September in The City Different is a magical time. The smell of roasting green chile fills the crisp mountain air, while the golden aspens begin dancing in the breeze. Temperatures begin to drop, but the autumn event season really begins to heat up! Here are just a few of the must-see events taking place this September.Order My Santa Fe Travel Guide
Fiestas de Santa Fe
August 31 – September 8, 2019
If there’s one tradition that captures the spirit of Santa Fe, it’s the annual celebration, Fiestas de Santa Fe. This event is the longest continuously running celebration in the U.S.ǃ With a Pet Parade, Mariachi Extravaganza, the Burning of Zozobra, concerts and more, Fiestas de Santa Fe is a feast for all the senses.
Fall Activities at Ski Santa Fe
August 31 – October 13, 2019
During weekends and holidays in September and during Balloon Fiesta week, Ski Santa Fe will run their Super Chief Quad chair for scenic rides through the aspens. Fuel up at The Coffee Bar and La Casa Café and play the 18-Hole Disc Golf Course starting Labor Day weekend through October 13. On select days enjoy live music, a beer garden, and activities for the whole family. Visit skisantafe.com to view the daily schedule of activities.
Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown
September 7, 2019
It’s the battle of the burgers as local chefs go head to head to see who will win this year’s best green chile cheeseburger title. Local breweries will be offering tastings to go with your burger taste test.
Cloudtop Comedy Festival
September 12 – 15, 2019
Join us for Santa Fe’s first-ever CloudTop Comedy Festival. The festival features over 40 comedians and includes headliners Maria Bamford, Fortune Feimster, and The Second City. Numerous regional and local comedians will also perform, including Santa Fe favorite Carlos Medina.
12th Annual Santa Fe Renaissance Faire
September 14 – 15, 2019
Immerse yourself on a majestic journey back in time in the Kingdom of Golondrinas. Travel with the fairies to their enchanted village, cheer on the knights of the Order of Epona, laugh with Clan Tynker, play in the kids game area, eat delicious foods, dance to medieval music, and buy unique arts and crafts at New Mexico’s premier Renaissance Fair.
Pojoaque River Art Tour
September 14 – 15, 2019
Discover the wealth of creative talent of the three cultures of the beautiful Pojoaque River Valley. Visitors will enjoy a wide variety of quality art and craft by Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo artists along the tour route, which can be navigated in a single day.
Theatre Walk Santa Fe
September 14, 2019
Stroll between performances presented every half hour by over 20 theatre companies at multiple venues in the Rufina Arts District. $5 wristbands cover all performances. 12 and under are free.
Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon
September 15, 2019
Dropping a net 1,000 feet into the Rio Grande Valley, the USATF certified point-to-point course is as fast as it is scenicǃ Come share the culture, history, flavor and vistas that make Santa Fe unique.
High Road Art Tour
September 21 – 22, 2019 & September 28 – 29, 2019
The High Road Art Tour is a destination and an event. Each fall in northern New Mexico artists on the High Road to Taos open their studios and galleries. The High Road Art Tour allows visitors to see multiple arts and crafts, traditional and contemporary, created by local artists. This is a great opportunity to purchase directly from the artists.
29th Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta
September 22 – 29, 2019
This annual event highlights the culinary artistry found in Santa Fe’s many excellent restaurants coupled with the sophistication of wines from around the world. Enjoy a week of food and wine events featuring cooking demos, seminars, winery luncheons and dinners. The weekend culminates with the Grand Tasting at the Santa Fe Opera where all 75 participating Santa Fe restaurants and all 100 wineries serve samples of their best offerings.
Pecos Studio Tour
September 28 – 29, 2019
The Pecos Studio Tour is made up of a loosely knit group of artists living in and around the village of Pecos in northeastern New Mexico. Located 20 minutes from Santa Fe (I-25 North), this small community hosts a blend of unique people. Besides artists in all media, many residents have long historic and cultural ties to the area.