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

Jan 1, 2018 Turtle Dance Traditional Taos Pueblo Turtle Dance marks the beginning of a new year. 8am-1pm. Location: Taos Pueblo

Jan 6, 2018 Deer or Buffalo Dance A symbol of abundance during the winter months, traditional Buffalo Dances begin about 1pm. No photography allowed. Location: Taos Pueblo

Jan 12, 2018 - Jan 14, 2018 Winter Carnival Celebrating the magic of winter with snowmobile races, Skijoring competition, snowman building, kid-friendly games and events, live music, torchlight parades, fireworks, and more! Location: Throughout Red River

Jan 16, 2018 - Jan 21, 2018 Not Forgotten Outreach Week Thanking the men and women of the Armed Services with skiing discounts, free rentals and discounted group ski and snowboard lessons. For all active duty military, veterans and family members with a military ID. 9am-4pm. Location: Taos Ski Valley

Jan 21, 2018 USASA Southwest Freeride Slopestyle Competition Lifts start at 9am! Location: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

Jan 21, 2018 King of the Hill Terrain Park Competition Sipapu’s annual slopestyle competition takes place at Don Diego Terrain Park. Big prizes in men’s and women’s divisions! 9am-2pm. Location: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

Jan 25/26/27 Auditions for The Princess and the Pea with Taos Children's Theater and Taos Youth Ballet. Thur & Fri 3-6pm Sat 10am-12pm at Taos Charter School Cafeteria. For info call 575-758-0027 or email

Jan 26, 2018 - Jan 28, 2018 Big Ol' Texas Weekend A fun-filled weekend celebrating all things Texan - Texas Hold’em Tournament, The Big Texan Steak Challenge, food and whiskey tastings, and live music. Location: Angel Fire Resort

Feb 1/2/3 Auditions for The Princess and the Pea with Taos Children's Theater and Taos Youth Ballet. Thur & Fri 3-6pm Sat 10am-12pm at Taos Charter School Cafeteria. For info call 575-758-0027 or email

Feb 2, 2018 - Feb 3, 2018 World Championship Shovel Races Reaching speeds of over 70 mph, this daring sport is a race everyone can enjoy and participate in. Live music. 9am-4pm. Location: Angel Fire Resort

Feb 3, 2018 "Once Upon a Time: Classic Fables Reimagined" Reading by Author John Biscello 11am-1pm upstairs at Twirl. 

Feb 3, 2018 - Feb 4, 2018 Rando Raid: US Ski Mountaineering Nationals The uphill/downhill ski mountaineering race this year has sprint and team races ranging in competition from 2400 to 5000 vertical feet of climbing and descending, and cash prizes! Sprints on Feb 3, 4:30-6:30pm; Nationals Team Race on Feb 4, 7am-2pm.Location: Taos Ski Valley

Feb 8, 2018 - Feb 11, 2018 IFSA Junior Taos Freeride Regional & National Junior Freeride Competition showcases skier's and boarder's skills in Taos' famed terrain. Come see this next generation of rippers redefine the sport of Freeride! 8am-6pm. Regionals on Feb 8, Nationals on Feb 9-11. Location: Taos Ski Valley

Feb 8, 2018 - Feb 13, 2018 Mardi Gras in the Mountains Red River celebrates Mardi Gras with costume balls, bead tossing, singing and dancing, parades, kids costume contest, cajun cook-off, crawfish boils, downhill gator race, and more! Location: Red River

Feb 9, 2018 - Feb 13, 2018 Mardi Gras West Join us for skiing, boarding, music, food and more - all in Mardi Gras style. Location: Angel Fire

Feb 9, 2018 Valentine Craft-Making at the Taos Youth and Family Center 1-4pm

Feb 9, 2018 Valentine Crafting at Twirl 11am-1pm Location: Twirl

Feb 15, 2018 Tigers Connect Fair Thursday, Feb. 15th 9am-1pm at Taos High School. Third annual Transition, College and Career Fair for High school aged students in the Taos area.

Feb 17, 2018 - Feb 19, 2018 February Fun Fest Our most popular - and FREE - family event for over 50 years! President’s Day weekend celebration includes a giant snow castle, costume contest and parade (on Saturday), treasure hunts, games, prizes and more! 9am-4pm. Location: Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort

Mar 2, 2018 Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration 1-4pm at the Taos Youth and Family Center. Activities, prizes, fun and games in celebration of reading. Twirl will host a special Seussian-themed craft.

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