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3 Days in SantaFe




Please enjoy these upcoming events, which include the very best concerts and performances that the city has to offer.

May 2023


What's Happening in Santa Fe


Downtown First Friday Art Walk

May 5 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Downtown Santa Fe


Saturdays at The Railyard

Santa Fe Farmer's Market | 8:00am - 1:00pm

Santa Fe Artists Market | 9:00am - 2:00pm

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Mercado | 8:00am - 4:00pm


Sundays at The Railyard

Railyard Artisan Market | 10:00am - 3:00pm

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Mercado | 10:00am - 4:00pm


Marcos Lucero: Guardians of the Soul

Opening May 5 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Hecho Gallery


Celebration of Cinco de Mayo

and the 6th anniversary of the Santa Fe Margarita Trail

May 5 | 40+ participating locations



Margarita Rail | Sky Railway

May 5 at 7:10pm | Saturday May 13 at 1:30pm

Departs and Returns to the Santa Fe Depot


Chamber Concert V

The New Mexico Performing Arts Society

May 6 | 5:30pm | Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel


12th Annual Folk Art Flea

May 6 | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Santa Fe County Fairgrounds


Santa Fe Sings!

Santa Fe Desert Chorale

May 6 | 8:30am - 2:00pm | United Church of Santa Fe


Santa Fe Bike Swap

May 7 | 9:00am - 12:30pm | 905 West Alameda Street


10th Annual Canyon Road Spring Art Festival

May 13 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Canyon Road



Mother's Day Brunch at Bishop's Lodge

May 14 | 11:00am - 2:00pm | Bishop's Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection


Community Day at the Garden

Free to New Mexico Residents & Students

May 14 | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Santa Fe Botanical Garden


2nd Annual Santa Fe International Literary Festival

May 19 - May 21

Santa Fe Community Convention Center


Santa Fe Century

May 20 - 21 | Check website for hours | Santa Fe Railyard



The Met Live: Don Giovanni

Presented by The Santa Fe Opera

May 20 | 11:00am and 6:00pm | The Lensic Performing Arts Center


FREE | In Honor of Memorial Day

The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus and The Santa Fe Symphony Chamber Ensemble

May 21 | 3:00pm | Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi


Curator Talk with Cecilia Alemani

May 25 | 5:30pm | SITE Santa Fe


19th Annual Native Treasures Art Market

May 27 - 28 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Santa Fe Community Convention Center


Northern New Mexico Fine Arts & Crafts Guild

May 27 - 29 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Cathedral Park


Santa Fe’s natural beauty, relaxed lifestyle, unique architecture, rich cultural heritage, and varied recreational options make it one of the country’s most popular destinations—Travel + Leisure readers recently ranked it as the  second-best city in the U.S. and the 14th best city in the world. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or have been journeying to Santa Fe all your life, the city offers an array of exciting, intriguing, illuminating, and satisfying summertime experiences you won’t want to miss.   

For more than half a century, the famed Santa Fe Opera (seven miles north of Santa Fe on U.S. Highway 84/285,800.280.4654 or 505.986.5900, has been presenting both canonical and innovative operas to audiences from around the world. The season includes productions of timeless classics—Carmen - the cards are not in her favor:  and the Barber of Seville - Figaro, Figaro, FI-GA-RO! The Count is in love with Rosina, but how will he win her love?; Falstaff - all the world's a joke and only the jolly are wise!; Tristan und Isolde - Surrender to desire; M. Butterfly - Love has no boundaries.; and Apprentice Scenes - the next generation... Center Stage. Enjoy Santa Fe Opera's unique open-air setting blends seamlessly with the dramatic landscape—you can enjoy a breathtaking sunset or the occasional thunderstorm and rainbow along with your opera.


Back in the heart of town, the lively Railyard District is a vibrant center of activity. The Santa Fe Farmers Market is held there, inside and around the pavilion at 1607 Paseo de Peralta, on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.  Vendors offer a wide variety of produce, locally made cheeses, and New Mexico–raised meats as well as arts and crafts. Musicians contribute to the festive ambience. If you need a break from the sunshine, hop across the train tracks to the new Violet Crown Cinema (1606 Alcaldesa St., 505.216.5678,, which shows popular and independent films you can enjoy while you cool off with an ice-cold soda or a frosty pint of beer—the theater offers a rotating draft selection of 30 brews and ciders.

In the colorful dining room of Fiesta Oaxaca (135 W. Palace Ave., Suite 10, 505.982.9525,, a delightful downtown Mexican restaurant, Oaxaca native chef Alberto Lopez and his cheerful staff serve flavorful Mexican favorites—burritos for breakfast and lunch, tacos stuffed with a wide variety of fillings, tortas, and quesadillas—but the main event is mole—of which the menu offers four versions.

If you’re interested in exploring the food of Venezuela, wander around the corner to Santarepa Café (229-A Johnson St., 505.467.8379, At this sweet South American restaurant in a colorful bungalow, proprietress Isabel Mendoza offers an opportunity to get a gustatory glimpse of her home country. Sampler plates allow you to try arepas, cachapas, empanadas, and pastelitos with sides like sweet-and-salty fried plantains or crisp and golden yucca fries.