What to do in Santa Fe, New Mexico – July 2018

July is a very busy month in Santa Fe so it is a great time to visit. This bustling city has so much to offer and it is a great place for a family holiday, so why not time your visit to coincide with one of these events?

4th of July

No matter where you go in the US there will be celebrations on the 4th of July. Here in Santa Fe there is a Pancake Breakfast each year so you can start the day there before going on to the car show, held on the plaza. Later in the day there is the traditional firework display along with live music, food, and plenty of other attractions too.

New Mexico Jazz Festival

The New Mexico Jazz Festival is now in its 13th year and will be held from July 11th to July 30th this year. Santa Fe is the main location for this event and there are so many performances for you to go. It starts on July 11th with the John Lewis Youth Clinics and Concert that is being held at the African American Performing Arts Centre. The Tootie Heath Trio will be appearing the next day at the Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque. Eric Bibb is performing at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe on July 15th and Ranky Tanky will be at St. John’s College Music on the Hill in Santa Fe on July 18th. Tickets for these events are now on sale and to find out about the other acts that will be appearing visit the official website.

International Folk Art Market

For the 15th year an International Folk Art Market will be held in Santa Fe. This year the event will be from July 13-15 at Museum Hill, Camino Lego in Santa Fe. The aim of the Folk Art Market is to support the work of folk artists, encourage support and awareness of their work and keep the folk art traditions alive. This is the largest event of its kind in the world and it is estimated that around 150 artists will be taking part. To find out more check out the official website.

Traditional Spanish Market

At the end of July the Traditional Spanish Market will be held in Santa Fe. On July 28th and 29th it will be the 67th annual market and around 250 artists from Santa Fe and beyond will be taking part. Works for sale will include woodcarvings, paintings, furniture, weavings, pottery, jewelry and tinwork, among others. For some of the artists this work is their only source of income. There will be musical performances and a food court as well as demonstrations and a special mass at the Basilica. For more information check out the official website.   

Remember that at a busy time like this Santa Fe fills up very quickly so booking your accommodation in advance is important. Stay with us at our Santa Fe Bed & Breakfast the Inn on the Paseo for family-friendly and comfortable rooms, and a very warm welcome!

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