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  • Feb 22, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017

    Mardi Gras in the Mountains

    Red River's celebrates Mardi Gras with a Nightmare on Main Street theme this year! Parades with colorful floats, complete with krewes in costume tossing beads - one with the Burning of the Loup-garou. Creole music and spicy Cajun cooking. Laisse le bon temps roule!

    Location: Red River

    Feb 24, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017

    Mardi Gras Celebrations

    Mountain Mardi Gras Parade, live music, and events on slope make this a fun southern-style getaway weekend.

    Location: Angel Fire Resort

    Feb 25, 2017

    Just Desserts Eat & Ski

    Cross-country ski or snowshoe on five kilometers of groomed trails with desserts all along the way! Children welcome. Noon-2pm.

    Location: Enchanted Forest X-Country Ski Area

    Feb 25, 2017

    Shred The Love Breast Cancer Awareness Day

    Support Breast Cancer Awareness, 9am-6:30pm. Starting with the K2 Bumps Challenge, a fun and challenging marathon down Al’s Run - ski or ride in teams of two, or tackle the feat on your own! Followed by Paint For Peaks, an unrivaled art exhibit and live auction of one-of-a-kind snowboards with artwork by renowned local artists.

    Location: Taos Ski Valley

    Feb 25, 2017

    Lloyd Bolander Memorial Day

    Join us as we pay tribute to our founder, Lloyd Bolander. A portion of lift ticket proceeds go to the Bolander Fund which helps youth ski programs. 9am-4pm.

    Location: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

    Feb 25, 2017

    Kicker Arenacross Winter Series

    Get ready for a night of insane racing fun, the Kicker Arenacross Winter Series is coming to a close and the competition is fierce! This fast and fun show will delight families and motocross fans. 7:30-9:30pm.

    Location: McGee Park Coliseum, Farmington

    Mar 2, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017

    2-Star and 4-Star Taos Freeride Championships

    New Mexico's largest and most prestigious ski and snowboard competition. Athletes from around the globe descend on TSV to test themselves against the resort's famed steeps and chase the top podium spot. 9am-5pm.

    Location: Taos Ski Valley

    Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017

    Hawaiian Days

    Our Spring Break kick-off, this weekend features a beach party theme throughout the mountain. Free leis while they last! 9am-4pm.

    Location: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

    Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017

    Taos Chamber Music Group presents "Middle Ground"

    Music from the middle register includes works by Brahms, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Loeffler, Belinda Reynold, Missy Mazzoli, and Maurice Durufle. 5:30pm.

    Location: Harwood Museum of Art

    Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017

    Inaugural Taos Writers Conference

    Immerse yourself in the literary arts with a selection of one-day intensives, workshops, and over 20 instructors in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and publishing. Keynote speaker Anthony Marra at the Harwood Museum on Friday evening.

    Location: SOMOS Salon and nearby venues

    Mar 11, 2017

    New Belgium Rally in the Valley

    Don your best costume, chase chickens, answer ridiculous riddles - all while traversing TSV's terrain. Drink specials and prize giveaways all day long. Proceeds benefit local non-profit FIT. 10am-3pm.

    Location: Taos Ski Valley

    Mar 11, 2017

    Ernie Blake Birthday Celebration

    Celebrate the birthday of TSV's founder, Ernie Blake. Laser light show, torchlight parade, fireworks display and birthday cake! Events start at 6:45pm and can be seen from anywhere in the base area.

    Location: Taos Ski Valley

    Mar 11, 2017

    Moonlight Hike & Campfire

    Explore the mountain by moonlight! On this FREE, guided tour, you will walk from the base area to mid-mountain. Once you reach the turnaround point, catch your breath and warm yourself with hot cocoa and a roaring campfire. Warm clothes and sturdy boots a must! 6:30-8:30pm.

    Location: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

    Mar 11, 2017

    14th Annual Cardboard Derby

    Build your own creation of cardboard, duct tape, string, twine and paint and race it down the mountain for your chance to win! Thousands of dollars in giveaways, and the best prizes go to the most creative derbies. 9am-noon.

    Location: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

    Mar 17, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017

    Ben Myer's Ridgeathon

    An extreme ski/board pledge-based fundraising event. Event participants make as many hikes and runs as they can along the TSV hike-to terrain in support of the Emergency Medicines Fund. 9am-4pm.

    Location: Taos Ski Valley

  • Mar 18, 2017

    Pond Skimming Contest

    A joyous celebration of the end of the ski season, skiers and boarders race down the mountain and attempt to skim across "Lake Sipapu". Prizes awarded to best finishers. 1-3pm. Free!

    Location: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

    Mar 20, 2017 - Mar 24, 2017

    Yeti Club

    Kids ages 6 - 10 can spend Spring Break working on their skiing or riding skills. Yeti Club is a fun-filled full-day camp featuring ski and snowboard instruction; includes lunch. Visit website for more info. 9am-4pm daily.

    Location: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

    Mar 30, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017

    Taos Shortz Film Fest

    10th annual festival features exceptional global short films -  150+ Short Films from over 33 Countries. Check website for 2017 updates (and highlights from 2016 festival).

    Location: Taos Community Auditorium

    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 1, 2017

    Kachina Twist Lap-a-Thon

    Fun, TSV-style benefit for Taos Winter Sports Team providing scholarships for local youth. 10am to 2pm.

    Location: Taos Ski Valley

    Apr 2, 2017

    Pond Skimming Championship

    Last day of the season ends with a bang! Come watch people use any means necessary to skim across an 80 foot pool of ice cold water while dressed in ridiculous costumes! 1-3pm

    Location: Taos Ski Valley, at the base of Strawberry Hill

    Apr 14, 2017 - Apr 16, 2017

    Easter Pilgrimage to Santuario de Chimayo

    Thousands trek to the little church of many miracles in Chimayo, for Easter services. A unique Northern New Mexico experience.

    Location: Santuario de Chimayo

    Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 16, 2017

    Taos Chamber Music Group presents "Play It Forward"

    Young composers and musicians perform music as a transformative force! 5:30pm.

    Location: Harwood Museum of Art

    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 - 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 - May 14, 2017

    Mother's Day Arts & Crafts Fair

    46th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair in beautiful Kit Carson Park, accompanied by the Northern NM Mother's Day Music Festival with music for the whole family.

    Location: Kit Carson Park in Taos

    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 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 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017

    Riverfest

    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

    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 Memorial.

    Location: Red River

    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 3, 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 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

    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 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 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 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 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

    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

    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 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 16, 2017 - Aug 19, 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

    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

    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 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

    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 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 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

    Boo-Palooza

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

    Location: Historic Downtown Farmington

    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 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