August Events in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The month of August is a great time to visit the New Mexico city of Santa Fe. With so much to see and do at this time of the year, you will definitely be busy for the whole of your stay. Consider adding one or two of these events to your itinerary.

Santa Fe Music Week

This starts on August 24th and runs until September 2nd and there will be music performances throughout the week at various locations in the city. Look out for events that will be held at the Lensic, the Bandstand, and the Santa Fe Opera. While some might be free to attend there are others that require tickets, so make sure you book in advance for any performances that you want to see. For more details of the acts that are taking part and when they are appearing click here.

Santa Fe Summer Indian Market

This is one of the longest-running events in Santa Fe. This year it will be the 97th year for the Summer Indian Market and it takes place on August 18th & 19th. The event focuses on the arts and crafts of Native Americans and around 1000 artists will be taking part, from more than 200 different tribes across the USA and Canada. You get to meet the artists and find out more about the traditions of arts and crafts. The event is organized by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) and you can find out more by visiting the official website.

Zozobra – Burn Him!

This is one of the more unique events in the Santa Fe calendar. It takes place on August 31st each year and is held in Fort Marcy Park. This event involves the burning of an effigy that is 50 feet high called Zozobra. This tradition started in 1924 and the aim is to burn away all doom and gloom to welcome in the new season. The event starts at 7 pm, when there is a pre-show, with music and dancing. The fire is lit at 9.30 pm and runs until the effigy has been completely burned. You can get tickets from July 4th onwards but kids under the age of 10 can go free of charge. Hundreds of people attend this event each year. This is a family-friendly event and it is held close to the city’s historic plaza.

As well as the events mentioned here there are a number of ongoing events that you should consider such as the weekly farmer’s market. If you want to visit Santa Fe in August remember that you can enjoy comfortable and family-friendly accommodations at Santa Fe B&B Inn on the Paseo. Why not call us today to reserve your room and make sure that you do not miss out on any of the exciting events held here in August.

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