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The Heritage Center: Calendar of Events

Visit our Heritage Center in Alcalde, NM to experience these exhibitions. 

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Rio Grande National Heritage Area Event Listing

For a more indepth view of what's going on in each of the three counties please visit these calendars:

Rio Arriba www.riograndesun.com/calendar
Taos County www.taosnews.com/calendar
Santa Fe santafe.org/Calendar

Here is a list of ANNUAL events. Please check websites for updated information.
 


SEPTEMBER

Labor Day Weekend
Fiestas de Santa Fe - including the annual burning of Zozobra on Friday night, followed a week later by parades, music on the Plaza, arts and other events.
www.santafefiesta.org

Chama Valley Studio Tour
www.visitchama.com

September 11
Enchanted Circle Century Tour - a major bicycle road race beginning and ending in Red River.
www.redriverenchantedcirclecenturytour.com

September 9 - 11
Rio Costilla Valley Studio Tour
www.riocostillaart.com

September 17, 18, 24, 25
High Road Studio Tours along NM 76 and NM 518 between Nambé and Taos.
866 343 5381
www.highroadnewmexico.com

Late September
Española Valley Arts Festival on the Española Plaza with a focus on regional visual artists
www.cityofespanola.org

September 21 - 25
26th Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta - the city's major event of its kind
www.santafewineandchile.org

September 23-24
Third annual 'The Paseo' a free festival on Taos streets featuring performance art, installations, interactive arts, live music, and more - from 1-10pm.
www.paseotaos.org

September 23 - October 2
Taos Fall Arts Festival with exhibitions, talks, live music and more.
www.taosfallarts.org

September 26 - October 2
Santa Fe Street Fashion Week with Southwestern and Western emphasis.


OCTOBER

October 1 -2
El Rito Studio Tour.
www.elritostudiotour.org

October 1 - 2
Harvest Festival, El Rancho de Golindrinas, in La Cienega just south of Santa Fe. $8 adults, $6 teens and seniors.
www.golindrinas.org

October 7 - 9
Octoberfest in Red River with fall color tours, microbrews, music and more.
www.redriver.org

October 8 - 10
Abiquiu Studio Tour with more than 50 participating artists.
www.abiquiustudiotour.org

October 19 - 23
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival with screenings, panels and parties.
www.SantaFeIndependentFilmFestival.com


NOVEMBER

November 5 - 6
Dixon Studio Tour
505 579 4671
www.dixonarts.org

November 19 - 20
Fall Fiber Festival at Santa Fe's Scottish Rite Temple
www.evfac.org

Thanksgiving Weekend
Typical opening of regional ski areas, which remain open through Easter.
www.skinewmexico.com


DECEMBER

December 2 - 4
Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival
www.recyclesantafe.org

December 7 - 11
Santa Fe Film Festival
www.santafefilmfestival.com

December 11
Evening staging of Las Posadas on the Santa Fe Plaza.
www.santafe.org

Christmas Eve
Taos Pueblo activities including bonfires, traditional dancing and midnight mass.
575 758 1028
www.taospueblo.com

Farolito Walk in Santa Fe's Canyon Road neighbourhood.
www.santafe.org

JANUARY

Last Weekend
Taos Winter Wine Festival in town and in the Taos Ski Valley.
www.taoswinterwinefest.com


FEBRUARY

Late February
Santa Fe Restaurant Week with special meals, edible art tours and more.
www.santafe.restaurantsweeknm.com


APRIL

Late April
Tierra Wools Spring Harvest Festival in Los Ojos, with demonstration shearing, wool cording, weaving and dyeing, plus music and more.
575 588 7231
www.handweavers.com


MAY

Late May:
Annual launch of Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad operations between Chama and Antonito, Colorado. The train runs through mid-October.
www.cumbrestoltec.com

Memorial Day Weekend
Native Treasures Art Festival, with some 200 juried Indian artists.
www.nativetreasures.org

Red River Motorcycle Rally for gearheads nationwide.
www.redriver.org

May to September
Taos Plaza Live, a series of free music shows on Taos Plaza on Thursdays from 6 - 8pm.
www.taos.org/visit/taos-plaza-live


JUNE

Early June:
Spring Festival & Fiber Arts Fair, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, just south of Santa Fe; $8 adults, $6 teens and seniors.
golondrinas.org

Mid-June:
Santa Fe International New Media Festival.
www.currentsnewmedia.org

Third week in June:
Peace Prayer Day/Solstice Retreat, hosted near Española by the American Sikh community.
www.3ho.org

Late June:
Taos Solar Music Fest, with national and regional bands.
www.solarmusicfest.com

Rodeo de Santa Fe, the region’s largest such gathering.
www.rodeodesantafe.org


JULY

Early July:
Annual launch of the world-famous repertory-style Santa Fe Opera. It usually closes about the third week of August.
www.santafeopera.org.

International Folk Art Market returns to Santa Fe for the largest event of its type in the world.
www.folkartalliance.org

July 4:
Chama Fireworks Train & Show
www.chamavalley.com

Mid-July:
Taos Pueblo Pow Wow
www.taospueblopowwow.com

Española Valley Fiesta on the Espanola plaza.
www.cityofespanola.org

Start of annual, world-class Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, which runs through mid- to late August.
www.santafechambermusic.com

Late July:
Fiestas de Taos,
www.fiestasdetaos.com

July 30–31 (last full weekend in July):
Spanish Market in Santa Fe, the nation’s largest and most renowned festival of its kind.
www.spanishcolonial.org


AUGUST

August 20 - 21
Santa Fe Indian Market - the world's largest and most prestigious event of its kind.
www.swaia.org