Category: Annual New Mexico Events

Joe’s Blog: Thanksgiving – A Day of Recognition of the Native Americans’ Invaluable Friendship

November 18, 2014

Thanksgiving is a day usually filled with remembrances of smells of turkey and pumpkin pie, uncles and aunts, cousins, football and fall weather. But a review of the underlying history of Thanksgiving reveals a story that is far from the … Continue reading

Joe & Mike’s Blog: Up, Up and Away in My Beautiful Balloon

September 30, 2014

One of New Mexico’s signature sights is hundreds of hot air balloons “flying” over Albuquerque – their many shapes, patterns and colors contrasting against the vast blue canvas of the sky and the rich earthen colors of the ground below. … Continue reading


August 29, 2014

  As with most historical ceremonies held by Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in the US, the tradition of the burning of this 50-foot tall effigy is linked to Spanish traditions, such as Fiestas, a celebration originally conceived in … Continue reading

Joe’s Blog: A Santa Fe 4th of July

July 04, 2014

Many flags have flown over Santa Fe from long before the first celebration of the 4th of July. New Mexico would not become any legal part of the United States until 1848 following the Mexican-American War. So the first 4th … Continue reading

Joe’s Blog: Saint Patrick’s Day and the Importance of the Irish in New Mexico

March 11, 2014

  Saint Patrick is the pre-eminent patron saint of Ireland whom we recognize annually every  March 17th. This annual day of celebration in remembrance of Saint Patrick is an important spring festival in its own right, except when Easter falls on this … Continue reading

Spanish Market Santa Fe

July 25, 2012

For lovers of art and heritage, the upcoming weekend promises many delights, as the 61st annual Santa Fe Spanish Market swings into the Plaza. With 183 artists in the Market, and an additional 52 youth artists exhibiting their work, this is … Continue reading

Las Posadas: A Santa Fe Holiday Tradition

December 08, 2011

The holiday tradition of Las Posadas takes place on Sunday, December 11, at 5:30pm at the Palace of the Governors So much of the holiday season seems so familiar and so relentlessly repetitive, and once-only experiences are becoming a rarity. … Continue reading

The Galisteo Studio Tour

October 16, 2011

One of the great joys of the autumn season in Northern New Mexico is the annual round of village studio tours. Artists open their homes and studios to wandering aficionados of the arts in many of the picturesque small towns … Continue reading

New Mexico Studio Tours

September 27, 2011

One of the best things about autumn in New Mexico is the chance to wander to the artists’ studio tours that occur throughout the fall months. Not only is the weather truly superb, one can meet the artists, see their … Continue reading

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta

September 15, 2011

Everybody seems to know about chile and New Mexico. But does everybody know how to pair our unique regional fare with fine wines? Given the vast quantity of vino out there in the world, selecting good taste and good value … Continue reading


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