Central Plaza -The Plaza is the cultural center of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a historic district that combines the best of yesterday with the innovation of today. Visitors will find historic adobe dwellings, art galleries, restaurants, and more. During the Great Depression the Pueblo Revival Movement preserved the area. It's the sight of the Palace of the Governors as well as a variety of fairs and festivals throughout the year.
Inn At Santa Fe Hotel near the Santa Fe Plaza -Located just minutes from downtown Santa Fe and the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Inn at Santa Fe offers newly renovated accommodations in a boutique setting.
All of our guestrooms are equipped with the latest in amenities, including complimentary high-speed Internet access, 32-inch flat screen televisions (HDTV) with premium cable channels, and in-room safe boxes. You'll also find an onsite fitness center, heated outdoor swimming pool, spa, sauna and a complimentary full American breakfast as well as ample free parking.
Fiesta de Santa Fe -This annual event in late August / early September is one of the oldest continuous celebrations in the United States, commemorates General de Vargas' reentry into the City of Santa Fe on September 14, 1692 following the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. In 1712, eight years after de Vargas' death, a proclamation was signed to establish an annual commemoration by the Santa Fe City Council. What a wonderful way to learn about the political and religious roots of the celebration.
Kicking off the 301st Fiesta de Santa Fe at Fort March Park is the Burning of Old Man Gloom, or Will Shuster's Zozobra to dispel hardships and travails of the past year. For ticket information to this event call 505.988.1233. After the event, the streets leading from Fort March Park to the Plaza are closed to traffic so spectators can walk to the Plaza where they can socialize and purchase food and drink.
Other Santa Fe Plaza Events -There is a Labor Day Fine Arts and Crafts Market and Pre-Fiesta Show as well as a number of other events throughout the City prior to the official opening of Fiesta. A Mariachi Extravaganza de Santa Fe is scheduled at the Santa Fe Opera, Historical Lectures at St. Francis Auditorium, and Mariachi Matinee at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For a complete schedule of events including entertainment - mariachi music and Spanish dancing, Desfile De Los Ninos - the Pet Parade, Ceremonies - Deon Diego De Vargas, the Historical / Hysterical Parade with floats and marching bands, arts and crafts, food vendors, etc. www.santafefiesta.org
2015 Summer Events -
Santa Fe, New Mexico's capital city, is a fun-filled destination with great mountain scenery, low humidity, 325 days of sun and clear cool evenings with star filled skies and there's no better time than now to relax and experience the beauty of Santa Fe and the surrounding area while creating wonderful memories, a time for friends and families to connect with each other and with pristine nature.
With its blend of international style, historic uniqueness and old-world charm Santa Fe enchants visitors of all ages. Exercise your spirit of adventure, discover a new skill or simply find your best self. The Inn At Santa Fe is the perfect hotel from which to base your stay whether your time away means white-water rafting, skiing, hitting the links, or exploring trails in the New Mexico wilderness. Santa Fe is one of the nation's top cultural destinations with festivals, operas, concerts, and plays, a thriving artist community with world-class museums, art studios and galleries and exceptional culinary experiences. If you are interested in meeting local artists and purchasing their work you may want to plan your visit around one of the local studio tours or festivals. Check venues to confirm date and time; fees may apply.
MAY / JUNE 2015*
- Until 5/31 -- SITE 20 Years / 20 Shows Spring at SITE Santa Fe
- 05/26-09/07 -- Summer of Color - joint exhibitions/programs uniting the various art districts, various venues
- 06/01 -- Festival de Santa Fe at the Railyard Park
- 06/05 -- Paint Your Shovel, and creative shovel art auction at Scottish Rite Temple
- 06/06-07 -- Spring Festival & Fiber Arts Fair at El Rancho de las Golondrinas
- 06/09 -- Arts Alive! for Families at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
- 06/12 -- Downtown Edible Art Tour (EAT) - ARTsmart, various locations
- 06/12 -- Santa Fe International New Media Festival Opening at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
- 06/13 -- Rhythm Run 5K at Villa Linda Park
- 06/13-14 -- Challenge New Mexico Arts & Crafts Show at Santa Fe Plaza
- 06/14 -- Family Fun Day at the New Mexico Museum of Art
- 06/14 -- Solar Observing at Cerrillos Hills State Park
- 06/17 -- Music on the Hill at St. John's College
- 06/19 -- SFUAD Studio Tour (last two weekends in June)
- 06/20 -- Rodeo de Santa Fe Annual Parade at Santa Fe Plaza
- 06/20-21 -- Herb & Lavender Fair at El Rancho de las Golondrinas
- 06/20 -- FantaSe Fest at De Vargas Park
- 06/21 -- Make Music Santa Fe at Railyard Park
- 06/24-27 -- Rodeo de Santa Fe
- 06/27 -- Santa Fe Pride at the Historic Downtown Plaza
*Please note that information shown including dates, venues, times are subject to change without notice and fees may apply.
ANNUAL SANTA FE MARKETS - 2015
12th Annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market (IFAM) - July 10-14, 2015 Held at Milner Plaza, next to Santa Fe's Museum of International Folk Art, the World's Largest International Folk Art Market showcases impressive wares from more than 160 artists from 62 countries. These artists are chosen through a rigorous selection process led by a committee of art experts from museums like the Smithsonian. Shoppers are able to purchase unique handmade items including a wide selection of handmade jewelry, bright silks, high-end rugs, woven baskets and more while enjoying foods from around the world. Live music provides a pleasant soundtrack to the shopping experience.
Produced by a non-profit organization, the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is the largest international folk art market in the world showcasing master craftsmanship passed down through generations which enables the artists to preserve their artistic traditions while gaining the financial ability to improve their lives and their communities.This is a one-of-a-kind event that most recently had over 20,000 attendees including representatives from UNESCO, the Clinton Global Initiative, Peace Corps volunteers, ambassadors and prestigious fashion designers. Ticket prices vary. Advanced tickets are available May. For details go to FolkArtMarket.org or call 505.992.7600.
Traditional Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market - July 25-26, 2015The Spanish Market is one of three Heritage Events held annually in Santa Fe. Market week events the art market, lectures, luncheons, and concerts take place on Museum Hill, at the Convention Center and on the Plaza. The preview night party takes place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center while the Spanish Market with its more than 350 artists from the region who work in handmade traditional Spanish Colonial art forms showcase their weavings, carvings, jewelry, furniture, tinwork takes place out-of-doors on the Plaza. Various other events including family day, music and lectures take place on Museum Hill. The Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market which showcases original contemporary work and individual expression takes place during this time. Live music and dance, art demonstrations and regional food sales enhance both popular events on the Santa Fe Plaza. For additional information go to SpanishColonialBlog.org and ContemporaryHispanicMarket.com
37th Annual Whitehawk Antique Indian (August 16-18, 2015) and Ethnographich Art Show - (August 13-15, 2015)This annual show features Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, Indonesian, African and other ethnographic art from around the world is held at the Santa Fe Convention Center.
Annual Santa Fe Indian Market - August 22-23, 2015Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) will celebrate the 94th Santa Fe Indian Market. This prestigious annual event brings together 1,100 of the most gifted Native American artists from about 100 tribes who compete for prizes, displaying and selling their work in over 600 booths.
While there are a number of events associated with the market including the Native Film Festival and Music on the Plaza, the centerpiece of Indian Market Week is held on the eve of the Indian Market where a work of art is selected from the submissions. There is a Sneak and General Preview of the Award Winning Art as well as the SWAIA Live Auction Gala Dinner. Indian Market Week precedes the Indian Market with other events including the Native Film Festival, music on the Plaza, a Native American clothing contest, lectures and symposia. 2014 was the first year for an annual Native Food and Wine event. Quality is the hallmark of the Santa Fe Indian Market and there is no other venue that consistently brings so many fine artists together.
The Santa Fe Indian Market is coordinated by the SWAIA and is a place where established and emerging Indian artists come forward and celebrate their craft and hard work. The juried event attracts over 150,000 visitors, buyers, collectors and gallery owners to Santa Fe from all over the world for this rare opportunity to meet and purchase 10 kinds of art, in both traditional and contemporary, directly from the artists. For additional information see www.swaia.org.
INDIGENOUS FINE ART MARKET (IFAM) - At the Railyard - August 2015 (exact dates TBD)IFAM is a recently established market run for and by Native Americans will showcase Native American artists and their culture. This new event will be headed by John Torres Nez the former chief operating officer of SWAIA. It will be a juried show and will include only the highest quality artwork. For additional information visit their website at www.indigefam.org/
FIESTA DE SANTA FE - The Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market will be held on Labor Day Weekend - September 4-6, 2015. The Fiesta includes a number of events prior to and after the fine arts and crafts market including a street festival, historical processions, the Children's Pet Parade and the Historical / Hysterical Parade, Mariachi extravaganzas and religious services. Not to be missed is the burning of Zozobra, a 40-foot-tall marionette; as he burns he carries away attendees' gloom. See SantaFeFiesta.org and ZoZobra.com for additional information and to verify date and time of each event.