Summer is one of the best times of the year to visit Santa Fe! Not only is the weather fantastic and the activities aplenty, but some of the most highly anticipated local events finally arrive. One of these events is, of course, Fourth of July! Santa Fe celebrates our nation’s independence with fun-filled festivities that you won’t want to miss. If you’re planning on spending your holiday with us in northern New Mexico, here are just a few ways to enjoy the best Santa Fe Fourth of July!
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3 Things to Do in Santa Fe for Fourth of July
Independence Day week is a great time of year to be in Santa Fe! Not only will you get to explore the area’s fascinating museums and thriving streets, but you can participate in all of the patriotic activities that Santa Fe is known for. Read on to find just a few of the things we recommend for a fun-filled holiday.
Pancakes on the Plaza
This Santa Fe Fourth of July tradition is an absolute must for your Independence Day getaway! Pancakes on the Plaza begins at 7 a.m. with a delicious breakfast of fresh pancakes cooked right in the plaza. Until 5 p.m. in the afternoon, you’ll be able to indulge in all the pancakes you can eat, silent auctions, a car show, arts and crafts, and more! It’s a full day of patriotic spirit and fun that everyone in the family will enjoy together.
Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 the day of the event. Proceeds collected go to non-profit organizations that meet Rotary criteria.
Santa Fe Plaza Entertainment
During the Pancakes on the Plaza event, several performances will be taking place on the Santa Fe Plaza stage. Here are just some of the shows that you won’t want to miss!
- Presentation of the Flags/Pledge of Allegiance/National Anthem (8 a.m.)
- Bagpipes by Lisa Lashley (8 a.m.)
- Honor Guard (8 a.m.)
- Max and the Maxpack (10 a.m.)
- Manzanares (11 a.m.)
- Westin McDowell and Friends (1 p.m.)
- Bus Tapes (2 p.m.)
Dine in Santa Fe Restaurants
After a delicious pancake breakfast, it’s time to decide where you’ll eat for an Independence day lunch or dinner! Luckily, you’ll have plenty of options from the wide array of incredible Santa Fe restaurants! For a casual 4th of July meal, here are the choices that always seem to be the most popular.
Plan the Ultimate Santa Fe Fourth of July Getaway With Casa Escondida
Located just 30 minutes north of Santa Fe, our charming bed & breakfast is perfect for couples and small families seeking a peaceful retreat. Our pristine location in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains creates a quiet and tranquil atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. Guests will also enjoy an inspiring countryside landscape, intimate guestrooms, and a traditional New Mexican breakfast. It’s everything you need and more for a summer vacation you’ll always remember!
Book your stay with Casa Escondida today before we fill up for the Fourth of July holiday!
Also, if you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to download your copy of our Chimayo Vacation Guide! It’s a great reference for all of the best things to do while on vacation.