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  • 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 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

    Jun 3, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017

    Free Fly Casting Clinic

    Free fly casting instruction every Saturday, 10:30-noon. Taught by professional fly fishing instructors, these hands-on lessons cover the fundamentals including how to cast and use the equipment. Reservations required.

    Location: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

    Jun 3, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017

    Summer Terrace Series

    The Farmington Museum hosts outdoor concerts Saturday evenings throughout the summer. Concerts are from 6:00pm to 7:30pm and are held at the Farmington Museum on the picturesque terrace next to the river.

    Location: Farmington Museum

    Jun 10, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017

    Farmington Grower's Market

    Locally grown food and handmade crafts; free event. Open Saturdays 8am-noon.

    Location: Farmington Museum

    Jun 11, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017

    Questa Farmers Market

    Every Sunday noon to 4pm, shop for local produce, honey, baked goods, chicos, jellies - and more.

    Location: Questa (Hwy 522 & Hwy 38)

    Jun 15, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017

    Outdoor Summer Theater: Shrek The Musical

    Enjoy an evening of live entertainment under the stars amidst a natural sandstone amphitheater. Sandstone Productions present Shrek the Musical. Performance held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.

    Location: Lions Wilderness Park Amphitheater, Farmington

    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 18, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017

    Art + Farmers Market

    A weekly showcase (Sundays 10-2:00) featuring a diverse selection of local and regional artists, great live music, food artisans & fresh produce.

    Location: Frontier Plaza in Angel Fire

    Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 24, 2017

    Wild Rivers Plein Air Paint Out

    Plein air painting at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and throughout the village of Questa, with an opening reception on June 24 from 5-7pm and exhibit at Ocho Gallery.

    Location: Wild Rivers Recreation Area

    Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017

    Summer Slam Disc Golf Tournament

    PDGA tournament at Sipapu's world-class disc golf course, featuring 3 rounds of 20 holes. Register in advance. Starts at 8am.

    Location: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

    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 1, 2017

    3rd Annual Nashville to New Mexico Concert

    Billy Dawson brings the inspirational songwriting of Nashville to the awe-striking Sangre de Cristo Mountains. $15 advance, $20 on site. Performance bringing together songs and songwriters starts at 5pm.

    Location: 2883 Hwy 38, Eagle Nest

    Jul 1, 2017

    5K Dog Fun Run

    Treat you and your dog to a day of dog events, including the Fun Run, live entertainment, food, and more dog events. 10am-3pm.

    Location: Taos Ski Valley

    Jul 4, 2017

    Hometown 4th of July Celebration and Concert

    The Town of Taos presents a free celebration - all day long! Free pancakes from 8-10am at Taos  Plaza, free concert in Kit Carson Park starting at 4:30 featuring Mariachi Teotihuacan, Nosotros, and Ozomatli. Kit Carson Park is a great vantage point to see the 4th of July Fireworks! 

    Location: Taos Plaza & Kit Carson Park

    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

    4th of July Fireworks Celebration

    Ride the Special Fourth of July Cumbres Toltec train then kick back and enjoy the best fireworks display in the State. COOL mountain fun! Fireworks 9pm.

    Location: Chama

    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

    Full Moon Hike

    Enjoy a guided 2 mile hiking tour to Williams Lake. Delight in the full moon in the beautiful mountains of Taos Ski Valley. Meet at 8:00pm; free.

    Location: Taos Ski Valley Hiker Parking Lot

    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 8, 2017

    Taos Parade of Homes

    This year’s tour includes eight beautiful, unique homes including the newest Habitat home for the Padilla family. 10am to 3pm.

    Location: Throughout Taos County

    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 19, 2017

    35th Annual Little Beaver 5K Race

    Walk or run; registration starts at 6am, race at 7am.

    Location: Dulce, NM

    Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017

    3D Shoot State Championship

    This Archery State Championships include two rounds of 20 targets, including Smoker Round and Long Distance Shoot. Registration at 5pm on Fridasy; shooting starts at 9am on Saturday morning.

    Location: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

  • 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 22, 2017

    BBQ & Brew Festival

    Bring your friends and sample beer and BBQ from across the Southwest, live entertainment. 21 and older event.

    Location: Resort Plaza, Taos Ski Valley

    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

    Jul 29, 2017

    Dwight Yoakam & The Mavericks in Concert

    Multi-Grammy award-winning country & western star performs with The Mavericks, live in Kit Carson Park, 6pm.

    Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos

    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

    Gran Fondo

    Choose your distance - 105 miles, 65 miles, or 46 mile cycling race beginning in Taos and passing through scenic parts of Northern New Mexico including Mora and Angel Fire. Registration open now.

    Location: Taos, Angel Fire, Sipapu & Mora

    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 7, 2017

    Full Moon Hike

     Enjoy a guided 2 mile hiking tour to Williams Lake. Delight in the full moon in the beautiful mountains of Taos Ski Valley. Meet at 8:00pm; free.

    Location: Taos Ski Valley Hiker Parking Lot

    Aug 10, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017

    Chama Days

    Double elimination softball tournament, basketball tournament, a great old-fashion parade, a Saturday night dance and professional rodeo all make for lots of family fun.

    Location: Chama

    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 12, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017

    Taos Ski Valley Art Festival

    Join us in beautiful Taos Ski Valley and shop from dozens of local and regional artists, enjoy delicious food, Children's Craft Tent; live music noon to 3pm. Free; 11:30am-5pm.

    Location: Bavarian Lodge, Taos Ski Valley

  • Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017

    Mountain West Vintage Trials Association Rounds 9 & 10

    Created for motorcycle trials enthusiasts and specifically for riders of twin shock motorcycle models produced in 1980 and prior, this event focuses on agility, balance and technique. 8:30am-6pm.

    Location: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

    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 18, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017

    Yoga and Wine Festival

    Yoga classes, wine tastings, hiking, live music and more will fill your relaxing and rejuvenating weekend.

    Location: Taos Ski Valley

    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 2, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017

    Chama Valley Studio Tour

    Enjoy the beautiful Chama countryside and visit artists in their studios who sell direct to the public. Painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass, metal and fabric art. 10am-5pm.

    Location: Throughout Chama Valley

    Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017

    Bavarian Mtn BMW Rally

    Cruise on high mountain roads through the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains & enjoy nightly festivities at one of the finest BMW motorcycle rallies in the West. Registration for the rally is required.

    Location: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

    Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017

    Rio Costilla Valley Studio Tour

    Visit artists and craftspeople showing in their studios and on the historic Costilla Plaza. Friday 4-7pm live music at Costilla Plaza. (Costilla is 40 miles north of Taos on Hwy 522.)

    Location: Costilla, NM

    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 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 15, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017

    NM Doubles Disc Golf Championships

    Don't miss New Mexico's biggest disc golf tournament on one of the country's top five scenic courses. Registration opens in July (registration is not available the day of the tournament).

    Location: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

    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 16, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017


    Authentic Schuplatter band, German beer and food, activities and crafts for kids, yodeling contest, Alpenhorn blowing contests and live music; free. 11:30am-5pm.

    Location: Bavarian Lodge, Taos Ski Valley

    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 23, 2017

    Chama Jog, Walk & Wag

    Hosted by Chama Valley Humane Society; check back for more details.

    Location: Chama

    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

    Michael Franti & Spearhead in Concert

    Socially conscious, global peace roots rocker Michael Franti and Spearhead, live in concert in Kit Carson Park, 5pm.

    Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos

    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 2, 2017

    Christmas Festival in the Mountains

    A Christmas celebration with arts & crafts, a visit from Santa, caroling, food, and fun for all ages.

    Location: Chama

    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