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Taos Happenings: September 2022

Lisa - September 20, 2022

Taos has some of the most breathtaking aspen vistas. Mid-to-late September is when the leaves transition into a vibrant yellow, and each day starts and ends with bountiful golden light. View the splendor of colors on a drive through the Enchanted Circle, on a mountain bike ride, or on a hike through one of the many trails in the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument.

The Town of Taos has been nominated by USA TODAY'S readers as one of the top 10 places to see fall foliage. Now until Monday, September 12, vote Taos as the Best Destination for Fall Foliage!


Fall in Love with Beloved Taos Traditions

PASEO Festival
Dates: 9/16 - 9/17 — 7 - 11 p.m.
Local and national artists come together at this festival to share a series of immersive art installations on the streets of Taos. After a two-year pause, the event will also feature artists who submitted for the 2020 festival. Learn more.

TAC's Celebration of the Arts
Dates: 9/18 — 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Taos Arts Council will honor Angie Yazzie and Virginia Couse Leavitt, both nominees for the New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. This celebration showcases Taos literary, performing, and visual arts with remarks by Taos Mayor Pascual Maestas. Learn more.

Taos Fall Arts Festival
Date: 9/23 - 10/2
The oldest arts festival in Taos showcases emerging and established artists in Taos County. Join the opening night gala on Friday, September 23, where more than 200 artists will introduce their work. The Festival gallery will be open from Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, October 2. Learn more.

The Glam Trash Fashion Show
Dates: 9/24 — 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Glam Trash Fashion Show is a free public art event featuring a runway contest of recycled wearable art! Contestants sashay to the music of a live band in a glitter-filled, smile-inducing, all-ages celebration of recycling, fashion, and creativity. Learn more.

Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance
Date: 9/8 - 9/10
Celebrate 20 years of the best of Americana, country, folk, and bluegrass music in Northern New Mexico. This festival is held in the heart of Taos at Kit Carson Park and is just steps away from downtown. This year, the open "listening room" tent is making its return! Learn more.

Monolith on the Mesa
Date: 9/16 - 9/18
Monolith on the Mesa is a high desert experience that is an independent three-day festival hosted on the grounds of the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership and Hotel Luna Mystica. The festival features a variety of heavy rock music and installation art accompanied by projected visuals around the compound. Learn more.

Nourishing the Magic of Taos

It's no wonder why travelers flock to New Mexico’s Soul of Southwest. Visitors are drawn to Taos for its rich traditions, art, distinctive cuisine, thriving music scene, and of course, the landscape's natural beauty.

To learn more about how the Town of Taos approaches sustainable tourism and the importance of working with local businesses, read Heritage Inspiration's conversation with the town's Director of Marketing and Tourism.

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Mark Your Calendars
Music In and Around: Nate Porter and Jack Lorang
Taos Center for the Arts
9/7 — 6 p.m.
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Taos Youth Flight Rally
9/10 - 7:30 — 11 a.m
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Bull of the Woods Trail Race
9/10 — All Day
Taos Ski Valley
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Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion
9/16 – 7 p.m.
Taos Center for the Arts
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Taos EV Expo
9/24 — 12 - 4 p.m.
Taos Public Library
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Peter Erskine Quartet feat. George Garzone
Oktoberfest Celebration
9/30 — 7:30 p.m.
Taos Center for the Arts
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Taos Farmers Market
Saturdays — 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Taos Plaza
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Flights to Taos

Fly directly to Taos from private terminals, which makes the airport experience faster, easier, and simpler. Parking, check-in, and security are hassle-free, with no line-ups. Simply arrive at the terminal 30 minutes prior to departure and fly direct to Taos! Summer service ends Monday, September 26. Learn more.
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