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Santa Fe Events, Activities and Festival Calendar 2020

On your next visit to Santa Fe, NM consider centralizing you base with us at Pueblo Bonito b&b inn! We can easily enhance your time with suggestions of  vibrant and diverse offerings of Santa Fe events, activities and festivals.  Whether your New Mexico vacation consists of a weekend getaway, an extended vacation, group gathering, girls weekend or family reunion don’t miss out on Santa Fe events happening year round! Not to mention our 158 yr historic adobe pueblo accommodations which create the perfect New  Mexico historic  travel experience for Santa Fe visitors.

2020 Santa Fe events, activities and festivals will begin in January with Ski Santa Fe. If you enjoy outside activities like skiing, snowboarding or snow shoeing in the Sangre de Cristo mountains or markets on the historic Santa Fe Plaza in August, or festive Holiday evemts in December – New Mexico’s rich culture, history and art can be maximized with us at Pueblo Bonito b&b inn! Did you know Santa Fe’s Art Galleries are open year round offering a plethora of creativity and awe inspired works from around the world? Let us assist you in creating a one-of-a-kind Old Santa Fe travel experience- call for bookings. 1-800-461-4599. 

Traditional wood fireplace

Warm wood fire in cold winter months!

JANUARY

Ski Santa Fe open thru Easter

Nestled high atop the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains- short 16 mile drive from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn (located in the heart of historic downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico). Ski Santa Fe is among the highest ski areas in the continental United States! Base area elevation is 10,350 feet. The Millennium Triple Chairlift takes snow sport enthusiasts to a new height of 12,075 feet and some of the Southwest’s finest skiing. Vistas atop Ski Santa Fe are unsurpassed- a gateway for thrills including steep bump runs, powder filled chutes, gladded tree-skiing, and plenty of groomers. Skiers’ and Snowboarders alike enjoy this annual Santa Fe event beginning Thanksgiving through Easter (dependent upon snow falls). Serving first timers to veterans, Ski Santa Fe offers complete services for all levels of participants. Families of all ages, challenge seekers and sun lovers always enjoy this annual Santa Fe activity.

Meow WolfConcerts and Special events. A year round popular exhibit for all ages, the “House of Eternal Reward” is a great activity to see and do in  January. Also, Meow Wolf hosts many special events throughout the year, but specific to January 2020 the following are featured:                         January 24: Electrovibe events; January 26: Slime Time workshops; January 27: Art as Self Care and Theo Katzman (concert)… Check out the special events page as well as the information on Meow Wolf. A great “Santa Fe to do” anytime of year!

Lensic Performing Arts Center:  Sat, Jan 25, 4 PM; Sun, Jan 26, 2020 3 PM
Take a JOURNEY with the Pro Musica Orchestra and acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk in works by Mendelssohn and Mozart. Also on the program, a work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Melinda Wagner and Haydn’s last symphony, the grand Symphony 104, “London.                                                               Kronos Quartet, A Thousand Thoughts -Thurs, Jan 30, 7:30 PM
Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini have teamed up with Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet for a wildly creative multimedia performance piece that blends live music and narration with archival footage.

FEBRUARY

The Santa Fe SymphonySymphony Strata Sat, Feb 1, 7:00 PM
New Mexico Museum of Art.   Strata evokes the layers of musical conversation seen in chamber music + the diversity of venue and repertoire experienced through these concerts. Stay tuned for more SFS Strata concert announcements in unique spaces across Santa Fe.

Santa Fe Farmers Market -Railyard -Every Saturday and Tuesday, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. This Santa Fe activity is year round. Fresh and yummy locally grown fruits, veggies, honey, eggs, cheeses, grass-fed meats, baked goods, body care, herbal products, and so much more!

Railyard Artisan Market– Railyard Farmers Market – Every Sunday, 10am to 4pm.    Railyard Artisan Market features local artists and craftspeople from New Mexico, as well as food and entertainment! Great Santa Fe Event to enjoy year round!

Santa Fe Film Festival Cinema Different -Feb 12-16, 2020 The Santa Fe Film Festival celebrates all facets of cinema arts – regionally and globally.
This annual event honors talents working both on and off screen to bring the best of film creation, production and showings to the public. Constantly striving for improvement in our line of respective crafts to provide filmmakers with resources to pursue their dreams further.

San Francisco Street Bar & Grill EnchiladasSanta Fe Restaurant Week – Santa Fe Restaurants –Feb 23 – March 1, 2020.   Santa Fe Restaurant Week gets bigger and better each year! Delectable dining for just $15, $25, $35, and $45 per person!

New Mexico ART AUCTION: February 29, 2020: “Made in New Mexico” art creations from all cultures. Featuring old and new pottery, furniture, glass, paintings, textiles, toys, musical instruments, sculptures and much more. Sponsored by Friends of Coronado Historic Site. Preview auction items from 9 AM to noon. Auction begins at 1 PM.

Alicia Olatuja– Lensic Performaning Arts Center: Tues, Feb 11, 7:30 PM
Jazz chanteuse Alicia Olatuja –praised by Downbeat for her “full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail–will astound you with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility, and captivating stage presence.

Performance Santa Fe- The King’s Singers. Sat, Feb 22, 7:30 PM
Cathedral Basilica – The King’s Singers are back! Fresh off their 50th anniversary tour, this “immaculate” (Boston Globe) vocal sextet returns to Santa Fe for another magical evening at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Known worldwide for their “seamless blend and pitch-perfect, liquid tone” (Washington Post), these Emmy- and Grammy-winners span genre, emotion, and time in their spellbinding performances.

MARCH

Battle of Glorieta Reenactment: March 28-  Pecos National Historical Park which is in close proximity to this Civil War Battle ground, commemorates the Battle of Glorieta Pass each year by putting together a Civil War Encampment. The encampment is a special event that takes place every March 28th. The main phase of the battle took place on this day in 1862 and the enactment allows visitors to learn about life as a Civil War soldiers in New Mexico. Activities for the whole family are plentiful such as meeting with living history participants, black powder demonstrations, horse-drawn wagons rides, kids’ games, and special speakers sharing their expertise on life during the Civil War in the West.

APRIL

ART WALKING TOURS  April 1 – Nov 25, 2020 New Mexico Museum of Art offers art walking tours of Santa Fe from April – November (weather permitting). Guided by a docent, the tour highlights  art and architectural history of downtown Santa Fe. Tours leave at 10:00 a.m. on Mondays from the museum gift shop steps. From June-August, tours also on Fridays at 10 a.m.

Gathering of Nations POW WOW 2019 April 24- 25, 2020 celebrates the 37th ANNUAL GATHERING OF NATIONS. Held in Albuquerque, a one-of-a-kind, beautiful Native American cultural event is easily enjoyed during, before or after your stay at Pueblo Bonito bed breakfast inn- Santa Fe, NM.   All people (Indian and Non-Indian) are welcomed to experience colorful Native American Pow Wow dancing, hear native sounds and songs and become enlightened! 3,000+ indigenous/Native American/Indian dancers and Singers from 500+ tribes from Canada and the US come annually to the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow.

MAY

Civil War Weekend      The Battle of Glorieta Pass was one of the most important battles of the Civil War in the Southwest which took place in March of 1862. Re-enactment dates of this annual Santa Fe event are in May but can vary. New Mexico’s role in the United States Civil War is re-enactment at the battles of Glorieta Pass and Apache Canyon at Rancho de Las Golondrias near downtown Santa Fe and Pueblo Bonito Inn. This historic Santa Fe event features military drills, cannon firings, and more all within 15 minute drive of Pueblo Bonito Inn- Santa Fe.

Eldorado Studio Tour – May 16-17, 2020   90+ artist studios can be explored on this unique and local art tour which is so close to Pueblo Bonito b&b inn! An impressive array of art work features stained glass, digital art, fiber arts, paintings, sculptures & photography. Santa Fe visitors can examine and buy art pieces from artists directly on this tour.

Annual Bike Ride- Santa Fe Century

Santa Fe Century Bike ride (photo; santafenewmexican)

SANTA FE CENTURY BIKE RIDE– May 17, 2020. Back by popular demand!  Resuming original bike route- Miles of history pass under your wheels as you bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail, onwards through the Galisteo Basin to the old village of Galisteo, and back into scenic Santa Fe.  the Santa Fe Century is the first major cycling event in the spring in the Southwest.  Weather in May is moderate and provides outside enthusiasts the opportunity to shed winter woes and enjoy some wonderful springtime riding in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Native Treasures Indian Art Festival – Santa Fe Community Convention Center – May 23-24, 2020.  MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. 200 of the best Native American artists work in traditional to contemporary and from emerging to established medians.  Jewelry, pottery, painting, basketry, beadwork, carvings, sculpture and textiles all for sale! You will have access to high-quality works from artists representing tribes across the United States.

JUNE

Spring & Fiber Fest – El Rancho de las Golondrinas June 6-7, 2020. Experience traditional ranch activities like sheep shearing, wool dyeing, spinning and weaving. Plus a fiber arts marketplace, bread baking, crafts for children & more!

HERB & LAVENDER FESTIVAL– El Rancho de las Golondrinas- June 20, 21, 2020. Celebrate a BREATHTAKING festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas- just minutes drive from Pueblo Bonito b&b inn-Santa Fe. Your senses will go wild in this marketplace with over 30 local vendors selling soaps, lotions, essential oils, art, food, informative lectures, plants and more!

Rodeo Royalty visits Pueblo Bonito Inn

Rodeo Royalty visits Pueblo Bonito Inn

Rodeo de Santa Fe – Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds June 24 – 27, 2020.   Pueblo Bonito b&b is a loyal sponsor of the annual Santa Fe rodeo held in late June. Since 1949, this special Santa Fe event features traditional rodeo competitions from barrel racing to bull riding. A sanctioned PRCA event, the Rodeo de Santa Fe kicks off  New Mexico’s rodeo circuit and is always family friendly. Mutton Bustin’ for kids, the carnival midway, a parade held in downtown Santa Fe, with food, souvenirs and of course beautiful Rodeo Royalty to enjoy! Performances on Thursday thru Saturday eves around 6:00 pm traditionally.

The Santa Fe Opera – The Santa Fe Opera House – July 3 – August 29, 2020. Santa Fe Opera 2020 season features 5 productions opera enthusiasts will be thrilled with: The Barber of Seville; The Magic Flute; Tristan and Isolde; Rusalka; Madame Butterfly- Operas well known and loved for all to enjoy!

Art Santa Fe- July 17-19, 2020.  A four-day curated contemporary art show featuring extraordinary art from around the world, specially curated programming, special events, and entertainment. Art collectors, artists, and representatives showcase work by acclaimed masters as well as emerging artists. Held in Santa Fe Convention Center- easy walk from Pueblo Bonito bed & breakfast inn – Santa Fe.

Santa Fe International Folk Art MarketSanta Fe International Folk Art Market – Milner Plaza on Museum Hill – July 10-12, 2020
One of the top Santa Fe Markets, New Mexico visitors will enjoy, artists from around the world who travel to Santa Fe to sell their crafts. Weavings, woodcarvings, pottery, paintings, beadwork, and jewelry are all available to Santa Fe visitors at the largest international folk art market in the United States. Santa Fe Folk Art Market is truly an inspiration boasting a wide variety of creativity from around the world.  Santa Fe is the perfect host location as it is the only place in the U.S. designated by U.N.E.S.C.O. as a Creative City of Design & Folk Art.

Pancakes on the Plaza – Santa Fe Plaza – July 4, 2020  Get up early on July 4th and walk down to Santa Fe Plaza from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn. Enjoy freshly made hot pancakes with butter and syrup along with live music, dancing, kids entertainment, art booths, antique car show and lots of local people in this annual Fourth of July Santa Fe event.  In the evening gaze into the clear skies over Santa Fe for a community firework display at Santa Fe High School.

Santa Fe Wine FestivalSanta Fe Wine Festival – El Rancho de las Golondrinas- July  4,5, 2020 New Mexico is the country’s oldest wine-producing region, inviting you to savor a glass of Chardonnay, Syrah, Viognier or other varietals than our annual wine festival in early July. You can purchase bottles to take home from more than a dozen New Mexico vintners. There’s also live music, food, and handmade arts and crafts for sale as well.

Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show San Juan, New Mexico

Fans of Native American art and culture adore this annual Santa Fe event, held in mid-July at Ohkay Owingeh (formerly San Juan Pueblo). Hundreds of artists from pueblos and tribes around the country gather to celebrate their heritage, selling an amazing array of arts and crafts and participating in ceremonial dances. Founded in 1972, this popular Santa Fe festival draws crowds who appreciate that it’s organized by Native Americans and held on Pueblo land.

Traditional Spanish Market

Spanish Market in July

Traditional Spanish Market – Santa Fe Plaza 
A popular Santa Fe event, the Traditional Spanish Market features an impressive collection of santos, tinwork, textiles, & furniture, all hand-crafted by New Mexican artists using traditional tools and techniques. This annual Santa Fe event takes place in late July on the Santa Fe Plaza, while the winter market occurs in December in downtown Santa Fe.

Lavender and Herb Fair – El Rancho de las Golondrinas
When the lavender flowers bloom around the historic museum El Rancho de las Golondrinas, it’s time for the annual Lavender and Herb Fair in July. If you’re a lavender lover, this is the Santa Fe event for you. You’ll learn all about the herb, from culinary to medicinal use.

Santa Fe Chamber Music– 2020 Festival and concerts feature piano-vocal recital series with powerhouse performers such as mezzo-sopranos Michelle DeYoung and Sasha Cooke, tenor Paul Groves, countertenor Jakub Józef Orli?ski; pianists Calio Alonso, Pei-Yao Wang, and Micha? Biel.  A Santa Fe  Must do for July and August.

AUGUST

New Mexico Food & Beer Festival: Panza Llena, Corazón Contento – El Rancho de las Golondrinas-Aug 1, 2, 2020.

Explore the food and beer history of New Mexico at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Step back in time, as you taste your way through the history of the Land of Enchantment. Experience historic methods of food preparation, learn from food & beer historians, attend demonstrations, sample delicious locally made creations, shop from vendors & artisans AND grab a beer from local New Mexican breweries! It’s all here at New Mexico’s premier living history museum El Rancho de las Golondrinas.

Whitehawk Antique Shows – Santa Fe Community Convention Center Aug 7-10, 2019
This annual set of antique shows is held mid-August, becoming a popular Santa Fe event for serious collectors and browsers alike. Beginning with 3 days of the Annual Antique Ethnographic Art Show, the show features ethnographic and tribal art from around the world, and is followed by 3 days of the Annual Invitational Antique Indian Art Show.

Santa Fe Indian Market – Santa Fe Plaza Aug 15-16, 2020
Don’t miss this internationally-famous market, held at the end of August. If you’re a fan of Native American art and culture, this is the Santa Fe event for you! With 1,000+ artists selling their pottery, weaving, jewelry, and basketry, enjoy a variety of art on the Santa Fe Plaza. Enjoy fry bread, roasted corn, and Navajo tacos as you enjoy Pueblo dances, live music, and shopping. Get there early – this Santa Fe market typically draws 100,000 visitors from around the world!!

Fiesta de los NinosEl Rancho de las Golondrinas– Sept 5-6, 2020. Talented dance groups, magic shows, circus acts and more for all ages to enjoy! Live animals, craftmaking like masks, medallions & walking sticks,  weaving, tortilla making as well as historic games & much more create a one-of-a-kind historic vacation experience!

SEPTEMBER

Santa Fe Renaissance Fair – El Rancho de las Golondrinas- Sept 19 & 20, 2019.
Bursting with entertainment, join the cheerful crowds as you watch jousting, sword fighting, and Celtic games. Buy shields, blades, and cloaks from vendors while feasting on turkey legs during this mid-September Santa Fe fair.

Old Man Gloom

Zozobra burns to usher in Santa Fe’s Fiesta Celebrations

Burning of Zozobra and Santa Fe Fiesta – Santa Fe Plaza and various venues MEMORIAL WEEKEND
Occurring in mid-September, the streets are filled with joyous shouts during “Viva la Fiesta”, the oldest community event in the United States. The week-long festivities honor the reoccupation of Santa Fe led by Don Diego de Vargas in 1692, a dozen years after the Pueblo Indian Revolt. Beginning with the Burning of Zozobra, the fiesta rids everyone’s troubles from the past year. In addition, guests embrace music, dance, food, a Children’s Pet Parade, religious ceremonies, and more. Blending cherished traditions and joy, Fiesta is a favorite time for visitors and locals alike!

Pilar Studio Tour – Pilar, NM – Early September
Pilar is a  charming village along the Rio Grande just 75 minutes north of Pueblo Bonito b&b inn in downtown Santa Fe.  The Pilar Studio Tour features a handfull of talented local artists who make pottery, wearable art, paintings, and more unique creations.

Pojoaque River Art Tour – Pojoaque River Valley – Mid-September
The annual Pojoaque River Art Tour takes place in the scenic Pojoaque River Valley- an old farming community just 16 miles north of Pueblo Bonito b&b in Santa Fe, NM. Nearly 20 artists open their studios which include Pojoaque and San Ildefonso pueblo residents and artists.

High Road to Taos Art Tour – Last Two Weekends in September 19-20 & 26-27, 2020

The High Road Art Tour is a destination and an event. Each fall artists of Northern New Mexico open their studios and galleries for two consecutive weekends for the High Road Art Tour. Trees of gold and an autumn cobalt sky offers one of the loveliest drives in the loveliest of seasons for this annual tour. An historic daytrip from Pueblo Bonito b&b that winds through tiny, old Land Grant villages and rural countryside offering nearly 60 stops to see woodcarvers, painters, jewelry makers, wind chimes creators and more!

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta– Downtown Santa Fe Venues – Sept 23-27, 2020
This popular annual fiesta has become a favorite for food and wine enthusiasts throughout the United States. Late September brings this featured Santa Fe event with more than 110 wineries, nearly 50 Santa Fe restaurant chefs who participate in seminars, cooking demonstrations, as well as luncheons, winemaker dinners, and the famous Grand Food & Wine Tasting. Can’t forget the Gruet Golf Classic!

OCTOBER

Santa Fe Balloon FiestaAlbuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park – October 3 – 11, 2020 . 9 full days and just a short 66 miles south of Pueblo Bonito b&b the worlds largest gathering of hot air balloons fill the sky with mass ascensions in early morning, balloon glows in the late evening and competitive events for balloon enthusiasts. This spectacular annual fiesta has been known to bring in 800,000 visitors over the 9 day New Mexico fiesta! BOOK DIRECT AND SAVE NOW– as room availability gets very thin as this event approaches! 1-800-461-4599

Harvest Festival – El Rancho de las Golondrinas –  October 3, 4, 2020
A living history museum dedicated to the heritage and culture of Spanish Colonial New Mexico, celebrate the harvest during this annual Santa Fe festival in early October. Held at the El Rancho de las Golondrinas, learn to string chile ristras, crush wine grapes by foot, and grind sorghum with the help of burros. Enjoy freshly cooked tortillas while shopping arts and crafts from local artisans. This annua Santa Fe Festival is one the  whole family will enjoy. Experience New Mexico’s vibrant culture.

SANTA FE STUDIO TOUR– October- New dates for 2020! Local artists engaged in creating fine art in Santa Fe County, open their studios annually on the last two weekends in June for the Santa Fe Studio Tour. Open to the public. Free event

Abiquiú Studio Tour – Abiquiú, NM OCT 10-12, 2020 
Santa Fe vacationer enjoy over 70 Abiquiu artists on this annual art studio tour. Breathtaking mountain views of the Chama River Valley painted with golden cottonwoods creates a memorable day trip from Pueblo Bonito b&b inn in Santa Fe. A 40 minute drive to the historical spot where Georgia O’Keeffe once lived and worked.  Featuring paintings, weavings, furniture, traditional Spanish Colonial art, and much more.

Galisteo Church

Historic Galisteo Church viewable during Artist tour

Galisteo Studio Tour – Galisteo, NM Third Saturday and Sunday annually in October.
Delightful and quaint the sleepy village of Galisteo lures visitors to enjoy 30+ artists living in beautiful old adobe homes in the Galisteo basin. Gold and amber leafed trees boast fall colors creating a picturesque autumn environment for strolling dirt roads to enjoy a wide range of items. Open studios include antiques, painting, pottery, sculpture, weaving as well as bake sale items and self tours of the historic Galisteo Church. This traditional New Mexico village comes alive during this annual Santa Fe art tour. Just a short 20 minute drive south of Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn. http://galisteostudiotour.com/ 

SPIRITS OF NEW MEXICO’S PAST- (Halloween Event)- Oct 24, 2020. A Halloween event in New Mexico??  Meet the ghosts of history who lived and died in the land of enchantment! Step back in time and encounter a diverse assortment of characters from New Mexico’s illustrious and often little known past. Listen to their amazing stories and experience intriguing bygone events. Lit by lantern light and campfires, our wondrous historic site takes on a family-friendly but spooky Halloween atmosphere all El Rancho de las Golondrinas – easy drive from  Pueblo Bonito bed & breakfast inn-Santa Fe.

NOVEMBER

Dixon Studio Tour – Dixon, NM
An abundance of artists (50 or more) open studios in November for this annual art walk event and tour. A stunning 45 minute drive north of Pueblo Bonito b&b takes you through Embudo Valley to Dixon, NM.  Creative works not limited to ceramic, wearable art, local wines, roving musicians photography, and jewelry are featured in this picturesque village.

Santa Fe Indian Market Winter Showcase – Santa Fe Community Convention Center – 

Santa Fe holiday shopping begins Thanksgiving Weekend! Treasures of all kinds created by Native American artists from around the United States show at this annual Santa Fe Market.  Hosted by Southwestern Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA) – both Winter and Summer Indian Santa Fe Market events feature popular artists showing off rare talents and one-of-a-kind pieces by acclaimed Native artists.

DECEMBER

Contemporary Hispanic Winter Market – Santa Fe Community Convention Center – 

This Annual Santa Fe event provides a rare opportunity to meet some of the best Hispanic Artists in New Mexico. Personal interaction with these creative artists is a highlight of the Annual Santa Fe Market showcasing original paintings, prints, sculptures, photography, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, weaving, and much more. Each year prior to Winter Spanish Market the Spanish Colonial Arts Society holds ¡Celebración! – an exciting Art and Travel Auction and Dinner on Friday night.

Las Posadas – Palace of the Governors – Early December
This candle-lit annual Santa Fe event occurs at the beginning of each December ushering in the Christmas season. This tradition includes a version of the re-enactment of Mary and Joseph searching for lodging in Bethlehem to give birth to Baby Jesus. The procession proceeds around the Santa Fe Plaza and ends at the Place of the Governors courtyard where community join together to sing of carols and feast on cookies! Free to public.

Canyon Road Farolito Walk – Canyon Road – Dec 24- Annual Santa Fe Event
Celebrating the holiday season on Canyon Road Farolito Walk, lighting up the hearts and souls of the crowds who walk this famous path every Christmas Eve. Small, sand-filled bags contain votive candles that softly glow on this enchanting night as they line neighborhood streets and adobe walls. Carolers sing for joy as they warm themselves around small bonfires during the night.

Santa Fe plaza decorated for the holidays

Santa Fe plaza at Christmas

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