Santa Fe KOA Journey Events
2023 Annular Solar Eclipse
On October 14, 2023, an annular, or "ring of fire," solar eclipse will occur in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe sits rather close to the eastern limit of the eclipse path, with durations of annularity a bit more modest than other locations closer to the eclipse centerline. But what Santa Fe lacks in duration of annularity, it more than makes up for with its artistic vibe and Southwestern architecture, ensuring that New Mexico's capital city will be a popular eclipse viewing destination on October 14.
In the downtown Santa Fe area or at your Santa Fe KOA campground, annularity will last for about 2 minutes and 48 seconds. Below, we've provided key details about the eclipse in Santa Fe for locals and visitors planning on viewing the eclipse.
Make sure to pick up some solar eclipse viewing glasses from the gift shop! Local Type: Annular Solar Eclipse in Santa Fe, New Mexico - Begins: Sat, Oct 14, 2023, at 9:13 am. Maximum: Sat, Oct 14, 2023, at 10:37 am 0.951 Magnitude. Ends: Sat, Oct 14, 2023, at 12:09 pm
Local Area Events
Saturday Farmers' Market At The Railyard
The largest and most popular among the Markets. The Saturday Market has the largest variety of vendors and products. Shop a great selection of fresh produce, eggs, meat, honey, bread, chile, apothecary, and much more. At our market, 100% of the vegetables, fruits, and nursery plants available are grown right here in northern New Mexico. You are always sure to get a view of what is truly in season. Cafe Fresh has hot coffee and a selection of ready-to-eat treats. Stop into the Gift Shop to check out the ever-changing selection of fair trade and local items. Your purchases directly support our farmers.
Time & Date:
EVERY Saturday from 8am-1pm
Located in the Railyard
Address: 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Sunday's Railyard Artisan Market
Our Sunday Market is dedicated to local artisans and small creative businesses. One of New Mexico's oldest and best-loved art markets. This is the perfect place to purchase fine art and crafts directly from the artists, a gift for a special occasion, and souvenirs and mementos.
Date & Time:
EVERY Sunday from 10am-3pm
February - November
Fall Activities Ski Santa Fe
Spend some time among the golden aspens this fall and enjoy chairlift rides, live music, disc golf, sports shop sale, beer garden and grill, and much more! Open every Saturday & Sunday, September 16 – October 15, 10AM - 3PM.
CHAIRLIFT: Take a ride on the Super Chief Quad chairlift, soaring through the aspens to 11,250ft! Round Trip Prices:
Young Adult/Senior: $17
One Way Price: $17
Fall chairlift tickets are available to purchase in person at Ski Santa Fe. Chairlift rides are weather dependent, last chair down is at 3:30pm.
LIVE MUSIC: Enjoy our line up of great local bands, playing on the deck at La Casa Lodge!
BEER GARDEN AND GRILL: Take a break and enjoy a bite to eat and a beer on the deck at La Casa Lodge. Serving from 9am – 4pm each day the chairlift is running!
DISK GOLF: Play the highest 18 hole disc golf course in the world, topping out at 11,564 ft! The course is free to play and starts at the top of the quad chairlift. Ride the chair on the weekends or hike up during the week. Discs, course maps and scorecards are available in the Sports Shop.
The 51st Annual Santa Fe Harvest Festival
Autumn is truly enchanting in New Mexico & a wonderful time to visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Join us in celebration of the harvest at this 200+ acres living history farm & ranch, where over 30 historic buildings are set against the backdrop of majestic cottonwoods draped in vibrant gold! Learn how a traditional red chile ristra is made & pick your favorite pumpkin from our pumpkin patch. Stomp grapes by foot, make corn husk crafts, visit with our animal friends, shop handmade goods from talented local craftsmen, & much more. There's a lot to immerse yourself in at the Santa Fe Harvest Festival, our longest-running & acclaimed event! October 7 & 8, 2023. Time: 10 am to 4 pm. Adult Admission: $10; Seniors (62+) & Teens (13–17): $8; Veterans (with valid ID) & Students (with valid ID): $8; 12 and Under FREE!!! Las Golondrinas Museum Members FREE!!! Blue Star Families FREE!!!
PLEASE NOTE: Guests are Highly Encouraged to Purchase Tickets Online In Advance: In Person Ticket Prices, Day of Event, Will be Higher as Listed Below: Adult Admission: $15; Seniors (62+) & Teens (13–17): $13; Veterans (with valid ID) & Students (with valid ID): $13
The 6th Annual Santa Fe Spirits of New Mexico
Meet the ghosts of history who lived and died in the land of enchantment! Step back in time and encounter a diverse assortment of characters from New Mexico's illustrious and often little-known past. Listen to their amazing stories and experience intriguing bygone events. Lit by lantern light and campfires, our wondrous historic site takes on a family-friendly but spooky Halloween atmosphere. It's our last festival of the season, so don't miss it! October 21, 2023. Time: 5pm to 9pm. Adult Admission: $10; Seniors (62+) & Teens (13–17): $8; Veterans (with valid ID) & Students (with valid ID): $8; 12 and Under FREE!!! Las Golondrinas Museum Members FREE!!! Blue Star Families FREE!!! PLEASE NOTE: Guests are Highly Encouraged to Purchase Tickets Online In Advance: In Person Ticket Prices, Day of Event, Will be Higher as Listed Below: Adult Admission: $15; Seniors (62+) & Teens (13–17): $13; Veterans (with valid ID) & Students (with valid ID): $13
DÍA DE MUERTOS IN SANTA FE
Bienvenidos to a new tradition in the Santa Fe holiday calendar! A Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. Said to have originated in Mexico, Día de Muertos represents a time to honor and reconnect with the dead in a uniquely beautiful and meaningful manner. Join us on the Santa Fe Plaza on both Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28.
Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos and Día de Muertos, is a traditional holiday celebrated in Mexico on November 1 and 2. Intended to be a joyful occasion of remembrance, the holiday focuses on gathering family and friends to honor and pray for loved ones who have passed on, and to help support their spiritual journey. Traditional activities include building private altars called ofrendas; honoring the deceased with decorated sugar skulls, strings of marigolds, their favorite foods and beverages, baking pan de muerto, a sweet bread, writing calaveras literarias, light-hearted epitaphs, and by visiting graves with these gifts. Today, Day of the Dead celebrations have become a part of mainstream culture in the U.S., particularly here in New Mexico. Whether you have long celebrated the holiday, or are just learning about it, here are a few events and a few places in Santa Fe that honor this cultural tradition.