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 2020

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.
Sun12Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents Pacifica String Quartet.  Nothing short of Phenomenal according to the London daily telegraph the Pacifica String Quartet performs Shostakovich Quartet No. 7 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 108; Shulamit Ran Quartet No. 3, “Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory” and Beethoven Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 130, with the Grosse Fuge, Op. 133.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Fri17The Peking Acrobats.  The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics for the last 32 years. Experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics, they defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sun19Santa Fe Symphony  - Americana!  Ring in the New Year with The Santa Fe Symphony and a brilliant program featruring Americana favorites from Tower, Corigliano, and Copland.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sat & Sun25 & 26Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra Presents JOURNEYS- Imaginative possibilities, exotic flavors and rhythmic adventures.   Thomas O’Connor, conductor and the Pro Musica Orchestra along with Jeremy Denk, piano perform  Melinda Wagner Little Moonhead; Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 134; Schumann Concerto Allegro with Introduction, Op. 134; and Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D Major, Hb. I:104, “London”.  Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Thu30Performance Santa Fe Presents - A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary with the Kronos Quartet. scar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini have teamed up with Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet for a wildly creative multimedia performance piece that blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with such prominent artists as Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley. Lensic Performing Arts Center
TBATBASanta Fe Winter Brew 2018.  The New Mexico Brewer's Guild is back with their 8th annual Winter Brew Fest.  Some of our favorite breweries from across the state will be pouring their best brews.  Farmers Market, Railyard. 

February 2020

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.
Sat1Santa Fe Symphony - Symphony Strata II.  Strata evokes the layers of musical conversation seen in chamber music + the diversity of venue and repertoire experienced through these concerts. Mozart Clarinet Quintet Zhou Tian Viaje, for flute and string quartet Beethoven Serenade for flute, violin, and Viola, op. 25 Sibelius En Saga for Septet. NM Museum of Art
Sat1SOUPER BOWL XXVI.   This Santa Fe favorite and fundraiser returns for its 26th year. Sample unlimited mouth-watering soups from your favorite local chefs as they compete for best soup in four categories—Cream, Savory, Seafood, & Vegetarian—plus the coveted “Best Soup.”  Santa Fe Convention Center.
Fri7International Guitar Night.  International Guitar Night (IGN), the world’s premier touring guitar festival, celebrates its 20th anniversary! This year’s lineup includes Mike Dawes, Cenk Erdogan, Olli Soikkeli, and Jim Kimo West.  Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Tue11Performance Santa Fe Presents Alicia Olatuja.  Jazz chanteuse Alicia Olatuja stormed into the public consciousness when she performed at President Obama’s second inauguration, and she hasn’t left since. In the years following, she has released two acclaimed albums, collaborated with such great performers as Chaka Khan and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and participated in multiple Grammy-winning records.  Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Thu13Kat Edmonson.  At once dreamy and seductive, poignant and romantic, singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson’s “vintage pop” is like the Great American Songbook meets Turner Classic Movies. Her inimitable “fresh as a spring bouquet” (New York Times) music has topped the Billboard jazz charts and made her an NPR favorite.  Lensic Performing Arts Center 
Wed - Sun13 - 17Santa Fe Film Festival.  This four-day film buff's dream screens films from around the globe and hosts panels, workshops and other festivities. Various venues.
Sun16Santa Fe Symphony - New Worlds.  Guest Conductor: Nir Kabaretti, Tuba Concerto featuring Richard White, Violin Concerto featuring Guillermo Figueroa, and Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 "New World."   Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sat22Performance Santa Fe Presents The King's Singers.  Known worldwide for their “seamless blend and pitch-perfect, liquid tone” (Washington Post), these Emmy- and Grammy-winners span genre, emotion, and time in their spellbinding performances. Cathedral Basilica  
Sun23Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents The Brentano String Quartet.   Performing Steven Mackey Joy Rhythm Study (New Mexico Premiere) and Schubert Quintet in C Major, D. 956.  St. Francis Auditorium 
Sun-Sun23 - 29Santa Fe Restaurant Week: Celebrating their 11th 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. 
TBATBASki Santa Fe presents BREWSKI 2020!  Seven local breweries pouring delicious local craft beer at Ski Santa Fe's mountain pub: Totemoffs .  Music provided by Soul Foundation.  You do not have to buy a lift ticket, you can walk up to Totemoff’s from the parking lot.   

 

March 2020

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.
Tue10Performance Santa Fe Presents Pablo Sáinz Villegas. Whether showcasing classical guitar or riffing on flamenco, Sáinz Villegas' unparalleled playing captures worlds of passion, playfulness, and drama. He comes to Santa Fe with his Americano trio, which includes sought-after flamenco percussionist Nacho Arimany and in-demand bassist Pedro Giraudo. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sat & SunTBDARTsmart'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.
Sun22Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents The Borromeo String Quarted. A musical experience of luminous beauty the Quartet performs  Mozart Quartet in G Major, K. 387; Ligeti Quartet No. 1, “Métamorphoses nocturnes”; and Beethoven Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132.  St. Francis Auditorium
Sun15Santa Fe Symphony Presents Hope for the Planet.   Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Fri27Performance Santa Fe Presents 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. 

 

April 2020

 
DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Sun5Santa Fe Symphony presents Beethoven's Eighth.   Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Thur - Sat9 - 11Baroque Holy Week at the Loretto Chapel:  A Santa Fe Holy Week tradition.Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble including Inn owner David Solem on organ, Stephen Redfield, violin and leader, and Sherezade Panthaki, soprano performs music by Handel, Sweelinck, and Telemann's Passion Cantata.  Step back into the 18th century and experience chamber music as it is meant to be heard—in intimate, resonant and glorious spaces.  Loretto Chapel.
Fri - Sun9 - 11Santuario 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.
Sat - MonTBACineFesta Italia:  Italian Film Festival. Celebrate Italian film, food and funǃ The Festival schedule features a curated selection of the latest and greatest Italian films.  Jean Cocteau Cinema.
Sat & Sun25 & 26Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra Presents The Creation.  Inspired by The Book of Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost. The season concludes with Joseph Haydn’s spectacular oratorio The Creation for orchestra, chorus and vocal soloists. From literal truth to inspiring prose to a rip-roaring tale, Haydn’s musical masterpiece is described as cinematic in its imagery. Truly a grande finale!  Lensic Performing Arts Center.   
Sat & SunTBAContemporary 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.   

May 2020

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Fri8Performance Santa Fe Presents - Tessa Lark.  Violinist Tessa Lark, not yet 30, is soaring to stardom in multiple genres. Recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Naumburg International Violin Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Lark is a budding superstar in the classical realm and a highly acclaimed fiddler in the bluegrass tradition of her native Kentucky.   NM Museum of Art.  
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.
Sat & SunTBDCanyon 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.
Sat & Sun16 & 17Santa Fe Symphony presents Beethoven's Ninth.  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.
Sun17Santa 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!  
Sat & SunTBANative Treasures Indian Arts Festival: More than 200 Native American artists sell their museum-quality work in this weekend festival celebrating 15 years this year. Santa Fe Convention Center.
Sat - SunTBANorthern 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.
Tue26Performance Santa Fe Presents - Anat Cohen Tentet.   Grammy-nominated clarinetist Anat Cohen has teamed up with some of New York’s greatest players to create a wildly inventive and genre-bending jazz ensemble, the Anat Cohen Tentet. Consisting of accordion, piano, guitar, vibraphone, percussion, cello, bass, trombone, trumpet, and baritone saxophone and fronted by Cohen’s “terrific...beautifully crafted” (The New York Times) sound, this ensemble traverses musical continents every time it performs.   Lensic Performing Arts Center.  

June 2020

 
DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Sat & SunTBASpring & 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.
Fri5Performance Santa Fe Presents - Mark Morris Dance Group Pepperland.   Mark Morris — hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive” (New York Times) — returns to Santa Fe with Pepperland, a unique tribute to the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, accompanied live by an unprecedented chamber ensemble of voice, soprano saxophone, two keyboards, theremin, and percussion.   Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
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 
Wed10, 17 ,24Music 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.  
Sat & SunTBAHerb & Lavender Fair:  Herb garden tours, lavender and herb product vendors, lectures on cultivating lavender and hands-on activities. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas - The Southwest's Premier Living History Museum.
Wed-SatTBA70th 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. 
DailyTBASanta Fe Bandstand: The 2019 season of Santa Fe Bandstand begins June 19 and closes on August 9.  More local, regional and national bands than ever. 100 total shows.
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 studios and the work of 76 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors.
SunTBASanta Fe Greek Festival:  Our annual Greek Festival presents music, dancing and a silent auction, along with Greek food, pastries and beer & wine.  Railyard:  Tomasita's Parking Lot.   
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.
SatTBASanta 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.  Santa Fe Plaza.

July 2019

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Daily1 - 31Santa Fe Bandstand: The 2019 season of Santa Fe Bandstand begins June 19 and closes on August 9.  More local, regional and national bands than ever. 100 total shows.
Daily1 - 31Santa Fe Opera Festival Season: The 2019 63rd Festival Season includes La Boheme, The Pearl Fishers, Cosi Fan Tutte, Jenufa, The Thirteenth Child and Renee Fleming Sings.  Runs June 28 - August 24th.  Come early and enjoy the tailgate party!  Santa Fe Opera
Wed4Fourth 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.
Sat & Sun6 & 7Santa Fe 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.
Daily10 - 28New Mexico Jazz Festival:  Both local talent and jazz legends, from saxophonists to vocalists, hit the stage in celebration of the genre. Various venues.
Wed10,17, 24Music 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.  
Fri - Sun12 - 14Santa Fe International Folk Art Market: The largest of its kind in the world, this annual market showcases the work of more than 100 artisans from 40 countries.  Museum Hill
Sat13Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: Audiences are in for a surprise this summer when ASFB premieres its first-ever evening-length ballet: long-time collaborator Nicolo Fonte’s Beautiful Decay. Lensic Performing Arts Center.  
Sat & Sun13 & 14Lavender Festival: A weekend of celebrating agriculture in the region.  Purple Adobe Lavender Farm, Abiquiu.  
Daily14 - 31Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the world's preeminent music festivals.  Their 47th season is guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation.  Various locations. 
Sat & Sun20 & 21The 12th 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.
Var20 -28 Santa Fe Desert Chorale Summer Festival: Now in its 37th 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 
Fri26Best 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 & Sun27 & 28Contemporary Hispanic Market Arts & Crafts: Contemporary arts & crafts made by Hispanic artists living in New Mexico.
Sat & Sun27 & 28Traditional 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 2019

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Var1 -9 Santa Fe Desert Chorale Summer Festival: Now in its 37th 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
Daily1 - 9Santa Fe Bandstand: The 2019 season of Santa Fe Bandstand begins June 19 and closes on August 9.  More local, regional and national bands than ever. 100 total shows.
Daily1 - 24Santa Fe Opera Festival Season: The 2019 63rd Festival Season includes La Boheme, The Pearl Fishers, Cosi Fan Tutte, Jenufa, The Thirteenth Child and Renee Fleming Sings.  Runs June 28 - August 24th.  Come early and enjoy the tailgate party!  Santa Fe Opera
Daily1-19Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the world's preeminent music festivals.  Their 47th season is guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation.  Various locations.
Sat & Sun3 & 4La Panza Llena: 3rd Annual New Mexico Food Fest.  Explore the food 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.
Sat & Sun3 & 4Girls Inc. Arts & Crafts: Juried show arts and crafts at Santa Fe Plaza.
SunTBABon Odori Japanese Folk Fest: Japanese folk dancing and music festivle.  The Railyard Park.
Sun11 & 18Opera 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!.
Fri & SatTBAIndigenous Fine Art Market: A celebration of Native Arts & Cultures That Inspire it.  Art, Music, Food & Fun.  The Railyard.
Sat-Sun17 & 18Santa 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.
Sat-Sun17 & 18The Zuni Show: See the very best work by more than 80 Zuni artists.  Presented by the Keshi Foundation.  Scottish Rite Temple.
Fri30Burning Of Zozobra: The 94th 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
Sat31Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: Audiences are in for a surprise this summer when ASFB premieres its first-ever evening-length ballet: long-time collaborator Nicolo Fonte’s Beautiful Decay. Lensic Performing Arts Center.  

September 2019

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Sun1Fiesta 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.
Wed4Santa Fe Fiestas Concierto de Mariachi Matinee: Participants enjoy a concert featuring performances from well-known mariachi groups, dancers and alumni of The Santa Fe Fiesta Council’s Youth Mariachi Workshop.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Fri - Sun6 - 8Santa Fe Fiestas Fine Art & Crafts Market: A juried show of arts-crafts.  Santa Fe Plaza.
Fri-Sun6 -8Fiestas 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. 
Sat7Desfile 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  
Sun8Desfile 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.  
Thur-Sun12 - 15Cloudtop Comedy Festival: Santa Fe’s first-ever CloudTop Comedy Festival. The festival features over 40 comedians and includes headliners Maria Bamford, Fortune Feimster, and The Second City. Numerous regional and local comedians will also perform, including Santa Fe favorite Carlos Medina.  Various venues. 
Sat-Sun14 & 1512th 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-Sun14 & 15Pojoaque 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..
Sun15Santa Fe Symphony Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa and the symphony kicka off the season with “Double Chooi,” presenting 2018 Joseph Joachim Violin Competition winner, Timothy Chooi, alongside his brother and former concertmaster of New York’s MET orchestra, Nikki Chooi..  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Fri20Performance Santa Fe: Julian Sands presents Keats, Shelley, Ghosts & Lovers.  The best way to experience poetry is by hearing it. Even better is to hear it recited — and then explored through the lenses of history and personal anecdote — by one of the most talented actors at work today...British actor and director Julian Sands.  Scottish Rite Temple.
Sat & Sun21 & 22Heroic Beethoven - The Romantic Imagination:  Santa Fe ProMusica presents Thomas O'Connor and the Santa Fe ProMusica Orchestra along with Colin Jacobsen, violin performing Julia Adolphe Shiver and Bloom; Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 and Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, “Eroica”.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sat-Sun21 & 22High 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.
Sun - Sun22 - 29Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta: The Wine Event with all the Great Santa Fe Restaurants beckons you to spend a glorious Fall afternoon at The Santa Fe Opera, featuring 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-Sun28 & 29High 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 & Sun28 & 29Pecos 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 2019

 
DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Tue1Performance Santa Fe: Third Coast Percussion.  This “brilliant” (The Independent) quartet comes to Santa Fe with mallets, marimbas, Thai gongs, tuned cowbells, and metal pipes for a "sonically spectacular" (Chicago Tribune) concert that features Perpetulum, Philip Glass’ first work for percussion ensemble.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sat5Littleglobe ¡Presente!  An evening of multi-arts performances that explore complex stories of home and, belonging in Santa Fe—issues affecting Santa Fe’s future. Featuring Santa Feans of all ages—sharing their stories through music, movement, spoken word, short documentaries, and artistic video.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sat - Sun5 - 13Albuquerque 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 & Sun5 & 6Harvest 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. 
Sat & Sun5 & 6El Rito Studio Tour:  The El Rito Studio Tour is held annually supports local artists, studios, galleries, library and many community efforts.
Tue8Chick Corea Trilogy:  The Lensic and Outpost Performance space present legendary pianist Chick Corea and his Grammy-winning acoustic trio, featuring powerhouse bassist Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Thu10Buffy Sainte-Marie:  A Benefit for Indigenous Solutions, Tewa Women United & the Friendship Club. For more than five decades, legendary indigenous singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie has reinvented herself, creating songs that reveal new shades of an artist already revered as a pioneer. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Fri11Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus: Rufus Wainwright, one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sat - Mon12 - 14Santa 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 - Mon12 - 14Abiquiu 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 & Sun12 & 13Galisteo 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.
Sun13Santa Fe Symphony - Fire & Blood: Berlioz Overture to Beatrice and Benedict Daugherty Fire & Blood, Violin Concerto Ida Kavafian, Violin Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Tue15Mari Boine: Mari Boine’s highly rhythmic songs are rooted in the shamanistic musical traditions of the Sámi of northern Scandinavia. She takes the wordless, yodeling-like vocal style of yoik (or joik) and infuses jazz, rock, and other ethnic elements, creating a musical mix that cuts to your soul.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Wed - Sun16 - 2011th 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 - Sun17 - 20 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.  
Sun20Ryan Bingham:  After receiving critical raves for his first two studio releases on Lost Highway Records, 2007's Mescalito and 2009's Roadhouse Sun, Bingham went on to collaborate with Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack for the film Crazy Heart, shot here in Santa Fe.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sat26Santa Fe Opera Presents - Sweet Potato Kicks the Sun:  Sweet Potato Kicks the Sun, by composer Augusta Read Thomas and librettist Leslie Dunton-Downer, follows the galactic mishaps caused by the title character, Sweet Potato, and a journey to set things back on course. Featuring a cast that includes beatbox artist Nicole Paris, this work explores opera’s ability to intersect with other art forms, while also offering contemporary storytelling for today’s audiences.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sat26Spirits 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.   
Sun27An Afternoon With John McCutcheon:  Come spend an afternoon enjoying the many talents of Grammy-nominated John McCutcheon; beloved folk singer, activist and author, gifted storyteller and master instrumentalist. Lensic Performing Arts Center.

November 2019

DAY(S)DATE(S)EVENT
Sat & Sun2 & 3Dixon 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.
Sat & Sun2 & 3Mozart & Hayden:  Santa Fe ProMusica presents Thomas O'Connor and the Santa Fe ProMusica Orchestra along with Anne-Marie McDermott, piano and conductor performing HAYDN Haydn Symphony No. 90 in C Major, Hob. I/90; Mozart Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-Flat Major, K. 449, and Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-Flat Major, K. 482.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Fri8Performance Santa Fe: Billy Childs Quartet.  Celebrated as one of the most diversely prolific and inventive pianists, composers, and arrangers at work today, this polymath has collaborated with an honor roll of artists, including Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Sting, Chick Corea, Kronos Quartet, Yo-Yo Ma, and Renée Fleming.   Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sun10Santa Fe Symphony - Symphony Strata I.  Strata evokes the layers of musical conversation seen in chamber music + the diversity of venue and repertoire experienced through these concerts. Mozart Clarinet Quintet Zhou Tian Viaje, for flute and string quartet Beethoven Serenade for flute, violin, and Viola, op. 25 Sibelius En Saga for Septet. NM Museum of Art
Fri - Sun15 - 17Recycle 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
Sat16Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company & The Ahn Trio:  Live music and dance are powerfully combined in this poetic retelling of company founder Nai-Ni Chen’s experience as a Taiwanese immigrant coming to New York. The blending of Eastern and Western influences in Chen’s choreography is accented with contemporary classical music performed on stage by the remarkable Ahn Trio. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sun17Tig Notaro.  Tig Notaro is a groundbreaking stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director originally from Mississippi. Hailed for her effortless storytelling and fearless stage presence, her subject matter ranges from the delightfully absurd to the monumentally serious. Rolling Stone recently named Tig “one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.” Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Thu21Performance Santa Fe: Pianist Einav Yarden.  Pianist Einav Yarden, already a rising star in Europe, makes her New Mexico debut in a superlative recital. Born in Israel and based in Berlin, her accolades include performances at the Verbier and Ravinia festivals and collaborations with Neville Marriner and Leon Fleisher.  NM Museum of Art.
Sat & Sun23 & 24Santa 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
Thu28Ski 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 - Sun29 - 1Wise 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.
Fri 29Christmas 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 2019

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.
All6 - 31GLOW:  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.
Sun1Wise 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.
Fri6Christmas 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.
Sat & Sun7 & 8Young 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.
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 & SatTBDSanta 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
Sun8Santa Fe Symphony - Christmas Treasures.  Don’t miss this annual Christmas Pops concert at The Lensic, led by Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa, and featuring a special side-by-side performance with The Santa Fe Youth Symphony!  Featuring Christmas standards as selections from the Nutcracker Suite, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, and Fantasia on Greensleeves and more!  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sun8Las 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 - Sun13 -15SWAIA 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 & Sat15 & 16Aspen 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
Thu19Storm Large: Holiday Ordeal.  The Most Wonderful Time of the Year takes on a whole new meaning when Storm Large returns to The Lensic by popular demand, this time with her signature Christmas show. Storm will love you, leave you, delight you, and abuse you with a wicked charm and stunning vocals that will have you begging for more. Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Thu - Tue19 - 24Santa Fe ProMusica Presents:  A Baroque Christmas.  A favorite Santa Fe holiday tradition in the festively decorated Loretto Chapel. Guest soloists are Clara Rottsolk and Marguerite Krull.  Also featuring Inn Owner David Solem.  Come and celebrate the joys of the season!  Loretto Chapel
Fri20Performance Santa Fe Presents - A Celtic Family Christmas: Canada’s east coast is home to a place rich with Celtic tradition — Cape Breton Island. One of this beautiful isle's chief exports is Canada's reigning musical couple, award-winning fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy along with their musical children and an ensemble of talented musicians for a rousing, warm, and exuberant performance like no other.  Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sun22New 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 
Tue24Christmas 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. 
Tue24An Appalachian Christmas with the Mark O’Connor Band.  Celebrate Christmas Eve with The Santa Fe Symphony and the Grammy® Award-winning Mark O’Connor Band, featuring a breathtaking fusion of classical, bluegrass, folk, and jazz renditions of holiday tunes, plus O'Connor originals!  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Sat - Mon28 - 30Santa Fe Pro Musica Presents - The Brandenburg Concertos:  The Pro Musica Orchestra performs the complete Brandenburg Concertos by J.S. Bach.  Featuring Tom O'Connor, conductor and David Solem, Inn Owner.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Tue31Joe Illick and the New Year's Eve Orchestra:  Come bid farewell to 2019 with longtime Santa Fean Joe Illick, music director and principal conductor of the Fort Worth Opera, leading an all-star orchestra -- featuring violinist Augustin Hadelich.  Lensic Performing Arts Center.
Tue31City 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