Discover the top things to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico! From its rich history and the wonderful activities, there is much to do in and around Santa Fe.

January 2022

 
DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
All1 - 31Ski Santa Fe.    A 660 acre downhill ski and snowboard area located 16 miles from the city of Santa Fe, NM. 77 trails, 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced. With breath taking views, there is something for everyone at Ski Santa Fe.
SatAllSanta Fe Farmer's Market.    Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in Northern New Mexico.  Railyard
Sat15Performance Santa Fe presents:  Eighth Blackbird.  Four-time Grammy Award-winning new music ensemble Eighth Blackbird makes its Santa Fe debut with an eclectic program of career highlights spanning 25 years. Regarded as “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet” (Chicago Tribune), Eighth Blackbird first gained international attention in 1998 as the winners of the Concert Artists Guild Competition.  St. Francis Auditorium.
Sun16Santa Fe Symphony - Mozart, Haydn, Glinka & Fung.  The Santa Fe Symphony is proud to partner with seven orchestras and universities across the U.S. to co-commission the JUNO Award-winning composer Vivian Fung and her Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, written for classical trumpeter and Gold Medal Global Music Award winner Mary Elizabeth Bowden. Vivian Fung, the first North American female composer to write for a female trumpet soloist, was awarded a New Music USA grant.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Tue25Performance Santa Fe presents:  Piaf! The Show.  With a million tickets sold in more than 50 countries, Piaf! The Show, a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary chanteuse Edith Piaf, makes its way to Santa Fe as part of an extended world tour. Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Gil Marsalla and starring Anne Carrere, a young French performer hailed as Edith Piaf's unparalleled musical heiress, Piaf!  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Thu27Performance Santa Fe presents:  Alisa Weilerstein - The Complete Bach Cello Suites.  Perhaps the leading cellist of her generation and a commanding, nuanced interpreter of an impressive range of repertoire, Alisa Weilerstein performs a marathon three-hour concert of Bach's six complete cello suites in her Santa Fe recital debut—36 movements, entirely from memory.  St. Francis Auditorium.
Sat & Sun29 & 30Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents - Winter Orchestra Concert:   The Pro Musica Orchestra featuring David Felberg, conductor; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano, and Kathryn Mueller, soprano performing REENA ESMAIL The History of Red (world premiere), MOZART Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-Flat Major, K. 450, and MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”   Lensic Performing Arts Center.

February 2022

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
All1 - 28Ski Santa Fe.    A 660 acre downhill ski and snowboard area located 16 miles from the city of Santa Fe, NM. 77 trails, 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced. With breath taking views, there is something for everyone at Ski Santa Fe.
SatAllSanta Fe Farmer's Market.    Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in Northern New Mexico.  Railyard
Tue8Performance Santa Fe presents:  Cécile McLorin Salvant.  She's back! Today's reigning jazz vocalist returns to Santa Fe after her smash debut in 2017. The irrefutable heiress to the "Big Three" — Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald — Cécile McLorin Salvant has been making waves in the jazz world since she won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010.   Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sun13Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents - CASTALIAN STRING QUARTET:   The Pro Musica String Works Series featuring the Castalian String Quartet.  A Finn, a Frenchwoman, a Welshman and an Englishman meet up in London to play string quartets and then take the world by storm.  They will perform MOZART Quartet in D Minor, K. 421, ALBAN BERG Quartet, Op. 3, and SCHUBERT Quartet in G Major, D. 887.  St. Francis Auditorium.
Sun13Santa Fe Symphony - Dvořák, Higdon & Rouse.  Join The Symphony for a musical encounter featuring the ethereal blue cathedral by acclaimed female composer Jennifer Higdon and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse’s explosive and passionate Flute Concerto, featuring The Symphony’s very own Principal Flutist Jesse Tatum. Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony rounds out the program.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sat19Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents - CUARTETO CASALS:   The Pro Musica String Works Series featuring the Cuarteto Casals.  Official Ambassadors of Catalunya and Spain, this quartet is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Palacio Real de Madrid, the official residence of the Spanish royal family.  They will perform HAYDN Quartet in A Major, Op. 20, No. 6, BEETHOVEN Quartet in F Major, Op. 135, SHOSTAKOVICH Quartet No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 11.  St. Francis Auditorium.
Sun20Performance Santa Fe presents:  VOCES8Touring internationally to many of the world’s greatest concert halls, British vocal ensemble VOCES8 performs an extensive repertoire through both a cappella concerts and collaborations with leading orchestras, conductors and soloists. The ensemble demonstrates the sheer beauty of voices in harmony through a vast range of repertoire written for churches, courts and concert halls alongside folk, jazz and pop arrangements. The result is a rare mix of the etheral and pure, toe-tapping fun.  Cathedral Basilica 
TBDTBDSanta Fe Restaurant Week: Celebrating their 12th year, take an edible tour of Santa Fe during Restaurant Week. These 8 days only, our award-winning restaurants offer multi course gourmet meals for as little as $20 per person. As a Lodging Partner of Santa Fe Restaurant Week, we will have a Restaurant Week Special.  Many venues. 

 

March 2022

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
All1 - 31Ski Santa Fe    A 660 acre downhill ski and snowboard area located 16 miles from the city of Santa Fe, NM. 77 trails, 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced. With breath taking views, there is something for everyone at Ski Santa Fe.
SatAllSanta Fe Farmer's Market.    Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in Northern New Mexico.  Railyard
Sun6Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents - BORROMEO STRING QUARTET with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott:   The Pro Musica String Works Series featuring Borromeo String Quartet with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott.  Named after the picturesque Borromean Islands in Lake Maggiore in Northern Italy, this award-winning quartet is in residence at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.  They will perform BARTÓK Piano Quintet in C Major, Sz. 23, ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Quartet No. 2, Variations on “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and DEBUSSY Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Fri - Sat4 & 5Performance Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Symphony Presents Martha Graham Dance Company and the 75th Anniversary of Appalachian Spring. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Aaron Copland’s most famous ballet,  "Appalachian Spring," the Martha Graham dancers will be accompanied by members of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra playing the original 13-piece chamber orchestration. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Fri 11Performance Santa Fe Presents Beatrice Rana. Italian pianist Beatrice Rana took the classical music world by storm when she won the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.  Rana makes what is sure to be her unforgettable Santa Fe recital debut at the intimate St. Francis Auditorium with a program featuring works by Ravel, Scriabin, and Chopin.. St. Francis Auditorium.
Tue 15Performance Santa Fe Presents Ray Chen with Julio Elizalde. World-renowned violinist Ray Chen redefines what it means to be a classical musician in the 21st century. Chen's remarkable musicianship reaches a global audience that is reflected in his engagements with the foremost orchestras and concert halls around the world. Chen plays the 1715 "Joachim" Stradivarius violin, once owned by famed Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim, on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sun20Santa Fe Symphony Presents Romantic Legacies. The symphony brings to life the extraordinary Symphony No. 1. by Florence Beatrice Price, the first female African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra.  For the finale, be swept away by Giuseppe Verdi’s dramatic and romantic Overture to La Forza del Destino. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sun27Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents - ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET:   The Pro Musica String Works Series featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet.  Established in Toronto and named after the mighty St. Lawrence River, this GRAMMY- nominated quartet is the Ensemble-in- Residence at Stanford University.  They will perform MOZART Quartet in E-Flat Major, K. 428, KORNGOLD Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 34, and FRANCK Quartet in D Minor.  St. Francis Auditorium.
Thu24Performance Santa Fe Presents:  Meow Meow -Pandemonium .   Internationally acclaimed siren and comedienne extraordinaire Meow Meow brings her glorious brand of subversive and sublime cabaret performance to Santa Fe for the very first time.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.

 

April 2022

 
DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
SatAllSanta Fe Farmer's Market.    Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in Northern New Mexico.  Railyard
Sun3Performance Santa Fe presents: Lucy Negro Redux with Nashville Ballet and Rhiannon Giddens.   A 2019 world premiere by Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, Lucy Negro Redux explores the mysterious love life of literary great William Shakespeare through the perspective of the illustrious "Dark Lady" for whom many of his famed sonnets were written. Featuring an original score and live music by Grammy Award-winning artist and MacArthur Genius Grant receipient Rhiannon Giddens and spoken word performed by Williams herself, Lucy Negro Redux is an imaginative drama brimming with wit and relevancy. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Tue12Performance Santa Fe presents: Performance Santa Fe presents:  Los Romeros featuring Isabel Leonard.   Known to millions as “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” Los Romeros celebrate sixty years as a veritable institution in the world of classical guitar music, dazzling audiences and winning rave reviews worldwide. Joining the quartet in celebrating their anniversary is multiple Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard.  Together they perform an inspired program including works by Federico García Lorca, Lorenzo Palomo, Manuel de Falla, and the world-premiere of “La Cita” by Douglas Cuomo. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Thur - Sat14 - 16Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents - HOLY WEEK—DIDEROT STRING QUARTET:  COMMEMORATE THE JOYS & SORROWS OF THE EASTER SEASON with the Diderot String Quartet.  Named after the 18th-century French philosopher, this quartet has served for five years as the Quartet-in-Residence at the Washington National Cathedral, and is celebrated for its fresh approach to the classical masters.  They will perform HAYDN The Seven Last Words of Christ, Hob. XX/1B   Loretto Chapel.
Fri - Sun15 - 17Santuario de Chimayo Pilgrimage: One of the most important pilgrimage sites in North America. Every year during Holy Week, as many as 30,000 pilgrims embark on a journey walking to the Santuario de Chimayo.
TBDTBDARTsmart's  Art of Home Tour.  Do you love art? Do you love to tour homes? ARTsmart’s Art of Home Tour is what you’ve been looking forǃ Tour up to 15 remarkable residences, artfully appointed. Each home is filled with art from Santa Fe galleries, covering the gamut of artful living in The City Different. The homes are for sale and so is the artǃ.  Various Locations.
Sat23Performance Santa Fe presents:  Selected Shorts.  It's story time…for adults! Spellbinding short stories by both established and emerging writers take on new life when they are performed by stars of stage and screen. Experience the hit public radio series and podcast live for an evening of funny, moving, and unforgettable performances.  Each Selected Shorts is a completely original and unique evening of literature brought to life. Actors will be announced closer to the performance date.  Scottish Rite Center.  
Thu28Santa Fe Symphony - Celebrating Stravinsky. Don’t miss this brilliant re-creation of Igor Stravinsky’s concert at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi—conducted on July 17, 1960!  He put the finishing touches to his performance while at our Inn as Witter Bynner's guest.  This spectacular performance features four Santa Fe Symphony principals and the full Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.
TBDTBDContemporary Clay Fair.  More than 30 artists sell their fine pottery and unique clay art. You'll see an impressive array of both functional and whimsical pottery as well as other clay pieces at this free event.  Santa Fe Women's Club.   
Sat30Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents - SEASON FINALE: HAYDN’S THE CREATION INSPIRED BY THE BOOK OF GENESIS & MILTON’S PARADISE LOST:   The Pro Musica Orchestra with Thomas O’Connor, conductor laureate, Clara Rottsolk, soprano, Brian Giebler, tenor, Andrew Garland, baritone and Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico, Maxine Thévenot, artistic director  Lensic Performing Arts Center.

May 2022

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
SatAllSanta Fe Farmer's Market.    Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in Northern New Mexico.  Railyard
Sun1Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents - SEASON FINALE: HAYDN’S THE CREATION INSPIRED BY THE BOOK OF GENESIS & MILTON’S PARADISE LOST   The Pro Musica Orchestra with Thomas O’Connor, conductor laureate, Clara Rottsolk, soprano, Brian Giebler, tenor, Andrew Garland, baritone and Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico, Maxine Thévenot, artistic director  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Tue3Performance Santa Fe Presents - Gautier Capucon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.  With his "exceptional technical command" and "luminous style" (Le Monde de la Musique), formidable and acclaimed cellist Gautier Capucon joins forces with the masterful Jean-Yves Thibaudet, "unquestionably, one of the best pianists in the world" (OpusColorado). This exhilarating showcase of the French duo's combined prowess, including Schumann, Brahms, and breathtakding cello sonatas by Debussy and Shostakovich.   Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Thu5Performance Santa Fe Presents - Chanticleer featuring The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus.  Applauded as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, San Francisco-based Grammy Award-winning ensemble Chanticleer presents a newly-commissioned masterpiece from composer Nico Muhly, one of the most highly-regarded young American composers of our time. This powerful collaborative project, written especially for Chanticleer, church pipe organ, and a large SATB chorus, will feature The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus and organist Maxine Thévenot.  Cathedral Basilica.  
SatTBDSanta Fe Japanese Cultural Festival   Immerse yourself in Santa Fe's Japanese community at its annual festival. Enjoy a fun-filled day featuring stage performances and activities reminiscent of the festivals of Japan. Visit many specialty vendors and enjoy traditional festival street food.  Community Convention Center.
Fri & SatTBD Canyon Road Spring Art Festival  Experience the world of art on Canyon Road during a day filled with music, food and fine art. The day begins with the Artist Quick Draw and continues with silent auctions, artistic demonstrations and entertainment. Dozens of artists working in every imaginable media will provide an unprecedented view of their creative processes.  Canyon Road.
Sun15Santa Fe Symphony Season Finale.  The 37th Season is brought to a spectacular close with a program that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Rubén Rengel joins the full Orchestra for Mendelssohn’s brilliant Violin Concerto in E Minor. The Unanswered Question by American composer Charles Ives and Brahms’s monumental Second Symphony bring our Season Finale to a rousing close. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sat & SunTBDEldorado Studio Tour. Visit more than 80 artist studios in this tour near Santa Fe. Browse an impressive array of work to see and buy, including painting, ceramic, drawing, glass, jewelry, oil, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood, and digital, fiber, wearable and recycled art.  Eldorado of Santa Fe.
SunTBD Santa Fe Century Ride: A hundred miles of history pass under your wheels as you bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail through the old mining towns of Madrid and Golden, villages and mountain passes and 100 miles after you start, wheel back into Old Santa Fe.  Join us for our 35th annual ride!  
Fri20 Performance Santa Fe Presents - Vijay Iyer Sextet.  Jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer (pronounced VID-jay EYE-yer) has carved out a unique path as an influential, prolific, and shape-shifting presence in modern music.  He holds a lifetime appointment at Harvard University. Iyer’s sextet of virtuoso improvisers (Downbeat Magazine's 2018 Jazz Group of the Year) leverage a wealth of jazz history to music ranging from the thrillingly explosive to the cathartically elegiac, with entrancing hooks, rhythmic muscle, and an elemental spirit all part of the allure. Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Sat & SunTBD Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival: More than 200 Native American artists sell their museum-quality work in this weekend festival celebrating 16 years this year. Santa Fe Convention Center.
Sat - MonTBD Northern NM Fine Arts & Crafts Guild:  Local artisans come to Cathedral Park over Memorial Day weekend to sell their handcrafted works in this juried fine arts and crafts show.  Cathedral Park.
Fri27 Performance Santa Fe Presents - Counterpoint.   GCaleb Teicher, one of the brightest lights in the dance world, joins forces with innovative pianist and composer Conrad Tao in Counterpoint, a new electrifying program of music and tap dance both composed and improvised. Performing live on stage alongside Teicher, Conrad Tao is an Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and is hailed as “shaping the future of classical music” (New York Magazine). This highly-anticipated collaborative work that includes everything from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue will leave you spellbound..   Lensic Performing Arts Center.  

June 2021

 
DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
SatAllSanta Fe Farmer's Market.    Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in Northern New Mexico.  Railyard
Sat & SunTBDSpring & Fiber Fest:  Learn about the people, goods and livestock that came and went on the arteries of the Southwest. Also, experience traditional ranch activities like sheep shearing, wool dyeing, spinning and weaving. Plus a fiber arts marketplace, bread baking and crafts for children. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.
Sat & SunTBAChallenge New Mexico Arts & Crafts Show  Annual arts and craft show to benefit Challenge New Mexico, a therapeutic horseback riding center.  Santa Fe Plaza 
DailyTBASanta Fe Bandstand: The 2021 season of Santa Fe Bandstand is pending but traditionally runs June 16 and closes on August 8.  More local, regional and national bands than ever. 100 total shows.
Daily20 - 27Santa Fe Pride:  Come and celebrate with Santa Fe’s LGBT community in its annual celebration of LGBT pride. The Advocate magazine named Santa Fe the second gayest city in the country, and the annual Pride celebration reveals the strong ties of this community.  Various.
Sat26Santa Fe PRIDE Drive Parade & Pride on the Plaza 2021 with DJ Oona Bender.  Parade Around Santa Fe's Historic Plaza.

July 2021

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
SatAllSanta Fe Farmer's Market.    Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in Northern New Mexico.  Railyard
DailyTBASanta Fe Bandstand: The 2021 season of Santa Fe Bandstand is tentative but traditionally begins June 16 and closes on August 8.  More local, regional and national bands than ever. 100 total shows.
Wed & SatTBAThe Lensic & Santa Fe Opera Presents - Yannick: An Artist’s Journey.  The Metropolitan Opera presents Yannick: An Artist’s Journey, a feature-length documentary by award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke that profiles the Met's Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Daily10 - 31Santa Fe Opera Festival Season: The 2021 64th Festival Season includes  The Marriage of Figaro, The Lord of Cries, Eugene Onegin, and A Midsomer Night's Dream.  Runs July 10 - August 27th.  Come early and enjoy the tailgate party!  Santa Fe Opera
Sun4 Fourth of July on the Plaza: The day’s festivities include a cool car show, art and craft vendors and plenty of live entertainment. The event brings out the locals, who get to visit with family and friends and celebrate the holiday, which culminates with an evening fireworks show at the Santa Fe Place Mall.
DailyTBANew Mexico Jazz Festival:  Both local talent and jazz legends, from saxophonists to vocalists, hit the stage in celebration of the genre. Various venues.
WedTBACANCELLED   Music on the Hill:  St. John's College presents its annual free concert series on the college's athletic field.  Continues Wednesday evenings through July.  St. John's College.  
Wed - Sun7 - 18Santa Fe International Folk Art Market:  Traditionally, the largest of its kind in the world, this annual market typically showcases the work of more than 100 artisans from 40 countries.  This year with timed entry and small crowds.  Museum Hill
Sat & SunTBALavender Festival: A weekend of celebrating agriculture in the region.  Purple Adobe Lavender Farm, Abiquiu.  
Sat - Sun17 & 18Northern NM Fine Arts & Crafts Guild:  Local artisans come to Cathedral Park over Memorial Day weekend to sell their handcrafted works in this juried fine arts and crafts show.  Cathedral Park.
Sat & SunTBA The 17th Annual ¡Viva México! Fiesta Celebrate the music, culture, food and art of Mexico. Re-discover our neighbor to the south as you listen to mariachis, shop in the Mercado and eat delicious food prepared by local Mexican chefs. Shared histories and cross-cultural influences are undeniable at Viva Mexico.. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.
Daily18 - 31 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the world's preeminent music festivals.  Their 48th season is guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation.  Various locations. 
Var18 - 31 Santa Fe Desert Chorale Summer Festival: Now in its 39th year, the Desert Chorale summer festival season is a centerpiece of the cultural life of Santa Fe, and among the nation’s most significant choral events.  Various
FriTBABest of Santa Fe Block Party: The Santa Fe Reporter presents the best of Santa Fe  with winning food, drink, and other local vendors.  The Railyard.
Sat & Sun24 & 25 Contemporary Hispanic Market Arts & Crafts: Contemporary arts & crafts made by Hispanic artists living in New Mexico.
Sat & Sun24 & 25 Traditional Spanish Market: A popular event for residents and visitors alike, The 68th Annual Spanish Market features handmade traditional art from hundreds of local Hispanic artists, as well as on-going live music and dance, art demonstrations, and regional foods throughout each day.

August 2021

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
SatAllSanta Fe Farmer's Market.    Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in Northern New Mexico.  Railyard
Var1 - 6 Santa Fe Desert Chorale Summer Festival: Now in its 39th year, the Desert Chorale summer festival season is a centerpiece of the cultural life of Santa Fe, and among the nation’s most significant choral events.  Various
DailyTBASanta Fe Bandstand: The 2020 season of Santa Fe Bandstand is tentative but normally runs June 16 through August 8.  More local, regional and national bands than ever. 100 total shows.
Daily1 - 27Santa Fe Opera Festival Season: The 2021 64th Festival Season includes  The Marriage of Figaro, The Lord of Cries, Eugene Onegin, and A Midsomer Night's Dream.  Runs July 10 - August 27th.  Come early and enjoy the tailgate party!  Santa Fe Opera
Daily1 - 23Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the world's preeminent music festivals.  Their 48th season is guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation.  Various locations.
Sat & Sun14 & 15Santa Fe 27th Annual Wine Festival: Sample delicious New Mexico wines, buy directly from the vintners and enjoy food, music and arts & crafts.  El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.
Sat & SunTBALa Panza Llena: 4th Annual New Mexico Beer & Food Fest.  Explore the food & beer history of New Mexico at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Step back in time, as you taste your way through the history of the Land of Enchantment. Experience historic methods of food preparation, learn from food historians, attend workshops, sample delicious locally made creations and find something special from our vendors and artisans. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas.
SunTBABon Odori Japanese Folk Fest: Japanese folk dancing and music festivle.  The Railyard Park.
Fri & SatTBAIndigenous Fine Art Market: A celebration of Native Arts & Cultures That Inspire it.  Art, Music, Food & Fun.  The Railyard.
Sat-Sun21 & 22Santa Fe Indian Market: This spectacular festival is celebrating its 98th year. Santa Fe Indian Market attracts international visitors from all walks of life. For many visitors, this is a rare opportunity to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures.
Sun15 & 22Opera Apprentice Showcase:  Santa Fe Opera Apprentice singers present fully staged opera scenes at the Santa Fe Opera.  Showcasing opera stars of tomorrow.  Not to be missed!.

September 2021

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
SatAllSanta Fe Farmer's Market.    Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in Northern New Mexico.  Railyard
Fri3Burning Of Zozobra: The 97th annual torching of 50-foot-tall Old Man Gloom, a puppet stuffed with thousands of scraps of paper bearing the citizenry's sad thoughts, is a highlight of Fiesta time.  Fort Marcy Park
Fri-Sun3 - 12Fiestas De Santa Fe: Over 300 years old, Santa Fe's biggest celebration is a ten-day series of bailles, processions, parades, and musical performances, various venues. 
Sat * Sun4 & 5Fiesta de los Niños: Enjoy talented dance groups, magic shows & circus acts, learn about the animals of Las Golondrinas & a few of their friends; make & take crafts like masks, medallions & walking sticks, try your hand at weaving, make your own tortilla, play historic games & much more!. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas.
Sat - Mon4 - 6Santa Fe Fiestas Fine Art & Crafts Market: A juried show of arts-crafts.  Santa Fe Plaza.
Sat11Desfile de Los Niños (Pet Parade):  The Pet Parade has been an annual tradition since the early 1920’s. This event is free to children and citizens. About 2,000 children in costumes participate in the parade, with thousands of supporters and tourists looking on Santa Fe Plaza  
Sun12Desfile de la Gente – Historical Parade:  The Desfile de la Fiesta is a popular event that features local marching bands, mariachi, sports teams, queens, floats, and politicians of every color… all of whom make their way to the Plaza. Also called the Historical / Hysterical Parade, anything and everything goes at this lively event.  
Sun12Santa Fe Symphony The Santa Fe Symphony kicks off its exciting return to live performances with a powerful program featuring brilliant works by Anthony Barfield, Charles Gounod, Steve Reich and Astor Piazzolla featuring violinist Alexi Kenney and The Symphony’s Maestro Guillermo Figueroa on violin for Reich’s masterful Duet for Two Violins and String Orchestra and The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, an exquisite symphonic tango by Piazzolla.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Wed-Sat15 - 1871st Annual Rodeo de Santa Fe:  Buckin’ broncos, horse barrel races, a carnival and an array of food all contribute to this annual rodeo, which practically requires cowboy boots and a Stetson hat. This is a great family event, with a Mutton Busting Contest for the kiddies.  Rodeo Grounds. 
Sat-Sun18 & 1913th Annual Santa Fe Renaissance Fair: Clan tynker and medieval combat, jugglers, live entertainment and dancers...also vendos, kids' games and delicious food, drinks, beer & mead. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas. 
Sat-SunTBAPojoaque Studio Tour: The Pojoaque River Art Tour a uniquely Northern New Mexico tri-cultural art experience, includes 12 stops and twenty-four artists and artisans..
Sat - Sun17 & 18Northern NM Fine Arts & Crafts Guild:  Local artisans come to Cathedral Park over Memorial Day weekend to sell their handcrafted works in this juried fine arts and crafts show.  Cathedral Park.
Tue21Performance Santa Fe: Marc-André Hamelin.  Legendary Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin is celebrated worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique. Hamelin is known for his renditions of the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, earning him status as a true icon in the world of classical music. With 11 Grammy Award nominations, Hamelin makes his highly-anticipated return to Santa Fe with a critically-acclaimed solo program that includes masterworks by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann and Ravel.  Lensic Performing Arts Center. 
Fri & Sat25 & 26Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents - Season Opening Concert - Welcome Back:  The Pro Musica Orchestra featurin Benjamin Hochman, conductor and piano and Anne-Marie McDermott, piano performing MOZART Overture to Così fan tutte, MOZART Concerto in E-Flat Major for Two Pianos, and BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Tue28Performance Santa Fe: Tessa Lark.  Violinist Tessa Lark is one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time, consistently praised by critics and audiences for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, and musical elegance. In 2020 she was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category and received one of Lincoln Center's prestigious Emerging Artist Awards.   Cathedral Basilica. 
Sat-Sun18 & 19High Road Studio Tour: Enjoy the crisp air, the colors of fall and the beauty of artworks at over 70 High Road Artisan galleries and studios along the High Road to Taos.
Wed - Sun22 - 26Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta: This year the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Grand Tasting returns to downtown Santa Fe with not one, but two Grand Tastings on the grassy lawn of Magers Field in Santa Fe.  The Wine Event with all the Great Santa Fe Restaurants features tastes from 80 of Santa Fe's finest restaurants and sips from 100 world-class wineries. The most fun you can have with a wine glass.
Sat - Sun25 & 26Northern NM Fine Arts & Crafts Guild:  Local artisans come to Cathedral Park over Memorial Day weekend to sell their handcrafted works in this juried fine arts and crafts show.  Cathedral Park.
Sat-Sun25 & 26High Road Studio Tour: Enjoy the crisp air, the colors of fall and the beauty of artworks at over 70 High Road Artisan galleries and studios along the High Road to Taos.
Sat & SunTBAPecos Studio Tour:  Drive just 20 minutes from Santa Fe to the peaceful, picturesque village of Pecos, where you can visit with about 20 artists in their open studios. You'll see paintings, ceramics, tinwork, jewelry, wearable art and more.

October 2021

 
DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
SatAllSanta Fe Farmer's Market.    Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in Northern New Mexico.  Railyard
Sat - SunTBASanta Fe Studio Tour:  The Santa Fe Studio Tour 2020 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that winds throughout Santa Fe featuring 37 studios and the work of 76 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors.
Sat - Sun2 - 10Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta:  Each fall, pilots, crews and spectators from all over the world come to the Albuquerque balloon festival, known as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, the world's largest hot air ballooning event.
Sat & SunThe 48th Annual Harvest Festival:  Each year, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, the living history museum devoted to Spanish Colonial life, hosts the Harvest Festival, which provides visitors with the opportunity to help bring in the harvest.  Taste syrup from a burro driven sorghum mill, help make cider by cranking a traditional apple press, and pick a pumpkin from a scarecrow-guarded patch. Children can stomp grapes by foot, make harvest wreaths or roll their own delicious tortilla by hand. There’s a lot to do at this long-running and acclaimed event!  El Rancho De Las Golondrinas. 
Sun3Marty Stuart Is: The Pilgrim: The Lensic welcomes country music torchbearer Marty Stuart as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of his iconic album “The Pilgrim."  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sat & SunTBAEl Rito Studio Tour:  The El Rito Studio Tour is held annually supports local artists, studios, galleries, library and many community efforts.
Sat-SunTBASanta Fe Studio Tour:  The Santa Fe Studio Tour 2018 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that winds throughout Santa Fe featuring 37 open studios and the work of 76 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors.
Sun10Santa Fe Symphony - Beethoven's Emperor: Celebrating the 251st anniversary of master symphonist Ludwig van Beethoven featuring piano virtuoso Drew Petersen.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sun17The Psychedelic Furs:  Led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, the Psychedelic Furs are one of the many acts spawned from the British post-punk scene.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Fri22Performance Santa Fe: Yefim Bronfman.  Born in Tashkent, Israeli-American pianist Yefim Bronfman has performed in the world's greatest halls and with its brightest musical luminaries. Recognized around the globe as one of the greatest pianists of our time, this “fabulous, fearsome” (Seattle Times) performer is admired by both audiences and critics alike for his “digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura” (Chicago Tribune).  Lensic Performing Arts Center. 
Sat - MonTBASanta Fe Indigenous Peoples Day Weekend Celebration: Three-day celebration of the citizens and cultures of the 23 Tribes, Nations and Pueblos in New Mexico. Traditional dances, music and performances from members of these groups will be held on the bandstand in the Santa Fe Plaza.
Sat - MonTBAAbiquiu Studio Tour: More than 70 artists welcome visitors to their studios in this annual tour. You'll see paintings, weavings, furniture, traditional Spanish Colonial art and much more as you explore the gorgeous place where Georgia O'Keeffe once lived and worked. 
Sat & SunTBAGalisteo Studio Tour:  Visit this once a year event where over 30 local artists open their private studios to the public. A free event, much of it walkable through our historic adobe village. All disciplines and media. Galisteo.
Sun17Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents - Dover String Quartet:   The Pro Musica String Works Series featuring the Dover String Quarrtet.  This young American string quartet catapulted to stardom in 2013 following a stunning sweep of prizes, including First Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition.  They will perform WILLIAM GRANT STILL Lyric Quartette, CHRIS ROGERSON String Dream Sequence (world premiere), MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1  St. Francis Auditorium.
Wed - SunTBD13th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival: The festival brings cutting-edge programming, the latest independent films and directors, Native cinema, New Mexico films, student films, and masters discussions with top directors, writers, and artists, all in the setting of downtown Santa Fe. Various Venues
Thur - SunTBA Review Santa Fe International Photography Festival:  Review Santa Fe offers photographers, photo enthusiasts, collectors, and the public a spectacular showcase of outstanding photographic talent from around the globe and an array of exhibitions and talks. A Friday evening portfolio viewing of the work of 100 photographers offers a rare opportunity to browse portfolios and speak with the artists. More than 40 leading reviewers will attend, including photo professionals from The New Yorker, MSNBC, and The Museum of Contemporary Photography.  Various Venues.  
Sat23Spirits of New Mexico’s Past:  A Halloween Event. Meet the ghosts of history who lived and died in the land of enchantment!  Step back in time and encounter a diverse assortment of characters from New Mexico’s illustrious and often little known past. Listen to their amazing stories and experience intriguing bygone events. Lit by lantern light and campfires, our wondrous historic site takes on a family-friendly but spooky Halloween atmosphere. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas.   

November 2021

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
SatAllSanta Fe Farmer's Market.    Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in Northern New Mexico.  Railyard
Sat & SunTBADixon Studio Tour:  Visit the village of Dixon, wander among the orchards, and visit the open studios and local businesses featuring a full spectrum of contemporary and traditional fine art and crafts.
Tue2Performance Santa Fe: Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth.  One of the foremost ensembles in the world today, the acclaimed Jerusalem Quartet makes their Santa Fe debut with two very special guests — Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth. With a celebrated international career encompassing five decades, Zukerman reigns as one of the world’s most sought-after and versatile musicians. Rounding out this extremely rare sextet is Canadian Juno Award-winning cellist and Zukerman’s wife Amanda Forsyth, one of North America’s most dynamic cellists. With a powerful program of richly expressive works for string sextet by Bruckner, Dvorak, and Brahms, this will undoubtedly be an evening to remember.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Fri & Sat6 & 7Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents - Fall Orchestra Concert:   The Pro Musica Orchestra featuring Mei-Ann Chen, conductor and Bella Hristova, violin perform REENA ESMAIL Teen Murti, HAYDN Violin Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIa:1 and TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade in C Major, Op. 48  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sun7Santa Fe Symphony - Strata: Beethoven’s Harp.  STRATA evokes the layers of musical conversation seen in chamber music, plus the diversity of venue and repertoire experienced through these concerts. The first of The Symphony’s 2021-2022 SFS Strata series brings you an afternoon of uplifting chamber music featuring five Symphony principals performing works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Hannah Lash, Maurice Ravel, and Ludwig van Beethoven.  St. Francis Auditorium
Fri - Sun12 - 14Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival:  The Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival is the country's largest and oldest recycled art market. From trash to treasures, this show is all about upcycling to make one-of-a-kind items. In addition to the art market, this event includes a Trash Fashion & Costume Contest.  Convention Center
Sun17An Evening with Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra:  German-born Liebert is one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decades, entertaining audiences around the world and releasing a catalog of 33 classic albums including live recordings, an orchestral album for Sony Classical, a binaural surround sound recording, remix albums, a lullaby and a flamenco-reggae album.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sat & Sun20 & 21Santa Fe Symphony - Handel’s Messiah.  First performed in 1742, this musical masterpiece by George Frideric Handel has become one of the world’s most beloved musical works and a musicale rite of the holiday season. After many years of sold-out Messiah performances, the symphony continues to offer this baroque-era oratorio. Lensic Performing Arts Center
Thu25Ski Santa Fe Opens:  A 660 acre downhill ski and snowboard area located 16 miles from the city of Santa Fe, NM. 77 trails, 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced. With breath taking views, there is something for everyone at Ski Santa Fe.
Fri - Sun16 -28Wise Fool New Mexico's Circus Luminous.  Santa Fe’s Thanksgiving weekend tradition, Circus Luminous returns with a corps of acrobats, aerialists, dancers, and musicians. A socially conscious circus extravaganza filled with daring feats of balance and athleticism, poignant humor, and visual delights! Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Tue30Performance Santa Fe: Rhythmic Circus. There’s tap dancing and then there’s Rhythmic Circus—an internationally-renowned, 12-member live music and tap dance ensemble. Experiencing one of their adrenaline-soaked performances feels like witnessing the rebirth of an art form. Winner of the Edinburgh Festival “Spirit of the Fringe” Award, this percussive dance phenomenon is electrifying audiences around the globe with its hard-hitting, rapid-fire tap and earth-shattering energy.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Fri 26Christmas Tree Lighting on the Plaza:  Enjoy hot chocolate and caroling as the historic downtown plaza is lit up in Christmas splendor with lights and holiday decor.

December 2021

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
All1 - 31Ski Santa Fe  A 660 acre downhill ski and snowboard area located 16 miles from the city of Santa Fe, NM. 77 trails, 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced. With breath taking views, there is something for everyone at Ski Santa Fe.
SatAllSanta Fe Farmer's Market.    Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in Northern New Mexico.  Railyard
AllTBAGLOW:  Artful illumination of nature at Santa Fe Botanical Gardens.  One of the most unique lighting shows in Santa Fe! GLOW features thousands of lights all aglow throughout the Botanical Garden, including their newest garden section, Ojos y Manos.
FriTBAChristmas at the Palace:  Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community and visitors together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, piñatas, craft-making activities and the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event.
Tue7Performance Santa Fe Presents Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Salsa Navidad: There’s no easing you in with Spanish Harlem Orchestra — they come at you full force from start to finish. Led by pianist Oscar Hernández, this three-time Grammy Award-winning Latin Jazz band sets the gold standard for excellence in authentic, New York-style, hard-core salsa. Unparalleled holiday spectacular with salsa-fied Christmas standards and patented rhythmic panache.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sat & SunTBAYoung Native Artists Winter Show:  Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the annual Young Native Artists Winter Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Meem Community Room. Free.
Fri11Performance Santa Fe Presents Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Salsa Navidad: This 13-piece ensemble of world-class musicians and vocalists come together to create an unparalleled holiday spectacular with salsa-fied Christmas standards and patented rhythmic panache..  Lensic Performing Arts Center
TBATBANew Mexico Gay Men's Chorus:  Peace on Earth Holiday Concert.  Don't miss this cheerful sound of the holidays.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Fri & SatTBASanta Fe Women's Ensemble Presents:  Songs of Hope and Light.  Celebrating their 38th season, the Santa Fe Women's Ensemble presents pieces from many centuries and styles focusing on bringing forth what is positive, uplifting, and light-filled in today's world.  Loretto Chapel
SunTBALas Posadas:  The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and throws in a few devils for good measure. Stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free.  Santa Fe Plaza. Free.
Fri - SunTBASWAIA Winter Indian Market:  Over 200 artists will show at the La Fonda. Music, performing arts, and Native Dance groups will be featured, as well as a Festival of Trees that will be available for purchase through silent auction through the weekend.  La Fonda Hotel
Fri & SatTBAAspen Santa Fe Ballet:  The Nutcracker  Embrace the holiday spirit and revel in the magic of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s The Nutcracker! This iconic production—both uplifting and filled with humor—has become a seasonal Santa Fe tradition. With its whimsical twist on the classic story and a cast of over 60 performers, don’t miss this perfect opportunity to create lifelong memories for you and your loved ones..  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sat - Fro18 - 24Santa Fe ProMusica Presents:  A Baroque Christmas.  A favorite Santa Fe holiday tradition in the festively decorated Loretto Chapel. Guest soloists are Clara Rottsolk, soprano, Dominque Labelle, soprano, and Kim Pineda, flute.  Also featuring Inn Owner David Solem.  Come and celebrate the joys of the season!  They will be performing HANDEL Concerto Grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 6, No. 7, TELEMANN “Paris Quartet” in G Minor, TWV 43:g1, VIVALDI Concerto in F Major for Violin and Organ, RV 542, HANDEL Arias, BLAVET Flute Concerto in A Minor, and TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CAROLS.   Loretto Chapel
SunTBANew Mexico Museum of Art Open House:  The Holiday Open House is a round-robin of puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other activities.  Fine Arts Museum 
Fri24Christmas Eve Farolito Walk: One of Santa Fe's most beloved holiday traditions, the Farolito Walk, lights up the hearts & souls of visitors to Canyon Road each holiday season. 
Fri24Santa Fe Symphony - A Night at the Opera.  Celebrate Christmas Eve with arias, duets, trios and quartets featuring apprentices from the Santa Fe Opera.   Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Wed & Thu29 - 30Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents - Vivaldi's The Four Seasons:  The Pro Musica Orchestra featuring Colin Jacobsen and leader with Stephen Redfield, violin performing Telemann Burlesque de Quixotte; Bach Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043; Vivaldi The Four Seasons.  St. Francis Auditorium.
Fri31City Different's New Year's Eve on the Plaza:  Ring in the New Year on the Santa Fe Plazaǃ The festivities begin at 9:00 p.m. with local bands performing on the Santa Fe Bandstand. Enjoy hot chocolate and biscochitos next to the cozy piñon bonfires. When the countdown ends, a Zia symbol crafted by a traditional Spanish colonial artisan will be raised as the sky overhead lights up with a festive fireworks display.  Plaza