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2018 Summer Events in Taos | Hotel La Fonda de Taos

Thought of mostly for its skiing, Taos is also a great place to visit in the summer. With summer almost here, it’s time to start planning your vacation to Taos. Add these summer events and festivals to your calendar for an unforgettable vacation!

Taos Pueblo Pow Wow

As one of the biggest Pow Wows in the country, the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow is going to be holding their event again this year for the 33rd year in a row. Taking place at the Taos Pueblo Buffalo Grounds, it will be a fun-filled weekend of colorful dancers and singers, food vendors, plus arts and crafts from local artists. There is no seating provided at the event so be sure to bring your own chair.

When: July 14th & 15th, 2018

Time: Gates open Friday at noon

Taos Plaza Live

Every summer the town of Taos hosts a live concert series, Taos Plaza Live. Join spectators every Thursday night at the Taos Plaza for a free fun night of entertainment. So, pull up a chair and enjoy the sound of music in the historic streets of Taos.

When: Opening night is May 31st, 2018, occurring every Thursday night

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Music on the Mothership

This 3-day festival taking place at Taos Mesa Brewing will have a line-up of over 20 different bands, scheduled to play throughout the weekend. This magical experience will offer concertgoers views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, while perched atop a high mesa. Located at the gateway to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, there will be endless outdoor adventures waiting for all spectators.

When: June 1st – 3rd

Time: View full schedule

Rodeo de Taos

The rodeo’s in town! Celebrating its 50th-year last year in 2017, Rodeo de Taos offers an action-packed weekend of cowboys, horses, barrel racing, team roping, and much more. The event kicks off with the Rodeo de Taos parade on Saturday morning.

When: June 23rd – 24th, 2018

Time: View full schedule

Toast of Taos Wine Festival and Golf Tournament

Enjoy beautiful mountain scenery while playing a round of golf at the Taos Country Club and taste the art of winemaking at the Toast of Taos. Swirl around your favorite samples of wine while enjoying food from local restaurants and chefs.

When: June 30th, 2018

Time: 9 am Golf, 2 pm wine festival

Town of Taos Fourth of July Celebration

Celebrate our nation’s birthday by joining others for the fourth of July Taos celebration. With live music, pancake breakfasts, and a spectacular firework display, it is a day that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Additional celebrations will be taking place at Taos Ski Valley and in the town of Arroyo Seco.

When: July 4th, 2018

Fiesta de Taos

Fiesta de Taos is an annual event that celebrates the Feast of St. Anne and St. James. Because of the importance of this festival, Taos locals have four different names, Las Fiestas de Taos, Las Fiestas de don Fernando de Taos, Las Fiestas de Santiago y Santana and Las Fiestas de la Gente. Full of lively music, dancing, two parades, and even a crowning of the Fiesta Queen, it is a celebration that is not to be missed.

When: July 20th & 22nd, 2018       

Time: Visit website for schedule information

Taos Ski Valley Arts Festival

Breathe in the summer mountain air at the 3rd annual Taos Ski Valley Arts Festival. Visitors can shop local and regional artists work, enjoy tasty food, live music, and a children’s craft tent. Entry to the event is FREE!

When: July 21st & 22nd, 2018

Time: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Plan your Taos summer getaway around one of these events and book your room at Hotel La Fonda de Taos for a convenient location close to all the action!