Taos Pueblo opens to the public on the morning of January 1 for the dances and can last all day.
Location: 120 Veterans Hwy, Taos, NM 87571
Phone: 575-758-1028
Santa Fe Film Festival

Santa Fe Film Festival

Santa Fe Film Festival happens annually for five days around the middle of February. It`s a celebration of New Mexican cinema that rewards films and the people who make them, both on and off the screen.
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Restaurant Week

Santa Fe Restaurant Week

If you`re visiting Santa Fe for the food, you have to visit during Santa Fe Restaurant Week! It typically happens around the end of February and is a foodie`s dream. Check the event`s website for the official dates and a full list of the restaurants participating.
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest

Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest

Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest is the largest food festival dedicated to chocolate and coffee! The event takes place in March at Expo New Mexico.
Location: 300 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone: 505-933-8650
New Mexico Renaissance Celtic Festival

New Mexico Renaissance Celtic Festival

Step back in time with the Albuquerque Renaissance Faire. This enchanting event happens in March at the Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds.
Location: 300 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
American Indian Week: Pueblo Days

American Indian Week: Pueblo Days

American Indian Week: Pueblo Days is put on by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in April as a celebration of the vibrant and historically significant Native American culture in New Mexico.
Location: 2401 12th Street NW Albuquerque, NW 87104
Phone: 505-843-7270
Canyon Road Spring Art Festival

Canyon Road Spring Art Festival

Dozens of artists gather for a weekend in May on Canyon Road to share their talents with the Santa Fe community. From handmade jewelry to paintings, every possible medium is present at the event.
Location: Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
International Folk Art Market

International Folk Art Market

The International Folk Art Market celebrates cultures from every part of the world. The two-weekend event takes place in July on Museum Hill between the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Laboratory of Anthropology. The market is known as one of the best Santa Fe events.
Location: 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-992-7600
Zozobra

Zozobra

This is truly a unique Santa Fe event! The burning of Will Shuster`s Zozobra happens on the Friday of Labor Day Weekend as a "fiery finale" to summer. Artist Will Shuster created the Zozobra and started the tradition in his backyard. Today, the event is hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe at Fort Marcy Park.
Location: 490 Bishops Lodge Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 855-969-6272
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival hosts international and independent films at five different theaters around Santa Fe. The event happens every year in October.
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Phone: 505-349-1414
Santa Fe Pride

Santa Fe Pride

Santa Fe Pride of course happens in June, Pride Month. The Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance hosts a large parade and festival and smaller events throughout the entire month.
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Opera

Santa Fe Opera

Santa Fe Opera`s season runs July through August. The talented cast puts on at least four different shows a season.
Location: 301 Opera Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87506
Phone: 505-986-5900
Pancakes on The Plaza

Pancakes on The Plaza

Pancakes on the Plaza is Santa Fe`s favorite Fourth of July celebration! The local Rotary Club hosts the event which features live music, arts and crafts, vintage cars, and of course, lots of pancakes!
Location: 63 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-670-1406
Traditional Spanish Market

Traditional Spanish Market

This annual event honors and promotes local artisans and traditional Hispanic and Native American cultures. The Spanish Colonial Arts Society hosts the event each year in July on the Santa Fe Plaza.
Location: 63 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-982-2226
Santa Fe Indian Market

Santa Fe Indian Market

This is one of the easiest ways to get a taste of New Mexico`s Native American art and culture. The Santa Fe Indian Market is held in August on the Santa Fe Plaza by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts. The market also features traditional dances and an Indigenous fashion show.
Location: 63 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-983-5220
Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta

Each year, this is one of the most anticipated Santa Fe festivals! The Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta happens every September for several days of flavorful wine and delicious food.
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Phone: 505-438-8060
Santa Fe Renaissance Fair

Santa Fe Renaissance Fair

You don`t need to go to Albuquerque for a Renainssance Fair! El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a Southwest living history museum, hosts the event on the museum ground in September.
Location: 334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone: 505-471-2261
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

This beloved event fills the blue skies of New Mexico with colorful hot air balloons every October. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta lasts nine days and draws nearly a million visits! The Fiesta is by far the most can`t-miss event in the entire state of New Mexico.
Location: 9401 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival

Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival

The Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival is a unique festival that showcases just how creative "the City Different" is. The festival is essentially a recycled material art market that takes place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on a weekend in November each year.
Location: 201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-603-0558
Canyon Road Christmas Eve Walk

Canyon Road Christmas Eve Walk

The Canyon Road Christmas Eve Walk, also known as the Canyon Road Farolito Walk, is a holiday tradition that lights up the streets and hearts of Santa Fe. Thousands of paper lanterns called farolitos line Canyon Road turning the art gallery district into a work of art itself.
Location: Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
New Year`s Eve on the Santa Fe Plaza

New Year`s Eve on the Santa Fe Plaza

Bring in the New Year in "the City Different" at the beloved Santa Fe Plaza! New Year`s Eve on the Santa Fe Plaza has everything from heaters and bonfires to live music. Just to be truly different, the event raises (instead of drops) a Zia sun symbol as fireworks light up the night sky at midnight.
Location: 63 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Toll Free: 800-777-2489