Santa Fe Events

Featured Events in Santa Fe and Taos

Among the many exciting happenings in Santa Fe throughout the year, a few notable ones stand out, showcasing the unique traditions and flavors of the region.;

One such event is the Traditional Spanish Market, a celebration of the Spanish colonial arts and crafts that have been preserved and passed down through generations. Held annually in July, this market transforms the historic Santa Fe Plaza into a vibrant tapestry of colorful booths, showcasing exquisite woodwork, tinwork, jewelry, textiles, and other traditional Spanish artworks. Visitors can immerse themselves in the local culture, witness live demonstrations, and even purchase one-of-a-kind pieces created by talented artisans.

Another popular event that tantalizes the senses is the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, which takes place in September. This four-day extravaganza brings together wine enthusiasts, culinary experts, and chile aficionados from near and far. The festival features wine tastings, gourmet food pairings, cooking demonstrations, and friendly competitions. Attendees can indulge in the delightful flavors of New Mexico's famous red and green chiles, relishing the unique fusion of spicy and savory. With its picturesque setting, the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta offers a delightful escape for food and wine lovers, providing a memorable experience in the heart of the Southwest.

In the spirit of community and tradition, the Santa Fe Fiesta is a cherished annual event that takes place in late September. Dating back to 1712, the Fiesta commemorates the peaceful reconquest of Santa Fe by the Spanish after the Pueblo Revolt. The festivities include a colorful parade, live music, dance performances, and religious ceremonies. Locals and visitors come together to honor their shared history, participating in time-honored traditions such as the burning of Zozobra, a towering puppet representing gloom and despair. The Santa Fe Fiesta showcases the city's deep roots and serves as a testament to the enduring cultural heritage of the region. 

For those seeking fresh produce, artisanal products, and a vibrant community atmosphere, the Saturday Farmers Markets at The Railyard offer a delightful experience. Held year-round, this bustling market brings together local farmers, growers, and artisans who proudly display their goods. Visitors can browse through a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, baked goods, and handmade crafts while engaging with the friendly vendors. The market also features live music, cooking demonstrations, and activities for children, making it a perfect weekend outing for the whole family. With its lively ambiance and abundance of locally sourced products, the Saturday Farmers Markets at The Railyard encapsulate the spirit of Santa Fe's vibrant community. 

In Santa Fe, events like the Traditional Spanish Market, Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, Santa Fe Fiesta, and the Saturday Farmers Markets at The Railyard offer residents and visitors alike a chance to immerse themselves in the city's rich cultural tapestry. Whether celebrating the artistic heritage, savoring the region's distinct flavors, or simply enjoying the lively community atmosphere, these events are a testament to the vibrant and diverse spirit of Santa Fe. 

Explore more, including links to these events for more information, below. 

A woman buys produce at the Santa Fe farmers market

Saturday Farmers Markets at The Railyard

  • Open Year Round, Saturday Mornings 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
  • Location: Market Pavilion — 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Open year-round, the Santa Fe farmers market is a gathering of local farmers and craftsmen to display their goods and produce. Stop by to stroll through the market and pick up fresh vegetables, meats, baked goods, teas, cheeses, and more! You can also find hand-crafted items, body care items, and more. Hungry? Grab breakfast or lunch while at the market while you jam out to live music! 



Native American pottery that can be purchased at the Annual Indian Market in Santa Fe

Annual Indian Market (SWAIA)

  • August 19-20, 2023 
  • Multiple locations throughout Santa Fe

This annual event brings together the most celebrated Nativer American artists to showcase their work. For the past 98 years, the Annual Indian Market has proven to be the world's highest acclaimed Native American art show and New Mexico's most popular annual weekend event. The weekend's schedule consists of auctions, art shows, performances, and markets. 

International Folk Art Market

International Folk Art Market

  • JULY 6-9, 2023
  • Location: 620 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505

This annual Santa Fe event highlights 150 artists from nearly 60 countries. The event has a mission of preserving traditional lifestyles and bringing education to visitors looking to admire and find unique hand-crafted pieces. Proceeds from this folk art market benefit the local communities of the artists. 9,000 visitors attend this two-week festival! 

Blankets at a Santa Fe market


2023 Traditional Spanish Market

  • July 29-30, 2023
  • Location: Santa Fe Plaza - 63 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

The Spanish Market is held in Santa Fe Plaza and celebrates traditional Hispanic culture and art. View art from 19 different categories, featuring works from over 200 artists. The market also features live entertainment from regional bands and dance groups as well as books for sale, food vendors, and art demonstrations. You won't want to miss this unique event! 

Friends say cheers with wine at the santa fe wine and chilie fiesta

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta 2023

  • September 27 - October 1, 2023
  • Location: 217 East Marcy Street ~ Santa Fe, NM 87501

Foodies won't want to miss the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta! This multi-day Santa Fe event offers a variety of events including wine seminars, guest chef luncheons, and chef demos. Enjoy tasting events, a champagne brunch, and more during this fine-dining festival. 

A view of downtown Santa Fe

Santa Fe Fiesta

  • September 1st-10th, 2023

This annual Santa Fe event takes place in the fall season and commemorates Don Diego De Vargas' 1692 reoccupation of the City of Holy Faith. Events include a historical parade, a parade for children, religious events, food vendors, and arts and craft markets. The 2023 Santa Fe Fiesta also features live entertainment throughout the event. Bring along the whole family to this unique and historic event in Santa Fe!

A view of the architecture in Taos Pueblo

Taos Ceremonies at Taos Pueblo

  • Ceremonies take place throughout the year. Check the calendar for a list of events
  • Location: 120 Veterans Hwy Taos, NM 87571

The ceremonies at Taos Pueblo are religious events that take place throughout the year. Visitors can respectfully observe feast day celebrations, dances, and more. Please be mindful that these are religious events and be respectful during your visit. No photography is allowed. 

A jazz player in Taos

Taos Music Festivals

  • View Taos Music Festival Schedules
  • Multiple locations throughout Taos

Sitting an hour and a half away from Santa Fe, Taos is a unique destination that is also home to a variety of music festivals. Plan a day trip to enjoy events like Taos Plaza Live, the Mother's Day Music Festival, Taos Pride, and Las Fiestas de Taos! 


Hot air balloons in Albuquerque

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2023

  • October 7 - 15, 2023
  • Location: Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM 87121

This 9-day annual event fills the skies of Albuquerque with hot air balloons. Admire nearly 600 balloons as they take off into the air. Take part in a photography contest, watch a firework show, and start the day off with glows of the balloons. Visitors can also expect live music, dancing entertainment, and so much more. You won't want to miss this iconic event! 

A musician plays the violin

Music from Angelfire 2023

  • 2023 Dates begin in August
  • Location: Angel Fire Community Center -  15 Cs Ranch Rd, Angel Fire, NM 87710

This annual event celebrates chamber music, a type of classical music that features a small group of musicians. Listen to live performances highlighting the works of classical composers including Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, and more. This event highlights the art of live performances and strives to educate visitors on chamber music.