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  • Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 26, 2017

    Poetry Month in Taos

    Eleven evenings with 26 poets and 10 musicians read their work at free evenings of poetry hosted by SOMOS, the literary society of Taos. All readings at 7pm.

    Location: The SOMOS Salon, Taos

    Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017

    Chaco Night Sky Program

    Far from city lights, view the stars from the Dark Sky Park at ancient Chaco Cultural Center. Astronomy lecture and opportunity to look through the big telescope! Friday and Saturday nights; sunset-9:30pm. (Check website for road conditions.)

    Location: Chaco Culture Nat'l Historic Park

    Apr 29, 2017

    Wines of The San Juan Spring Fling

    Kick off event of the summer season! Wine tasting, live music, painting class, yard games - and explore the winery and vineyards. 4-8pm; free admission.

    Location: Farmington

    Apr 29, 2017

    Twirls' Invent Event

    A free all-day gathering for families to discover the creativity, skills and talent of the Taos community – and use their own imaginations to make, create and innovate!

    Location: Enos Garcia Gym

    Apr 29, 2017

    Bark in the Park & Doggie Dash

    Educational and entertaining activities will be going on all day providing a canine and family-friendly event that everyone enjoys! Bring your furry friend to this event - food and pet vendors, 2 mile Doggie Dash at 10am. 10am-3pm.

    Location: Farmington

    May 3, 2017

    Santa Cruz Feast Day and Dances

     Traditional foot races open to the public at 8:00am.  Traditional Corn Dances start at 1:00pm (approximately).  Info: (575) 758-1028.

    Location: Taos Pueblo

    May 6, 2017

    Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mariachi bands, folk dancing, jalapeno eating contest, Chihuahua races, food vendors, and salsa cook off. Noon to 6pm.

    Location: Farmington Civic Center

    May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017

    Northern NM Mother's Day Concert

    This family-oriented event offers three days of festivities honoring our mothers. Live entertainment all three days from traditional New Mexico-style music, Tejano, classic rock, and country.

    Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos

    May 13, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017

    Farmers Market Every Saturday

    Fresh local vegetables and fruits, cheeses and dairy products, delicious baked goods, honey, grassfed meats, eggs, jams, flowers and plants. Live music and entertainment. 8:00am-12:30pm.

    Location: Taos Plaza

    May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017

    Taos Chamber Music Group performs "Transcending Time"

    A multimedia collaboration between optics artist Ethan Jackson and young musicians. Also performances of works by Bach, Beethoven, Yuko Uebayashi’s Transcending Time, George Crumb, and Debussy. 5:30pm.

    Location: Harwood Museum of Art

    May 13, 2017

    Spring Mini Powwow

    Local dancers, singers, and spectators socialize and dance during this American Indian powwow. 10am-5pm.

    Location: Farmington Museum

    May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017

    Taos Lilac Festival

    Lilacs everywhere! Weekend events include crafts fair, pet parade and costume contest, children's carousel, lilac walking tour, live entertainment, beer and wine garden, and the Lilac 5K.

    Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos

    May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017

    Arts & Crafts Fair

    47th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair in beautiful Kit Carson Park, accompanied by the Taos Lilac Festival. 10am-5pm daily.

    Location: Kit Carson Park in Taos

    May 20, 2017

    High Mountain Half Marathon & 5K

    Challenge yourself at this event with a race or fun run through Red River's beautiful Upper Valley.

    Location: Red River

    May 20, 2017

    Annual Open House

    Visit the museum, an 11th Century Chaco Culture Pueblo ruin, an 1890s Pioneer Homestead, and replica architecture for different cultures through time. Picnic areas and an observation deck are also available for your enjoyment. 9am-5pm.

    Location: Salmon Ruins

  • May 25, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017

    Taos Plaza Live

    Free live concerts every Thursday evening at 6pm - all summer long. (No performance on July 20.)

    Location: Taos Plaza

    May 25, 2017 - May 29, 2017

    Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally/Run

    Get ready for the rumble... of 20,000 motorcycles, and live music. Vendors, food, fun! Monday morning, join in the Memorial Day 25-mile parade to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

    Location: Red River

    May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017


    The rivers are celebrated with three days of raft rides, riverside trail walks, the annual Wiener Dog Race, music festival, fine art show, food, entertainment, and a 10K and 5K run and walk.

    Location: Animas Park, Farmington

    May 26, 2017 - May 29, 2017

    Healing Field of Flags

    5th Annual American Flag display on Memorial Day weekend. Free admission.

    Location: Farmington Boys & Girls Club

    May 27, 2017

    Cumbres Toltec Railroad Season Begins

    Built in 1880 and little changed since, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the finest example of steam era mountain railroading in North America. Daily rides through the mountains and meadows - great fun for the whole family.

    Location: Chama, NM & Antonito, CO

    May 29, 2017

    Memorial Weekend Ceremonies

    Veterans and their friends and families come from all across America to honor our fallen soldiers from the Vietnam War. Flag March, service & speakers, morning motorcycle run from Red River.

    Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Angel Fire

    Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017

    Red River Classic Car Show

    Annual car show features all years, makes and models of restored antique cars, muscle cars. low riders, hot rods and much more. Night car parades, sock hop, raffles & live music. Noon-midnight.

    Location: Brandenburg Park, Red River

    Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017

    Music on the Mesa Festival

    Three days of live bands and jaw-dropping views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. See website for the line-up.

    Location: Taos Mesa Brewing Company

    Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017

    Scott Enduro Mountain Bike Race

    Scott Enduro Cup expands to include pros and amateurs, men and women, juniors 13-18.

    Location: Angel Fire Bike Park

    Jun 13, 2017

    San Antonio Feast Day

    Feast day traditional corn dance at Taos Pueblo plaza. (No cameras.)

    Location: Taos Pueblo

    Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017

    Balloons Over Angel Fire

    Hot air balloons grace the skies over Angel Fire for this colorful and exciting weekend. Mass Ascension Balloon launch Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7am; Balloon Glow Saturday evening 9pm. 40 hot-air balloons participating. Free!

    Location: Angel Fire

    Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017

    Art & Wine Festival

    This annual Father's Day event features wine tastings, fine art, pottery, photography, silent auction, and live music.

    Location: Brandenberg Park, Red River

    Jun 17, 2017

    Habla Tamale Cookoff & Festival

    Everything tamale - cook-off, eating contest, tastings, salsa cook-off, food vendors, artist market, entertainment, food, beer & wine. 10am-6pm.

    Location: Angel Fire, NM

    Jun 18, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017

    Taos School of Music

    International young artists and renown faculty present chamber music performances and workshops in the 55th annual season of the school.

    Location: Taos & Taos Ski Valley

    Jun 21, 2017

    Summer Solstice at Salmon Observatory

    Witness the sun rise over the pueblo’s horizon to manifest on the walls and focus on a feature of an interior room. 7-8:30am; free.

    Location: Salmon Ruins

  • Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017

    Chile Challenge Pro Mountain Bike Races

    Pro GRT and Pro XCT national mountain bike racing tours return bigger and better than ever to Angel Fire.

    Location: Angel Fire Bike Park

    Jun 24, 2017

    San Juan Feast Day

    Sunrise mass at San Geronimo church, traditional Corn Dance. No cameras.

    Location: Taos Pueblo

    Jun 24, 2017

    Holy Angels Golf Tournament

    Come play with us at the 7th Annual Golf Tournie. 

    Location: Angel Fire Golf Course

    Jun 24, 2017

    Mac and Cheese Festival

    Serving up plenty of Gourmet Mac and Cheese, plus tastings of wine and beer, and live music - all along the Animas River. Adults 21+over. 1-5pm.

    Location: Berg Park, Farmington

    Jun 29, 2017 - Jul 4, 2017

    31st Annual Freedom Days

    The Four Corners region celebrates the Fourth over several days with a variety of events throughout Farmington including Party in the Park, fireworks display, food fair, concerts, pizza eating competition, skateboarding competition, ice cream social, and Gem & Mineral Show!

    Location: Farmington

    Jul 4, 2017

    4th of July Celebration

    Celebrate the 4th in the Mountains! Chairlift riding parade, Taos Rubber Duck Races & Climb-A-Firetruck. Live music, great food, fun & mountain views.

    Location: Bavarian Restaurant, Taos Ski Valley

    Jul 4, 2017

    4th of July Celebration and Parade

    Celebrate The Great American Holiday in Red River. Festivities begin at 10am.

    Location: Downtown Red River

    Jul 4, 2017

    Arroyo Seco Parade

    You never know what you will see at the annual Arroyo Seco Independence Day parade - parade starts at noon.

    Location: Arroyo Seco

    Jul 7, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017

    32nd Annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow

    A competition of American Indian dances with arts and crafts, food and music. Events begin Friday evening with a grand procession. Join in the celebration of Native American song and dance beneath the beautiful setting of Taos Mountain.

    Location: Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Grounds

    Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017

    Angel Fire ArtsFest

    One of the longest-running arts festivals in northern New Mexico where artists from all over the Southwest come to Angel Fire to display their works. Sat-9-4; Sun-9-3.

    Location: Angel Fire

    Jul 15, 2017

    Old Fashioned Fandango

    Come celebrate the Rio Grande Region culture and tradition with Southwest musicians, Bailes Sociales dances polka, chotis, valse and varsoviana. (Check for 2017 updates.)

    Location: Taos Plaza

    Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017

    Las Fiestas de Taos

    Feast Day celebration of Taos Patron Saints, Santiago and Santa Ana, food, music, vendors, parades, dancers and more.

    Location: Taos Plaza

    Jul 25, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017

    Feast Days of Santiago and Santa Ana

    Taos Pueblo patron saints are celebrated with traditional Corn Dances. Experience this ancient American Indian ceremonial dance representing fertility and summer abundance. (Cameras not allowed.);

    Location: Taos Pueblo Plaza

    Jul 28, 2017 - Aug 5, 2017

    Connie Mack World Series

    Enjoy the best amateur baseball in the country. Teams from the U.S. and Puerto Rico play in front of pro-scouts and college officials.

    Location: Rickett Park, Farmington

    Jul 28, 2017

    1st Annual Wags & Wine

    Celebrate two of the most wonderful things - our furry friends and wine! This inaugural event includes Doggy Bake Sale, Yappy Hour, The Grand Fur Ball, and wine tastings in the park.

    Location: Brandenburg Park, Red River

  • Aug 4, 2017

    Buckaroo Ball

    An evening of BBQ, live music, dancing, and silent and live auctions to benefit the Red River Community Fund. Wear your Western attire for a night of food, festivities, and fundraising!

    Location: Red River

    Aug 5, 2017

    Taos Garden & Home Tour

    Tour some of Taos' most beautiful gardens and homes. Brought to you by Los Jardineros, the Garden Club of Taos. 9am to 4pm.

    Location: Various locations throughout Taos

    Aug 5, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017

    5th Annual Dulcimer Festival

    A day filled with workshops, concerts, singing, and jamming!

    Location: Red River Community House

    Aug 5, 2017

    Up and Over 10k Trail Run

    The mountain course will challenge your body, stimulate your senses, and connect you with the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Start time - 9am.

    Location: Taos Ski Valley

    Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017

    Taos Pride

    7th Annual Taos Pride Celebration with some very special new events including the Taos Pride Parade!!

    Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos

    Aug 14, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017

    San Juan County Fair and Carnival

    Largest county fair in New Mexico! Live concert, livestock shows, exhibits, fiddlers contest, parade, and arts & crafts booths. Carnival 5-11pm nightly.

    Location: McGee Park in Farmington

    Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017

    Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights

    4-day Music Festival at venues throughout town and multiple chili cook-offs on Saturday in the park.

    Location: Brandenburg Park, Red River

    Aug 18, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017

    Music From Angel Fire

    The 34th season of world-class, internationally known musicians performing chamber and classical music. See website for locations and times.

    Location: Throughout Northern New Mexico

    Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017

    Questa Studio Tour

    Visit artists' studios throughout the northern New Mexico village of Questa to meet local artists in their working environments and see the art they create. 10-5pm.

    Location: Questa and surrounding communities

    Aug 26, 2017

    An August Night in Taos

    Join the museum at its annual gala fundraiser for an unforgettable evening of dancing, dining and art - complete with live and silent auctions.

    Location: Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

    Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017

    Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival

    Join local & regional artisans in the park.

    Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos

    Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017

    TAO Studio Tour

    10th Annual Taos Open Studio Tours showcases well-known names in Taos art scene with over 30 artists who open their studios to the public over Labor Day weekend.

    Location: Various locations throughout Taos

    Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017

    Totah Festival Indian Market & Pow Wow

    Native American Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show and Marketplace, Navajo Rug Auction, and contest Pow Wow.

    Location: Farmington Civic Center

    Sep 9, 2017

    Brews, Meats & Bands (BMB) Festival

    The best micro-brews from 13 breweries! BBQ rib cook-off and tasting, beer tastings, and live music noon-7pm. Must be 21 to attend.

    Location: Lions Wilderness Park & Amphitheater, Farmington

    Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017

    Rio Costilla Valley Studio Tour

    Visit artists and craftspeople showing in their studios and on the historic Costilla Plaza. (Costilla is 40 miles north of Taos on Hwy 522.)

    Location: Costilla, NM

  • Sep 10, 2017

    Enchanted Circle Century Bike Tour

    This 100 mile bicycle tour trails through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in beautiful Northern New Mexico.

    Location: Red River

    Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017

    Red River Bluegrass Festival

    4 bluegrass pickin' days with music all day and into the evening on Friday and Saturday. No drugs, no alcohol, family friendly, free (donations accepted). 2017 info to follow.

    Location: Red River Community House

    Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

    High Road to Taos Art Tour

    New Mexican traditional and modern contemporary artists alike open their studios to share their process, inspiration, and art with visitors. Travel along the High Road surrounded by gorgeous fall colors through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. Studio tour happens the last two weekends of September.

    Location: Villages from Taos to Santa Fe

    Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

    Aspencade Arts and Crafts Fair

    The air is crisp and the golden aspens are in their glory. Browse along booths of hand-crafted items while you enjoy delicious food and live entertainment. This year features the second annual Red River Folk Festival with talented musicians from all over the US delighting guests at Aspencade.

    Location: Red River

    Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017

    The Paseo: outdoor art fest

    The fourth annual The Paseo presents experimental context-responsive installations, performances, digital murals, and participatory art pieces throughout downtown Taos. Fri/Sat 5-10pm free; workshops Sat 10am-5pm.

    Location: Streets of Taos Historic District

    Sep 22, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017

    43rd Taos Fall Arts Festival

    Featuring Taos' most comprehensive art shows of the year - Taos Select and Taos Open. This is the largest and oldest arts festival in northern New Mexico with gallery receptions, openings, special events, and workshops.

    Location: Throughout Taos Historic District

    Sep 29, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017

    Taos Pueblo San Geronimo Day

    Experience this centuries-old trading event and shop for authentic American Indian arts and crafts. Ceremonial pole climbing. (No cameras.)

    Location: Taos Pueblo Plaza

    Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017

    El Rito Studio Tour

    El Rito Artists open their studios to show their art in their creative space. Buy art directly at the artist's studio. 10-5.

    Location: El Rito

    Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 8, 2017

    Oktoberfest in Red River

    Join us for microbrews, German food, ""Oompa"" Music, dancing, and lots of fun!

    Location: Brandenburg Park, Red River

    Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 9, 2017

    Abiquiu Studio Tour

    Visit more than 30 artist's studios on a self-guided, driving tour through Georgia O'Keeffe country.

    Location: Abiquiu & Chama River Valley

    Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 8, 2017

    Taos Wool Festival

    This 34th annual celebration of traditional and contemporary fiber artistry is an opportunity to shop for hand-dyed, hand-spun yarns and textile art, get up close to sheep, goats, and llamas, and an invitation for kids to try their hand at a fiber project. Free.

    Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos

    Oct 7, 2017

    Road Apple Rally

    Annual mountain bike race and tour offers pro/experts, veterans and beginners a test of skill on 15-mile and 30-mile single and double loop course through desert canyons and arroyos. 7am-noon.

    Location: Lions Wilderness Park, Farmington

    Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017

    18th Annual Taos Storytelling Festival

    The two-day event offers tellers spinning their tales in concerts, workshops and in visits to local schools. 2017 headliners: Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and Andy Offut Irwin.

    Location: Multiple venues around Taos

    Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017

    Four Corners Storytelling Festival

    National and local storytellers of all ages will be featured in this two-day celebration of an almost lost art - storytelling. 10am-9pm; free. Workshops on Friday 10am-3pm.

    Location: Totah Theatre and Farmington Public Library

    Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017

    Taos Mountain Balloon Rally

    Bask in the glow of balloons rising in the dawn, tether rides, parade, and live entertainment. The Taos skies fill with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear mountain sunrise.

    Location: Taos

  • Oct 31, 2017


    Family friendly Halloween Party. Games, dancing, live DJ, costume contests and of course trick or treating. 4-6pm.

    Location: Historic Downtown Farmington

    Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017

    Dixon Studio Tour

    Come to the little village of Dixon and visit the 30+ open studios featuring a full spectrum of contemporary and traditional fine art and crafts.

    Location: Dixon, NM

    Nov 18, 2017

    Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble

    Run the 5K Turkey Trot, 2 Mile Gobble Wobble or just come for the food and fun. 9am-1pm.

    Location: Farmington, Orchard Plaza

    Nov 24, 2017

    Switch on the Holidays

    Thanksgiving kicks off the Christmas holiday! Tree lighting & caroling, Santa, hot cocoa and cider - a great family tradition! 7-9pm.

    Location: Brandenberg Park, Red River

    Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017

    Las Posadas

    Enjoy the Spanish tradition of re-enacting Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging, which some say took nine nights. On the final night they, along with their followers who carry candles and sing Christmas songs, are given a room, amid rejoicing.

    Location: Ranchos Church in Ranchos de Taos

    Dec 23, 2017

    Navajo Live Nativity

    Since 1985, Navajo Ministries has presented this annual live nativity, a must-see Christmas tradition at Four Corners Home for Children. Free; canned food donations accepted. 6-9:00pm.

    Location: Farmington

    Dec 24, 2017

    Christmas Eve Procession

    No where else on Earth can you experience this magical event. A stunning contrast between bonfires and the Procession of the Virgin is a pageant of beauty, heritage and awe inspiring imagery. Sundown.

    Location: Taos Pueblo

    Dec 24, 2017

    Fireworks and Torchlight Parade

    Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Lift House with the magical play of lights from the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks! 7pm. Rail Jam at 5:30pm

    Location: Red River Ski & Summer Area

    Dec 25, 2017

    Luminaria Ski & Snowshoe Tour

    After a festive day of opening presents, enjoy an evening of cross-country skiing (or snowshoeing) along a 3K luminaria-lined forest trail with bonfires along the way. Complimentary food and drink in the warming hut.

    Location: Enchanted Forest X-Country Ski Area

    Dec 25, 2017

    Taos Pueblo Deer or Matachines Dance

    Traditional Christmas Day dances. Dances begin at 2pm. No cameras or cell phones allowed.

    Location: Taos Pueblo plaza

    Dec 31, 2017

    New Years Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

    Ring in 2018 in style! Enjoy a magical torchlight parade down the slopes, plus fireworks over the ski area in the clear winter sky! Festivities continue throughout the village.

    Location: On Slope at Taos Ski Valley

    Jan 1, 2018

    Turtle Dance

    Traditional Taos Pueblo Turtle Dance marks the beginning of a new year. 8am-1pm.

    Location: Taos Pueblo

    Jan 6, 2018

    Deer or Buffalo Dance

    A symbol of abundance during the winter months, traditional Buffalo Dances begin about 1pm. No photography allowed.

    Location: Taos Pueblo