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What do you get when you combine cocktails and culture in The City Different? You get three great standout events showcasing the best in libations, food and art in the month of June.


Cocktails and Culture Festival Showcase the Best

The Cocktails and Culture Festival highlight the best in Santa Fe mixology! (photo courtesy of Cocktails and Culture Festival)

The [blog_link url=" https://nmcocktailculture.com/ " text="Cocktails and Culture Festival" date="2017-05-16] is a convergence of all things cocktails and culture. This multi-day celebration includes live entertainment, cocktail and food tastings, and world class mixology seminars.  This year’s festival kicks off with a new opening party, The Margarita Trail Taco Wars. Enjoy a tequila seminar by Master Mixologist Bobby “G” Gleason, fabulous mariachi music, creative street tacos, and margaritas from the Santa Fe Margarita Trail!

Natalie Bovis is the creator of Santa Fe  New Mexico Cocktails & Culture Festival. She was named one of Four Women Leading the Liquor Industry by bustle.com and shares her lifelong passion for the culinary arts and hospitality industry into a sought-after services offered through her business The Liquid Muse.

The festival takes places from June 2 – 4, 2017. Get your [blog_link url="https://nmcocktailculture.com/" text="tickets" date="2017-05-16] today.


Edible Art Tour is a Feast for the Eyes and Palate!

Sample the best in art and food at the ARTsmart Edible Art Tour. (photo courtesy of ARTsmart)


Call it bravery, call it creativity, call it crazy, but once a year Santa Fe pours our heart and soul into a three-day weekend extravaganza of visual arts, cuisine, wine and good old-fashioned people watching. Right brain, this is your wakeup call.

The [blog_link url= http://artfeast.org/artfeast-events/summer-edible-art-tour/ "" text="ARTsmart Edible Art Tour" date="2017-05-16] sends adventurous spirits through 31 art galleries, paired tastings from local restaurants over two evenings. Friday night the tour will hit the downtown area and on Saturday the tour takes you through historic Canyon Road. Amazing food and exceptional art share the stage as you stroll from gallery to gallery. While you can’t literally eat the work hanging on gallery walls, you can indulge in gastronomic masterpieces served up a la carte from some of Santa Fe’s top culinary artists as you treasure hunt for new pieces to add to your collection. The mingling of local and international art stirs your soul with vibrant paintings and sculptures, while the infusion of culinary greatness ignites your senses — and tests the limits of your stretchy waistband.

As if the much-needed mood enhancement isn’t enough reason to love ARTsmart's Edible Art Tour, you’ll feel even better knowing this event benefits art programs for Santa Fe’s youth. So feast on! You’re keeping Santa Fe colorful, and paving the way for the next generation of Santa Fe’s visual, culinary, and performance artists. This popular event takes place on June 9 and 10, 2017.


Along the Santa Fe Margarita Trail

Make sure the “gang is all here” for your next Santa Fe Margarita Trail crawl! (photo courtesy of TOURISM Santa Fe)

Your Trail adventure starts in June with the [blog_link url=" https://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Self_Guided_Tours/Margarita_Trail/index.html " text="Santa Fe Margarita Trail" date="2017-05-16] Passport. The Passport is your invitation to explore Santa Fe’s love and connection to the margarita. There are 31 amazing margaritas on the Trail to tantalize your taste buds so you’re sure to find a favorite or two! As an added bonus, your Passport contains a collection of recipes for each signature margarita. The Margarita Trail promises to be one of your most memorable Santa Fe culinary adventures.

Here’s how it works:

First you'll want to purchase your Passport for $3 at any TOURISM Santa Fe Visitor Center or participating establishment. Then as you embark on The Margarita Trail, you'll present your Passport for $1 discount on the special margarita offered by the participating establishment. Please ask your bartender or server to stamp and date your Passport before you leave. Remember, you can earn a maximum of two stamps per day.

The fun part is collecting stamps from different stops along the Santa Fe Margarita Trail. After collecting 5 stamps you'll earn a commemorative t-shirt to proudly display your Santa Fe margarita passion! With 20 stamps you will receive an autographed copy of the The Great Margarita Book. If you complete the Trail you will receive your own Margarita Trail Bartender Kit.

T-shirts and other prizes may only be redeemed at the downtown Visitor Center located in the Plaza Galeria on the San Francisco Street side of the Plaza. Your passport will remain valid for the life of the Santa Fe Margarita Trail and are fully transferable. You must be 21 or older to participate.

Plan your next cocktails and culture getaway with the [blog_link url=" https://santafe.org/Visitors_Guide/index.html " text="Santa Fe Travel Guide" date="2017-05-16] and “taste” the flavor of Santa Fe in June! You can also head to santafe.org for [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/72_Hour_Itineraries/index.html" text="itinerary ideas" date="2017-05-16]. We’re sure you’ll find Santa Fe to be your perfect getaway. There are also great [blog_link url= " https://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Specials/index.html " text="Deals and Specials" date="2017-05-16] to help you plan your vacation.