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

Jun 2, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017 Music on the Mesa Festival Three days of live bands and jaw-dropping views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. See website for the line-up. Location: Taos Mesa Brewing Company

Jun 3, 2017 Kids' Fish Fiesta 2017 For youth ages 11 and under, an opportunity to learn about aquatic bugs, fly tying and casting and more. Free. 9-12:00pm, lunch provided. Location: Eagle Rock Lake in Questa

Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017 Scott Enduro Mountain Bike Race Scott Enduro Cup expands to include pros and amateurs, men and women, juniors 13-18. Location: Angel Fire Bike Park

Jun 13, 2017 San Antonio Feast Day Feast day traditional corn dance at Taos Pueblo plaza. (No cameras.) Location: Taos Pueblo

Jun 16, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017 Balloons Over Angel Fire Hot air balloons grace the skies over Angel Fire for this colorful and exciting weekend. Mass Ascension Balloon launch Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7am; Balloon Glow Saturday evening 9pm. 40 hot-air balloons participating. Free! Location: Angel Fire

Jun 17, 2017 Fidget Spinners for Father's Day at Twirl 11-1pm. Come play engineering with us and bring your Dad along! This activity will involve some sharp objects and hot glue, so you will definitely need him. 

Jun 17, 2017 Habla Tamale Cookoff & Festival Everything tamale - cook-off, eating contest, tastings, salsa cook-off, food vendors, artist market, entertainment, food, beer & wine. 10am-6pm. Location: Angel Fire, NM

Jun 17, 2017 Fiesta de San Antonio del Rio Colorado Morning procession plus food, music, dancing, crafts and kids’ activities. Festivities begin at 10am. Location: Questa

Jul 1, 2017 5K Dog Fun Run Treat you and your dog to a day of dog events, including the Fun Run, live entertainment, food, and more dog events. 10am-3pm. Location: Taos Ski Valley

Jul 4, 2017 Hometown 4th of July Celebration and Concert The Town of Taos presents a free celebration - all day long! Free pancakes from 8-10am at TaosPlaza, free concert in Kit Carson Park starting at 4:30 featuring Mariachi Teotihuacan, Nosotros, and Ozomatli. Kit Carson Park is a great vantage point to see the 4th of July Fireworks!  Location: Taos Plaza & Kit Carson Park

Jul 4, 2017 4th of July Celebration Celebrate the 4th in the Mountains! Chairlift riding parade, Taos Rubber Duck Races & Climb-A-Firetruck. Live music, great food, fun & mountain views. Location: Bavarian Restaurant, Taos Ski Valley

Jul 4, 2017 4th of July Celebration and Parade Celebrate The Great American Holiday in Red River. Festivities begin at 10am. Location: Downtown Red River

Jul 4, 2017 Arroyo Seco Parade You never know what you will see at the annual Arroyo Seco Independence Day parade - parade starts at noon. Location: Arroyo Seco

Jul 7, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 32nd Annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow A competition of American Indian dances with arts and crafts, food and music. Events begin Friday evening with a grand procession. Join in the celebration of Native American song and dance beneath the beautiful setting of Taos Mountain. Location: Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Grounds

Jul 8, 2017 Full Moon Hike Enjoy a guided 2 mile hiking tour to Williams Lake. Delight in the full moon in the beautiful mountains of Taos Ski Valley. Meet at 8:00pm; free. Location: Taos Ski Valley Hiker Parking Lot

Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Angel Fire ArtsFest One of the longest-running arts festivals in northern New Mexico where artists from all over the Southwest come to Angel Fire to display their works. Sat-9-4; Sun-9-3. Location: Angel Fire

Jul 15, 2017 Old Fashioned Fandango Come celebrate the Rio Grande Region culture and tradition with Southwest musicians, Bailes Sociales dances polka, chotis, valse and varsoviana. (Check for 2017 updates.) Location: Taos Plaza

Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 Las Fiestas de Taos Feast Day celebration of Taos Patron Saints, Santiago and Santa Ana, food, music, vendors, parades, dancers and more. Location: Taos Plaza

Jul 25, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017 Feast Days of Santiago and Santa Ana Taos Pueblo patron saints are celebrated with traditional Corn Dances. Experience this ancient American Indian ceremonial dance representing fertility and summer abundance. (Cameras not allowed.); Location: Taos Pueblo Plaza


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