What’s New in New Mexico
While much of New Mexico’s charm lies in its history and tradition, there’s always something new to awaken one’s senses. Whether it’s a longtime establishment growing its services or a contemporary offering inspired by the landscape, new and unique experiences can spark the start or a trip or complement one’s plans.
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Bishop’s Lodge opening Spring 2021 - https://aubergeresorts.com/bishopslodge/
Settled more than 150 years ago by Bishop Jean Baptiste Lamy, this iconic Santa Fe landmark is steeped in history and is undergoing a sensitive restoration to preserve its distinctive Southwestern heritage for the next generation. Explore our vibrant culture of discovery and expression through nature-driven adventures, visual arts, ancient healing arts, culinary arts and the art of gathering.
First Annual AlienFest - http://www.ufofestivalroswell.com/
2021 (Date TBD – dependent on COVID-19 restrictions)
This event is solely dedicated to enhancing the UFO Festival, while focusing on businesses in the Main Street Corridor. Small events within the AlienFest are designed to encouraging people to visit local merchants.
Levitt AMP Gallup Music Series (2021) - https://gallupmainstreet.org,
Ten free community concerts featuring established national and regional musical acts - that will both represent a diversity of styles/backgrounds and will be family-friendly! Taking place Summer/Fall 2021 in Historic Downtown Gallup, NM.
La Fonda on the Plaza Centennial Anniversary (2022) - www.lafondasantafe.com
2022 will mark La Fonda on the Plaza’s 100th anniversary. This milestone will be marked with special offers and events. The festivities are planned to begin in late 2021.
20th Annual Tour de Acoma (2021) - www.tourdeacoma.com
Tour de Acoma is an annual cycling fundraising event on behalf of the Haak'u Museum for continuous educational museum exhibits that display the unique history of the Acoma people. The cycling event consist of a 100 Mile, 50 Mile, and 25 Mile Race/Ride.
200th Anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail (2021) - SantaFeTrail200.org;
"In 1821, Mexico won independence from Spain, opening New Mexico to international trade. That year, traders from the U.S. arrived in Santa Fe to sell their goods. Commerce on the trail was lucrative, and over the next 59 years, the Santa Fe Trail was a two-way highway for commercial traffic. The trail played a significant role in the history of New Mexico.
Throughout 2021, the National Park Service will reflect upon the trail’s history and our partners across the trail will host events. The anniversary will be a time for people to visit the many historical sites, museums, and recreational areas in New Mexico related to the trail."