Festivals & Events 2021
Each season offers festivals and pageants, steeped in colorful tradition. The history, culture, art, and natural setting offer something for every taste. From sportsperson to shopper, whatever your passion, you can indulge it to the fullest in Santa Fe. It is natural to find a diverse and dynamic performing arts scene in Santa Fe. Audiences are wowed just about every night of the week.
Fall & Winter Festivals & Events
The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is an annual five-day weekend of events featuring the culinary artistry found in over 75 of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s many excellent restaurants coupled with the sophistication and wines of over 90 national wineries. By bringing 90 national wineries to Santa Fe to collaborate with 35 of Santa Fe’s best restaurants, a five-day schedule of food and wine events is created featuring cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, winery luncheons, and dinners. The weekend culminates with the Grand Tasting at the Santa Fe Opera where all 35 participating Santa Fe restaurants and all 90 wineries serve samples of their best food and wine.
From a small gathering of 13 balloons in 1972, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has grown to become the largest balloon event in the world. For nine days in October, the New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park. Nothing rivals the power of Mass Ascension on crisp early mornings as these graceful giants leave the ground to take their place in the cerulean desert sky. For ballooning fans worldwide, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a pilgrimage. There’s something for everyone to enjoy . . . whimsical special shapes filled with equal parts of hot air and wonder, and Balloon Glows that create a magical night landscape for spectators to wander. No matter who you are, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will leave you awestruck and wanting more.
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival advances independent, innovative, and cutting edge cinema and brings 5 days of excellence in filmmaking to the inclusive and diverse community of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Celebrate Opening Day at Ski Santa Fe, let’s get this season started! Just 16 miles from The Five Graces and a base elevation of 10,350 ft, Ski Santa Fe is the launching point for a ski experience you will never forget, whether cruising the perfect groomers or exploring the extensive gladed runs. Ski Santa Fe prides itself on being family-friendly.
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Northern New Mexico offers some of the most diverse, beautiful terrain and varied landscapes to be found find anywhere in the world. You can make a variety of day trips to explore everything from ancient ruins and historic mountain towns to rushing rivers ripe for rafting and fishing.