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!”
Do you love bike riding? Do you love the blues and crawfish? Then, May is your month. Three biking events come to The City Different along with a Blues Fest in the the town of Madrid. Santa Fe is a biking paradise and we suggest you take in the trails during your stay. Enjoy National Bike Month with these Santa Fe must-see events.
From Diego Velázquez to Frida Kahlo, from Leonardo da Vinci to Steve Jobs, from passionate flamenco to mind-blowing interactive art throughout 2017, visitors to The City Different will have the opportunity to experience a vast array of global cultural experiences during the yearlong, citywide Santa Fe Celebrates Global Arts & Culture festival. Many Santa Fe institutions—museums, the Santa Fe Opera, the Lensic Performing Arts Center and of course our unique Santa Fe cultural markets—have all joined in this effort to showcase first-class art and culture from around the world.
Here in Santa Fe we are grateful for our history, food and beautiful landscapes. We’d like for you to enjoy the festivities and events only The City Different can provide! So, it’s time to start thinking a June vacation as the weather will be great and the days get longer. We can tell you there are more than eight reasons why we love June in Santa Fe. Here are a few ideas to get you started ….we’ll let you discover the others !
Tired of the same Las Vegas girlfriend getaway? Skip it this year and let The City Different offer you an alternative experience this time around. Spontaneous fun and adventure, gourmet cuisine, spas and galleries await you and your girl posse. So grab your mom, your sister, and your BFF and check out these girlfriend Santa Fe getaway hot tips…
History is all too often translated into a collection of stories about people and events that are far removed from our own present lives. Many times, history is seen as something that is read from a dry book or a dull lecture rather than being experienced through active questioning and tangible discovery. The caretakers of El Rancho de las Golondrinas believe that history should be experienced in a different way through hands-on experiences that brings history alive through fun adventure.
El Rancho de las Golondrinas (The Ranch of the Swallows) invites visitors to travel back in time and immerse themselves into the past; 300 years into the past to be exact. The period between 1710 and 1930 are interpreted by costumed docents eager to share their expertise and knowledge with visitors. Visiting the ranch at any time of the season is bound to be a wonderful experience but one of the best times to visit is during one of their ten fun-filled festivals and events throughout the season that suit a wide variety of interests. The ranch is truly a wonderful repository of craftsmanship, history and celebration.
Locals will tell you that The City Different is a great place to visit year around, especially during May and the Memorial Day weekend. So get ready because we have some suggestions to help you capture the true essence of what Santa Fe has to offer in the month of May. Here are seven….