annual events

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.

Pueblo Dances and Events

Throughout the year
Take away a unique experience by attending the Pueblos during their dances and events that are open to the public.

Taos Winter Wine Festival

January 31 – February 4, 2019
Every year in Taos visitors and locals alike savor the ability to combine world class skiing with fine wines and great cuisine.

Not Forgotten Outreach Veteran Appreciation Ski Week

January 22 – 27, 2019
Honoring Military Families during the Taos Ski Valley Not Forgotten Outreach Military Family Appreciation Ski Week.

Taos Spring Arts

Artistry and inspiration are in the air this spring in Taos! Taos Spring Arts: Celebrating Art, Culture and Music will show… Read more »

Mother’s Day Rio Grande Whitewater Races

May 10 – 12, 2019
If you’re looking to make a splash this Mother’s Day, look no further than the 2018 Mother’s Day Rio Grande Whitewater Races!

Mother’s Day Music Festival

May 10 – 12, 2019
Three day free family oriented music festival to celebrate mothers day. 20 Bands, Beer, Food, Rock, New Mexican & Tejano Music

Dennis Hopper Day

May 17 – 18, 2019
Welcome all bikers to the 6th annual “Easy Rider Rally & Ride” A FREE EVENT. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dennis Hopper’s “EASY RIDER”

Taos Lilac Festival

May 17 – 19, 2019
Lilacs peak in Taos the last two weeks of May. Plan your visit to Taos for the Taos Lilac Festival for a full weekend of festivities.

Movies on the Green

Wednesdays May – August 2019
Get the family together and enjoy Taos’ beautiful spring and summer nights with movies at Kit Carson Park.

Red River Memorial Weekend Motorcycle Rally

May 23 – 27, 2019
Get ready for the rumble as 20,000 bikers from all different backgrounds line Main Street for one crazy party.

Taos Plaza Live

Every Thursday, May – August 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Free live music events on Taos Plaza. Bring your chairs, blanket and picnics.

Music on the Mothership

June 2019
3 Day Annual Music Festival at Taos Mesa Brewing. Featuring over 25 bands, onsite camping, food vendors and craft beer.

Taos Opera Institute

June 2019
Cantos de Taos group perform solos and ensembles all over the Taos region in many diverse venues.

Running and Biking Races in Taos

Taos’ Line-Up of Summer Bike Events and Trail Runs for the Adventure Traveler.

Pecha Kucha Taos

September 16, 2018
Taos’ own creatives present 20 slides in 20 seconds at this favorite, almost always sold-out event!

Music in the Park

2018 Taos Music Season in the Park
Featuring: Michael Franti and the Wailers, The Family Stone, Meow Wolf Vortex Festival, Trombone Short, Old Crow Medicine Show

Celebrate the 4th of July in Taos

July 4th, 2019
Taos and Taos Ski Valley Parades, Parties, Free Live Concert in the Park and Fireworks.

Bacon and Brews

July 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bring your friends and sample beer and bacon from across the Southwest while cooling off in the mountain air.

Taos Pueblo Pow Wow

July 2019
Members of Indian tribes throughout the country gather in Taos for this three-day event to compete in traditional dance competitions.

Las Fiestas de Taos

July 19 – 21, 2019
Annual celebration of the feast of Santa Ana and Santiago; featuring music, food, and dance – held on historical Taos Plaza.

Motet On The Mesa

July 2019
Motet on the Mesa is an intimate festival that includes 2 days of music and starlight camping at vintage trailer hotel, Hotel Luna Mystica, just steps away.

Meow Wolf Presents Taos Vortex

August 3-4, 2018 AMP Concerts and Meow Wolf bring a unique music weekend festival to Kit Carson Park in Taos

Taos Pride

August 2019
3 Day Festival in Taos celebrating the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people everywhere.

Summer Wine Festival

August, 2019
Wine tastings, food, hiking, live music and more will fill your weekend in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains!

Fish Out Of Water Festival

The third-annual Fish Out Of Water Festival will return to Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership in August 2019.

Dog Days of Summer

August 2019
Back for its 10th year Dog Days of Summer Concert will feature top-notch talent and will benefit Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos

Music From Angel Fire

August 17 – September 1, 2018
World-renowned artists perform an impressive array of works from great classical, romantic, baroque and contemporary masters.

Glam Trash Fashion Show

August 2019
The Glam Trash Fashion Show combines art, recycling and fashion into a glamtastic all ages non-profit annual event.

Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival

September, 2019
The best artists in Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriter and everything in between.

Voodoo Threauxdown

September 22, 2018
Voodoo Threauxdown featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Galactic Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band. With special guests Cyril Neville & Walter Wolfman Washington.

The Paseo Outdoor Art Festival

September 14 & 15, 2018
The Paseo Project is a free Art Festival held annually in Taos featuring national and international installation artists.

Taos Fall Arts Festival

September 21 – 30, 2018
Taos Fall Arts Festival since 1974 is the oldest arts festival in Taos and showcases emerging and established artists.

Taos Chamber Music Group

September 2018 through May 2019. Over the past quarter century, Taos Chamber Music Group has presented an incredibly diverse scope of performances, gaining a reputation for creativity and artistic excellence.

Taos Wool Festival

October 6 & 7, 2018
Immerse yourself in the more than 400 years of wool tradition with two days of exhibits, booths, food and fun.

Sabor – A Taste of Taos

October 7, 2018 Noon – 4:00PM
Showcasing the top Taos restaurants. Family Fun and Music for all!

SOMOS Storytelling Festival

October 12 & 13, 2018
Story Slam, Story Swap, Workshops, Children’s Stories, and the annual Storytelling Festival.

Taos Celebrates Halloween

Wednesday October 31, 2018
Games, Prizes, Haunted House, Trunk or Treat, Children’s activities and after parties.

Taos Mountain Balloon Rally

October 26-28, 2018
Taos skies are filled with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear, cold dawn of a Taos Mountain sunrise.

Taos Jazz Bebop Society

The Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Festival The Premier Fall Music Event in Northern New Mexico When: November 14, 15, 16… Read more »

Yuletide in Taos

November and December 2018
Yuletide in Taos is the name we give to all the unique New Mexican celebrations that happen throughout the holiday season.

Dixon Studio Tour

November 3 & 4, 2018
The oldest continuously run studio tour in the state, this “Collected Works” show, features outstanding pieces of work by each of the artists on the tour.

Las Posadas

December 16 – 24, 2018
San Francisco de Asis and Community Churches


Taos celebrates the culture and arts – visual, performing, culinary, musical, literary, all year long. Come join the fun.

Arts & Crafts Fairs

The arts & crafts festivals of Taos provide a great opportunity to find unique, handmade, attractively priced items.

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