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Dennis Hopper on motorbike in Taos

2024 Dates TBA

Event last occurred on 5/27/23.

Taos celebrates the life and times of Hollywood’s rebel icon, Dennis Hopper, with the annual Dennis Hopper Day in Taos, New Mexico. The event includes a motorcycle ride, music, food and more!

Taos celebrates the 10th Anniversary of DENNIS HOPPER DAY. Festivities include the Rebel Film Festival and Commemorative Birthday Celebration at the Taos Performing Arts Center on May 17, 2023.  The celebration continues on May 27, 2023, with the Easy Rider Rally & Ride, Texas-Style Blue Deer BBQ, and Taos Mountain Village Market & Fair at Hail Creek Travel Center and Taos Mountain Casino.

Register now to ride the Easy Rider Route from Hail Creek Travel Center into Taos Pueblo for a special visit and then continue along the Enchanted Circle with stops at the Red River Memorial Rally, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and back to Taos Mountain Casino for music, BBQ, and a play-to-win & raffle for Indian Motorcycles. Register at:

All registered riders will receive a FREE 10th Anniversary Commemorative Patch!

Not a biker? Not a problem! Enjoy the day’s festivities with the Taos Mountain Village Market and Fair, showcasing artisans from Taos Pueblo and neighboring communities at Hail Creek Travel Center and Taos Mountain Casino.

Dennis Hopper Day is an official proclamation of Taos Pueblo, the Town and County of Taos, and the State of New Mexico.

Easy Rider stars Peter Fonda and director Dennis Hopper as two biker buddies — Wyatt, aka Captain America (Fonda) and Billy (Hopper) — who travel through the Southwest and South with the money they made from their last cocaine deal.

Famous scenes from Hopper’s iconic counter-culture classic were shot in Taos, including Taos Pueblo, Taos Old County Jail, Stagecoach Hot Springs, and the fields of sagebrush behind the Dennis Hopper Day host hotel, the Sagebrush Inn & Suites.

In the rebel spirit of Dennis Hopper, you never know what special guests will show up at Dennis Hopper Day.