Native American Feast Days
These special observances allow tribal members to come together in a renewal of their language, culture, and religion. While many communities allow visitors, it is always good to call ahead. The pueblos can close to non-members without prior notification.
New Years Day
Most Pueblos: Various dances, Transfer of Canes of Authority to new Tribal Officers
Taos Pueblo: Turtle Dance, marking the beginning of the new year
Most pueblos: King's Day Celebration in honor of new Tribal Officers, Antelope, Buffalo, Deer dances
San Ildefonso: Evening Firelight Dances
San Ildefonso: Pueblo Feast Day, Comanche, Buffalo and Deer dances throughout the day
Picuris Pueblo, Ohkay Owingeh/San Juan Pueblo:St Paul's Feast Day
Picuris Pueblo, San Felipe Pueblo: Candelaria Day Celebration
1st weekend of Feb Old Acoma Pueblo: Governor's Feast Day, various dances
2nd week of Feb San Juan Pueblo: Deer dances
Laguna Pueblo: Saint Joseph's Feast Day, Harvest and various other dances
Easter Weekend Dances at most pueblos. Please call ahead.
San Felipe Pueblo Feast Day, Corn dance
Taos Pueblo: Santa Cruz Feast Day, Corn dance, blessing of the fields, traditional foot races
Pueblo of Acoma: Santa Maria Feast Day
Jemez Pueblo: (Memorial Day Weekend) Jemez Red Rocks Arts and Crafts Show
Tesuque Pueblo: (First Saturday in June) Blessing of the Fields
Picuris, Sandia, San Idlefonso, Ohkay Owingeh/San Juan, Santa Clara and Taos Pueblos: St Anthony's Feast Day / San Antonio Feast Day, Comanche or Corn dance
Picuris Pueblo: (Father's Day weekend) High Country Arts & Crafts Festival
San Juan Pueblo: Vespers, foot race and Buffalo dance
Ohkay Owingeh/San Juan Pueblo: San Juan Feast Day, Corn dance. Comanche/Buffalo dance. Taos Pueblo: Corn dance
Santo Domingo Pueblo/Santa Ana Pueblo: Corn dances. San Pedro/St. Peter Feast Day
Nambe Pueblo: Celebration of the Waterfall.
Mescalero Apache: Maiden's Puberty Rites & Mountain Spirits Dance
Taos Pueblo: (Second weekend in July) Annual Intertribal Powwow
Cochiti Pueblo: St. Bonaventure Feast Day, Corn dances
Eight Northern Indian Pueblos: (Third weekend in July) Annual Arts and Crafts Show
Jicarilla Apache: (Third weekend in July) Little Beaver Celebration and Dances. Includes Pro-Indian/Open Rodeo, Powwow, dances, and more
San Ildefonso, Taos, Laguna, Santa Ana Pueblos: Santiago and Santa Ana Feast Day dances
Zuni Pueblo: (Last weekend in July) Zuni Arts and Cultural Expo
Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. Held annually in August, check thier website for dates, at Red Rock State Park near Gallup. Parades, rodeo, arts and crafts, dances, food, golf tourney, auctions, more. Parking and admission fees at Red Rock State Park. For information visit http://gallupceremonial.com/ or call 505.863.3896.
Santo Domingo Pueblo Saint Dominic Annual Feast Day and Corn Dance. For information: (505) 465-2214.
Zuni Cultural Arts Expo, Zuni NM, For Information visit www.zunitourism.com or call the visitor center at 505-782-7238
Picuris Pueblo San Lorenzo Annual Feast Day
Picuris Pueblo Trade Fair and Races. For information contact Picuris pueblo for all information. (575) 587-2519.
Acoma Pueblo San Lorenzo Feast Day. Throw Day and dances. For information: (505) 252-1139 or (800) 747-0181.
Cochiti Pueblo San Lorenzo Feast Day. For information: (505) 465-2244.
Laguna Pueblo San Lorenzo Feast Day. Throw Day and dancing where people named Lawrence or Lorenzo throw items from rooftops to visitors. For information: (505) 552-6654.
Santa Clara Pueblo Feast Day. Buffalo and other dances. For information: (505) 753-7326.
Village of Mesita, Laguna Pueblo Assumption of Our Blessed Mother's Feast Day . Harvest and other dances. For information: (505) 552-6654.
Picuris Pueblo: Picuris Tri-Cultural Arts & Crafts Show. Call to confirm dates and times: (575) 587-2519.
Aug TBA Ramah Fair. Parade, pow-wow, arts and crafts, sanctioned and open show rodeos, queen's contest, barbeque, baby contest, 5k run, more. At Pinehill Chapter House, Ramah, New Mexico, Navajo Reservation.
Isleta Pueblo Saint Augustine Feast Day - Morning mass followed by a procession. Dances in the afternoon at the Isleta Pueblo. For information: (505) 869-3111.
Totah Festival. Crafts fair and pow-wow at the Farmington Civic Center, Farmington. Marketplace, rug auction, contest pow-wow, more. For information: (800) 448-1240 or www.farmingtonnm.org.
Navajo Nation Fair. Traditional songs and dances, parade, Miss Navajo Nation Pageant, midway, rodeos, pow-wow, food, and more at the Navajo Nation Fairgrounds, Window Rock, Arizona, Navajo Reservation. For information: Navajo Nation Fair Office: (928) 871-6478 or www.navajonationfair.com.
Old Acoma Pueblo- Sky City, Acoma Pueblo San Estevan Feast Day – Harvest Dances. For information: www.skycity.com or 1-888-Sky-City
Sept Labor Day Weekend Annual Arts & Crafts Market. At Santo Domingo Pueblo. For information: (505) 465-2214.
Isleta Pueblo San Augustine Feast Day. For information: (505) 869-3111.
Laguna Pueblo Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Feast Day. Harvest and social dances at Village of Encinal. For information: (505) 552-6654.
San Ildefonso Pueblo Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Feast Day - Corn Dances For information: (505) 455-3549.
Jicarilla Apache Reservation September usually the 2nd or 3rd weekend Go-jii-Yaa Feast Day at Stone Lake . For exact dates and event information: (575) 843-7270 or (575) 759-3242.
Laguna Pueblo St. Joseph's Annual Feast Day.- Old Laguna Village. Buffalo, Eagle and Social Dances for information: (505) 552-6654.
Laguna Pueblo St. Elizabeth's Feast Day. Harvest and Social Dances at Village of Paguate for information: (505) 552-6654.
Taos Pueblo celebrates the annual harvest feast of San Geronimo on September 30th. The day starts with traditional foot races, the traditional clowns have their pole climb in the afternoon; throughout the day there is an open air market and food stands. Please remember no photographs and/or recording devices are allowed in the vicinity by visitors. Vespers at the San Geronimo church take place the day before in the afternoon. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don't want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.
Nambe Pueblo St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day Pueblo Dances. For information: (505) 455-2036.
Laguna Pueblo St. Margaret Mary's Feast Day - Village of Paraje, Harvest and Social Dances at. For information: (505) 552-6654.
Tesuque Pueblo San Diego Feast Day . Flag, Buffalo, Corn, Comanche and Deer Dances. For information: (505) 983-2667.
Zuni Pueblo Christmas Light Parade. For Information visit www.zunitourism.com or call the visitor center at 505-782-7238
Jemez Pueblo Walatowa Winter Arts and Crafts Fair. For information: (505) 834-7235.
December 12th Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Feast Day
Pojoaque Pueblo. Pueblo Dances. For information: (505) 455-3460.
Tesuque Pueblo Bow and Arrow, Comanche and Buffalo Dances. For information: (505) 983-2667.
Santa Clara Pueblo For information: (505) 753-7326.
Christmas Celebrations by Pueblo
Please contact Pueblo Tribal Offices directly to confirm if community is open to general public.
Old Acoma Pueblo - Sky City. Dances, luminarias. Christmas festivals at San Estevan del Rey Mission, Sky City, Acoma. For information: www.skycity.com or call 1-888-Sky-City
Old Laguna Pueblo. Dec. 25th 10 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass. Deer, Harvest, Arrow and other Dances after mass. Harvest dances continue for three more days. For information: (505) 552-6654.
Nambe Pueblo -Christmas Eve Mass followed by Buffalo, Deer and Antelope Dances.
Picuris Pueblo. Christmas celebrations and "Los Matachines."
San Felipe Pueblo - Dances after midnight mass. Dances Dec 25th.
Ohkay Owingeh (Formally San Juan Pueblo) Spanish dance drama "Los Matachines" and Pine Torch Procession.
San Ildefonso. Christmas celebrations and various dances.
Santa Clara. Christmas celebrations and various dances.
Taos Pueblo - Sundown Procession with bonfires.
Tesuque Pueblo- Dances after midnight mass.
Zia. Pueblo Dances.