Annual and Seasonal Events in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Indian Market, Canyon Road Farolito Walk, Fiesta Santa Fe, Zozobra, Albuquerque International Balloon...

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Held annually for nine days in the fall, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta fills the skies of the Rio Grande Valley with the vibrant colors of nearly 600 hot air balloons. Performances include special shape rodeos, fireworks, a music fiesta, balloon glows, and more. 

Phone: 505.821.1000
Canyon Road New Art

Every 4th Friday of the month there are openings of new art. Locals and tourists explore the newly installed art and enjoy complimentary beverages between 5-7 p.m. at the galleries.

Christmas Eve Farolito Walk on Canyon Road

Discover one of Santa Fe's most beloved traditions on this laid-back evening walk as you follow the illuminated one-mile stretch of Canyon Road. Explore art galleries, duck into a warm restaurant for a bite, and admire the beauty of the glowing lanterns. The walk starts at dusk on Christmas Eve.

Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival

Experience the extraordinary at the avant-garde Santa Fe International New Media Festival, named Currents, held annually in June. The acclaimed Currents festival is Santa Fe's best contemporary art event of the year, famous for its interactive video and new media displays, multimedia performances, and experimental documentaries that all push boundaries and trailbaze, creatively, far ahead. 

Fiesta de Santa Fe

Fiesta de Santa Fe will be held September 1 - 9 to commemorate Don Diego De Vargas’ peaceful reoccupation of the City of Holy Faith in 1692. For 306 years, this festival has brought culture, arts, crafts and food in the Old Santa Fe historic district.. 

Phone: 505-470-6325
Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

The Gathering of Nations if the largest pow-wow in North America, bringing together members from 565 tribes from the United States and 220 from Canada. Various competitons and activities are held including a pageant for Miss Indian World. The Indian Traders Market features artists, crafters, and traders selling Native American arts and crafts.

Phone: 505.836.2810
Georgia O'Keeffe Home Tours

Visit the historic adobe home and studio of George O'Keeffe that provided the famous painter with the inspiration of more than two dozen paintings. Take a curated tour with knowledgeable docents in the galleries, or use your smartphone app for a free self-guided tour.

Phone: 505.946.1000
Mariachi Spectacular

Recognized by UNESCO as an "Intangible Cultural Heritage," mariachi is a distinctive style of music that evolved in the western Mexican countryside. To truly experience the wonderful music of mariachi, make reservations for seats in the Sandia Resort & Casino's breathtaking theatre for the Mariachi Spectacular Concert. The event showcases a variety of styles of mariachi with professional performances, but the three-day festival boasts classes and workshops as well. 

Phone: 505.836.0306
Santa Fe Fiesta

Every year, the Santa Fe Fiesta commemorates the anniversary of the 1692 reconquest of New Mexico by General Don Diego de Vargas. The weeklong celebration includes a reenactment of Don Diego de Vargas's return to the city, a children's pet parade, the Historical Parade, the Fiesta Ball, and Roman Catholic masses throughout the week. Browse wares from arts and crafts vendors or grab a bite to eat at the Santa Fe Plaza while you enjoy the music played by mariachis. 

Phone: 505.470.6325
Santa Fe Indian Market

As the world's largest and most highly acclaimed Native American arts show, and New Mexico's most attended annual weekend event, the Santa Fe Indian Market brings together the most talented Native American artists from over 220 federally recognized tribes and First Nations' tribes. Shop jewelry, pottery, textiles, kachina carvings, bead work, and more including drums and bows and arrows. 

For more information on the annual Santa Fe Inidan Market, visit the website

Phone: 505.983.5220
Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is an annual five-day weekend of events that feature the culinary culture of Santa Fe. It brings together 90 national wineries and 75 of Santa Fe's best restaurants. Enjoy samples of food and wine, attend educational seminars and cooking demonstrations, watch a movie, take a tour, or place a bid for the silent auction. The weekend culimnates with the Grand Tasting at the Santa Fe Opera.

Phone: 505.438.8060
Spring Art Festival

Every May there is a Spring Art festival,

The Burning of Zozobra

The Burning of Zozobra is a century-old tradition in Santa Fe that involves the immolation of a fifty-foot marionette named Zozobra (anxiety in Spanish). The one-of-a-kind event symbolizes the release of hardships from the past year; bring your own baggage for the "Gloom Box" which will be burned with Zozobra. Enjoy live music and entertainment, over twenty different food vendors, fireworks, an art show, and much more. 

Phone: 1.855.ZOZOBRA
The Santa Fe Film Festival

The Santa Fe Film Festival celebrates all facets of cinematic arts, regionally and globally. Whether you're an industry specialist or just a movie-lover, enjoy the full schedule of screenings, panels, workshops, and parties in a non-commercialized setting. 

Phone: 505.216.6063