Annual Festivals

Taos celebrates the culture and arts - visual, performing, culinary, musical, literary - over and over, all year long. Artists, writers and musicians are heroes in Taos. Plan to visit Taos during one of its annual community festivals. Click here for a pdf of 2016 Annual Events

Check out all of the events in Taos at our calendar page

ALL YEAR  Weekend arts and crafts fairs support local and regional craft artists and are a great opportunity to find unique, handmade,...

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THROUGHOUT THE YEAR  Both Taos and Picuris Pueblos welsome visitors to some of their ceremonial dances

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LATE JANUARY  Restaurants throughout Taos pair fine wine with extraordinary menus. Seminars allow vintners to explain their processes.

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APRIL Featuring quality juried short films from around the globe, local Taos filmmaker night, film forums.

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MAY  A free family event Mother’s Day Celebration has become a traditional event in Taos and continues to grow annually.

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MAY Established to celebrate our heritage of Lilacs and to promote their care and planting throughout the Taos area, this admission-free,...

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MAY  One of the oldest motorcycle rallies in the USA, Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally fills the area with five outrageous days of...

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JUNE The Second Annual Music on the Mesa Americana Festival being held at Taos Mesa Brewing.

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JUNE - AUGUST  Faculty and young artists concerts are held in Town and at Hotel St. bernard in Taos Ski Valley

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JULY 4  Many area communities have terrific family-friendly Fourth of July parades and  spectacular fireworks shows.

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JULY  Indian Nations join in a common circle of friendship over three days of dance competitions, food, native vendors.

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LATE JULY  Three days of community celebrations centered on Taos Plaza celebrate the patron saints of Taos.

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AUGUST  A unique opportunity to tour a select few Taos homes and enjoy their gardens. A fundraiser to help beautify Taos.

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AUGUST - SEPTEMBER  Three weeks of extraordinary chamber music in Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas.

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SEPTEMBER - MAY Celebrating 23 years with a mix of chamber music masterpieces, contemporary and seldom-heard surprises.

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SEPTEMBER A weekend of the finest music the country has to offer. Bring your happy feet.

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LATE SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER  The oldest arts festival in Taos, "Fall Arts" now includes The Paseo and many separate events.

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OCTOBER  Two days of family fun at Kit Carson Park. wool vendors, animal showcase, music, food.

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OCTOBER  The festival offers a lineup of tellers spinning their tales in concerts, at a workshop, a story swap, and in visits to our local...

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OCTOBER    The three‐day event includes mass ascensions at dawn, balloon glows in the evening, a parade, and a grand ball.
 

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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER  A magical time of year! “Yuletide” includes all the multi-cultural traditions of the holiday season here in the mountains...

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