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While the Pueblo people are traditionally generous and welcoming, there are etiquette guidelines that should be followed to avoid violations of their customs or misunderstandings. Here are suggestions for ensuring that your visit to a pueblo is enjoyable for everyone involved:
  • Use the visitor center or tribal office as the first point of contact. (Remember that both are closed on feast days.)
  • Observe all rules and regulations of the individual pueblos. Obey all signs and do not enter off-limit areas.
  • Obey all traffic, parking and speed limit signs.
  • Homes are private. Do not enter without an invitation.
  • Do not climb walls or other structures as they may be hundreds of years old and easily damaged.
  • Kivas and graveyards are not to be entered by non-Pueblo people.
  • Please control children and make sure that they are respectful.
  • Stay in the immediate village area, do not wander.
  • Do not pick up, remove or disturb any artifact or objects such as pieces of broken pottery, plants, rocks or animals.
  • Do not bring alcohol, weapons, drugs or pets into Pueblo communities.

taos etiquetteThere are also some rules for courteous behavior when attending ceremonial dances and feast days. The first is to realize that the dances are religious in nature and not staged performances. As such, they should be observed with respect and quiet attention. Talking or asking questions of dancers or non-dance participants should be avoided. Applause after dances is not appropriate. On feast days, when many families open their homes, it is courteous to accept an invitation to eat but not to linger or offer more than heartfelt thanks for the hospitality.

The pueblos have rules about taking pictures and making sketches and recordings while visiting their communities. It's best to find out in advance about the permits, fees and restrictions at each pueblo you plan to visit and whether photography, sketching or recording is prohibited. Even after you've obtained a permit, you should always ask permission before taking an individual's picture, make sure that your photography doesn't interrupt or interfere with dances and remember that pictures are for private use only and may not be reproduced or sold without written permission.

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Thu., May 28, 2020

May 27 - Dec 31, 2020
Daily 8am-5pm

Weekend Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Santa Fe

Location: 805-603-5620
Event Type: Family Activities, Outdoor Adventure, Historical Tours

Participate in this fun Scavenger Hunt adventure in Santa Fe. Bring a team of 2-5 people and see the sights while solving clues, completing challenges and learning local history. Perfect for friends and families. Explore Santa Fe while having funǃ
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May 27 - May 31, 2020
Wed-Sun 8am-5pm

Santa Fe Bike Month

Event Type: Outdoor Adventure

COVID-19 has brought many challenges, but also a few opportunitiesǃ With fewer cars on the road and this gorgeous May weather, now is a great time to get on your bicycleǃ Mayor Webber has proclaimed May Santa Fe Bike Month.
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May 27, 2020 - Feb 28, 2021
Daily 8am-9pm

Private Photo Tour/Workshop with Craig Varjabedian

Location: Eloquent Light Photography Workshops
Event Type: Outdoor Adventure, Workshops & Classes, Historical Tours

This is your opportunity to work one-on-one with an award-winning fine art photographer to continue your personal adventure with photography. Private Photography Tours/Workshops custom planned for your needs & interests. O'Keeffe country, Santa Fe or
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May 27, 2020 - May 27, 2023
Daily 8am-10pm

How to Paint a Portrait - 4 hours

Location: 575-404-1801
Event Type: Family Activities, Museum Events, Workshops & Classes

In 4 hours, paint your first portraitǃ Seriously. World Renowned Portraitist Robbi Firestone ( walks you step-by-step through your first face. Beginners or Pros; Leave PROUD & joyful with your first portrait completed face...
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May 27 - Jun 21, 2020
Daily 8am-11:45pm


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Event Type: Art Shows

2020:New Beginnings, a national juried encaustic/wax exhibition launches Sat. April 25th. for exhibition.ALL WORK IS FOR SALE. Artists were asked to create from what they anticipated their 20's would look like.Interesting COVID expressions.
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Apr 30, 2021

Discovery Walking Tours

Event Type: Other Events

Historically informed walking tours of Santa Fe. $15, 10 am, 505-577-7645,
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May 28, 2020 - Oct 29, 2020
Thursdays 10am-12pm

The Jewish Legacy in NM: A History Different

Location: 56 E San Francisco St
Event Type: Family Activities, Historical Tours

Original Santa Fe tour with a unique cultural perspectiveǃ Explore New Mexico history and find out how Jews were both Hispanos and Anglos and about the 21st-century Jewish community. $30/pp. Min. $70 Thursdays 10 AM
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May 28 - Dec 31, 2020
Thu 10am-12pm

Yoga in the Gallery

Event Type: Art Shows, Workshops & Classes, Historical Tours

Like yoga, visual art asks us to slow down & honor the present moment. During this mindfulness practice, contemplate artwork on beautiful Canyon Road. Then, integrate the experience into the body with gentle yogic movements in a serene gallery space.
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