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2022 Calendar of Local Festivals and Events

As the oldest capital city in the United States, Santa Fe offers a spirited collection of cultures, interests and passions. From culinary celebrations to art markets, from live musical performances to hot air balloon fiestas, combine your stay at Bishop's Lodge with one of these exceptional gatherings. *See exit notice below for sites outside Auberge Resorts Collection

Winter

  • February 3 – February 13 | Santa Fe Film Festival  – Celebrate all facets of cinematic arts – here in New Mexico, regionally and globally. The Santa Fe Film Festival welcomes you to join the distinguished industry specialists (working both on and off screen) and all movie lovers through accessible screenings, panels, workshops and parties.
  • March 4 – March 6National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show – Satisfy your craving for flavor and fire at the 33rd National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show. The familiar fun atmosphere returns. Sample everything from blazing BBQ to super-hot salsa to mild and savory marinades and rubs, even sweet heat desserts. Discover new inventions and fan favorites as you wander along artisan booths. Taste, celebrate, hear stories from the creators, and enjoy hobnobbing with fellow “hot” heads.

Spring

  • May 20 – May 23Santa Fe Literary Festival – Influential authors, thinkers, and passionate readers come together for this four-day event. Hear from acclaimed authors on their experience and artistic process. Take home a handful of signed books. Join in thought provoking discussion circles. Attend keynote luncheons and cocktail hours with passionate writers and emerge with inspiration and insights that support your creative journey.
  • June 17 – June 22Currents New Media Art Festival – Peek into the future at this festival of innovation. Explore immersive and expansive art experiences in new media for all ages. Animation, virtual and augmented realities, interactive installations and video, multimedia performances, experimental documentaries, and workshops are just some of what you can expect in this cutting-edge exposition.

Summer

  • July 1 – August 27Santa Fe Opera Season – An iconic venue, the Santa Fe Opera offers a variety of breathtaking performances this season. Experience lead vocal performers’ infectious passion and world-renowned talent while being whisked away in a dreamlike theatrical expression. An unforgettable evening awaits.
  • July 5 – July 10| International Folk Art Market – The world’s largest international folk art market happens in Santa Fe with 160 master artists from more than 50 countries bringing eclectic eye candy that will entertain and delight the senses. Shop for something unexpected in this collection of one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces, ranging from pottery and rugs to clothing, jewelry, and more.
  • July 30 – July 31Traditional Spanish Market – Experience New Mexico’s vibrant Spanish culture and rich history. The oldest and largest exhibition and sale of Spanish colonial art forms in the United States returns. Tap your feet to live musical and Spanish dance performances, taste the foods of the region, and view artist demonstrations workshops. Thumb through books on Hispanic culture and meet the authors, then, shop from over 100 vendor booths along the Plaza walkways.
  • August 19 – August 21SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market – The largest and most prestigious intertribal art market in the world welcomes you to join in the annual celebration of Native art and culture. The Indigenous fashion show inspires worldwide designers. Enjoy live native music, dance, storytelling, and comedy performances. Purchase authentic jewelry, textiles, baskets, beadwork, carvings, sculptures, and drums directly from more than 1,000 top selling Native artists, representing dozens of Tribes.
  • August 27 – September 3 | Santa Fe Music Week – The town transforms into a live music scavenger hunt as local and national musicians perform in venues around Santa Fe. Music week is eight days of fun for all ages and music enthusiasts. The historic Plaza hosts free performances every afternoon and evening. Genres including country, rock, latin, jazz and more converge and celebrate the power of music to lift the soul.
  • September 2The Burning of Zozobra – A 97-year tradition continues in Santa Fe’s most unforgettable event. For anyone that thinks they’ve seen it all, the Burning of Zozobra is for you. See the mythological story portrayed in fire that depicts an epic struggle between darkness and light. Hundreds of volunteers come together to bring Santa Fe’s original burning man to life. Take home unique Zozobra souvenirs and memories that will beckon your return next year.

Fall

  • September 21 – September 25 | Wine & Chile Fiesta – This 27 year local tradition celebrates the best in winemaking and culinary mastery. Over eight days, guests can immerse themselves in a multifaceted festival which includes numerous expert-led cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, guest chef winery luncheons, and wine pairing dinners at top Santa Fe restaurants. Don’t miss the live auction and this year’s first two-day film portion. The Grand Tasting hosted on the grounds of The Santa Fe Opera will feature 100 world-class wineries and 75 Santa Fe restaurants, and Master Sommeliers.
  • October 1 – October 9 | Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – The world’s balloon enthusiasts descend upon Balloon Fiesta Park for the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Celebrating 50 years of magic, special commemorative events will be announced. Hundreds of balloons fill the sky each morning in colors, shapes and themes that bring delight to all ages. A twilight balloon glow luminates the night. One-of-a-kind artisan booths featuring local and Native clothing, gifts, and decor, plus Balloon Fiesta 50th anniversary collectibles.
  • Second Monday of OctoberIndigenous Peoples’ Day – This annual celebration pays homage to the numerous contributions of native american people, past and present. Twenty-three Tribes, Nations and Pueblos of New Mexico come together with the City of Santa Fe and TOURISM Santa Fe to present the first of its kind event started in 2016. Enjoy a day full of tribal music and dance at the downtown Plaza. Tour Native American art exhibitions inside the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.
  • 2021-2022 SeasonThe Santa Fe Symphony – The Santa Fe Symphony offers richly diverse programing that includes something for everyone. Enjoy timeless and beloved masterworks performed live. Catch a collaboration with featured and renowned guest artists, or be one of the first to see a debut performance of music reimagined.

Santa Fe Art Galleries

Year Round

More than 250 galleries for art collectors and fans of artistic expression to view year round. The Santa Fe art scene offers everything from traditional Southwest inspired creations to contemporary expressions in painting, pottery, photography, sculptures, textiles and beyond. Stop by the Friday evening gallery openings and meet some of the artists that call Santa Fe home. Meander through the galleries around the Plaza downtown, along the famous Canyon Road, and the historic Railyard District to see artists work that inspires and delights.

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