Once the weather warms up and we can do things outside, the entire city bursts with activity. Catch a show, buy some art, take in a movie with your dog or simply celebrate your favorite things from Santa Fe.
ARTsmart’s Edible Art Tour
June 14 and 15
The beloved annual affair finds downtown and Canyon Road businesses mixing up walking tours, art, food and drink. Even better? The event benefits youth arts education from ARTsmart.
Santa Fe Bandstand
June 19-August 9
The festival continues its yearly run, both downtown and on the Southside, with dozens of outdoor concerts throughout the summer. Catch performances from Eliza Gilkyson, Jono Manson, David Berkeley, Margaret Burke and Friends, Los Straitjackets and so many more, and all for free. Zero bucks. No clams.
Santa Fe Pride
Pride turns 50 this year, and the local festivities, including the ultra-cool parade, are as positive, colorful and fun as ever—plus the annual parade downtown on Saturday June 29. Go for the outfits, stay for partying.
- International Folk Art Market
Fields of Elysium CD Release
At Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery, Santa Fe's resident proggy metal act Fields of Elysium releases their latest, In Ancient Contemplation, and pretty much slays everyone with mathy riffage and killer vocals.
International Folk Art Market
Countless sellers from countless countries descend upon Museum Hill for the internationally-renowned market we all know and love. This is the big one, folks, the one eager shoppers swarm each year like woah.
- Isle Of the Dogs
Dog Night: Isle of Dogs
AMP Concerts continues its summertime run of free Railyard events with a screening of the fantastic 2018 Wes Anderson stop-motion feature—and you can bring your dogs to hang out; y'know, if they're good dogs.
Best of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Salutes Aretha Franklin
Your friends at SFR gather our readers' favorites at one massive party in the Railyard. There's food, live music, a dunk tank and the Santa Fe Salutes tribute to Aretha Franklin. Come say hi and get your own Best of Santa Fe T-shirt designed by a local artist!
Traditional Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market
July 27 and 28
We love our markets here in Santa Fe, especially when they combine the stalwart old with the exciting new. The pair of Spanish markets does just this and everyone's the better for it.
We Are the Seeds
August 15 and 16
SEEDS continues its two-city reign between Philadelphia and Santa Fe with this year's Railyard Park market. Dozens of vendors with traditional and contemporary Native arts, crafts, jewelry, textiles, performances, food and more come together—plus, if we're being honest, some pretty sweet parties.
- Meow Wolf’s Taos Vortex
Meow Wolf’s Taos Vortex
Meow Wolf ups the ante and adds a third day to the second iteration of its second annual Taos music festival, this time with George Clinton, CocoRosie, Snail Mail, Flying Lotus 3-D and so many more. Tons of ticket levels are already sold out, but you're resourceful, right?
SWAIA Indian Market
August 17 and 18
One of the largest and most revered arts markets on the planet hits its 98th year, bringing thousands of visitors and locals to see the works of countless Native artists on and around the Plaza. We're particularly excited for some of the contemporary vendors we've heard will be there this year, but the traditional creations hold the legendary line.
Quite possibly our city's biggest event of the year, the 95th annual Burning of Zozobra finds Old Man Gloom embracing the 1970s as part of the Decades Project, a fun li'l wrinkle in the event that themes the big guy around a different decade each year. We're hearing rumors about a Star Wars paean.
Wine & Chile Fiesta
As the summer comes to a close, console yourselves with the best wine and chile pairings our city's finest chefs and sommeliers can muster.