Festivals & Events

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.

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Santa Fe Artists in Residence is an art experience connecting visitors with New Mexico artists in our culturally inspired hotels. Meet, interact, and watch the artists as they create their masterpieces and experience first-hand their creative process.

Artwork will be available for purchase. Check the Event Calendar for additional events ranging from meet & greet wine receptions to gourmet dinners with the artist.

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The Santa Fe Film Festival celebrates all facets of cinematic arts – here in New Mexico, regionally and globally. The Santa Fe Film Festival focuses on bringing together distinguished industry specialists and all movie lovers through accessible screenings, panels, workshops and parties! The Festival will continue to grow as the leading exhibition and portal for all things cinematic in New Mexico.

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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 75 of Santa Fe’s best restaurants, a five-day schedule of food and wine events is created featuring cooking demos, wine seminars, winery luncheons, and dinners. The weekend culminates with the Grand Tasting at the Santa Fe Opera where all 75 participating Santa Fe restaurants and all 90 wineries serve samples of their best food and wine.

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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. The Balloon Fiesta attracts more than 700 balloons and 1000 pilots. The Balloon Fiesta has not only grown in numbers of balloons and guests, but in the number of unique events as well. In addition to the spectacular Mass Ascensions, the Balloon Fiesta has added the annual Balloon Glow, the Night Magic GlowTM, and the Special Shape RodeoTM. The Balloon Fiesta is a uniquely beautiful and show stopping.

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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.

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There are 19 Pueblo tribes in New Mexico, and each Pueblo is a sovereign nation. Today Pueblo people are located primarily in New Mexico, however, at one time our homeland reached into what is now Colorado and Arizona, where we established incredible dwellings and trading centers like those located at Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico and Mesa Verde in southwestern Colorado.

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Celebrate Opening Day at Ski Santa Fe, let’s get this season started! We have Blues Revue playing live at Totemoff’s as we kick off our expanded music lineup for this winter. So make sure those skis and boards are tuned and let’s enjoy the first day of the 2018/2019 winter season!

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Round up the family and friends and lift your spirits by welcoming a new year to the City Different at the Historic Downtown Plaza!

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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.

Every summer since 1957 opera lovers have come from all over the world to enjoy The Santa Fe Opera. A wide-ranging repertory of new, rarely performed and standard works are performed in a dramatic theater with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Visit Santa Fe’s museums and wake up the artist within youǃ Whether you are 7, 17 or 70 years old, get inspired by the rich blend of history, arts and cultural heritage with more than a dozen state and private museums around Santa Fe.