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Upcoming Events in Taos New Mexico


May

18 - 20 Taos Lilac Festival - The Taos Lilac Festival is a community event held each year during the two weeks between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day to celebrate the arrival of blooming lilacs throughout the Taos area. The grand festival weekend is the weekend before Memorial Day. This year, as last, activities planned for the Grand Festival Weekend include an Arts and Crafts Fair, a Pet Parade, Vintage Flying Jenny Carousel and Live Music all in Kit Carson Park. A self-guided walking tour map of the Taos historic district is available for touring the area, viewing and enjoying the aroma of blooming lilacs.

The New Mexico Beer & Wine Garden is featuring beers, wines and foods from New Mexico. There will also be the Taos Taco Cook Off and the Lilac 5K. In addition to lilac gardening sessions from Los Jardineros Garden club there will be a large gardening center tent featuring gardening supplies, lilac advice and twelve varieties of lilacs for sale.

Address: Kit Carson Park , Taos, New Mexico
Ph: 800-732-8267 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: TaosLilacFestival@gmail.com
Web: www.taoslilacfestival.com

July

6 - 8 Annual Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow - The Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Committee extends a warm welcome and invitation to all, to participate and experience the Annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow the second weekend in July. A pow wow is a gathering of Indian Nations in a common circle of friendship. Indian Country is made up of many tribal nations, bands, villages, and pueblos, each with their own traditional tribal beliefs and practices. A pow wow is the common fiber which draws Indian people together. It is a time for sharing with old friends and making new friends; a time for singing and dancing. It is a time for trading; trading craft goods and trading songs. We hope that you will be able to join us this summer for a weekend of beautiful indigenous dancing and singing, arts & crafts vendors, and food vendors as well!

The Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Committee and the people of Taos Pueblo are anxiously looking forward to hosting this tribal celebration in showcasing the beautiful homelands of the Red Willow People. We invite all dancers and singing groups to come enjoy and compete in the Annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow at the base of the majestic Taos Mountain.

Happy Pow Wow Trails!

EVERYONE WELCOME!

Ph: 505-758-1028 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@taospueblopowwow.com
Web: www.taospueblopowwow.com
Fee: $25 for a 3 day pass, $15 per day, Children 10 & under - Free. Camping is free and photography is allowed.

20 - 22 Las Fiestas de Taos - The annual Fiestas are so important to the people of Taos, New Mexico that they have four different names -- las Fiestas de Taos, las Fiestas de don Fernando de Taos, las Fiestas de Santiago y Santana and las Fiestas de la Gente. What are Fiestas? They are a tradition passed from generation to generation, a way of preserving the rich tri-culture that has developed in Taos over the last four centuries. It is a culture unique to Taos, encompassing both pueblo and plains Indians, Spanish explorers, conquistadores, French fur trappers and American mountain men.

Fiestas are a time when young and old, those who have moved away from Taos and those who still live in their native land, come together to share stories and fellowship. Visitors from all over attend the Fiestas to enjoy a cultural experience that only Taos can provide. Fiestas are a happy time of delicious northern New Mexican cuisine, indigenous dance, Spanish folk music and so much more. It is a celebration of the Taos people, Taose-os, part of a long tradition with solid roots. It is a time of thanking God for the many blessings he has bestowed upon the community of Taos and asking for His blessing in the year to come.

Fiestas are for everyone. Weddings, family reunions and class reunions are planned so that they coincide with Fiesta weekend, as are softball tournaments and car shows. Las Fiestas de Taos and Fiestas de La Gente, a celebration of the people for the people. They are a tradition that is not only deeply rooted in the community, but in each individual Taose-o, no matter where they live in this world. You can take a Taose-o out of Taos, but you cannot take Taos out of that Taose-o.

The Fiestas are sponsored by the Taos Fiesta Council Inc. in conjunction with the Town of Taos, Taos County and other sponsoring entities.

Ph: 505-751-7427 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dft@newmex.com
Web: fiestasdetaos.com/

24 Santiago Feast Day Corn Dance - Corn Dance. Feast days were introduced by the Spanish colonization and represent the celebration of the Patron Saints of the Catholic religion. Feast Days also coincide with our Traditional Pueblo religion which allows the people of our community to practice both the Catholic and Pueblo Religion. A typical Feast Day is a day of eating, visiting with family, friends and enjoying the traditional dances that are allowed to public spectators. Feast days are an integral part of the Pueblo culture and we enjoy sharing these days with our visitors and friends.

Ph: 505-758-1028 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.taospueblo.com

August

16 - 19 Taos County Fair - Traditional County Fair including exhibitions of local agricultural products and livestock. Not to mention Pie Eating!

Ph: 575-758-3982 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tcfa@taoscountyfair.com
Web: www.taoscountyfair.com

September

24 - 2 Northern New Mexico Cultural Art Celebration - The Northern New Mexico Cultural Art Celebration brings some of the most widely acclaimed Native American and Hispanic artists and craftspeople together for a show collectors will not want to miss.

Address: Bataan Hall in the Taos Civic Plaza , Taos, New Mexico
Ph: 800-732-8267 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@taoschamber.com
Web: www.taoschamber.org

31 - 29 Taos Fall Festivals - There are many time-honored traditions in the small Northern New Mexico town of Taos. The many festivals during the fall season trace their roots to the agricultural and trade heritage that established the town more than four hundred years ago. As the years passed the theme of the festivals may have changed, but the willingness of the villagers to set aside their labors in favor of a good party has not. Taos Fall Festivals is a series of very diverse special events brought together under one banner by the Taos Chamber of Commerce/Conference & Visitor Bureau.

Ph: 800-732-8267 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@taoschamber.com
Web: www.taoschamber.com

21 - 30 Annual Taos Fall Arts Festival - The cornerstone of Taos Fall Festivals is the Annual Taos Fall Arts Festival which includes two art shows representing Taos best. Taos has a rich art history dating back to the indigenous artists and Santeros of the distant past. The history continues through the Taos Society of Artists in the early twentieth century, then on to the present day abundance of artists in every style and medium imaginable. The established artists of Taos (residents of Taos County for at least five years) are showcased in the prestigious Taos Invites Taos at the Taos Civic Plazas Rio Grande Hall.

Taos has more artists and galleries per capita than Paris, France, so the popularity of the second of the Taos Fall Arts Festival shows, The Taos Open, next door at the Civic Plazas Bataan Hall, is no surprise. This show represents artists who have lived in Taos for at least one year. The Taos Medical Services Foundation, which sponsors the Taos Fall Arts Festival, is proud the shows are the only ones in the state that exclusively represent local artists.

Ph: 800-732-8267 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@taoschamber.com
Web: www.taosfallarts.com/

22 - 24 Taos Fall Arts & Crafts Fair - The Taos Fall Arts & Crafts Fair sponsored by the Taos Chamber of Commerce/Conference & Visitor Bureau, features unique craft items, including jewelry, weavings, pottery and much more sold by Taos area artists.

Held in the lovely Kit Carson Park, this is one of Northern New Mexico's largest craft fairs. Artisans from throughout the area will present and sell their creations.

Ph: 800-732-8267 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@taoschamber.com
Web: www.taoschamber.com

26 - 30 Taos Environmental Film Festival - The Taos Environmental Film Festival has been created with the support of the Taos Fall Arts Festival. The festival was dreamed up by, and is organized by the hard work of Jean Stevens. It incorporates film honoring the land, environment and people of New Mexico, the country and the world, with performance and lectures to expand our knowledge and engagement with environmental activism and topics.

The Taos Environmental Film Festival honors our land and showcases all artistic disciplines. Together, artists can support efforts to stop Climate Change.

Address: Taos Community Auditorium , Taos, New Mexico
Ph: 575-758-2052 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.taosfallarts.com/taos-environmental-fil
Fee: Free - Donations Accepted

29 Taos Pueblo San Geronimo Days - San Geronimo Feast Day is Taos Pueblo's largest event of the year. A cultural event shared with the public, we ask you respect the culture and tradition of Taos Pueblo. Thousands of visitors come and share in a great day. No photography and/or filming is allowed on this day. If you questions about this event please email at tourism@taospueblo.com or (575) 758- 1028.

Come enjoy cultural ceremonies in honor of the patron Saint of the Taos Pueblo, Saint Jerome.

Address: Taos Pueblo , Taos, New Mexico
Ph: 575-758-1028 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tourism@taospueblo.com
Web: www.taospueblo.com
Fee: Open to the public.

October

30 Taos Fall Festivals - There are many time-honored traditions in the small Northern New Mexico town of Taos. The many festivals during the fall season trace their roots to the agricultural and trade heritage that established the town more than four hundred years ago. As the years passed the theme of the festivals may have changed, but the willingness of the villagers to set aside their labors in favor of a good party has not. Taos Fall Festivals is a series of very diverse special events brought together under one banner by the Taos Chamber of Commerce/Conference & Visitor Bureau.

Ph: 800-732-8267 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@taoschamber.com
Web: www.taoschamber.com

6 - 7 Taos Wool Festival - The Taos Wool Festival celebrates fiber work from sheep to shawl, with demonstrations, craft booths, an auction and the best lamb you'll ever taste.
Always the first full weekend in October.

Address: Kit Carson Park , Taos, New Mexico
Ph: 800-684-0340 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@taoschamber.com
Web: www.taoswoolfestival.org

7 Sabor, A Taste of Taos - The Annual Sabor, A Taste of Taos is an opportunity for showcasing Taos restaurants!
Celebrate music and dance, and family fun for all!

Address: Downtown , Taos, New Mexico
Ph: 575-751-8800 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@taoschamber.com
Web: www.taoschamber.com/sabor-a-taste-of-taos

12 - 13 Taos Storytelling Festival - Storytellers from across the country join with local yarn spinners to entertain the crowds with tall and not-so-tall tales with an impressive lineup of tellers spinning their tales in concerts, children stories, a workshop, a story swap and in visits to our local schools. The festival is presented by S.O.M.O.S., the Society of the Muse of the Southwest.

Address: Taos Center for the Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte , Taos, New Mexico
Ph: 575-758-0081 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: holly@tcataos.org
Web: somostaos.org/storytelling

26 - 28 Taos Mountain Balloon Rally - The Taos Fall Festivals Celebration comes to a fittingly colorful climax with the Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally. The fall colors on display in the beautiful Taos Valley make this free event unique among the high-flying crowd. Smaller than many such events, the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally typically hosts 35-50 balloons and crew each year. The rally, primarily because it is smaller and more intimate, has become a popular stop for balloonists, families and crews. The event is very popular with Taosenos, as well. Parents and kids alike get "up-close and personal" with the balloonists every morning as the crews prepare for launch.

Ph: 575-758-9210 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@taoschamber.com
Web: www.taosballoonrally.com
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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