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

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

Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 7, 2017 Oktoberfest in Red River Join us for microbrews, German food, "Oompa" Music, dancing, yodeling, and lots of fun!Location: Brandenburg Park, Red River

Oct 7, 2017 Global Cardboard Challenge at Twirl  We'll have mountains of cardboard, recyclables, tools and all the materials you need to build whatever you dream up! Work on your own or as part of a team. Create your own invention or add to Twirl's cardboard creations! Twirl Courtyard

Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 8, 2017 Taos Wool Festival This 34th annual celebration of traditional and contemporary fiber artistry is an opportunity to shop for hand-dyed, hand-spun yarns and textile art, get up close to sheep, goats, and llamas, and an invitation for kids to try their hand at a fiber project. Free. Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos

Oct 8, 2017 Sabor, a Taste of Taos Celebrating flavors from kitchens in Northern New Mexico with small tastes from Taos' best chefs. Live music. Noon-4pm. Location: Taos Plaza

Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017 18th Annual Taos Storytelling Festival The two-day event offers tellers spinning their tales in concerts, workshops and in visits to local schools. 2017 headliners: Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and Andy Offut Irwin. Location: Multiple venues around Taos

Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Taos Mountain Balloon Rally Bask in the glow of balloons rising in the dawn, tether rides, parade, and live entertainment. The Taos skies fill with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear mountain sunrise. Location: Taos

Oct 31, 2017 Spooky fun & HalloWeenies at Twirl Taos Plaza and the downtown area will be hopping with Halloween fun once again. Be sure to stop by Twirl and grab a delicious dog to counteract the sugar crazies. We can't wait to see all your cool, creepy, crazy costumes! Location: Twirl Courtyard

Oct 31, 2017 Halloween at the John Dunn Shops Celebrate Halloween with all witches, fairies, pirates and goblins in Taos. A special event for families and the young at heart. Parade in your fave costume, live music, face painting, music, treats, and more! 3-6pm. Location: John Dunn Shops

Nov 4, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017 Dixon Studio Tour Come to the little village of Dixon and visit the 30+ open studios featuring a full spectrum of contemporary and traditional fine art and crafts. Location: Dixon, NM

Nov 11, 2017 Sipapu Ski Season Begins! New Mexico's ski season begins with the opening of Sipapu on November 11th! Location: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

Nov 23, 2017 Taos Ski Valley Opening Day Opening Day for the 2017-18 season! Lifts open 9am. Location: Taos Ski Valley


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