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Harwood Museum of Art is celebrating 100 years as a center for art and culture in Taos with a Block Party on Ledoux Street!

You are invited Saturday, June 3 from 11am-4pm to kick off the Harwood Centennial with performances, art making, local food vendors and creative activities for all ages. Featuring free museum admission all day for everyone, this is the first chance to experience a new special Centennial exhibition, spanning 100 years of Harwood history.

The Harwood Front Plaza will transform into a stage for the day.  At noon, local Taos leaders will help Executive Director Juniper Leherissey herald in the next 100 years and kick-off a concert series showcasing a wide range of local talent.

Performers include:  

The Museum’s Ledoux street neighbors, including Barra Vino, Taos Art Supply, Inger Jirby Gallery, Vicky Zillioux, and Blumenschein Home and Museum, will join us for this milestone moment hosting activities up and down the block. Sarah Hart of Hart Print Shop will share her screen-printing expertise and the Harwood Alliance will raffle off special birthday gifts to the community. Feed your creativity with Harwood Education by designing a special birthday button to take home and fill up your tummy with local favorites from the Hot Dog Lady’s cart and Loteria Paleteria or check out the BBQ specials at Barra Vino. Whether you are visiting Taos for the day or have lived here for generations, this day offers something for everyone to celebrate the creative spirit of Taos.

Godolita in Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley will host the World Pro Ski Tour World Championships.

This prestigious event is the country’s foremost professional alpine race tour where athletes race side-by-side in a single-elimination format. Professional skiers, World Cup athletes, and Olympians from around the world will begin the Tour in January in Colorado.  Thousands of spectators, competitors, and sponsors are expected to attend, showcasing Taos’ world-renowned terrain on international television.

Taos Ski Valley is excited to host a 3* Freeride Competition and the 4* Qualifier Finals in conjunction with the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association and the Freeride World Tour. Taos will also host a 2-day Master Division.

The 3* Taos Freeride Competition will be held as a 1-day competition on March 21, 2023. Weather day is scheduled for March 22, 2023.

The 4* Taos Freeride Qualifier Finals will be held on March 23 – 24, 2023. Weather day is scheduled for March 25, 2023. This premiere big-mountain event is New Mexico’s largest and most prestigious ski and snowboard competition. Athletes from around the globe descend on Taos Ski Valley to test themselves against the resort’s famed steeps, chasing the top podium spot and trying to get one step closer to making the Freeride World Tour.

Master Division will be held on March 23 – 24, 2023 with a weather day on March 25, 2023.

There will be terrain closures for the event. Exact terrain TBD.

The Annual San Geronimo Feast Day is  September 30th.  Visitors are welcome to come and share in the day of family, friends, and feast. Traditionally, a trade fair for visitors near and far.  As part of our traditions and customs we have our footraces in the morning, open to the public at 8 am, your more than welcome to observe the morning festivities. Through out the day an open market will be accessible to take home wares from an array of visiting vendors.  The afternoon will be filled with laughter as the Koshare (for lack of written term in the Tiwa or Sacred clowns for lack of term in English) greet the community for the remainder of the day (1 pm – 5 pm, approximately).  Please be mindful this day is a sacred day and all elements of the Taos Pueblo community are to be respected.  Due to the sacredness of the day there are NO RECORDING DEVICES  of any kind are allowed.  Cell phones, cameras, drones, etc.  are not allowed and will be confiscated. Thank you for your respect and we hope you leave with the memory of the day and share experience through your words with family and friends.

The Town of Taos Community Events, Taos Plaza Merchants, Teresina Lane Merchants, Juan Largo Lane Merchants, John Dunn Shops and Bent Street Merchants along with Taos Milagro Rotary Club, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps and Taos High School Cheer are hosting a huge Children’s Halloween event for children of all ages and their families.

On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, the ghoulish fun will be spilled out from the Taos Plaza over to Teresina Lane, to Juan Largo Lane, slithering its way to the John Dunn Shops and Bent Street.  The event will provide the children of Taos with a fun, safe, and supervised Halloween Event. 

Merchants from all around the Taos Historic District (Taos Plaza, Teresina Lane, Juan Largo Lane, John Dunn Shops and Bent Street) will be handing out treats to trick-or-treaters.  Local businesses, organizations and church groups will provide decorated “trunks” full of treats for trick-or-treating and various carnival games with prizes. 

We are excited to be hosting the annual costume contest for children ages 1 to 12 years old, teens, families and pets.  Prizes will be awarded to the child, teen, family or pet with the Best Costumes.  Judges will be roaming throughout the Taos Plaza from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  No registration needed.  This will allow everyone attending the event a chance to be part of the contest.  The judges will be wearing a sash labeled “Costume Judge” and will award the winners.  

We will also be giving out Halloween bags filled with treats and goodies to the first 1,000 children.  On the John Dunn pathway, Tatyana will be doing Free Face Painting compliments of the John Dunn Shops. 

Taos Plaza and Bent Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM; however, the Taos Plaza Merchants and Bent Street Merchants will be open to foot traffic. FREE event parking will be available at our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Loretto Parking Lot, Town Hall, and Taos Public Library. AFTER 5:00 PM all metered parking lots will be free. For handicapped parking and for people requiring ADA access to the event, there will be extra parking at Guadalupe Parking Lot and the area next to the McCarthy Parking Lot directly behind the old County Courthouse. 

For more information contact Judy Esquibel at 575-751-2037 or at [email protected].

The Taos School of Music and Chamber Music Festival has been declared by NPR to be “One of the most prestigious and intimate of summer music schools in the country.”  Each summer since 1963, nineteen elite Young Artists from around the world come to Taos to study chamber music for eight weeks with famed string quartets. Both faculty and Young Artists present weekly electrifying chamber music concerts in Taos and Taos Ski Valley. Taos School of Music alumni can be found in major orchestras and preeminent chamber music ensembles throughout the world. Be among the first to hear the next generation of great artists.

Visit the Taos School of Music website for a complete schedule of events.

Join us at Kit Carson Park for an evening great music in the heart of Downtown Taos.

Presented by the Town of Taos and AMP Concerts.

Join us at Kit Carson Park for an evening great music in the heart of Downtown Taos.

Presented by the Town of Taos and AMP Concerts.

Join us at Kit Carson Park for an evening great music in the heart of Downtown Taos.

Presented by the Town of Taos and AMP Concerts.

Join us at Kit Carson Park for an evening great music in the heart of Downtown Taos.

Presented by the Town of Taos and AMP Concerts.

Join us at Kit Carson Park for an evening great music in the heart of Downtown Taos.

Presented by the Town of Taos and AMP Concerts.

The Taos Open Studio Tour is a great excuse to wander the relaxed back roads of the famously funky and beautiful mountain town of Taos, New Mexico, as you guide yourself from studio to studio and perhaps even discover an inspiring work of art for that empty spot on your bedroom wall. By attending the tour, you not only get to see a wide range of art by independent artists; you also have the fun of seeing the real Taos beyond the plaza or ski valley. Studio visits are from 10am – 5pm.

An opening reception will be held the Thursday before the event. Find out more about the Taos Open Studio Tour at their website.