Santa Fe, New Mexico – voted #1 Cultural Getaway and #1 Cultural Destination by Travel + Leisure; Top 10 Cities for Historic Preservation by Liveablity.com and #5 US Historic Destination by US News! Why do travelers flock to Santa Fe New Mexico annually for fun-filled, intriguing New Mexico cultural vacations? Could it be its great mountain escapes, breath taking scenery, low humidity, 325 days of sunshine, crystal blue skies, cool star filled evenings and world renown activities? Absolutely… there is never a bad time of year to relax and experience the authentic history of Santa Fe New Mexico. Blending international style, historic uniqueness and old-world charm, Santa Fe stimulates all five senses for its visitors regardless of age, background or time of year!
Because Santa Fe is a top US cultural destination, it offers intriguing and memorable experience for visitors: Annual festivals, cultural events, world-class art and museums, and of course exceptional cuisine and historically significant and unique lodging choices! A rare opportunity to experience local culture while experiencing Santa Fe first hand prevails itself at Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn. Voted “Guest Favorite b&b” three consecutive years by 8,500+ guests (2013, 12,11), Pueblo Bonito provided thousands of returning and new guests with an historically significant Old Santa Fe experience for over 29 years. 19 enchanting guest rooms, each with foot thick adobe walls, kiva fireplace, adorable private baths surrounded by secluded pueblo-style grounds makes this a Must Stay! This popular Santa Fe Inn prides itself on sincere hospitality, historically preserved and accurate property, and a knowledgeable, friendly staff.
Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival – May 25-27, 2018
Over 200 Native American artists showcase museum-quality Indian art at this annual event. One can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, open wine and champagne bars, as well as mingling with featured artists. The top Native American artists are represented at this event, benefiting the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
The Rodeo de Santa Fe began in 1949 when Roy Butler, Austin “Slim” Green, Gene Petchesky, Paul Ragle, Paul Rutledge and few other locals had a dream and determination to organize a professional rodeo in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The dream exceeded their ambitious expectations and today remains one of the top 60 PRCA Rodeos in the nation! Featuring such World Champion cowboys as Taos Muncy, Trevor Brazile, and JW Harris, the Rodeo de Santa Fe is fun for an entire family! The Rodeo de Santa Fe is a cultural tradition for Santa Feans as our southwest heritage is pristinely displayed through the spirit of “Rodeo“. After all, rodeo began in New Mexico! With events like Mutton Bustin’ and youth barrels for kids, and traditional events like bull and bronc riding, calf wrestling, team roping, the Santa Fe Rodeo continues to be a crowd favorite of young and old alike! Nightly Rodeo performances (June 21-24) at Rodeo de Santa Fe grounds – a 10 minute drive from Pueblo Bonito b&b inn– also the proud 2018 Rodeo Royalty Sponsor!
An American opera company located 7 miles north of Santa Fe with summer season beginning the end of June and running through mid- August. Five operas are presented in rotating repertory. The Santa Fe Opera began in July 1957 and is internationally known for introducing new operas as well as creative productions of standard operatic repertoire. Inhabiting approximately 150 acres of land, the Santa Fe Opera sits on top a mesa. Audiences face west toward an ever-changing horizon of sunsets and thunderstorms which are frequently visible throughout many productions when no backdrops are used. Unlike a conventional opera house or theatre, there is no fly system to allow scenery to be lowered from above, nor a proscenium arch (thus no curtain) and subtitles are provided via electronic readers in every seat. The sides of the house are open with rear stage at times being completely open to allow for westward expansive views. Performances begin at sunset (around 8:30) so production lighting is not compromised by the sides of the theatre being open to outside elements. Performance start times also allow opera-goers an opportunity to observe New Mexico sunsets against a surrounding landscape and the enjoyment of traditional tailgate dining. Since its inception, The Santa Fe Opera has staged forty-four American and eleven international premieres, and has commissioned ten new operas.
The International Folk Art Market showcases wares from over 190 artists from over 60 countries. The artist selection process is led by a committee of experts from museums like the Smithsonian. Shoppers are able to purchase unique handmade items such as jewelry, bright silks, high-end rugs, woven baskets, wood carvings, paintings and much more. Market goers enjoy complimentary tasting of foods from around the world while live music provides a pleasant shopping experience. The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is the largest international folk art market in the world showcasing master craftsmanship which enables the artists to preserve their artistic traditions and gain the financial ability to improve their lives and their communities. Since its inception in 2004, the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market has become a one-of-a-kind event brings over 20,000 visitors in attendance to include representatives from UNESCO, the Clinton Global Initiative, Peace Corps volunteers, ambassadors and designers. Held at Milner Plaza, next to Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art, market goers catch a free shuttle less than a block from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn doorstep!
The Santa Fe Spanish Market is one of three Heritage Events held annually in Santa Fe. Spanish Market week events includes: lectures, luncheons, and concerts. Events take place at various venues throughout the city from July 28-29, 2018. The 67th Spanish Market will feature 350+ artists from the region who work in handmade traditional Spanish Colonial art forms such as weavings, carvings, jewelry, furniture, tinwork and more. The oldest and largest juried Spanish Market in the United States. The celebration includes festivals, music and cultural events centered around Santa Fe’s historic Plaza which is less than a 7 minute walk from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn (free on-site parking is provided to overnight guests of Pueblo Bonito b&b). BOOK NOW
Annual Santa Fe Indian Market – August 18-19, 2018
Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) celebrates its 97th Santa Fe Indian Market in 2018! This prestigious annual event brings together 1,100 of the most gifted Native American artists from about 100 tribes who compete for prizes, displaying and selling art work in over 600 booths. Established and emerging Indian artists are celebrated as to their craft, creativity and hard work. 150,000+ visitors, buyers, collectors and gallery owners emerge on Santa Fe from all over the world for a rare opportunity to meet and purchase 10 kinds of art, both traditional and contemporary, directly from the artist. A Sneak and General Preview of the Award Winning Art and the SWAIA Live Auction Gala Dinner are held on the eve of the Market while other events including the Native Film Festival, music on the Plaza, a Native American clothing contest, lectures and symposia are available to enjoy the weekdays prior to the Market. Quality is the hallmark of the Santa Fe Indian Market as there are no other venues that consistently brings so many fine Native American artists together in one place at one time. Easy walking distance from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn- Santa Fe! BOOK NOW
One of the oldest continuous celebrations in the United States! A proclamation was signed in 1712 to establish an annual commemoration by the Santa Fe City Council. 2018’s celebration kicks off the 306th Fiesta de Santa Fe at Fort Marcy Park with the burning of Zozobra (Old Man Gloom). Zozobra symbolizes the cleaning of hardships and travails from over the past year. The Plaza streets are closed to traffic-allowing spectators to walk, socialize and purchase food and drink. During Labor Day weekend, a Fine Arts and Crafts Market as well as a Pre-Fiesta Show offers a number of other events throughout the City. Mariachi Extravaganza de Santa Fe is scheduled at the Santa Fe Opera; Historical Lectures are to be held at St. Francis Auditorium; and Mariachi Matinee performed at the Lensic Performing Arts Center- all an easy stroll from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn. Other entertaining events include — mariachi music and Spanish dancing on the plaza; Desfile De Los Ninos (children’s Pet Parade), Fiesta Royalty Ceremonies, the Historical / Hysterical Parade with floats and marching bands, arts and crafts, food vendors, etc. on Saturday and Sunday of Fiesta de Santa Fe. BOOK NOW
Santa Fe Pro Musica 2018 season opens Sept 22, 23, 2018. This world class Santa Fe cultural event brings together outstanding musicians to inspire and educate audiences of all ages through the performance of great music. A nationally recognized musical organization remaining steeped in its commitment to the Santa Fe community and founded in 1980. A varied program of ensembles are offered in numerous historic venues all walking distance from Pueblo Bonito Inn. Santa Fe Pro Musica presents selections of music from the last four centuries to include works from chamber orchestra, chamber ensemble, and large-scale oratorios throughout its seasonal months beginning in September 2018 and running through April 2019. Annual Baroque Christmas concerts are very popular with Santa Fe visitors being highly advised to include this in their Santa Fe Christmas plans. Also Baroque Holy Week coinciding with Easter Holiday celebration is a musical wonder for New Mexico travelers to Santa Fe. Opening weekend is Sept 22 and 23 2018. November 3, 4 2018 bring performance: “A Scottish Adventure”; December 29, 2018 bring “THE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS”; January 26-27, 2019 performances by THE JACOBSEN BROTHERS; March 9,10 2019 features MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS; with SEASON FINALE: EAST MEETS WEST on April 27, 28, 2019. BOOK NOW
2018 Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta celebrates its 28th season with a five-day weekend of events beginning September 26, 2018! Scheduled events like wine seminars, cooking demos, guest chef luncheons, bike ride, grand tasting, reserve tasting, live auction, golf tournament, and film fiesta are planned! Local Santa Fe, New Mexico culinary artistry is featured as many top Santa Fe chefs couple their skills with the sophistication and wines of national wineries. This annual Santa Fe event brings over 90 national wineries to Santa Fe to partner with 75 of Santa Fe’s best restaurants, creating a delectable schedule of food and wine events. Make your reservations and plans now to attend Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta. Tickets go on sale early July. Santa Fe in one of the most desirable southwestern travel destinations so let Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast be your host with great rates available NOW! www.pueblobonitoinn.com
46th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – October 6-14, 2018
Fans and participants from throughout the world enjoy the annual event held at the 200-acre Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Park. Breathtaking mass ascensions, evening Balloon Glows, and balloon races are all apart of this nine-day color-filled extravaganza New Mexico Fiesta event! Special balloon shapes always amaze and delight and have in years past included a giant butterfly, elephant, Darth Vader, Elsie the cow and even an ice cream cone! Make plans now to stay at Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn in Santa Fe while attending this spectacular event – rooms fill up quickly! Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of the most photographed events in the world and is so easy to enjoy while staying and experiencing all Santa Fe has to offer. HINT: Ride the roadrunner transit train from Santa Fe to Fiesta Park to save the hassle, inconvenience and expense of parking and driving yourself! Downtown Santa Fe depot is a short walk from Pueblo Bonito b&b (3 blocks) to hop on the roadrunner to the Bernalillo depot then take the Balloon shuttle to Fiesta park! Fun, easy and memorable.