Taos: Festivals & Annual Events

 

January
Jan 1 - Taos Pueblo - Turtle Dance
First week - Angel Fire Resort - College Days
Jan 6 - Taos Pueblo - Buffalo or Deer Dance
Jan 6 - Picuris Pueblo - Kings Day Celebration
Mid-month - Red River - Winter Carnival and Parade of Ice
Mid-month - Chama - Chile Ski Classic & Winter Fiesta
Mid-month - Angel Fire Resort - USASA Freeride Competition
Mid-month - Sipapu - "King of the Hill" Terrain Park Competition
Mid-month - Angel Fire - Big Ol' Texas Weekend
Last weekend - Taos Ski Valley/Taos - Winter Wine Festival
Ongoing - Red River - Saturdays - Rail jam, torchlight parade & fireworks

February
First weekend - Angel Fire Resort - Championship Shovel Races
Super Bowl weekend - Ghost Ranch - Sky Bowl of Stars Astrology workshop
Mardi Gras weekend - Red River - Mardi Gras in the Mountains
Mardi Gras weekend - Angel Fire - Mardi Gras Celebration
Early-month - Taos Ski Valley - Rio Hondo Rando Raid, mountaineering race
Early-month - Angel Fire Resort - USASA Southwest Freeride Competition
Mid-month - Sipapu - February Fun Fest
Mid-month - Taos Ski Valley - IFSA Junior Freeride
End-month - Red River - Just Desserts Eat & Ski
End-month - Taos Ski Valley - K2 Bumps & Paint for Peaks
Ongoing - Red River - Saturdays - Rail jam, torchlight parade & fireworks

March
Early-month - Taos Ski Valley - Taos Freeride Championships
Spring Break - Sipapu - Hawaiian Days
Spring Break - Red River - Beach Weeks
Spring Break - Angel Fire - Fiesta del Sol
Mid-month - Sipapu - Cardboard Derby
Mid-month - Taos Ski Valley - Ben Myer's Ridge-a-Thon
Easter weekend - High Road Villages - Chimayo Easter Pilgrimage
End-month - Taos Ski Valley - Spring Brewmaster's Festival
Ongoing - Red River - Saturdays - Rail jam, torchlight parade & fireworks

April
Early-month - Ski Resorts close
Early-month - Taos - Taos Shortz Film Festival
Mid-month - Farmington - Navajo Rug Auction
Last Saturday - Chama - Tierra Wools Spring Harvest Festival

May
May 3 - Taos Pueblo - Santa Cruz Feast Day
Early-month - Angel Fire - Kentucky Derby Days
Mother's Day - Taos - Mother's Day Music Fest
Mother's Day weekend - Taos - Rio Grande Whitewater Festival
Mid-month - Taos - Lilac Festival
Mid-month - Red River - Fishing Derby
Mid-month - Red River - High Mountain Half Marathon & 5K
End-month - Chama - Cumbres Toltec RR season begins
Memorial Day - Red River - Motorcycle Rally
Memorial Day - Angel Fire - Memorial Weekend Ceremonies
Memorial Day - Farmington - Riverfest
Ongoing - Taos - Saturday mornings May to October - Farmers Market
Ongoing - Taos - Thursday evenings mid-May to September - Taos Plaza Live

June
Early-month - Red River - Classic Car Show
Early-month - Farmington - Aztec Fiesta Days
June 13 - Taos Pueblo - San Antonio Feast Day
Mid-month - High Road Villages - Penasco Celebracion de Culturas
Mid-month - Red River - River & Brews Music Festival
Mid-month - Angel Fire - Balloons over Angel Fire
Mid-month - Farmington - San Juan Balloon Festival
Father's Day weekend - Red River - Art & Wine Fest
June 24 - Taos Pueblo - San Juan Feast Day
End-month - Taos - Solar Music Festival
End-month - Angel Fire - Rough Riders 200
End-month - Chama - Territorial Days
End-month - Taos - Rodeo de Taos
End-month - Ghost Ranch - Family Days workshop
Ongoing - Red River - Summer Chairlift & Aerial Park open
Ongoing - Taos Ski Valley - Summer Chairlift open
Ongoing - Angel Fire - Zipline, Bike Park & Summer Chairlift open
Ongoing - Taos Ski Valley - June to early Aug - Taos School of Music Concerts
Ongoing - Chama - May to October - Cumbres Toltec Railroad season
Ongoing - Taos - Saturday mornings May to October - Farmers Market
Ongoing - Taos - Thursday evenings May to September - Taos Plaza Live

July
4th of July - All communities - parades & fireworks
2nd weekend - Taos Pueblo - PowWow
Mid-month - Angel Fire - ArtsFest
Mid-month - Angel Fire - Garden Club Tour
Mid-month - Farmington - Animas River Blues Festival
Mid-month - Farmington - Land of Enchantment Rod Run
End-month - Angel Fire - Eagle Nest High Country Arts Festival
End-month - Taos - Las Fiestas de Taos
July 25 - Taos Pueblo - Santiago Feast Day
July 26 - Taos Pueblo - Santa Ana Feast Day
End-month - Farmington - Connie Mack World Series
Ongoing - Taos Ski Valley - June to early Aug - Taos School of Music Concerts
Ongoing - Chama - May to October - Cumbres Toltec Railroad season
Ongoing - Red River - Summer Chairlift & Aerial Park open
Ongoing - Taos Ski Valley - Summer Chairlift open
Ongoing - Angel Fire - Zipline, Bike Park & Summer Chairlift open
Ongoing - Taos - Saturday mornings May to October - Farmers Market
Ongoing - Taos - Thursday evenings May to September - Taos Plaza Live

August
Early-month - Farmington - San Juan County Fair & Carnival
Early-month - Taos Ski Valley/Taos - Taos School of Music Concerts
Mid-month - Red River - Hot Chili Days/Cool Mountain Nights
Mid-month - Farmington - San Juan Bi-Fly Fishing Tournament
Mid-month - Farmington - Wine & Shine Classic Car Show
Last 2 weeks - Angel Fire/Taos - Music from Angel Fire
Ongoing - Chama - Cumbres Toltec Railroad season May to October
Ongoing - Red River - Summer Chairlift & Aerial Park open
Ongoing - Taos Ski Valley - Summer Chairlift open
Ongoing - Angel Fire - Zipline, Bike Park & Summer Chairlift Open
Ongoing - Taos - Saturday mornings May to October - Farmers Market
Ongoing - Taos - Thursday evenings May to September - Taos Plaza Live

September
Labor Day weekend - Taos - TAO Studio Tour
Labor Day weekend - Chama - Chama Valley Studio Tour
Labor Day weekend - Taos - Pilar Studio Tour
Labor Day weekend - Angel Fire - Parade of Homes
Labor Day weekend - Farmington - Totah Festival Indian Market & PowWow
Labor Day weekend - Farmington - Aztec Boots & Brews Festival
Labor Day weekend - Angel Fire - Bikes, Blues & Brews
2nd weekend - Taos - Rio Costilla Studio Tour
Mid-month - Red River - Enchanted Circle Century Tour
Mid-month - Taos - Barn Dance Music Festival
Mid-month - Farmington - Brews, Meats & Bands Festival
Mid-month - Angel Fire - Oktoberfest
Mid-month - Farmington - Collector Car Weekend
Mid-month - Sipapu - BMW Motorcycle Rally
End-month - Taos - The Paseo: Outdoor Art Fest
Last 2 weeks - Taos - Fall Arts Festival
Last 2 weekends - High Road Villages - High Road Art Tour
End-month - Taos - Old Taos Trade Fair
End-month - Red River - Aspencade Performing Arts & Craft Fair
End-month - Red River - Drew Judycki Disc Golf Tournament
End-month - Farmington - Wines of the San Juan Harvest Festival
Sept 29-30 - Taos Pueblo - San Geronimo Days
Ongoing - Chama - May to October - Cumbres Toltec Railroad season
Ongoing - Red River - Summer Chairlift & Aerial Park open
Ongoing - Taos Ski Valley - Summer Chairlift open
Ongoing - Angel Fire - Zipline, Bike Park & Summer Chairlift Open
Ongoing - Taos - Saturday mornings May to October - Farmers Market
Ongoing - Taos - Thursday evenings May to September - Taos Plaza Live

October
First weekend - Taos - Wool Festival
Early-month - Farmington - Road Apple Rally
Early-month - Red River - Oktoberfest
Columbus Day weekend - Chama - Abiquiu Studio Tour
Mid-month - Taos - Storytelling Festival
Mid-month - Farmington - Four Corners Storytelling Festival
Last weekend - Taos - Taos Mountain Balloon Rally
Ongoing - Chama - May to October - Cumbres Toltec Railroad season
Ongoing - Taos - Saturday mornings May to October - Farmers Market

November
First weekend - Taos - Dixon Studio Tour
Mid-month - Sipapu - Ski Area opens
Mid-month - Ghost Ranch - Heartbeat of Gratitude workshop
Thanksgiving - Taos Ski Valley - Ski Area opens
Thanksgiving - Red River - Ski Area opens

December
Early-month - Angel Fire - Ski Area opens
Early-month - Farmington - RiverGlo
Early-month - Farmington - San Juan College Luminarias
Mid-month - Farmington - Evening of Lights at Aztec Ruins
Mid-month - Farmington - Reindeer Romp & 5K
Mid-month - Farmington - Audobon Bird Count along Animas River
End-month - Taos - Las Posadas at Ranchos Church
End-month - Farmington - Navajo Nativity
Dec 24 - All Ski Areas - Christmas Eve Fireworks & Torchlight Parades
Dec 24 - Picuris Pueblo - Procession of the Virgin Mary
Dec 24 - Taos Pueblo - Procession of the Virgin Mary
Dec 25 - Taos Pueblo - Deer or Matachinas Dance
Dec 25 - Red River - Luminaria Ski & Snowshoe Tour
Dec 31 - Taos Ski Valley, Red River & Angel Fire - New Year's Eve Torchlight Parades & Fireworks
Ongoing - Red River - Saturdays - Rail jam, torchlight parade & fireworks
Ongoing - Taos - Thanksgiving to New Years - Yuletide in Taos events


Taos Pueblo Annual Dances, Ceremonials, and Events:


Jan. 1, Turtle Dance
Jan. 6, Deer or Buffalo Dance
Feb - Mar (approx.), Spring Closure
May 3, Santa Cruz Feast Day, Foot Races
June 13, San Antonio Feast Day, Corn Dance
June 24, San Juan Day, Corn Dance
July (second weekend), Annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow
July 25, Santiago Day, Corn Dance
July 26, Santa Ana Day, Corn Dance
Last week of August, Closed
Sept. 29, San Geronimo Eve Vespers
Sept. 30, San Geronimo Day Feast Day
Dec. 24, Procession of the Blessed Mother
Dec. 25, Deer or Matachines Dances
Picuris Pueblo Annual Dances, Ceremonials, and Events:
Jan. 1, Transfer of Canes, Ceremonial Dance
Jan. 6, King's Day Celebration/Reyes Day, Ceremonial Dance

Jan. 25, St. Paul's Feast Day, Ceremonial Dance 

Feb. 2, Candelaria Feast Day, Ceremonial Dance

June 13, San Anthony's Feast Day, Children's Traditional Foot Races
Aug. 9, San Lorenzo Sunset Dance & Vespers
Aug. 10, San Lorenzo Feast Day, Traditional Foot Races, Ceremonial Dance, Traditional Pole Climbing
Dec. 24, Sundown Torchlight Procession of the Virgin Vespers, Matachina Dances
Dec. 25, Matachina Dances
Dec. 28, Holy Innocent's Day, Children's Dance