When most people think of award-winning wineries, New Mexico is probably not the first destination that comes to mind, however, the extensive winemaking knowledge that Spanish settlers brought with them created a fiercely proud culture of growers and enthusiasts that has persevered for centuries. The state’s wine industry is rich in history and is home to the oldest wine-growing region in the nation!
Just north of Santa Fe a whole new world awaits as you enter the diverse and beautiful cultural landscape of Pueblo country, nestled along the lush Rio Grande Valley, with sweeping horizon mountain views. Visit The Poeh Center (Poeh) at Pueblo of Pojoaque, known as the “water gathering place,” and it will capture your imagination and offer an authentic Native American experience.
The mission of the Poeh (“pathway”) came about as a comprehensive effort for the Pueblo of Pojoaque to uphold the traditions and revitalize the arts and culture of their people, post Spanish contact in the 16th Century and a later smallpox epidemic, nearly eradicated their community and way of life. All the more reason that the Pueblo of Pojoaque made it a priority to continue teaching their children the history dating back to 500 A.D.; cultural traditions, dances, language, arts and crafts. In addition, this fosters education and an understanding of Puebloan culture for non-Native people and visitors from around the world.
There is so much to see and do this August in The City Different! Even with the long days, a Santa Fe summer is a season that seems to whizz by. Did you know that Santa Fe was recently named #1 in the Sense of Place category by National Geographic? The Sense of Place award recognizes excellence in enhancing sense of place and authenticity, including support for the protection of historical monuments, archaeological sites, cultural events, indigenous heritage and artistic traditions. Your visit this August will surely remind you why Santa Fe was bestowed this prestigious award.
With an abundance of events taking place, you’ll see why we love August!
What’s New In Santa Fe This Summer!
Santa Fe, New Mexico never lacks for “new or innovative” cultural and culinary experiences. In fact, you might have recently asked yourself, “What’s new this summer in Santa Fe?” No worries – we’ve collected some of the season’s biggest news here to keep you in the know and allow you to delight in the Santa Fe experience that only The City Different can deliver! Here we go….
The Santa Fe Opera is a temple to the romance of music and the magic of performance. The company’s mission since its inception has been to bring together professionalism and accessibility in order to foster an understanding and appreciation of opera among a diverse audience.
It’s been said that the modern horse evolved over three million years ago and then disappeared from this hemisphere 10,000 years ago. The horse then returned to North American when explorers, Cortes and DeSoto, came mounted on magnificent Barbs from northern Africa, Sorraias from Portugal and Andalusians from Spain. Fast forward to modern day in The City Different. A city where horse culture is alive and well.
If you love horses and all things equine, Santa Fe, New Mexico has no shortage of equestrian events and services. Here are a few…
There’s no shortage of things to see and do in Santa Fe this July. We are known as “The City Different” and within one visit, you will know why. If you’ve heard or read about our beautiful city and you are ready to visit, consider a Santa Fe summer getaway. Here are a few festivals, music events and markets in the month of July to get your itinerary started.
While music pulses through Santa Fe’s 400-year-old veins all year round, summer is the standout season to catch live music in an outdoor setting. Expand your musical horizons with something different in The City Different. Summer is when Santa Fe outdoor music is in full bloom. Here are few selections to make your musical summer an enjoyable one.
There are few things in Santa Fe more exciting than the Santa Fe Indian Market, which occurs the third week in August annually. It is the largest Native American fine art show in the world, and attracts thousands of visitors and art enthusiasts to Santa Fe, easily doubling the population of our city for the duration. When you arrive in town, you can literally feel the “Indian Market buzz!”