July in Santa Fe!

July is one of the busiest months in Santa Fe and for good reason! In addition to the well-known International Folk Art Market held July 10th -12th, there are host of other events taking place including the beginning of the Santa Fe Opera season AND the Santa Fe Bandstand performance series!

Passing-ParadiseIf you’re an art enthusiast, Santa Fe will not disappoint! Make sure to check out the Michael Ethridge: Transitions event. This exhibition will take place at Pippin Contemporary between July 2nd and 14th with a reception on July 3rd between 5 and 7pm. This popular artist is known for abstract landscapes, inspired by the natural scenery in and around Santa Fe. Michael has worked all over the world and this is reflected in his work.

Another exciting contemporary art exhibition will be held at the William and Joseph Gallery. The ‘Kiss my Glass’ exhibition will be on display from 5-7pm during the month of July. Featuring the work of Jason Chakravarty & Sean Hennessy, this exhibition is anything but traditional. These two artists share an affinity for mixing glass with other mediums. This Canyon Road gallery is one of the most popular in the city so if you’re here in July make sure that you do not miss this exhibition.

santa fe wine festivalThe Santa Fe Wine Festival is also taking place July 4th & 5th. Each day the event opens at 12 noon and runs until 6 pm. For adults to get in it costs just $13 and there are concessions for those who are under the age of 21, but they have to be accompanied by an adult. Please note that each day the glass sales and tastings stop at 5.30pm. This is an event that lets you try the various wines of the region in the setting of one of the state’s most historic ranches. You can taste the wines and pick up a bottle or two to take home. Seventeen local wineries will be taking part in the event and there will also be live music, local dishes to try and a range of local crafts if you want non-alcoholic souvenirs.   The wine festival is taking place at El Rancho de lasGolondrinas, a unique venue that will offer a great day out for the whole family. This ranch covers 200 acres and has become a living history museum. Find out more about the venue at the official website.

If you prefer not to visit museums there are also plenty of outdoor activities in and around Santa Fe that you can take part in. The area is ideal for hiking and mountain biking and there are plenty of family-friendly activities too. Why not visit and find out more? As always we suggest making your accommodations in advance if you wish to stay at our Inn at Santa Fe!