Annual Santa Fe Events & Festivals

The Best of 2021

A city ripe with tradition, Santa Fe is home to some of the most treasured events and activities in the Southwest. From markets showcasing local artists to festivals featuring authentic cuisine, these annual happenings appeal to both residents and visitors alike. Join us at La Fonda on the Plaza and enjoy access to Santa Fe events and some of the best things to do in Santa Fe.

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Take advantage of the fun Santa Fe plaza events and activities near La Fonda perfect for any season, from skiing at Ski Santa Fe to fishing in the Upper Mountains or music performances in town. Learn more below to discover Santa Fe events and start your adventure.

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Santa Fe Farmers' Market

Saturdays - Open All Year Long

Voted one of the “Top Ten Farmers’ Markets” by Sunset Magazine, the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful growers’ markets in the country. Serving more than 150 farmers and producers in 15 Northern New Mexico counties, the Market brings fresh food, education, and fun to our community and promotes small farms and sustainable agriculture in Northern New Mexico.

Every Saturday, Year-Round

  • June - September: 7am - 1pm
  • October - May: 8am - 1pm

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2022 TBD

Sovereign Santa Fe features talented Native American artists whose work highlights NewSchool Native American Art and its elusive relationship between traditional and contemporary.  Organized by FaraHNHeight Fine Art, Tony Abeyta, Randy L. Barton, Keith Grosbeck and Gregory Farah, the exhibit will take place in La Plazuela and showcase a range of forward-thinking artists committed to challenging the status quo.  

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Santa Fe Restaurant Week

2022 Dates TBD

Feast on delicious, three-course meals at a fraction of the cost. Restaurants will be offering prix-fixe meals for $15, $25, $35, or $45 per person, depending upon the restaurant. Many will offer value-priced lunches as well.

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The International Folk Art Market

July 6-10, 2022

The world’s largest folk art festival is the only place to meet 160 master artists from 53 countries and shop for the finest handmade folk art. As the market enters its fifteenth year, 20,000 visitors are expected to marvel at the gallery, and we have a front row seat.

For more information, visit their website.

Traditional Spanish Market

July 30-31, 2022

Held on the Historic Santa Fe Plaza, this festival brings woodcarving, tin work, hide painting, and more to downtown Santa Fe. The market also features artist demonstrations, interactive exhibitions, and other activities.

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SWAIA Winter Market

August 17-21, 2022

SWAIA's Winter Indian Market offers a unique opportunity to purchase meaningful holiday gifts from the comfort of Santa Fe's landmark hotel.  Discover over 150 artists featuring jewelry, pottery, paintings, weavings and much more.  Celebrate the season with unique shopping, live music and dancing!

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Santa Fe Indian Market 

August 20 & 21, 2022

Attracting over 200,000 visitors from around the world, the Santa Fe Indian Market is recognized as the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world.

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Burning of Zozobra

September 2, 2022

The Burning of Zozobra is a unique cultural event staged annually by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe on the Friday before Labor Day at Fort Marcy Park as an exciting and fiery kick-off to the historic Fiestas de Santa. 

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September 21-25, 2022

2022 TBD

This festive event highlights the unique culinary artistry found in Santa Fe, complemented by wine from around the country. This year's series of food and wine events will feature 75 local restaurants and 90 national wineries. The highlight of the event is the Grand Tasting, held at the Santa Fe Opera House.  

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

October 1-9, 2022

For nine days in October the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® creates an enchanted world of special shape balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies. Brisk autumnal mornings in the Rio Grande Valley create an otherworldly backdrop for the breathtaking majesty of our most popular event, Mass Ascension of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®.

Take advantage of the new, Balloon Fiesta Shuttle with service to and from the Balloon Fiesta from numerous locations in Santa Fe. Book your ticket here.

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Fred Harvey History Weekend

Nov 4-7, 2022

Please join us for the 13th annual Fred Harvey History Weekend and Fred Harvey Foodie Dinner and Auction, all to benefit the New Mexico History Museum. It’s November 4-7!

Here’s a quick rundown of the weekend events, any of which you can make reservations for NOW using this link.


From 12:30-5:00 PM enjoy lectures and demonstrations on Fred Harvey, Santa Fe Railway and SW history topics at the New Mexico History Museum.

At 6:00 PM join us in the La Fonda Ballroom for the Fred Harvey Foodie Dinner and Auction, for which top NM chefs—John Sedlar, Lane Warner, Chef JohnnyVee, Marcel Rimmelieux and Michael Fram--reimagine classic Harvey cuisine, followed by a fundraising auction of unique Harvey and SW history items.


At 8 AM start the day with the Fred Harvey Weekend first-ever excursion train from Santa Fe to Lamy for breakfast at the restored Legal Tender Saloon. The train returns by 12:30 PM (and those who prefer to drive to Lamy can, and just reserve breakfast.)

At 1 PM enjoy the second day of lectures and demonstrations at the New Mexico History Museum.


Special tours are available in Las Vegas, NM (about an hour drive from SF) of the restored Fred Harvey Montezuma Hotel (now United World College), the restored Fred Harvey Castaneda Hotel, and the restored Rawlins Harvey Girl Dorm

At 6 pm enjoy a special Harvey-themed dinner in the Castaneda dining room, by award-winning chef Sean Sinclair.


Join us for a farewell breakfast at the Prairie Hill Café in the nearby Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas.

If you’re in Santa Fe Thursday 11/3, there will also be a special reception for the new art show, “Holy Ghosts” by Tina Mion, part of the husband/wife team that has restored Harvey hotels in Winslow and Las Vegas.

To RSVP for any or all of the weekend events, use this link.

Updated full schedule and menus for the weekend are also posted there.

Email us with any questions

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Christmas Eve Farolito Walk

December 24, 2022

One of Santa Fe's most beloved holiday traditions is the Christmas Eve Farolito Walk, which lights up the hearts and souls of thousands who promenade the famous path on Christmas Eve. The event is from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the historic neighborhood of Canyon Road and Acequia Madre. Full day and half day trips are available. 

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New Year's Eve on the Santa Fe Plaza

Say Goodbye to 2022

New Year’s Eve on the Plaza! It’s Santa Fe’s brightest winter tradition, and this year’s celebration includes a live broadcast/webcast by KOB 4 and from the Plaza. Wherever you are, we invite you to watch on December 31, 2022, starting at 11:30 pm, when La Fonda takes a starring role with fireworks launched from our rooftop as we welcome our Centennial Year!