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Santa Fe Festivals & Markets


Experience Santa Fe’s Rich Cultural History

Santa Fe’s extraordinary annual markets and colorful festivals honor the region's many cultures and heritages. Through film, fashion, art and food, the past is preserved and shared. Explore the array of venues and events that showcase culturally-rich performing and visual arts.

2024 Events


  • Santa Fe Film Festival | One of the oldest film festivals in the world, the Santa Fe Film Festival, streams independent features, documentaries and shorts. The 10-day event is filled with Q&A sessions, panels, workshops, and red carpet interviews.

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  • Native Treasures Art Market | Every year, over Memorial Day weekend, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) hosts a spectacular line-up of over 200 Indigenous artists, all invited to showcase their work at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

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  • Balloons Over Angel Fire | Watch a field of hot-air balloons at sunrise as they gracefully float up into the cool morning air at one of the few high-mountain hot-air balloon events in the country.

  • Currents New Media Festival | Experience this ten-day event that celebrates the intersection of science and aesthetics, considered the most innovative Art festival in New Mexico.

  • Rodeo de Santa Fe | With top cowboys and cowgirls, stock contractors, specialty acts, barrel men, and more, hard core rodeo enthusiasts will tell you, it’s one of the best live shows in the state, and still remains one of the top 60 PRCA Rodeos in the nation.


  • Santa Fe Opera | Heralded as one of the greatest opera’s in the world, the Santa Fe Opera opens its 66th festival season this summer. Tailgate with us.

  • International Folk Art Market | Honoring the handmade since 2004, each IFAM artist has a story to tell about craft tradition.

  • Art Santa Fe | This boutique art fair presents modern and contemporary art and design from 60 leading international galleries and emerging artists.

  • Chamber Music Festival | Celebrating its 50th season, the festival invites distinguished musicians, along with emerging young talent.

  • Traditional Spanish Market & Contemporary Hispanic Market | These two overlapping events provide different lens into the rich art influences of Santa Fe.


  • Antique American Indian Art Show & Objects of Art Show | A global melding of the world’s best antiquities and fine art, exhibitors showcase hand-picked objects intended to appeal to the sensibilities of modern-day collectors.

  • Santa Fe Indian Market | Featuring over 1,000 artists from over 200 tribes, this market is the largest and most prestigious Native arts show in the world.

  • Santa Fe Opera | Continues through August 26

  • Chamber Music Festival | Continues through August 21


  • Wine & Chile Fiesta | From classically trained to self-taught to James Beard Award-Winning, the 60 participating chefs share their talents at this five day event.

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  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta | From the shape rodeo to the twilight glow, colorful balloons punctuating the skyline over a nine day event.

  • Santa Fe International Film Festival | Recognized by IndieWire Magazine as “a young Sundance,” this five-day festival showcases feature film and short films in Narrative, Animated, Documentary, Experimental, Indigenous, Student, New Mexico, and International categories.

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