Experience Balloon Fiesta in a “Different” Way

Each year, thousands flock to New Mexico to visit our southern neighbors and experience the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The event, taking place October 5-13, 2019, is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States.

Albuquerque hotels fill quickly for the event and it can be congested driving around. Those willing to make the 60 mile trek north will find a little bit more space and less traffic. This year, TOURISM Santa Fe has partnered to offer a daily shuttle, running to and from the Balloon Fiesta Park (advanced tickets are required). Great lodging deals are available as well. Temps are a bit cooler, the air a bit crisper and the colors a bit more vivid. Here are a few recommendations to help you to experience the event in a whole new way, The City Different way.

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7 Must-See August Events in The City Different

August is a time of warmth, renewal, and transition to the autumn event season in Santa Fe. As you weave your way through several traditions important to the cultural fabric of our city, you will be constantly reminded of the majestic and enriched beauty of The City Different. Here are a few can’t miss August events taking place this year in Santa Fe.

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9 Must Have Experiences at Santa Fe Indian Market

Every August, artists from around North America descend on the historic Santa Fe Plaza for the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, the largest and most prestigious Native American fine art show in the world. There is no arguing that the seemingly endless booths of world-renowned artisans are the main draw, but there is far more going on than just great shopping! Find yourself a handmade treasure to take home, but don’t miss these 9 ways to enjoy a truly authentic Indian Market experience.

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Join Thousands As We Burn Zozobra and Our Gloom

The Burning of Zozobra is a unique cultural event staged annually by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe on the Friday before Labor Day. This must-see event takes place on August 30, 2019— at the beginning of the historic Fiesta de Santa Fe . For those who have never heard of Zozobra and those who wonder why we burn this tall effigy made of muslin and stuffed with bags of shredded paper, we offer you a glimpse to the man, the myth….Zozobra.

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First-Timers Guide to Santa Fe

Here is everything you need to know to plan your first visit to The City Different.

Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical, exuberant, colorful journey at any time of year. Our legendary history and culture will fascinate and inspire you. Our art galleries and diverse visual arts span ancient traditional art to the most contemporary, making it one of the largest and most important art markets in the country. Settle yourself into our world class accommodations, partake of our sumptuous world renowned cuisine and treat yourself to our colorful markets and experience why Santa Fe has been considered a legendary trading center for hundreds of years.

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JULY IS FESTIVAL SEASON IN THE CITY DIFFERENT

Established in 1610, Santa Fe is among the oldest cities in the United States. With our vast history and unique mix of cultures in mind, where better to spend Independence Day or an all-American summer weekend than in The City Different. Set some time aside to visit Santa Fe and attend one of these July events, festivals, markets or concerts.

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Santa Fe Margarita Trail Expands

Introduced in 2016, the Santa Fe Margarita Trail promises to be one of your most memorable Santa Fe adventures. This one-of-a-kind margarita experience allows you to taste more than 45 of the best margaritas in the world. Download the app for prizes, discounts, and recipes. As you travel the trail, you’ll earn credit for the margaritas you try. Work your way up to membership in the Margarita Society or a custom margarita bartender kit! For the first time ever, the trail is expanding. Here are a few of the new cocktails you can find along the Santa Fe Margarita Trail.

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