Here in Santa Fe we are grateful for our history, food and beautiful landscapes. We'd like for you to enjoy the festivities and events only The City Different can provide! So, it’s time to start thinking a June vacation as the weather will be great and the days get longer. We can tell you there are more than eight reasons why we love June in Santa Fe. Here are a few ideas to get you started ….we’ll let you discover the others !


Cocktails and Culture Festival

Mixology is fun at the New Mexico Cocktails and Culture Festival! (Photo courtesy of NM Cocktails and Culture)

[blog_link url="" text="The Cocktails and Culture Festival" date="2017-04-25"] is a convergence of all things cocktails and culture. This multi-day celebration includes live entertainment, cocktail and food tastings, and world class seminars. Kick off this year’s festival with the 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 [blog_link url="" text="Santa Fe Margarita Trail" date="2017-04-25]!

The festival takes places from June 2 - 4, 2017. Get your [blog_link url="" text="tickets" date="2017-04-25] today.



“Vegetation Walk” by Anouk Chambaz and Julija Paskeviciute (video still courtesy of CURRENTS NEW MEDIA)

[blog_link url="" text="CURRENTS New Media 2017" date="2017-04-25] brings together the work of established, unrecognized, and emerging New Media artists from New Mexico, the US and the world. Festival events showcase interactive and fine art video installations, multimedia performances, digital dome programs, robotics, 3D printing and so much more. From June 9-25, join the thousands of visitors who experience this annual, citywide event. Visit [blog_link url="" text="CURRENTS New Media 2017" date="2017-04-25] for a complete festival calendar.


Challenge New Mexico Arts & Crafts Show

There are over 100 vendors exhibiting and selling their work at this fair. (Photo courtesy of Challenge New Mexico)

The 39th annual [blog_link url="" text="Challenge New Mexico Arts and Crafts Festival" date="2017-04-25] will be held June 10 – 11, 2017  from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This is a juried show that takes place on the Historic Santa Fe Plaza. There are over 150 national and local artists exhibiting and selling their handcrafted work at the fair. Some of the styles and media to be found are fine art, photography, jewelry, clothing, sculpture, metal work and pottery. There is something for every budget!


Santa Fe Studio Tour

Darlene Olivia McElroy is one of seventy artists that will be exhibiting their work. (Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Studio Tour)

For two art-filled weekends the [blog_link url="" text="Santa Fe Studio Tour" date="2017-04-25] will take place and feature the work of 64 established and emerging artists. This is a free, self-guided tour open to the public. Visitors can choose to tour any number of open studios. You will find original art, paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry and other ceramics. The 2017 dates for the studio tour are June 16- 18 and June 24 – 25 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.


Rodeo de Santa Fe

Bareback Anthony Thomas receives 85 points on Harry Volds Spicy Chicken (Photo courtesy of Rodeo de Santa Fe)

The 68th [blog_link url="" text="Rodeo de Santa Fe" date="2017-04-25] comes to town on June 21 – 24, 2017. Rodeo de Santa Fe is fun for the entire family, with many events for the little ones. Don’t miss the "Mutton Bustin" and youth barrel races, which are always crowd favorites.

Bullfighters will bring even more excitement this year. Get ready for the heart-pounding, dirt-slinging, action-packed performances of top PRCA rodeo athletes and top PRCA rodeo entertainment. See for yourself why Rodeo de Santa Fe is one of the top 60 PRCA Rodeos in the nation.


Santa Fe Artists Market

Take a home a treasure at the Santa Fe Artists Market (Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Artists Market)

If you enjoy fine arts and crafts from local and juried artists here in Northern New Mexico, then visit the [blog_link url="" text="Santa Fe Artist Market" date="2017-04-25]. The first market of the year in Cathedral Park will take place June 17-18, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Come meet the artists and take home a treasure.


The Prado Comes To Santa Fe

From May through October of 2017, Cathedral Park in Santa Fe will host, [blog_link url="" text="The Prado in Santa Fe" date="2017-04-25], featuring 92 full-scale mounted reproductions of some of the greatest masterpieces from the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition is making its U.S. debut in Santa Fe and is only one experience of dozens in the yearlong, citywide [blog_link url="" text="Santa Fe Celebrates Global Arts and Culture" date="2017-04-25] festival.


El Rancho de las Golondrinas

Learn all you want to know about lavender at the Herb and Lavender Festival (Photo courtesy of Rancho de las Golondrinas)

Take one of our favorite excursions out to El Rancho de las Golondrinas and experience two festivals during the month of June. On June 3 and 4, 2017, the Spring and Fiber Festival offers family friendly educational experiences. Festival activities include sheep shearing, wool dyeing, spinning and weaving.

On June 17 and 18, 2017, during the Herb and Lavender Festival, you’ll learn about planting, growing and harvesting different varieties of lavender, as well as how to store dried herbs and prepare Navajo tea. For information, click [blog_link url="" text="here" date="2017-04-25].

Well there you have it. The secrets are out. We have much to experience in Santa Fe. Dive into summer with a June getaway! [blog_link url="" text="Start" date="2017-04-25] planning today by ordering your [blog_link url="" text="2017 Santa Fe Travel Guide" date="2017-04-25]. We have [blog_link url="" text="deals and specials" date="2017-04-25] waiting for you to discover as well!