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Santa Fe, New Mexico Plaza Visitor Information

Situated in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico is the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the sight of traditional adobe dwellings and exciting events throughout the year. A visit to the Plaza is a must during your Santa Fe travels.

Santa Fe Plaza Attractions -

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.  
New Mexico Inn At Santa Fe Near Plaza

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.
299th Fiesta De Santa Fe New Mexico

Fiesta de Santa Fe -

This annual event in late August / early September 2014 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
New Mexico Santa Fe Area Events

2014 Spring / 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 skiing, snowboarding, 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.   
APRIL / MAY 2014*
UNTIL 4/13 – 50 Works for 50 States at the NM Museum of Art
UNTIL 4/16 – UNM Art Museum New Exhibitions at the UNM Art Museum 
UNTIL 9/14 – Georgia O'Keeffe & Ansel Adams - The Hawaii Pictures at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
4/11 – Community Seminar : Three Films by Akira Kusosawa at St. John's College 
4/11 – SITE UNSEEN 8 at SITE Santa Fe 
4/11 – The Armory Show at CCA Munoz Waxman Main Gallery 
4/12 – Santa Fe Artists Market at the Railyard Park 
4/12 – Three Films by Akira Kurosawa at St. John's College 
4/12 – Bronze Pours at Shidoni Foundry 
4/12-13 – FEAST : Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art at SITE Santa Fe 
4/13-5/2 – Turquoise, Water, Sky : The Stone and It's Meaning at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 
4/15 – Allan Houser Sculpture Garden Tours
4/15 – Sculpture Garden Tours at Glenn Green Galleries + Sculpture Garden 
4/17-19 – Baroque Holy Week - Santa Fe Pro Musica 
4/20 – Tentative close date for Ski Santa Fe, dependent upon weather
4/25 – Paintings by former Santa Fe Indian School Students at Adobe Gallery 
4/25-5/9 – Planes, Trains & Automobiles featuring B.C. Nowlin at Manitou Galleries
5/2-3 – Spring Awakening at the Greer Garson Theatre
5/3 – Bronze Pours at Shidoni Foundry 
5/3-4 – Canticum Novum Spring Concert at the St. Francis Auditorium NM Museum of Art
5/3-4 – Battlefield NM : The Civil War and More at El Rancho de las Golondrinas 
5/9 – FANTASE Dome Fest, multimedia interactive light festival at DeVargas Park
5/9 – Passport to the Arts  –  Canyon Road Farolito Walk 
5/13 – The Cave Singers at Santa Fe Sol Stage & Grill
5/14-15 – Spring Dane Concert at the Greer Garson Theatre
5/16-18 – Outside Bike & Brew Festival; various venues throughout Santa Fe 
5/17-18 – CrawDaddy Blues Fest at the Madrid Railyard 
5/17-18 – ElDorado Studio Tour; visit more than 90 artist studios
5/18 – Santa Fe Century Ride and Gran Fondo 
5/22 – Dave Grusin & Friends at the James A. Little Theatre
5/23 – Haochen Zhang Piano at the Duane Smith Auditorium 
5/24-25 – Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival At the Santa Fe Convention Center
5/24-26 – Northern New Mexico Fine Arts & Crafts Guild at Cathedral Park next to Cathedral Basilica
*Please note that information shown including dates, venues, times are subject to change without notice and fees may apply. 


Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival - May 24-25, 2014
Over 200 Native American artists showcase museum-quality Indian art at this annual event which is begins with Native Treasures' opening night.  During this unique weekend you will have an opportunity to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and an open wine and champagne bar while mingling with the artists.  The best and brightest of the Indian art world are represented at this is event which benefits the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.   Tickets are required for admission on Saturday, (Early Bird - 9-10 a.m.) and General Admission (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) with tickets available at the entrance.  On Sunday, General Admission (10 a.m.- 4 p.m.) is free.  See nativetreasures.org for additional information. 

Santa Fe International Folk Art Market - July 11-13, 2014

Held at Milner Plaza, next to Santa Fe's Museum of International Folk Art, the International Folk Art Market showcases impressive wares from more than 190 artists from 60 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.    Founded in 2004, the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market 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 designers.  Ticket prices vary. For details go to FolkArtMarket.org or call 505.992.7600.
Traditional Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market - July 21-27, 2014
The Spanish Market is one of three Heritage Events held annually in Santa Fe.  Market week events including lectures, luncheons, and concerts take place at various venues throughout the city from July 21-27, 2014.  Not to be missed is the preview night party on July 25, 2014 at the Santa Fe community Convention Center.  The 63rd Spanish Market with more than 350 artists from the region who work in handmade traditional Spanish Colonial art forms showcase their weavings, carvings, jewelry, furniture, tinwork and more out-of-doors on the Plaza while the 28th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market showcases original contemporary work and individual expression.    Live music and dance, art demonstrations and regional food sales enhance this popular event on the Santa Fe Plaza.  For additional information go to SpanishColonialBlog.org and ContemporaryHispanicMarket.com
36th Annual Whitehawk Antique Indian and Ethnographich Art Show - August 15-18, 2014
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 18-24, 2014
Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) will celebrate the 93rd 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. The Sneak and General Preview of the Award Winning Art and 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 will be the first year for an annual Native Food and Wine event on April 12 (tickets required).  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. 

Fiesta de Santa Fe -

 The Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market will be held on Labor Day Weekend, August 29-September 1, 2014 and on Fiesta Weekend, September 5-7, 2014. 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 on September 5.  As he burns he carries away attendees' gloom.    See SantaFeFiesta.org and ZoZobra.com for additional information. 
   -  4/29 - Don Diego DeVargas & La Reina Competition (Royalty Competition)
  -  5/3 - Baile De Mayo  
  - 6/30 - Novena Masse
  - 7/6 - Novena Mass 
  -  8/23 - Santa Fe Pre-Fiesta Show
  -  8/29-9/1 - Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market (Labor Day Weekend)
  - 8/31 - Mariachi Extravaganza de Santa Fe
  - 9/2 - Special Council Meeting 
  - 9/3 - Concierto de Mariachi (morning and afternoon show)
  - 9/3 - Historical Fiesta Lecture
  - 9/4 - Burning of Zozobra (as he burns the 40-foot-tall marionette carries away attendees' gloom)
  - 9/5 - Pregon de la Fiesta  
  - 9/5 - Entrada de Don Diego de Vargas 
  - 9/5 - Fiesta Art's & Craft Market, Food Booths (vendors contest), plaza entertainment
  - 9/6 - Desfile de los Ninos (pet parade)
  - 9/6 - La Merienda (fashion show)
  - 9/6 - Grand Baile de la Fiesta
  - 9/7 - Pontifical Mass
  - 9/7 -  Desfile de la Fiesta (mariachi, sports teams, queens, floats and politicians)
  - 9/7 - Closing Ceremonies
  - 9/7 - Mass and Candelight Procession to the Cross of the Martyrs
SWAIA Santa Fe Winter Market - November 29-30, 2014 
The 9th annual winter version of the summer's largest Native art market on a smaller, more intimate scale.  This annual event gives visitors an opportunity to interact with and discover new artists as well as visit with their favorites.  Featuring over 200 Native artists from the United States and Canada this show includes demonstrations, workshops, silent auctions as well as other activities.
42nd Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 4-12, 2014
Fans and participants from throughout the world enjoy the annual event held at the 200-acre Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Park.  There are breathtaking mass ascensions, evening events with Balloon Glows and balloon races.  Special balloon shapes will amaze and delight. Special shape balloons of years past have included a giant butterfly, an elephant and an ice cream cone. Make plans now to stay at the Inn At Santa Fe while attending this spectacular event, one of the most photographed in the world, while also enjoying all that the City of Santa Fe has to offer. 
Traditional Winter Spanish Market - 2014 date TBD
 This event featuring artists working in traditional Spanish Colonial Arts has unfortunately relocated to Albuquerque this year.