Arts & Crafts Fairs
VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT
Throughout the Year
TAOS AND PICURIS PUEBLO PUBLIC DANCES
TAOS PUEBLO ANNUAL EVENTS
Jan. 1, Turtle Dance
Jan. 6, Deer or Buffalo Dance
- Mar (approx.), Spring Closure
May 3, Santa Cruz Feast Day, Foot Races
June 13, San Antonio Feast Day, Corn Dance
June 24, San Juan Day, Corn Dance
weekend), Annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow
July 25, Santiago Day, Corn Dance
July 26, Santa Ana Day, Corn Dance
Last week of August, Closed
Sept. 29, San Geronimo Eve Vespers
Sept. 30, San Geronimo Day Feast Day
Dec. 24, Procession of the Blessed Mother
Dec. 25, Deer or Matachines Dance
Dates are subject to change. For more information, call 575-758-1028.
more at Taos Pueblo's website.
Taos Winter Wine Festival
TAOS SKI VALLEY & AROUND TOWN
January 27 - 31, 2016
Every January visitors and locals alike savor the ability to combine world class skiing with fine wines and great cuisine. The event includes seminars,
wine tastings, wine dinners hosted by vintners paired with Taos chefs. Two Grand Tastings feature more than 75 different wines from 20 wineries and delectables from a dozen Taos and Taos Ski Valley restaurants. A silent auction of rare wines benefits the New
Mexico Nature Conservancy. This marks the 30th year for the event.
FULL SCHEDULE AVAILABLE IN EARLY JANUARY:taoswinterwinefest.com
Taos Shortz Film Fest
April 7 - 10, 2016
Taos Community Auditorium
2016 will be the 9th year for this exceptional, internationally known short film festival. It’s been buzzed as ‘the Sundance for short films’ and is ranked among the “Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee’. The Taos
Shortz Film Fest (TSFF) is a forum that unites short films and filmmakers with the community. TSFF strives in its leadership of presenting world class independent cinema, to keep the cinematic arts thriving in New Mexico and to put Taos back on the map as
a cinematic destination.
Northern NM Mother’s Day Concert
KIT CARSON PARK, TAOS
Every Mother’s Day Weekend
The event offers two days of traditional New Mexico-style music from premier artists in the NM Music scene. To serve up such high quality entertainment at no cost to the public is no easy
feat, but continues to be accomplished year after year. Each artist donates their time to perform for the six to eight thousand fans that come to Taos to experience the event. Sponsored by DMC’s four radio stations, Town of Taos, Taos County, and many
other local businesses from Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado, they help make each year’s event possible.
Taos Lilac Festival
2016 MARKS THE FOURTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LILACS IN TAOS
May 20-22, 2016
Established to celebrate our heritage of Lilacs and to promote their care and planting
Taos area, this admission-free, family-friendly event promises something for everyone!
Memorial Weekend Motorcycle Rally
RED RIVER AND AROUND THE ENCHANTED CIRCLE
May 28 - 30, 2016
for the rumble as 20,000 bikers from all different backgrounds line Main Street for one crazy party. Live music can be found all over town, along with vendors carrying everything from leather and lace, to food and fun."
Music On the Mesa
First Annual Music on the Mesa Americana Festival
Taos Mesa Brewing
May 29 - 31, 2015
Music on the Mesa, affectionately known as MOM, is planned to be the “coolest, grooviest festival in the World”. Located
in a one of kind location just minutes from the Rio Grande Gorge, the Breweryoffers a comfortable atmosphere
with jaw-dropping views of the Sangre de
Cristo Mountains. This location, paired with top-notch bands draws the perfect symmetry between music and nature.
Taos Solar Music Festival
KIT CARSON PARK
Since 1999 Kit Carson Park has been the site of this two-day music festival and sustainable energy fair. The festival offers the best of national and regional artists for
a back-to-back two days of non-stop entertainment each June. The festival was back in full force June 27 and 28, 2015. Like them on Facebook so
you can be one of the first to find out news for 2016!
Since 1999 Kit Carson Park has been the site of this two-day music festival and sustainable energy fair. The festival offers the best of national aPast rosters have featured Mumford and Sons with the Mystery Jets; Lyle Lovett and his
Acoustic Group, as well as perennial Taos favorites Michael Franti and Spearhead. nd regional artists for a back-to-back two days of non-stop entertainment each June.
Taos School of Music Festival
ANNUALLY EACH JUNE TO AUGUST
JUNE 19 - AUGUST 7, 2016 - 54th SEASON
Taos Community Auditorium and Hotel St. Bernard, Taos Ski Valley
Taos School of Music is dedicated to furthering the appreciation, understanding, and performance of chamber music by helping young string and piano
students develop their musical awareness and comprehension. In the process, they provide Taos audiences with the finest chamber music concerts possible.
of July Celebrations
THROUGHOUT THE ENCHANTED CIRCLE
July 4, 2015
Many communities throughout the Enchanted Circle have terrific family-friendly Fourth of July parades and later,
a spectacular fireworks show. The eager can participate in many of them, so why limit yourself to just one!
31th Annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow
TAOS PUEBLO BUFFALO GROUNDS
July 8-10, 2016
Members of Indian tribes throughout the country gather in Taos to compete in
traditional dance competitions. Crafts booths and food vendors ring the pow wow circle during the three- day event.
Fiestas de Taos
CENTERED AROUND TAOS PLAZA
July 22 -24, 2016
As they have for centuries, the good people of Taos celebrate the Feast of St. Anne and St. James. The annual event, popularly referred to as “The Taos Fiestas,” allows the local population
to put aside their labor for two days and bask in the leisure of the holy days.
Taos Home and Garden Tour
FIRST SATURDAY OF AUGUST
August 6, 2016
Responsible for the beautification of Taos public spaces, most notably festive hanging pots and the tulips that grace the Plaza, Los Jardineros Garden Club of Taos also plants trees annually as part
of the Arbor Day festivities, provides tips and information on caring for landscape plants, and promotes edible landscaping as a way to sustainably beautify local homes. Additionally they provide beautification grants as part of their charter.
premiere fund-raising activity, the Club sponsors a self-guided tour of a handful of Taos' most beautiful homes and gardens each August.
Music from Angel Fire
Annually mid-August through
Various venues around Northern New Mexico
Music from Angel Fire’s 2016 season celebrates
33 years of bringing extraordinary chamber music to the Northern New Mexico communities of Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas.
World-renowned artists perform an impressive array of works from great classical, romantic, baroque and contemporary
Taos Chamber Music Group Series
September 9, 2015 – May 22, 2016
Arthur Bell Auditorium at Harwood Museum of Art
Creativity and artistic excellence continue to be the hallmarks of the Taos Chamber Music Group’s twenty-third season. Seven different programs will be presented
in collaboration with the Harwood Museum, combining chamber music masterpieces with more contemporary surprises, as well as works that reflect our home in Taos, New Mexico.
September 8 - 10 Micheal Hearne's 14th Annual festival
in Kit Carson Park. Check the website for schedule.
Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival is an annual tradition for music lovers and dancers not only in New Mexico, but across the southwestern United States
Barn Dance Music Festival
September 8 - 10 Micheal Hearne's 14th Annual festival in Kit Carson Park. Check the website for schedule.
Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival is an annual tradition for music
lovers and dancers not only in New Mexico, but across the southwestern United States. With a long history of one-of-a-kind performances and magical moments both on the stage and the dance floor, this year’s event will be no exception.
For more information and complete details
Taos Grand Fall Arts
SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 2, 2016
"TAOS FALL ARTS FESTIVAL" IS THE OLDEST ARTS FESTIVAL IN TAOS.
Founded in 1973 by a group of artists and gallerists. Over the years, other art events have set their dates
to coincide with Fall Arts. The season has come to be known as "Grand Fall Arts" and it's a most exciting time to visit.
The 42nd Annual Taos Fall Arts Festival is the largest arts event in northern New Mexico and features works of art only from Taos County. This year, several distinct art shows will be held at six locations along
a walking tour through Taos’ central core. The tour is .7 of a mile. The Chile Line Bus will offer free rides for those not able to walk. Visit www.taosfallarts.comfor a complete
schedule of events.
Taos Wool Festival
KIT CARSON PARK
October 1 & 2, 2016
Immerse yourself in the more than 400 years of wool tradition as New Mexico, Colorado and Texas breeders and fiber artists celebrate at the Wool Festival of Taos. Join in at Kit Carson Park for two days
of family fun. Take a look at traditional and contemporary fiber artistry, an opportunity to get up close and personal with sheep, goats, rabbits, alpacas, and llamas. Kids can try their hand at a fiber project.
Produced by The Mountain and Valley Wool
Association, this regional show features:
• Outstanding juried vendors displaying their wool fiber, yarns, and artistic creations
• A Fiber Critters Showcase where you can expect to see sheep, alpacas, goats, angora rabbits,
• Demonstrations of shearing, spinning, dyeing, and other wool related skills; competitions showcasing the best in hand spinning, wool and fleece, and finished products
• Food vendors featuring lamb delicacies, goat
cheeses, and other delicious choices
• A festive, musical atmosphere that is fun for the whole family
SOMOS Storytelling Festival
STORYTELLING IS AN OLD-FASHIONED ANALOGUE (RATHER THAN DIGITAL)
2016 dates: October 14 & 15
Don’t you love
attending an event that stirs your imagination, evokes deep laughter and perhaps tears? Welcome to storytelling, an art form that fills your mind, body and heart. A good storyteller can weave you through the spectrum of emotion and create an image that returns
months and years later; a line, metaphor, or moral that sticks with us – an intellectual anchor that we can draw upon. Being engaged with a fine storyteller is a work out for the soul; a bright mode of communication and connection in this quick throw
away society. SOMOS has created an annual event that provides just this kind of outlet and opportunity.
Taos Mountain Balloon Rally
BALLOON RALLY FIELD BEHIND COUNTY COURTHOUSE
October 23, 24 &
For over 30 years, the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally has truly been a Taos community event. Every year on the last full weekend in October, as the trees in the high country erupt into a painter's canvas of oranges, reds,
ambers and yellows, even more color is added to the vista as the Taos skies are filled with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear, cold dawn of a Taos Mountain sunrise.
Yuletide in Taos
YULETIDE IN TAOS IS A MAGICAL TIME OF YEAR
Thanksgiving through New Years
“Yuletide in Taos” is the name we give to all the unique New Mexican celebrations that happen throughout the holiday season. With the falling of snow on candle-lit farolitos that line the streets in front of
old adobe shops and homes, one is transported to another time and place. Yuletide is the entire holiday season and includes all the unique traditions of the holiday season here in the mountains of Northern New Mexico.