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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.

Running and Biking Races in Taos

Taos’ Line-Up of Summer Races for the Adventure Traveler

Music in the Park

Summer 2017 Music in the Park hosts Ozomatli for the 4th of July, Dwight Yoakman, The Mavericks in July; Michael Franti, The Wailers and Supaman in September.

Dennis Hopper Day

May 17, 2018
The 4th annual Dennis Hopper Day Rally, Ride, BBQ , Film Festival and concert to commemorate this counter-culture icon.

Taos Lilac Festival

May 18, 19, 20, 2018
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 24 – Aug 16, 2017
Get the family together and enjoy Taos’ beautiful spring and summer nights with movies at Kit Carson Park.

Taos Plaza Live

May 25 – August 31, 2017
Free live music events on Taos Plaza happening every Thursday 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Bring your chairs, blanket and picnics.

Memorial Weekend Motorcycle Rally

May 27 – 29, 2017
Get ready for the rumble as 20,000 bikers from all different backgrounds line Main Street for one crazy party.

Celebrate the 4th of July in Taos

4th of July, 2017
Taos and Taos Ski Valley Parades, Parties, Free Live Concert in the Park and Fireworks.

Taos Pueblo Pow Wow

July 7 – 9, 2017
A powwow is the common fiber which draws Indian people together, it is a time for sharing with old friends and making new friends.

Las Fiestas de Taos

July 21 – 23, 2017
Annual celebration of the feast of Santa Ana and Santiago; featuring music, food, and dance – held on historical Taos Plaza.

Taos Chamber Music Group

September 2017 through May 2018
There is something different about making music in New Mexico – its endless vistas and open landscapes infuse creativity.

Music From Angel Fire

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

Glam Trash Fashion Show

September 2, 2017
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 7 – 9, 2017
The best artists in Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriter and everything in between.

The Paseo Outdoor Art Festival

September 22 – 23, 2017
The Paseo Project is a free Art Festival held annually in Taos featuring national and international installation artists.

Taos Fall Arts Festival

September 22 – October 1, 2017
Taos Fall Arts Festival since 1974 is the oldest arts festival in Taos and showcases emerging and established artists.

Taos Wool Festival

October 7 – 8, 2017
Immerse yourself in the more than 400 years of wool tradition with two days of exhibits, booths, food and fun.

SOMOS Storytelling Festival

October 13-14, 2017
Story Slam, Story Swap, Workshops, Children’s Stories, and the annual Storytelling Festival.

Taos Mountain Balloon Rally

October 27, 28 and 29, 2017
Taos skies are filled with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear, cold dawn of a Taos Mountain sunrise.

Taos Celebrates Halloween

Tuesday October 31, 2017
Games, Prizes, Haunted House, Trunk or Treat, Children’s activities and after parties.

Music on the Mesa

June 2 – 4, 2017
3 Day Annual Music Festival at Taos Mesa Brewing. Featuring over 25 bands, onsite camping, food vendors and craft beer.

Mother’s Day Music Festival

May 11, 12, 13, 2018
Three day free family oriented music festival to celebrate mothers day. 20 Bands, Beer, Food, Rock, New Mexican & Tejano Music

Yuletide in Taos

November and December 2017
Yuletide in Taos is the name we give to all the unique New Mexican celebrations that happen throughout the holiday season.

Taos Winter Wine Festival

February 2018
Every year in Taos visitors and locals alike savor the ability to combine world class skiing with fine wines and great cuisine.

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.

Arts & Crafts Fairs

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

Not Forgotten Outreach Appreciation Ski Week

January 16-21, 2018
Honoring Military Families during the Taos Ski Valley Not Forgotten Outreach Military Family Appreciation Ski Week.

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