30 Things to do in October

Posted by Santa Fe Properties on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 1:29pm.


As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, we are ready for all things Fall. Pumpkins are in harvest and leaves are changing from summer green to firey yellow, orange and red, preparing us for a festive Autumn. With so many great activities filling this wonderful month of October, we have created a list to ensure you won't miss a thing! 

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
ShowHouse Santa Fe 2018
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 
Girls Night Out Pottery Class
Dirty Dozen Brass Band 
Harvest Festival
Botanical Book Club
Suds + Muds Pottery Class
31st Annual Galisteo Studio Tour
Cooking inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe
Fall Art Show
The Magnificent Cider Fest 
Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration 
Spirits of New Mexico's Past 
Historic Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out 
The Whiskey Classic
Flea Market 
Santa Fe Farmers Market 
Fall Fiesta 
Harvest Dinners 
Monday Night Swing
Chuscales 
City Tours 
Last Friday Art Walk 
Cowgirl Karaoke
Geeks Who Drink
Day of the Dead Glass Skull Class
Santa Fe Biking Tours
Abiquiu Studio Tour 
Landscape Paintings 

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 

6th - 14th Balloon Fiesta Park
In its 47th year, the Albuquerque International Ballon Fiesta is a magnificent event not to be missed. Watch hundreds of hot air balloons light up just before dawn in the Krispy Kreme Morning Glow followed by Mass Ascension, a launch of all participating balloons. Check out the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta website for tickets and information.
balloonfiesta.com

ShowHouse Santa Fe 2018 

October 6th - 14th 
Started back in 2013 Co-chairs Jennifer Ashton and David Naylor have taken this monumental event and turned it into something worth talking about! Showhouse Santa Fe works with Dollars4Schools and donates all ticket sales and money raised to Santa Fe Public Schools. With every year comes a new theme and new designers showcasing their work and talents. Certainly this is an event you will not want to miss out on! Tickets are available for purchase at showhousesantafe.com

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

October 17th - 21st
Celebrating 10 years of the Annual Independent Film Festival, investing in advancements, innovation and the pinnacle of edgy cinema! This 5 day action packed event brings together lovers of film and shows 10 films from across the world.
santafeindependentfilmfestival.com

Girls Night Out Pottery Class 

October 2nd  
Paseo Pottery
Have a fun and creative girls night and learn something new while doing it. Paseo pottery if offering a two hour class taught by professionals. All proceeds go to non-profit beneficiaries.
paseopottery.com

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

October 4th
Lensic Performing Art Center
Founded in 1977 this new- Orleans-based Bras Band has celebrated 40 years performing! A mix of brass band music and a blend of Funk, R&B/Soul and Bebop Jazz.
lensic.org

Harvest Festival

October 6th - 7th
Las Golondrinas
Voted the second best Fall Harvest Festival in the nation by USA Today, you will not want to miss this Fall Festival! Offering homemade cider, pumpkin picking, and many more fun Fall activities!
golondrinas.org

Botanical Book Club

October 9th, 1 - 2:30pm
Santa Fe Botanical Garden You are invited to the Botanical Gardens monthly book club! On the second Tuesday of every month there is no invite needed just stop by and talk about the book of the month and meet new people! 
santafebotanicalgarden.org

Suds + Mud Pottery Class

October 9th, 5 - 7pm
Paseo Pottery
Learn from a professional ceramic artist in this 2 hour class.
paseopottery.com

31st Annual Galisteo Studio Tour

October 13th - 14th. 10am - 5pm
The tour for nature lovers, food lovers, and of course art lovers! A free event open to the public offers a unique Experience of New Mexico including many gallery stops and food stops!
galisteostudiotour.org

Cooking inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe 

October 17th, 9am - 12pm
Santa Fe School of Cooking
Join the Santa Fe School of Cooking as they guide you through some of Ms. O’Keeffe’s favorite recipes from her book. Georgia O’Keeffe had a very interesting perspective on food and what she loved to eat. You will learn how to make all over her favorites and of course taste them to.
santafeschoolofcooking.com

Fall Art Show

October 19th - 20th, 9am - 5pm
St. John’s Methodist Church
Held by the Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association, a local group of 150 artists brought together by art. This is a non-profit provides a platform for artists and helps build relationships and expand one's knowledge. Stop by and find amazing pieces of arts and crafts.
eldoradoarts.org

The Magnificent Cider Fest

October 20th, 11am - 6pm
75 Rancho Alegre Road
Located just outside of Santa Fe in the Cerrillos Hills at the J.W. Eaves Movie Ranch to celebrate emerging artisanal cider crafters. In a fun unique environment and an event you will not want to miss!
nmwine.com

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

October 6th - 8th
Downtown Santa Fe
We are deeply proud as a State to embrace our rich cultural diversity, “The City Different” is an event held to experience authentic Native American culture, and art. This is a day to reserve to honor for the 23 Tribes, Pueblos and Nations.
santafe.org

Spirits of New Mexico’s Past

October 27th, 5pm
Las Golondrinas
Meet the ghosts of our past, those who lived before us and take a step back in time. Everything is lit up by a lantern and campfires and walk the historic sites in a spooky atmosphere that is family friendly.
golondrinas.org

Historic Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out 

October 20th - 21st
Canyon Road
Artists working throughout Canyon Road, a perfect time to stroll canyon road and watch artists at work! Also this is an ideal time for collectors to stop by and find new pieces and work. A Celebration of all genres of art such as pottery, jewelry, paintings, sculptures and much more. A silent auction is held at the end of the day. Art lovers stop by and watch beautiful pieces be created in front of your eyes.
visitcanyonroad.com

The Whiskey Classic

October 13th, 1 - 6pm
Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch
A fantastic event and experience for those who love Whisky, Bourbon and Scotch. You will be able to meet industry professionals, held on the Bonanza Creek Ranch the famous set homed for some of the most iconic western movies in the film industry. A whisky experience that will be nothing be unforgettable.
whiskeyclassic.us

Santa Fe International Photography Festival

October 25th - 28th
A weekend long festival for photographers and lovers of photography. Known as one of the most effective professional programs for photographers, with over 1,000 portfolios featured throughout the festival. A weekend full of inspiration and non-stop creativity.
visitventer.org

Flea Market 

October 6th, 8am - 4pm 
Santa Fe Woman’s Club 
An amazing Flea Market featuring collectibles, antiques and much more. All benefits go to a young woman's scholarships and local nonprofit organization.
rrobsever.com

Santa Fe Farmers Market 

Saturdays 8am - 2pm 
Santa Fe Railyard 
One of the most popular days for the Santa Fe Farmers Market, Saturday morning is the perfect place to hear live music while you enjoy a yummy breakfast burrito and spend time with friends and family. And don't forget about the great local produce, soaps and so many other amazing goodies you can only get at the Farmers Market! 
santafefarmersmarket.com

Fall Fiesta 

October 6th, 5:30 - 9:30pm
Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Pavillion
The 50th anniversary of the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market including 10 years on the Railyard! A sit down dinner locally sourced and created by Santa Fe best chefs. Participate in a live auction.
santafefarmersmarket.com

Harvest Dinners

October 6th - 13th
Various Locations
As Autumn is upon us the fifth annual Harvest Dinners are on underway! Private dinners that take place in private homes or gardens, meet others who love to garden and as the nights are still warm this is the perfect time to meet new people and learn about gardening while eating great food!
santafebotanicalgarden.org

Monday Night Swing

October 8th, 8 - 9:30pm
1125 Cerrillos Road
Incorporating multiple times of swing such as the lindy hop, jitterbug, east coast swing, charleston, balboa and so much more. With several teachers and various types of techniques all ages are welcome.
santafeswing.com

Chuscales

October 16th, 7 - 9pm
72 West Marcy Street
Jose Valle Fajardo a native of Spain is a profound skilled guitarists. Playing since the age of six Jose has learned the traditions of flamenco guitar.
chuscales.com

City Tours

October 24th
Downtown Santa Fe
Take a walking guided tour and take in all the Santa Fe has to offer. A perfect family friendly tour filled with history, art and culture. 
santafe.org

Last Friday Art Walk

October 26th, 5 - 7pm
Railyard Art District
A world-class art experience on the Railyard, experience some of Santa Fe’s best galleries such as SITE Santa Fe, James Kelly Contemporary, Tai Modern and many more! A contemporary art experience you will not want to miss.
railyardsantafe.org

Cowgirl Karaoke 

October 22nd, 9pm - 12am
Cowgirl BBQ
A fun eventful night hosted by Michele Leidig, sing your favorite song and dance the night away!
cowgirlsantafe.com

Geeks Who Drink

October 31st, 8pm
Second Street Brewery at the Railyard Bring your friends and play a fun game of Geeks Who Drink. Test your knowledge and see if you can win while drinking.
geekswhodrink.com

Ski Santa Fe Chairlift Rides

October 1st - 15th
Take a beautiful and scenic chairlift ride throughout the mountains of Santa Fe! Fall is the perfect time to hike or be in the mountains, the leaves start to change and it is truly a fantastic site.
skisantafe.com

Day of the Dead Glass Skull Class

October 27th, 2:30pm
Bullseye Santa Fe Staff Celebrate Dia de los Muertos and create a sugar skull with the technique of pata de verre (“paste of glass”). Leaning glass blowing in the best way from professional artists.
bullseyeglass.com

Santa Fe Biking Tours

Make a reservation
Discover Santa Fe in the best way possible by bike! You will see museums, restaurants, culture and anything you want, with a relaxing pace in a group of up to 4 riders you will have a memorable day filled with sites and history.
santafebikingtours.com

Abiquiu Studio Tour

October 6th - 8th
Discover open studio tours during the most beautiful time of year! A self-guided tour with over 70 artists. You will be able to see paintings, weavings, furniture, and other types of Spanish Colonial art. Explore the beautiful landscapes that Georgia O'Keeffe herself loved and adored.
abiquistudiotour.org

Landscape Painting

October 3rd
You will be taken through the process of creating one of a kind unique landscape paintings. Taught by Ellen Sklar-Abbott students will work from a photo of their choice and learn the basic steps to create a landscape painting. This is an amazing class and will teach you the skills and techniques for landscape paintings! 
santafepaintingsworkshops.com

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