If there’s one overarching truism about Santa Fe residents and visitors, it’s the love of chile and colorful vistas. Fall in Santa Fe is not only characterized by the vibrant aspen foliage, but also the iconic aroma of fresh roasting chile. Your love of chile will be satisfied this September with two of Santa Fe’s standout chile events.
Santa Fe County, with its endless trails, diverse landscapes, and 320 days of sunshine a year, is an outdoor lover’s paradise and has been designated a Silver-Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The area is enveloped in wilderness, and whether you’re looking for a quick stroll through the piñon and juniper trees or a weekend backpacking trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, here are some of the best trails in the area for every type of outdoor enthusiast.
On any given day you’ll see locals and visitors alike exploring the wilderness with a giddy grin on their face and possibly some words of wisdom to point you in the right direction. So answer the call of the outdoors and see why USA Today recently voted Santa Fe the #1 Outdoor Destination in the United States.
Who is this “Zozobra” we have been speaking of so much lately? Pre-dating Nevada’s Burning Man by decades, Zozobra, also known as Old Man Gloom, is Santa Fe’s prescription for recovering from the year’s worries and glooms. This 50-foot-tall puppet is stuffed with bits of paper bearing all manner of gloomy thoughts, trials and tribulations that goes up in smoke on Friday, September 2 at Fort Marcy Park in The City Different.
Kick off your Labor Day weekend with an experience like none other and take part in one of one of the liveliest, longest-standing events around—The Burning of Zozobra!
Join us this September as we celebrate tradition, culture, music and more. The City Different brings together a wide array of colorful and fun events during the month of September.
Santa Fe invites visitors and locals alike to celebrate the unique richness of the city’s extraordinary past and vibrant present in ¡Viva Santa Feǃ—a month-long celebration of the best of The City Different. ¡Viva Santa Feǃ caters to all ages with live music, dancing, art, parades, outdoor activities, and our world-renowned Santa Fe cuisine.
¡Viva Santa Fe! loosely translated means “Long Live Santa Fe” or “Living Santa Fe”. When Santa Fean’s hear shouts of “¡Que Viva!” ringing through the streets, it’s apparent that, the citywide extravaganza dedicated to Santa Fe’s history and culture, has made its return. Here are some hot suggestions to get you in the spirit this September…
Here in The City Different mystical objects and devotions compel seekers to draw energy from our ancient pueblos and sacred ruins, vast starry skies, restorative hot springs, and awe-inspiring nature. Santa Fe’s clean air, abundant outdoor recreation and farm-fresh food attracts a healthy circle of yoga-loving souls. With yoga studios tucked all over our beautiful city, yoga-minded individuals can find a class any day of the week.
So check out Santa Fe’s truly rejuvenating yoga studios and instructors during your visit to The City Different. Here are but just a few to follow your yoga bliss…
El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum just 15 miles south of downtown Santa Fe, offers immersive experiences in understanding what life was like on the remote frontiers of the Spanish Empire. The caretakers of El Rancho de las Golondrinas – professional historians and connoisseurs alike – provide fun and informative tours. There’s a range of spectacular festivals and theme weekends throughout the season that draw on the history of the ranch, providing entertainment for the whole family.
Even with its long days, summer is a season that seems to fly by. But here in The City Different, our countless art and music events prove summer has yet to reach its peak. As the summer season winds down, there is still much to see and do! Are you ready? Here we go…
In a city known for boldness, spirit, and creativity, the Santa Fe artist market scene thrives! Art markets give Santa Feans, and loyal visitors, plenty of inspiration to shop for one-of-a-kind art pieces year round.
Let’s be honest as we all like to find those few special pieces that fit our lifestyle, are handcrafted, and meet non-Rockefeller budgets. Here are but a few suggestions…
While music pulses through Santa Fe’s 400-year-old veins all year round, summer is the standout season to catch live music at a favorite venue, concert series, or dining spot, or to expand your musical horizons with something completely different. Summer is when laughter mingles with guitar strings in patios along Canyon Road, when drumbeats echo softly off the centuries-old buildings in the Plaza. Summer is when Santa Fe music is in full bloom.