Annual Santa Fe Events & Festivals

The Best of 2018

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 some of the best things to do in Santa Fe.

Santa Farmer's 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.

SATURDAYS - OPEN ALL YEAR LONG
June - September: 7am - 1pm
October - May: 8am - 1pm

Santa Fe Restaurant Week
February 22 - March 3, 2019

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.

The International Folk Art Market
July 12-14 2019

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 27-28, 2019

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

Santa Fe Indian Market 
August 17-18, 2019

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. Check out the 98th annual market where you can buy art directly from roughly 900 Native artists.

Burning of Zozobra
August 30, 2019 at Fort Marcy Park

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

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta
September 22-29, 2019

This five-day 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 up at the Santa Fe Opera House.  

Fred Harvey Weekend
November 2-4, 2018

A weekend-spanning festival celebrating famed 19th Century entrepreneur and Santa Fe restaurateur Fred Harvey, Fred Harvey Weekend features panels, cooking classes, tours, and much more, perfect for the aspiring FredHead.

Christmas Eve Farolito Walk
December 25, 2018 Canyon Road

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.