annual events

Taos celebrates the culture and arts – visual, performing, culinary, musical, literary – over and over, all year long. Artists, writers and musicians are heroes in Taos. Plan to visit Taos during one of its annual community festivals.

Mother’s Day Music Festival

May 10 – 12, 2019
Three day, family-friendly, free music festival to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Pueblo Dances and Events

Throughout the year
Take away a unique experience by attending the Pueblos during their dances and events that are open to the public.

Taos Winter Wine Festival

January 31 – February 4, 2019
Every year in Taos visitors and locals alike savor the ability to combine world class skiing with fine wines and great cuisine.

Not Forgotten Outreach Veteran Appreciation Ski Week

January 22 – 27, 2019
Honoring Military Families during the Taos Ski Valley Not Forgotten Outreach Military Family Appreciation Ski Week.

Taos Shortz Film Festival

March 22-24, 2019
We’ve chosen 55 of the Best Short Films on the Planet and are bringing them to Taos!!

Taos Spring Arts

Artistry and inspiration are in the air this spring in Taos! Taos Spring Arts: Celebrating Art, Culture and Music will show… Read more »

Mother’s Day Rio Grande Whitewater Races

May 10 – 12, 2019
If you’re looking to make a splash this Mother’s Day, look no further than the 2018 Mother’s Day Rio Grande Whitewater Races!

Dennis Hopper Day

May 17 – 19, 2019 Welcome all bikers to the 6th Annual Dennis Hopper Day and 50th Anniversary of “Easy Rider”.

Taos Lilac Festival

May 17 – 19, 2019
Lilacs peak in Taos the last two weeks of May. Plan your visit to Taos for the Taos Lilac Festival for a full weekend of festivities.

Movies on the Green

Wednesdays June – August 2019
Get the family together and enjoy Taos’ beautiful spring and summer nights with movies at Kit Carson Park. This Year June movies will be at the Taos Youth & Family Center. Show time is at 7:00 pm.

Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally

May 23 – 27, 2019 Get ready for the rumble as 20,000 bikers from all different backgrounds line Main Street for one lively party.

Taos Plaza Live

Every Thursday, May – August 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Free live music events on Taos Plaza. Bring your chairs, blanket and picnics.

Taos Opera Institute

June 2019
Cantos de Taos group perform solos and ensembles all over the Taos region in many diverse venues.

Running and Biking Races in Taos

Taos’ Line-Up of Summer Bike Events and Trail Runs for the Adventure Traveler.

Pecha Kucha Taos

June 6, 2019 7pm
Taos’ own creatives present 20 slides in 20 seconds at this favorite, almost always sold-out event!

Music in the Park

2019 Taos Music Festival Season in the Park. See who’s playing this year!

Bacon and Brews

July 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bring your friends and sample beer and bacon from across the Southwest while cooling off in the mountain air.

4th of July celebration in Taos

July 4 – 6, 2019 Parades, fireworks, three days of music in the park with WAR, Los Lobos and more!

Taos Pueblo Pow Wow

July 12 – 14, 2019 Members of Indian tribes throughout the country gather in Taos for three days to compete in traditional dance competitions.

Las Fiestas de Taos

July 19 – 21, 2019
Annual celebration of the feast of Santa Ana and Santiago; featuring music, food, and dance – held on historical Taos Plaza.

Taos Vortex 2019

August 16 – 18, 2019 Meow Wolf brings an immersive weekend experience of art and music to Kit Carson Park in Taos, New Mexico.

Taos Pride

August 1 – 3, 2019
Three-day community event to celebrate diversity, increase awareness, and provide a safe place to be exactly who you are!

Summer Wine Festival

August, 2019
Wine tastings, food, hiking, live music and more will fill your weekend in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains!

Dog Days of Summer

August 2019
Back for its 10th year Dog Days of Summer Concert will feature top-notch talent and will benefit Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos

Music From Angel Fire

August 16 – 31st, 2019
World-renowned artists perform an impressive array of works from great classical, romantic, baroque and contemporary masters.

Glam Trash Fashion Show

August 31, 2019 Glam Trash Fashion Show combines art, recycling and fashion into a glamtastic all ages non-profit annual event.

Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance

September 5 – 7, 2019 The best of live folk and Americana music around performing all weekend in the heart of Taos.

The Paseo Festival

September 13 – 14, 2019 Local and visiting artists present experiential and participatory installations that harness art, science and technology for multi-sensory experiences.

Taos Fall Arts Festival

September 20 – 29, 2019
Since 1974, Taos Fall Arts is the oldest arts festival in Taos and showcases emerging and established artists.

Taos Chamber Music Group

October 2019 through April 2020. For 27 years, Taos Chamber Music Group has presented an incredibly diverse scope of performances, with a reputation for creativity and artistic excellence.

Taos Wool Festival

October 5 – 6, 2019 Immerse yourself in the more than 400 years of wool tradition with two days of exhibits, booths, food and fun.

Sabor – A Taste of Taos

October 2019
Showcasing the top Taos restaurants. Family Fun and Music for all!

SOMOS Storytelling Festival

October 11 – 12, 2019
Story Slam, Story Swap, Workshops, Children’s Stories, and the annual Storytelling Festival.

Taos Celebrates Halloween

October 31, 2019 Games, Prizes, Trunk or Treat, Children’s activities take over the Taos Historic District.

Taos Mountain Balloon Rally

October 25 – 27, 2019
Taos skies are filled with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear, cold dawn of a Taos Mountain sunrise.

Taos Jazz Bebop Society

November 20 – 23, 2019 Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Festival, the premier fall music event in Northern New Mexico.

Yuletide in Taos

November and December 2019
Yuletide in Taos is the name we give to all the unique New Mexican celebrations that happen throughout the holiday season.

Dixon Studio Tour

November 2019
The oldest continuously run studio tour in the state, this “Collected Works” show, features outstanding pieces of work by each of the artists on the tour.

Las Posadas

December 16 – 24, 2019
San Francisco de Asis and Community Churches


Taos celebrates the culture and arts – visual, performing, culinary, musical, literary, all year long. Come join the fun.

Arts & Crafts Fairs

The arts & crafts festivals of Taos provide a great opportunity to find unique, handmade, attractively priced items.

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