With an incredible array of festivals, art markets, outdoor adventures, and musical performances on offer, planning a visit to Santa Fe in the month of June can be an excellent way to ease in to a summer of traveling. While it's a popular time, the volume of visitors is not at the peak you can expect in July and August. So sneak in a trip to Santa Fe and put one of these June events on your itinerary.
Santa Fe Pride
Culminating with a parade through the historic downtown Plaza on Saturday June 24, Santa Fe Pride serves up a series of inclusive events in celebration of the unique, diverse, supportive, artistic community that is Santa Fe, including drag bingo, block parties, and comedy.
Summer Scene: FREE Live Music & Movies
May 27–August 26, 2023
Lensic360's Summer Scene presents FREE outdoor music performances and movies on the historic downtown Plaza, in the Railyard, at SWAN Park and Reunity Resources. Enjoy local and national musicians from a variety of genres, including rock, country, Native American, jazz, folk, and mariachi, as well as movies for the whole family. Bring your chairs or blanket, some water, and your besties to kick up your heels with the locals and experience Santa Fe's vibrant music scene. Food trucks and surrounding restaurants will be ready to take your food and drink order.
18th Annual Santa Fe Spring Festival
June 2 & 3, 2023
Ranchos de las Golondrinas opens the doors for the busy season on its vast rural acreage with the 18th Annual Spring Festival, Featuring Herb & Lavender. Expect sheep-shearing, live entertainment, horno breadbaking, Pueblo pottery and dance, and more. Great for the whole family!
New Mexico Cocktail Week
June 2–10, 2023
The Liquid Muse and Edible Magazine have joined forces to present the inaugural New Mexico Cocktail Week! Their shared goal is to spotlight bars and restaurants via 10 days of tasty culinary events, including mixology seminars, cocktail pairings, and dinners. A portion of ticket sales from this toast-worthy Week go to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter.
CURRENTS New Media Festival
June 16–25, 2023
Get your tickets for CURRENTS 2023, Santa Fe's 14th cutting-edge art and technology festival. The 10-day citywide pageant has expanded its reach to new venues ready to entertain art-lovers of all ages with its interactive video and new media installations, multimedia performances, experimental documentaries, workshops, and more. Join the curious crowd out at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds where 70 multimedia artists present their works. Events also at gallery spaces, CURRENTS 826 and form & concept.
June 18, 2023
Photo courtesy of Earthseed Black Arts Alliance
This lively event, presented by Earthseed Black Arts Alliance, rocks the historic Plaza from 3 to 9 pm on Sunday, June 18 with headliner reggae/dancehall legend Sister Nancy. Groove to other live performances, and enjoy poets, speakers, workshops, and tasty food, all in honor of Black freedom. As of 2021, June 19 is a Federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Rodeo de Santa Fe
June 21–24, 2023
Since 1949, Rodeo de Santa Fe has been roping the hearts of cowboys and rodeo fans with barrel racing, bareback, bull riding, and more. Get ready for the heart-pounding, dirt-slinging, action-packed performances of top PRCA rodeo athletes and top PRCA rodeo entertainment. It's a big-time rodeo, with a small-town feel.