Live Music Festivals Variety of Entertainment Options

Events for Every Visitor, Every Season

El Monte Sagrado is at the heart of Northern New Mexico, an age-old destination that has alway been very current and very authentic; a unique and world-class center of events and festivals.

For up-to-date information and links on things to do in Taos, NM, visit the following resources:
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Specials & Events at El Monte Sagrado

The Living Spa 

Open Sunday - Thursday 9am - 6pm and Friday - Saturday 9am - 7pm Advanced Booking Required: 575-758-3502

Robert Mirabal Performances

Experience the intensity and unique storytelling of two-time Grammy winner Robert Mirabal from Taos Pueblo on weekends in our Gallery room. Additional Details


Taos Pueblo and Picuris Pueblo both welcome visitors to some of their ceremonial dances. Visit their websites for details and please, remember, while they open their community to visitors, it is their home.


Taos Short Film Fest (April)

Featuring quality juried short films from around the globe, local Taos filmmaker night, film forums.

Northern NM Mother's Day Concert (MAY)

A free family event sponsored by DMC's four radio stations, the concert features traditional New Mexico-style music.

Memorial Weekend Motorcycle Rally (MAY)

One of the oldest motorcycle rallies in the USA, Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally fills the area with five outrageous days.

Taos Lilac Festival (MAY)

Established to celebrate our heritage of lilacs and to promote their care and planting throughout the Taos area.


Taos Plaza Live! (MAY – SEPTEMBER)

Free music — Native American music, jazz, country and more — on the Taos Plaza, every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Taos Solar Music Festival (JUNE)

Two days of epic music, and the latest solar energy technologies, in Kit Carson Park.

Chamber Music Festival (JUNE – AUGUST)

Chamber music concerts and seminars sponsored by the Taos School of Music at Taos Community Auditorium or Hotel St. Bernard. Admission fees apply.

Fiestas de Taos (JULY)

Four fiestas in three days, celebrating Taos' patron saints and unique ethnic heritage. Festivities include parades, music, dance and more.

Taos Pow-wow (JULY)

A celebration of Native American culture in Taos with singing and dancing contests, Native vendors, and other traditional Native American activities (traditional events take place year-round at Taos Pueblo).

Music from Angel Fire (AUGUST – SEPTEMBER)

Three weeks of extraordinary chamber music in Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas.


Taos Fall Arts and Crafts Festival (SEPTEMBER)

With over 250 Taos County artists working in a variety of mediums, this annual event offers art for sale throughout town and in galleries. Proceeds from the shows benefit art programs for Taos County children.

Taos Grand Fall Arts (SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER)

The oldest arts festival in Taos, "Fall Arts" now includes many separate events and exhibits.

Farmers Market (MAY - OCTOBER)

Local farmers and artisans bring their wares every Saturday, across from the Taos Public Library, the local farmers bring in their produce and handmade gift items for sale. The atmosphere is festive and friendly, with music, and sometimes a puppet show for the children.

Taos Wool Festival (OCTOBER)

Two days of family fun at Kit Carson Park, including wool vendors, animal showcases, music and food.

Somos Storytelling Festival (OCTOBER)

Since 1999 — The art of story telling in concerts, seminars, workshops, a story swap, and in schools.

Tais Mountain Balloon Rally (OCTOBER)

Mass dawn ascensions, balloon glows in the evening, a parade, and a grand ball over the course of two fun-filled days.

Fireworks in the Taos Mountains

A torchlight parade and fireworks show on New Year’s Eve beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a free, Old Fashioned New Year’s Eve party from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Red River Community House. 


Storytelling by the Fireplace (NOVEMBER - DECEMBER, NEW IN 2016)

Become part of the magic of Taos by the fireplace. Hosted by Palacio de Marquesa and Heritage Inspirations, these events on Thursdays and Fridays in November and December feature a wine and cheese reception, a regional dinner created by your hosts and a storytelling experience by a Taos local.

Yuletide in Taos (NOVEMBER - DECEMBER)

Holiday season celebrations in the mountains and a place like no other — from tax free shopping, to tree decorations, performances and more.

Taos Winter Wine Festival (JANUARY)

Restaurants throughout Taos pair fine wine with extraordinary menus, and seminars allow vintners to explain their processes.