June/July Calendar of Events in Santa Fe, NM

62nd Annual Rodeo de Santa Fe- June 22-25 at Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds 6:30 pm.
This Rodeo began in 1949 when a few local gentlemen had a dream and determination to organize a PRO rodeo in Santa Fe. This dream exceeded expectations and has become one of the top 60 Pro rodeos in the nation. Click here for more information

Pecos National Historic Park:Open year round. For centuries, Indian traders cut through the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range at a ridge near what is now Pecos, New Mexico. Here, the Ancestral Pueblo Indians exchanged pottery for copper and seashells. At Pecos National Historical Park, you can hike up to Arrowhead Ruin and explore this vast 105-room pueblo built seven centuries ago. Click here for more information

Bradbury Science Museum: Open Year Round.
Research the history and purpose of Los Alamos National Labs through inactive exhibits, feature videos and science demonstrations. The Museum, in downtown Los Alamos, bridges the laboratory and the community by interpreting past and current research and informing the public of the lab’s role in national security.Click here for more information

Thirsty Ear Festival: June 10-12 at the Lensic
Featuring Shawn Colvin who stands out as an enduring talent in an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. http://www.lensic.org/

Santa Fe Opera Season: July -Aug. Gounod’s quintessential Romantic-era masterpiece, Faust as it opens the 2011 season to make its Santa Fe debut! The celebrated 2007 production of Puccini’s La Bohème returns, along with the critically acclaimed 2001 staging of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck. The first major U.S. production of Vivaldi’s Griselda is also an integral part of the festival season. Marking the centennial of the composer’s birth is Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Last Savage Click here for more information

Santa Fe Wine Festival: July 2&3 Celebrate the wines of New Mexico at a historic southwest ranch! Discover the delicious blends of today’s vintners and sample varietals from sixteen New Mexico wineries, in a festive atmosphere with live music, food, traditional agricultural products and handmade arts and crafts for sale.Click here for more information

International Folk Art Week: July 3-10 Started in 2003, the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market has grown into the country’s largest venue for authentic, quality international folk art and a major international force in the cultural and economic sustainability of folk artists. Click here for more information

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival:July 17-22 Sensational music, top-notch performers and Santa Fe’s alluring location combine to guarantee that your 2011 Festival experience will be.Intimate. Compelling. Unforgettable. Click here for more information

Santa Fe Spanish Market :July 30-31 Attracting both the local community and serious collectors from around the world, this colorful festival, features traditional art, music, dance performances, demonstrations, pageantry and regional food. Click here for more information