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Santa Fe Indian Market

Over a thousand artists from 100 tribes and Pueblos show work at this world-famous juried show, held the weekend after the third Thursday in August. One hundred thousand visitors converge on the Plaza, at open studi…
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Santa Fe Fiesta & Burning of Zozobra

This 10-day celebration of the 1692 resettlement of Santa Fe following the 1680 Pueblo Revolt includes concerts, a candlelit procession and the much-loved Pet Parade. Everything kicks off with the unmissable Friday-…
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International Balloon Fiesta

The largest balloon festival in the world. You simply haven't lived until you've seen a three-story-tall Tony the Tiger land in your hotel courtyard, and that’s exactly the sort of thing that happens during the fest…
Top Choice Cultural in Santa Fe

Spanish Market

Traditional Spanish Colonial arts, from retablos and bultos (carved wooden religious statues) to handcrafted furniture and metalwork, make this juried show in late July an artistic extravaganza, second only to the I…
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International Folk Art Market

The world’s largest folk art market draws around 150 artists from 50 countries to the Folk Art Museum for a festive weekend of craft shopping and cultural events in July.
Cultural in Roswell

UFO Festival

Held on Fourth of July weekend, this celebration of Roswell’s 1947 brush with fame attracts visitors from around the planet…and beyond. Interplanetary-travel celebs such as the Duras sisters (Klingon warriors), as w…
Cultural in Gallup

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Thousands of Native Americans and non-Indian tourists throng the streets of Gallup and the huge amphitheater at Red Rock State Park in early August for the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. Instigated almost a …
Cultural in Deming

Great American Duck Race

Deming's biggest annual draw occurs on the fourth weekend in August. Anyone can enter the races to compete for a cash prize. Other wacky events include the Great American Tortilla Toss, Outhouse Races and a Duckling…
Religious in Las Cruces

Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Held in the Native American village of Tortugas, south of Las Cruces, late into the first night, drummers and masked dancers accompany a statue of Mary in a procession. On the following day, participants climb sever…
Cultural in Farmington

Northern Navajo Nation Fair

Held in Shiprock and featuring a powwow, traditional dancing and rodeo, this fair is perhaps the most traditional of the large Native American gatherings. It begins with the Night Way, a complex Navajo healing cerem…