Santa Fe brings the arts to life with live music, premier films and cultural dance, and is a genuine feast for those who love live performances. The intimate settings make seeing any show in Santa Fe a truly personal experience. The Performing Arts truly take center stage in The City Different each spring. Here are just a few of our top picks to take in Santa Fe’s vibrant performing arts scene.
Jazz, pop, mariachi, opera, country, classical, folk, Latin rock and more! Tunes of all styles and genres will be drifting through the air all over Santa Fe during the first ever Santa Fe Music Week, August 24 through September 3, 2018. Come experience 10 days of live music from national headlining artists and local favorites in venues like the Santa Fe Opera, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Santa Fe Plaza bandstand, Santa Fe Railyard, restaurants and bars.
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.
Throughout the centuries, innovative musical souls have sought out Santa Fe for inspiration. The city’s deep blue skies, 300-plus annual days of sunshine, combination of mountain light and fresh clean air have inspired many performing artists. Santa Fe Music has always been at the heart of The City Different culture. Music is an integral part of our history. For example, well known composer Igor Stravinksy participated regularly in the 1957 to 1962 world famous Santa Fe Opera season.
There is so much to hear during the month of March. You’ll see why music reigns supreme in The City Different. Here are a few “musical selections” so to speak…
Do you want to experience December differently this year? Then plan a visit to The City Different. Santa Fe never looked prettier dressed in all her holiday color and lights! Add to that a town nestled in historic traditions, then throw in some snow, mix in a bit of annual celebration and voila! You have the perfect Santa Fe winter holiday getaway! It’s our good fortune to have a myriad of festive events that spotlight a different kind holiday season. Bright blue skies with crisp frosty air and ski ready landscape? Got it. World renowned regional cuisine? Always. Holiday music and performing arts? Hello! We’ve got it all.
When it comes to dining destinations, few can top Santa Fe. One of the best times to experience the city’s rich culinary diversity is during Santa Fe Restaurant Week which takes place February 19th through the 26th. The City Different’s participating restaurants are offering multiple-course dinners for just $15, $25, $35, or $45 per person, and several also will feature prix-fixe lunches. Some hotels will offer special rates for Restaurant Week, making this the perfect time to plan a wallet-friendly gourmet getaway.
Santa Fe is an over 400-year-old historic city that is ever changing. Color and creativity are on display this fall in Santa Fe with new culinary experiences, art exhibits, and more. We want to make sure you are in the know about all the latest happenings in the City Different!
Five Things To Do During Your Santa Fe Thanksgiving Weekend
Thanksgiving always brings an opportunity to take a deep breath and be thankful for the wonders of the year. Here in Santa Fe, we are grateful for the scenic beauty of our mountains and the many unique experiences that are available for you.. From dining in our world class restaurants to the festivities on the Plaza to kick off of the holiday season, Santa Fe is filled with fun. Discover what you can do during the Thanksgiving weekend in the City Different. You’ll be thankful you did.