Santa Fe Week of Cultural Delights

Hot pink hollyhocks are blooming downtown, apricots and cherries are dropping from the trees, and this week in Santa Fe, people too will be delighting everyone’s senses with a multitude of rich cultural offerings.

Beginning in the surrounding areas, Taos Pueblo hosts their annual powwow and trade fair on their most beautiful powwow grounds a little north of town, July 12th-14th. South of Santa Fe, Cochiti Pueblo holds their Sunday, July 14th annual feast day and dances and holds a trade fair.

In town on the Plaza, the Santa Fe Bandstand Concerts begin their Monday-Thursday performances through August 16th, the best free city offering in the whole Southwest. Music, dancing, schmoozing…with Monday and Wednesday noon concerts, too.

At the Railyard Plaza on Thursday, it’s the Santa Fe Folk Art Market 2012 Community Celebration, with the music of Ghanaian ensemble the African Showboyz and many more. One exciting performer after another from the upcoming Art Market, 5-9 pm and free!

And this coming weekend at the International Folk Art Market on Museum Hill, you can marvel at exotically-dressed artists from countries all over the world, eat their food, and dance to their
music, July 13-15. This extravaganza of color and beauty puts the icing on the cake of what July in Santa Fe has to offer. Buy and print tickets online at www.folkartmarket.org….