Established in 1610, Santa Fe turns 408 this year and 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.
Every year in August, thousands of visitors arrive in Santa Fe for the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, produced by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), the largest juried Indian arts market in the world. Santa Fe hotels fill up to capacity and the small city begins to buzz with Native American arts and cultural events, that include film, fashion, live music and performing arts. This year the Santa Fe Indian Market will be held on August 18-19, 2018.
Santa Fe is well known for annual summer art markets. From folk art to Native American art to contemporary art and even antique art, you can find it all in Santa Fe throughout the summer months. But have you attended the Contemporary Hispanic Market?
Santa Fe County offers an exhilarating blend of art and culture all year long, and the summer season brings a feast of world-class opera and a fiesta devoted to classic Volkswagen vehicles, both set against a regal backdrop of rolling hills, majestic mountains and brilliant turquoise skies.
The inaugural New Mexico VW Fiesta pulls into the historic Madrid ballpark June 1-3, showcasing some of the world’s most beloved vintage vehicles. Then, the renowned Santa Fe Opera celebrates its 62nd season June 29-August 25, with an exciting schedule of open-air performances rivaled only by the venue’s dramatic sunset views. No other place but Santa Fe pairs the thrilling theatrics of opera with the joys of some of the most iconic vehicles in America.
From the incredible array of festivals, art markets, outdoor adventures, musical performances and more, summer in Santa Fe is our fine city’s most popular time of year. Here in The City Different we are poised for yet another one-of-a-kind summer season full of exciting special events. Planning a visit to Santa Fe in the month of June can be an excellent way to ease in to a summer of traveling. There is a full schedule of events to enjoy this month; however, the volume of visitors is not at its peak like it will be in July and August. So sneak in a trip to Santa Fe and put one of these June events on your itinerary.
Did you know that traveling to and around Santa Fe is easier than ever? Nonstop flights from Phoenix, Dallas and Denver to the Santa Fe Regional Airport are all available much to the glee of the traveling visitor! Here’s a smorgasbord of travel transportation ideas to help you make your trip to The City Different a fun and memorable one.
*Note: This blog was originally published in March 2017. We have made updates where details may have changed.
It’s that blooming time of year again in Santa Fe. The time of year when trees around the city begin to burst with pink and white blossoms and daffodils pop up creating a vibrant yellow border in front of the city’s iconic adobe walls. Soon the wisteria vines will be dripping with purple flowers and the mighty cottonwoods will be leafy green again. As the spring season descends on The City Different our thoughts turn to stunning outdoor spaces, lush gardens and scenic natural preserves.
If you think Santa Fe is all juniper and sagebrush, you are in for a wonderful surprise! For those interested in the flora and fauna and who enjoy spending time outdoors be sure to include a visit to one of these Santa Fe gardens in your next trip.
Spring warmth has taken hold, flowers are in bloom across the city and the calendar is filled with special events; it must be May in Santa Fe. Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer, is near and now is the time to begin planning a getaway to Santa Fe. Here are 7 May events in Santa Fe to include in your vacation plans.
Spring is in the air in Santa Fe. If you have been cooped up all winter, now is the perfect time to hop over to visit Santa Fe. The city comes alive in spring with chirping birds, crocus peeking up in gardens and blossoming trees. During the month of April, the temperature starts warming up but don’t be surprised to see an occasional late season snowfall in the forecast. Take advantage of our varied April events and you’ll see why Santa Fe is The City Different!
Is this the year you try something different for Spring Break? Santa Fe beckons your family to spend a fun, easy and affordable vacation in The City Different. But wait, we have more to tell you! KIDS ARE FREE! Beginning March 1, 2018, your family will have a chance to take advantage of our Kids FreeFest Spring Break deals and specials in Santa Fe. From outdoor activities, arts, culture, accommodations, wellness, restaurants to other kid-friendly attractions; we have your family covered to maximize your budget and enhance your Spring Break fun.