This year will mark the 44th time that the Balloon Fiesta has filled Albuquerque’s crystal blue skies. The Balloon Fiesta is still the premier international ballooning event, powered by the perfect October climate and a phenomenon called the “Albuquerque Box,” (a combination of weather patterns and geographic landscape, the box allows balloonists to control and even retrace their adventure).
A five-day celebration of the best in cinematic arts, the 15th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival will run December 2nd- 6th, 2015 with a program of over 100 films, panels, juried awards, workshops and parties.
One of Santa Fe’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Canyon Road Farolito Walk, lights up the hearts and souls of thousands who promenade this famous path on Christmas Eve.
Small, sand-filled, paper bags illuminated with votive candles line the historic neighborhood streets and adobe walls. Carolers gather around the farolitos (Spanish for paper lantern) or luminarias (small bonfires), and sing for joy as they warm themselves, and our hearts, from the cold night.
The Farolito Walk is free, and has become a celebrated annual tradition.
Since 2004, International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe has hosted more than 750 artists from 92 countries in the world’s largest exhibition and sale of works by master folk artists. The Market offers folk artists a respected spot in the global marketplace to gather together and share their handmade traditions, and to create economic, social, and individual empowerment.
The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta is an annual five-day weekend of events featuring the culinary artistry found in over 75 of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s many excellent restaurants coupled with the sophistication and wines of over 90 national wineries.
The Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Grand Tasting is the last full weekend in September and tickets always go on sale the first business day after Independence Day at 9am Mountain Time. For 2015 that will be Monday July 6th.
Sumptuous meals, great performances and the jovial company of new and long-time friends are the hallmarks of this weekend celebrating the opening of the 2017 season. You have the unique opportunity to meet and interact with world-renowned designers, directors and singers at the opening night dinner.
The Santa Fe Indian Market is a 96-year-old Native art market. It is the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world and the largest cultural event in the southwest. The yearly event is held during the third weekend of August. Over 1,100 Native artists from the U.S. and Canada sell their artwork. The Indian Market attracts 150,000 visitors to Santa Fe from all over the world. Buyers, collectors and gallery owners come to Indian Market to take advantage of the opportunity to buy directly from the artists. For many visitors, this is a rare opportunity to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures. Quality and authenticity are the hallmarks of the Santa Fe Indian Market.