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Taos Pueblo and Taos Mountain
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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 Monday, October 31, 2022, 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.

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 Spring Our Graphic

The Paseo Project returns this spring with their new annual event, The Spring Out. The community is invited to the Taos Historic District for two nights, May 6 and 7, sunset to 10pm, for projections and performances. Centered around Taos Plaza, this free community event celebrates Mother’s Day weekend with the theme of flowers.

In collaboration with local museums and arts organizations, take a stroll around the historic district and see a collective bouquet of art adorning building facades and exteriors, as The Paseo Project shares new perspectives, new stories, poetry and performances.

This year, four of Taos’ local museums will be presenting works from their special collections, projected upon the walls of our iconic adobe architecture. Scheduled to participate include: The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, Couse-Sharp Historic Site, and the Millicent Rogers Museum.

The UNM Taos Art and Digital Media Department will be participating, featuring student artwork and videos. And fresh for this year, The Spring Out will feature performances from Taos’ youth. Paseo Project’s Education Manager, Amber Vasquez, has curated a series of events with SOMOS and DanceWorx, titled The Youth Voice Project. Youth artists ages 12-18 will present dance and spoken word inspired by public art dispersed among the downtown historic district, alongside the projected artwork featured over the weekend.

The Spring Out 2022 is generously sponsored by the LOR Foundation.

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.

Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon Logo and Snowy Ski Valley Ridge

The Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon at Taos Ski Valley embodies the idea of coming together to work hard and have fun to provide health related services and support for members of our community in need. 

Each year Ridge-A-Thon participants and donors help encourage donations for the Emergency Medicines Fund at Taos Community Foundation, which funds grants in the area of health and basic needs in Taos and Western Colfax Counties.

Ridge-A-Thon is a breath-taking snow sports event at Taos Ski Valley. Participants lap the hike-to terrain over two days, or take just a single hike. For those who can’t or don’t ski/board/hike you have the opportunity to design another TSV mountain pursuit, (with advance approval of TSV) to serve as your “Ridge Challenge”.

San Francisco de Asís Mission Church at Night

One of the most popular Christmas traditions in Northern New Mexico is Las Posadas, a nine day celebration of religious observance beginning December 16 and ending December 24. The ritual has been a tradition in Mexico for over 400 years. Many Mexican holidays include dramatizations of original events, a tradition which has its roots in the ritual of Bible plays used to teach the scriptures to a largely illiterate population in Europe as early as the 10th and 11th centuries.

“Posadas” is Spanish for “lodging” or accommodation” and Las Posadas is a traditional play enacted 9 days before Christmas telling the story of Joseph and Mary on their journey looking for a place to stay before their baby Jesus was born.  Each day corresponds to one month that baby Jesus was carried in the womb of the Virgin Mary.

In Taos Las Posadas is celebrated throughout the county. It is a time to come together for nine days and nights of devotion to purification, meditation and getting in touch with the holiness of the season. The Posaditas go to different houses each night and are sent away, until the ninth night, when they are finally given posada (shelter). People along the route decorate their home entrances with farolitos to light the way and cook traditional foods like Tamales and biscochitos which are given to the posadistas. As part of the ceremony prayer is recited for the posadistas and community joining in the celebrations.

Besides the Posadas organized by local churches, it is also organized in private homes. To find out the Las Posadas locations contact San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos. Call (575) 758-2754.

Where: 60 St. Francis Plaza in Ranchos de Taos, NM
Call: 575-758-2754
More Information: [email protected]