Taos has a multitude of activities for children of all ages. Whether you need to get out for an adventure with your little ones or you are looking for a weekly pursuit for your children to be involved in, check out this list of activities to motivate, inspire and challenge your family.

Special Events and Activities in and around Taos

ONGOING: May 13, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Farmers Market Every Saturday Fresh local vegetables and fruits, cheeses and dairy products, delicious baked goods, honey, grassfed meats, eggs, jams, flowers and plants. Live music and entertainment. 8:00am-12:30pm. Location: Taos Plaza

ONGOING: May 25, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017 Taos Plaza Live Free live concerts every Thursday evening at 6pm - all summer long. (No performance on July 20.) Location: Taos Plaza

ONGOING:  Children's art projects as part of the Fechin Food Forest Sunday mornings 10am-1pm at Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

ONGOING: Jun 23, 2017 - Oct 8, 2017 Scenic Chairlift Rides Enjoy the views of the highest peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, with wildflowers and picnic tables at the top of the lift. 10am-4pm daily. Location: Taos Ski Valley, Lift #4

Jul 1, 2017 5K Dog Fun Run Treat you and your dog to a day of dog events, including the

Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017 Taos Pride 7th Annual Taos Pride Celebration with some very special new events including the Taos Pride Parade!! Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos

Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 Taos Ski Valley Art Festival Join us in beautiful Taos Ski Valley and shop from dozens of local and regional artists, enjoy delicious food, Children's Craft Tent; live music noon to 3pm. Free; 11:30am-5pm. Location: Bavarian Lodge, Taos Ski Valley

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights 4-day Music Festival at venues throughout town and multiple chili cook-offs on Saturday in the park. Location: Brandenburg Park, Red River

Aug 18, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Music From Angel Fire The 34th season of world-class, internationally known musicians performing chamber and classical music. See website for locations and times. Location: Throughout Northern New Mexico

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival Join local & regional artisans in the park. Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos

Sep 2, 2017 Trashy Fashion-Making Fun at Twirl 11am-1pm in the Twirl Courtyard. Come make awesome accessories out of recycled materials and wear them to the Glam Trash Fashion Show on Taos Plaza.

Sep 2, 2017 Glam Trash Fashion Show 4:00pm on Taos Plaza

Sep 6, 2017 Full Moon Hike 2-mile hike under the light of the full moon to Williams Lake. (Wear hiking boots.) 8pm; free. Location: Taos Ski Valley Hiker Parking Lot

Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017 Big Barn Dance Music Festival World-class Country, Americana and Folk music live at one of New Mexico's most beloved musical events. Plus songwriting workshops, dance lessons, camping, and more. Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017 High Road to Taos Art Tour New Mexican traditional and modern contemporary artists alike open their studios to share their process, inspiration, and art with visitors. Travel along the High Road surrounded by gorgeous fall colors through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. Studio tour happens the last two weekends of September. Location: Villages from Taos to Santa Fe

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 Oktoberfest Authentic Schuplatter band, German beer and food, activities and crafts for kids, yodeling contest, Alpenhorn blowing contests and live music; free. 11:30am-5pm. Location: Bavarian Lodge, Taos Ski Valley

Sep 22, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017 43rd Taos Fall Arts Festival Featuring Taos' most comprehensive art shows of the year - Taos Select and Taos Open. This is the largest and oldest arts festival in northern New Mexico with gallery receptions, openings, special events, and workshops. Location: Throughout Taos Historic District

Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017 Arts & Crafts Fair Local and regional artists gather in Kit Carson Park with jewelry, woodworking, textile arts, stained glass, western arts. 10am-5pm. Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos

Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017 Aspencade Arts and Crafts Fair The air is crisp and the golden aspens are in their glory. Browse along booths of hand-crafted items while you enjoy delicious food and live entertainment. This year features the second annual Red River Folk Festival with talented musicians from all over the US delighting guests at Aspencade. Location: Red River

Sep 23, 2017 The Paseo Party on the Plaza The Paseo Project brings fire and monsters to the heart of Taos for an art party featuring video artist Motomichi, fire artist Jamie Vaida, and Silent Disco. Free. All ages. 7-10pm. Location: Taos Plaza (and adjacent alleyways)

Sep 29, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 Taos Pueblo San Geronimo Day Experience this centuries-old trading event and shop for authentic American Indian arts and crafts. Ceremonial pole climbing. (No cameras.) Location: Taos Pueblo Plaza

Sep 30, 2017 Michael Franti & Spearhead in Concert Socially conscious, global peace roots rocker Michael Franti and Spearhead, live in concert in Kit Carson Park, 5pm. Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos


See for a comprehensive round-up of what Taos has to offer.