Put A Santa Fe Spring In Your Step With Five April Events!

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The first crocus has popped a yellow blossom through the earth and fruit tree buds are swelling delicious potential. Santa Fe is warming up as days grow longer and the sun moves higher in the sky. The sun and big blue skies promise delightful spring adventures. The season is the ideal time to visit, offering a host of events to tempt the inquisitive traveler. Here are just a few…

Santa Fe Farmers Market

One stop worth making on your trip is the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market. (Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)
One stop worth making on your trip is the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market. (Photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)

The Santa Fe Farmer’s Market is a sensory explosion of color, scents, music, and pride in community that is nearly impossible to put into words. The cross section of locals and visitors happily strolling, sipping coffee, and filling baskets with local produce, fresh breads, seasonal herbs, free range eggs, aromatic fresh and dried chiles, local honey and jams, luxurious body products, and homemade tamales, will transform your mood and test your bliss endurance. It’s no wonder it was recently voted as one of the Best Farmers’ Markets by the readers of USA Today and 10Best. The market that began with a handful of farmers in the late 1960s is now New Mexico’s largest farmers’ market and one of the most widely recognized markets in the United States––representing more than 150 active vendors and features hundreds of different agricultural products. It’s not to be missed!

Shop Local Art

Peruse the many works of Santa Fe’s artists at the Artists Market. (Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Artists Market)
Peruse the many works of Santa Fe’s artists at the Artists Market. (Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Artists Market)

From the Farmers’ Market, head on over to the Santa Fe Artists Market, also located in the Santa Fe Railyard. The Artists Market takes place every Saturday through November . You will find paintings and drawings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, New Mexico traditional furniture, jewelry, leather goods, and metal, glass and wood creations––all made by local, juried artists. Pick up that perfect gift for a loved one.

 

‘Kabuki’ Is This Year’s Theme At Japanese Cultural Festival

Take in the beautiful world of Japanese culture at the Japanese Cultural Festival. (Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Japan Intercultural Network)
Take in the beautiful world of Japanese culture at the Japanese Cultural Festival. (Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Japan Intercultural Network)

Santa Fe prides itself for being a diverse community and it is clearly emphasized each year with the Santa Fe Japanese Cultural Festival. This year’s theme will be ‘Kabuki’. There will be delicious Japanese food from local restaurant Shohko Cafe, a tea ceremony, and dancers and Shamisen players from the Kabuki Academy in Seattle, Washington.

The event takes place on April 16 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

 

Santa Fe Pro Musica Puts the Pro In Music

Conrad Tao will perform works by well-known composers this April. (Photo courtesy Conrad Tao)
Conrad Tao will perform works by well-known composers this April. (Photo courtesy Conrad Tao)

Music has echoed throughout Santa Fe’s historic adobe downtown for centuries. Our history is tuned to the sounds of flamenco guitar, old time bluegrass, chamber music and everything in between. On April 22, renowned virtuoso pianist, Conrad Tao will perform the works of Rzewski, Copland, Ravel and Schumann. The performance begins at 7:30 pm at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Get your tickets today.

 

Battlefields and Homefronts In New Mexico

Witness Civil War reenactments at Rancho de las Golondrinas. (Photo courtesy of Rancho de las Golondrinas)
Witness Civil War reenactments at Rancho de las Golondrinas. (Photo courtesy of Rancho de las Golondrinas)

Ever wanted to experience military drills or reenactments of Civil War battles fought in New Mexico? Now’s your chance! The Civil War weekend at El Rancho de las Golondrinas gives  a southwestern slant to the battle of the Blue and Gray. The event takes place on April 30th and May 1st from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Children 12 and under are FREE!

Santa Fe has everything you need to capture the spirit of the season, especially this spring! You’ll find t it’s the perfect place to visit this time of year. As you plan your next trip to the City Different, make sure to order your 2016 Santa Fe travel guide.

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